Acts - "Christ Active in His Church"

Acts - "Christ Active in His Church"

Spreading the Gospel in Difficult Situations

Spreading the Gospel in Difficult Situations Acts 14:1-7 14 At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed. 2 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. 3 So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time…

Overcoming Opposition

Overcoming Opposition Scripture Reading -1 Peter 3.15-16 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of…

How to be Effective in Ministry

How to be Effective in Ministry 10.9.16 Scripture Reading 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. Acts 13:1-22 …

How and Why to Trust in God

Acts 12:19-24 19 After Herod had a thorough search made for him and did not find him, he cross-examined the guards and ordered that they be executed. Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there. 20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted…

When the God Who Can Be Trusted Works

Acts 12:12-19 12 When this had dawned on him, he went to the house of Mary the mother of John, also called Mark, where many people had gathered and were praying. 13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant named Rhoda came to answer the door. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at…

Those Who Seek, Find-Acts 10:1-8

Acts 10:1-8 New International Version (NIV) Cornelius Calls for Peter 10 At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. 2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. 3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision. He distinctly saw an…

On Doing Good Works – Acts 9:32-42

Acts 9:32-42 Aeneas and Dorcas 32 As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda. 33 There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. 34 “Aeneas,” Peter said to him, “Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and roll up your mat.” Immediately Aeneas got up. 35 All those who lived in Lydda and…

Being Used by God – Acts 9:1-17

BibleGateway Acts 9:1-17 Acts 9:1-17 New International Version (NIV) Saul’s Conversion 9 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to…

Marks of False Believers – Acts 8:9-25

BibleGateway Acts 8:9-25 Acts 8:9-24 New International Version (NIV) Simon the Sorcerer 9 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, 10 and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, “This man is rightly called the Great Power of God.”…

Idolatry in the Church – Acts 7:48-53

BibleGateway Acts 7:48-53 Acts 7:48-53 New International Version (NIV) 48 “However, the Most High does not live in houses made by human hands. As the prophet says: 49 “‘Heaven is my throne,     and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me? says the Lord.     Or where will my resting place be? 50 Has not my hand made all these things?’[a] 51 “You…
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