Category Archives: Acts

Are You Ready To Speak?

The opposition catches up with Paul in Acts 21, and a riot ensues. Paul is seized, dragged out of the temple, and beaten. The mob tries to kill him, but Paul is rescued by Roman soldiers. Battered, bruised, and bloody, … Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Sacrifice?

Upon arriving in Jerusalem, Paul is encouraged to participate with four other men in a vow involving the cutting of their hair, purification, and sacrifice. He is to pay for all of them. He agrees to do so. He is … Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Suffer?

On his way to Jerusalem, Paul is warned that he will be imprisoned. His friends urge him not to go, but he responds, “I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name … Continue reading

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The One True God

In a city full of idols, Paul stood up and proclaimed that there is one true God (Acts 17).  And in our world today full of idols, we too must stand up and declare that there is one true God.  … Continue reading

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A World Full of Idols

Athens was full of idols (Acts 17:16).  One writer of the day said there were 30,000 statues of gods and goddesses.  Quite remarkable, when there were only about 10,000 people.  It was a world full of idols. America too is … Continue reading

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Maturity in Christ

Three times in Acts 15:30-6:5, we find the word “strengthened”.  Judas and Silas “encouraged and strengthened the brothers with many words” (15:32).  Paul and Silas were “strengthening the churches” (15:41).  The churches were “strengthened in the faith” (16:5). We too … Continue reading

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Purity in Conduct

In Acts 15, the Jerusalem Council requested the Gentile believers to avoid four things.  We addressed three of them yesterday.  The fourth item they were to avoid was sexual immorality.  Why focus on this?  Probably because it was a big … Continue reading

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Unity in Fellowship

In Acts 15, the Jerusalem Council requested the Gentile believers to avoid food offered to idols, food that had been strangled, and food with blood still in it.  Why focus on food issues?  Because eating together was and still is … Continue reading

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Clarity in Salvation

In Acts 15, some people were saying that circumcision was necessary for salvation. So Paul and Barnabas went to Jerusalem to pursue clarity on this matter. The apostles and elders met to consider the matter. From the evidence of Scripture … Continue reading

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The Work of Missions

Acts 14 gives us four essential elements of the work of missions:  The work of missions includes: The Work of Proclamation (v1-21) – They went about proclaiming the gospel.  At times they could launch straight into the gospel.  At other … Continue reading

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