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    Calvary Castle Rock - Radio
    Acts 2:40-47 Part2

    Calvary Castle Rock - Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 26:00


    The Book of Acts

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio
    Paul Appeals to Caesar

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 55:04


    Rev. Richard Mittwede, pastor at University Lutheran Church in Austin, TX, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 25:1-27. Now governor in place of Felix, Festus works to make friends with the Jews in Jerusalem in order to keep tensions from flaring. Yet he does not fall for their attempt to get Paul to Jerusalem. In Caesarea, the case against Paul is heard yet again, but Paul sees through the kangaroo court. He takes the opportunity to appeal to Caesar for the sake of proclaiming the Gospel in Rome. Festus knows that Paul is innocent, but he takes the easy out by making preparations to send Paul to Caesar. As he recounts the history to Agrippa, Festus correctly recognizes that the case turns on whether or not Jesus is risen from the dead. In great human pomp, Agrippa and Festus will hear what is truly glorious: the Gospel that Paul proclaims. “To the End of the Earth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Acts. In his second volume, St. Luke records all the things that Jesus continued to do through the ministry of His Church. By the end of the book, the proclamation of the Lord's Word that began in Jerusalem grows all the way to Rome. By God's grace, even now, that same Word is proclaimed to us.

    LIFECHURCH Reno Podcast
    How Jesus Uses “Lost Causes” | The Book of Acts | Week 3

    LIFECHURCH Reno Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 37:34


    Today's message is from The Book of Acts sermon series. In this series, we're diving deeper into how God has invited us into his mission, how the Holy Spirit was present in this era of the church and is active now, and how the local church is God's primary method to change the world. From wherever you're listening, we pray that this message encourages you.

    Calvary Castle Rock - Radio
    Acts 2:40-47 Part1

    Calvary Castle Rock - Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 26:00


    The Book of Acts

    Destination Church Spokane Podcast
    Choosing To Praise (Acts 16:25-30)

    Destination Church Spokane Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 26:28


    Jesus deserves our worship. We praise Him, not just because we feel good or life is going well; we praise Him because he is deeply and truly worthy. Biblical worship and praise is not driven by our emotional ups and downs, yet as we give ourselves to praising our worthy God our emotions follow our praise. God promises that those who seek Him will find Him; God reveals Himself to us when we praise Him.  In His word God invites us - and teaches us how - to praise Him physically with our bodies, leading our souls and spirits into worship as we do. Lift your hands! Shout your praise! Sing your song! It was God's idea, and He loves it.

    The Yerington Vineyard Fellowship Podcast
    June 26, 2022 Sunday Service

    The Yerington Vineyard Fellowship Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 57:54


    Pastor Kevin continues his series in the Book of Acts, sharing on being led by the Spirit of God.

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio
    A Clean Conscience is Better than Freedom from Prison

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 56:32


    Rev. James Preus, pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottumwa, IA, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 24:1-27. Paul's case is tried yet again before Felix in Caesarea. The Jews employ a spokesman named Tertullus to flatter the governor in hopes that he will find Paul guilty of their trumped up charges. Though the Jews claim that Paul is a troublemaker and a member of a sect, Paul ably defends himself against their charges, both from a legal and a theological perspective. He opens the door to evangelize Felix, but Felix puts the apostle off and is alarmed at his preaching. Felix leaves Paul in prison for two years, hoping for a bribe, until he is replaced by Festus. “To the End of the Earth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Acts. In his second volume, St. Luke records all the things that Jesus continued to do through the ministry of His Church. By the end of the book, the proclamation of the Lord's Word that began in Jerusalem grows all the way to Rome. By God's grace, even now, that same Word is proclaimed to us.

    ROCK HARBOR CHURCH
    Encountering deception and persecution

    ROCK HARBOR CHURCH

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 52:28


    In this Sunday school lesson evangelist Tanner teaches on some of the things the early church dealt with in the book of Acts.

    Turning Point Community Church Podcast

    We as the Church do not take our cues from the world; rather, the world should take its cues from us. This morning we will take a look at the Church. More specifically, the Church as seen in in the book of Acts. There is a lot that we can learn from the Church in Acts - namely “The Church does not take its cues from the world” But beyond that, how we can act like the Church in Acts. Young Adults Pastor - Isaiah Andrews

    C3 Church Camden
    Persecution and Culture Wars - The Book of Acts | Lead Pastor Rohan Bell

    C3 Church Camden

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 38:07


    This week Ps Rohan Bell looked at how the early church responded to persecution and we, as followers of Jesus, are called to respond to culture wars and cancel culture.

    Crossroads Community Church Ridgecrest, CA
    Acting Out Part 8 Main Players by Bill Corley

    Crossroads Community Church Ridgecrest, CA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 44:39


    Acting Out!!! Part 8: Main Players Bill Corley Original Air Date: 2022.06.26 Several weeks ago, we invited you to take a walk through history with us as we studied the book of Acts and discovered God's power demonstrated through the early church, the Apostles and the first Christians. You are now invited to continue on our journey through the book of Acts as we meet some interesting people and watch how God used people and circumstances to spread the Gospel message all over the world. Whether you are exploring or new to Christianity or a mature believer, the book of Acts will inspire and encourage you and you will discover the timeless truths of the Bible are as applicable today as they were thousands of years ago! We hope you will join us and invite your friends and family to this series. If you have missed a message or are viewing from home, you can catch weekend services on our Facebook page and YouTube by going to www.crossroads-ridgecrest.org or through the church app. We also have podcasts available by looking up Crossroads Community Church - available on several podcast apps. For questions or information, please contact us at: (760)384-3333 Wednesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm, text (760)301-4840 or email ccc@ccc-rc.org

    Lifespring Foursquare
    Chapter 20A - Video

    Lifespring Foursquare

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 26:11


    Pastor Joseph Duvo continues the Book of Acts series “God’s People Aflame”. Pastor Joe speaks on chapter 20.

    Lifespring Foursquare
    Chapter 20A - Audio

    Lifespring Foursquare

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 26:11


    Pastor Joseph Duvo continues the Book of Acts series “God’s People Aflame”. Pastor Joe speaks on chapter 20.

    Living Messiah Podcasts
    Book of Acts Study Ch 7

    Living Messiah Podcasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 50:31


    Ralphie teaches in Acts chapter 7.

    Calvary Castle Rock - Radio
    Acts 2:22-39 Part2

    Calvary Castle Rock - Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 26:00


    The Book of Acts

    Generations Church Messages
    Acts | The Story Continues | Part 2

    Generations Church Messages

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022


    Check out our latest podcast as Pastor Brian continues a new series on The Book of Acts. In this new summer message series “The Book of Acts, The Story Continues” we will see first hand The coming of the Holy Spirit and the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers and the church. We are excited about what God will do in our hearts and look forward to seeing you soon.

    Christ Fellowship in Horn Lake
    Experiencing The Resurrection

    Christ Fellowship in Horn Lake

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022


    Experiencing the Resurrection This week as I was reading the book of Acts for personalRead More »Experiencing The Resurrection

    Redemption City Church Baltimore
    Different People, Same Gospel - Part 1 (Acts 16:11-18)

    Redemption City Church Baltimore

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 43:37


    Pastor Adam Muhtaseb continues our series in the book of Acts, MVMT.

    Crossroads Church | Lafayette, LA
    Saying Yes to God, Even When It's Uncomfortable // Travis Jones // Inspire Night Of Unity

    Crossroads Church | Lafayette, LA

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 57:27


    What Happens when God calls us to reach someone who doesn't look like us, think like us or act like us?" What if God called us to preach the Gospel to someone who hates Christians? That's exactly what happened to a man named Annanias in the book of Acts, when God called him to speak to Saul, a man who was persecuting Christians at the time. But Annanias saying yes to God, even when it was uncomfortable, led to a man who was killing Christians to become one of the greatest men for Jesus the world has ever known. What miracle could be waiting to happen if you just said "yes" to God?Prayed to accept Jesus? Congratulations!Text SAVED to 337-222-3210 or click here https://bit.ly/CC_saved

    Lighthouse Baptist Church Podcast, Circleville Ohio

    As Pastor Nathan continues the sermon series through the book of Acts, in the 11th chapter for the first time ever, believers are called Christians. So what is a Christian? Sunday morning, June 26, 2022. (Acts 11:19-26)

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio
    A Conspiracy Foiled

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 53:31


    Rev. Carl Roth, pastor at Grace Lutheran Church in Elgin, TX, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 23:12-35. Paul's enemies conspire to kill him, Paul's nephew learns of their plot and reveals it to Claudius, the tribune. The tribune recognizes that the delicate peace in Jerusalem could be quickly shattered, so he provides an enormous guard of soldiers to transfer Paul safely to Caesarea. Claudius writes a letter to the governor, Felix, with the facts of the case, including Paul's innocence. The soldiers bring Paul safely and quickly to Caesarea, where he awaits a trial before Felix in Herod's praetorium. Through the human actors in this text, the Lord is at work to fulfill His promise to Paul that he will proclaim the Gospel in Rome. “To the End of the Earth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Acts. In his second volume, St. Luke records all the things that Jesus continued to do through the ministry of His Church. By the end of the book, the proclamation of the Lord's Word that began in Jerusalem grows all the way to Rome. By God's grace, even now, that same Word is proclaimed to us.

    FIRST Champaign-Urbana
    Acts Chapter 6 | Prioritize Your Gifts

    FIRST Champaign-Urbana

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 35:11


    What makes for a good team? Whether in sports, theatre, or organizations, the best teams aren't made of people of all the same types or talents. Rather, the best teams have diversity unified by a single goal or mission - and the church is no different! Chapter 6 of The Book of Acts shows how church is a team sport, not a solo act.

    Madison Christian Church
    The Book of Acts: What's in a Name?

    Madison Christian Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 71:40


    https://churchlinkfeeds.blob.core.windows.net/notes/40878/note-159621.html,https://vimeo.com/724465430,The Book of Acts https://www.madisonchristian.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Apostles.jpg The Book of Acts: What's in a Name? clean no 1:11:40 Madison Christian Church

    Not By Works Ministries
    What Is A Christian? (Acts 11)

    Not By Works Ministries

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 37:40


    In Dr. Hixson's series through the book of Acts, he discusses the first use of the term "Christian" found in the Bible. What does it mean to be a "Christian?"   Dr. Hixson's newest book: Spirit of the Antichrist   Not By Works Ministries   Get the new NBW Ministries mobile app!   Sign up for the NBW Newsletter   Spirit of the Antichrist Full Series on DVD or Streaming   What In the World Is Going On? Video Series   Not By Works Online Store   Bible Study Methods Course   What Lies Ahead Video Series   Support Not By Works   Not By Works Rumble Channel   Book: Top Ten Reasons Some People Go to Hell   Book: Weekly Words of Life

    CrossPoint Community Church - Messages

    The Book of Acts tells how the Holy Spirit came upon the Church and how the Gospel spread through Jerusalem Read More The post Acts 4:32-5:11 appeared first on CrossPoint Community Church.

    The Gathering at Rolling Hills
    June 26, 2022 | The Book of Acts

    The Gathering at Rolling Hills

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 45:47


    Elder Rick Tillman

    Biblical Truths from West Palm Beach church of Christ
    Seeing But Not Seeing (Acts 27-28)

    Biblical Truths from West Palm Beach church of Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 39:18


    So how to do you end a book? Remember that the book of Acts began with Luke telling us that the gospel he wrote to Theophilus was “all that Jesus began to do and teach.” The implication is that the…

    Bridge of Hope Podcast
    The Book of Acts [Part 8] (Audio)

    Bridge of Hope Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022


    Roanoke Valley Church
    "The Unchained Word" - Acts 28:16-31 - (6.26.22)

    Roanoke Valley Church

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 48:52


    And so the Book of Acts comes to an end with a shout of triumph. It is the peak of Luke's story. Luke never told us what happened to Paul, whether he was executed or released as this was not Luke's purpose. Luke gave us his scheme of Acts when he told how Jesus commanded his followers to bear witness for him in Jerusalem and all over Judaea and Samaria and away to the ends of the earth ( Acts 1:8). Chapter 28 is a resounding victors cry as the Gospel has reached the center of the known world. www.roanokevalleychurch.org Watch This Sermon: www.youtube.com/c/roanokevalleychurch www.facebook.com/roanokevalleychurch --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roanokevalleychurch/support

    First Baptist Church (Jackson, MI) Sermons
    When Is It Okay To Be Annoyed?

    First Baptist Church (Jackson, MI) Sermons

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 22:58


    This week Pastor Dallas encourages you to stop complaining about injustice and do something about it. When Is It Okay to be Annoyed? (Acts 16:16-24) Chances are there are some things wrong with this world that frustrate you. You see it, even without looking for it. Some people are working multiple jobs and still struggling to earn enough to survive on. Others suffer from addictions but can't get help unless they break the law. In Acts 16, Paul becomes annoyed for an unusual reason – a slave girl who is being used as a fortune teller keeps celebrating Paul and Silas' message of salvation. Finally Paul decides to act, and we should too. Join us as we seek to bring God's freedom to those around us. Series: Empowered Have you ever felt powerless? Have news stories about the problems of the world disheartened you because there doesn't seem to be anything you can do about it? Powerless is not how God describes us or created us. Jesus told his disciples that God would give us power and then the disciples lives were forever changed. Exploring stories of power in the book of Acts, we'll describe how God wants to empower you to be a changemaker in the world today. Sermon preached by Pastor Dallas Flippin, on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MI. Learn more about FBCJXN at https://fbcjxn.org. Follow us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/fbcjxn. Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/fbcjxn. Want to connect more with us, fill out our virtual connect card at https://www.fbcofjackson.org/connect/ How can we pray for you? Let us know at https://www.fbcofjackson.org/prayer/

    Calvary Spokane - Audio Podcast
    Grace that Sanctifies

    Calvary Spokane - Audio Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 75:00


    Pastor Ken continues his series on the book of Acts titled, “The Birth of The Church” with a message out of Acts 20:32-35 titled, “Grace that Sanctifies".

    The church of Christ on McDermott Road
    The Unstoppable Lord Heals the Body

    The church of Christ on McDermott Road

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022


    Jesus cares about the whole person, not just their disembodied spirit. Every time a human body is healed in the book of Acts, it points forward to the redemption of our mortal body on the Day of Christ. This should tell us how much God values our bodies and how we ought to reject any philosophy or doctrine […]

    The BTWN Network
    Sober Celebration

    The BTWN Network

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 36:37


    Preached by Pastor Austin Hetsler on June 5th, 2022 (Sunday Morning) Part of the Exposition of the Book of Acts series, preached at a Sunday Morning service Acts 4:23-31 Watch the Sermon on YouTube: https://youtu.be/RwpHAkyTRZE

    Dothan Messianic Fellowship
    Acts 27 and 28: A Summary of Acts and the Lessons I Learned

    Dothan Messianic Fellowship

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 40:25


    Joined Gabe and the rest of DMF as we close out our study of Acts. In this teaching, Gabe read Acts chapters 27 and 28 and then reads a list of important lessons he learned from the book of Acts. We pray this teaching is a blessing and encouragement. For more information on our congregation, please visit www.dothanmessianicfellowship.com 

    Compass Church SD
    Receiving a Bigger Purpose

    Compass Church SD

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 36:43


    Journey through the book of Acts as we explore what made the early church unstoppable and how we too can be empowered by the same Spirit and propelled by the same mission.

    Positioned to Prosper with Erica Pyle
    Is Manifestation a Christian Thing?

    Positioned to Prosper with Erica Pyle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 35:44


    #088// Do you think manifestation is something a Christian should be "messing" with?Recently I've heard a good number of female Christian voices on social media warning their followers about the practice of manifestation. The general message has been: "Stay away from manifestation. Only God can manifest things." I don't see support for that sort of advice in scripture. On the contrary, I see good basis to believe it's *imperative* we understand the way God moves in manifestation and how we are to partner with Him to bring His Kingdom to earth.On this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast we're going to get into the difference between godly manifestation and the sort of manifestation that is promoted in new age and witchcraft practices, and then I'll share with you how to make sure you're partnering with God to manifest His word as you walk powerfully in this earth. The thing is, friend, if we let the devil convince us that manifestation is somehow evil, he'll have tricked us into giving up one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal to bring the Kingdom.Are you ready to learn all about righteous manifestation and how to partner with God to see His will come into the earth? Then grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let's Go!Weekly Bible Study with Erica: Want to jump into a weekly, online Bible Study with Erica? She's leading a study of the book of Acts on Thursday evenings at 8pm ET via the REVIVE WomanFacebook page. Head to revivewoman.org/FB to visit and follow the page, and then join us on Thursdays as we dig into Acts. It's time to get serious about studying the word, Sis. Let's do it together!

    247PrayerWarrior.com Podcast
    A Former Fitness Model and A Tech Gamer Heck Lead An On-line Church

    247PrayerWarrior.com Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 43:00


    S3 Ep18 - the 247PW podcast interviews former fitness model who dated famous actors Cori Nadine and Former Gamer Hacker Lincoln Lopez who now lead an on-line church called Church-ish were the book of Acts is displayed weekly on Zoom and Facebook.

    Paul VanderKlay's Podcast
    The Holy Spirit Grows the Church Through a Network of Leaders

    Paul VanderKlay's Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 18:32


    While the book of Acts focuses on leaders like Peter and Paul there are traces of a lot of lesser known leaders. It seems that the Holy Spirit grew the early church through this network of leaders, moving from city to city encouraging and teaching the fledgling groups.    

    Calvary Castle Rock - Radio
    Acts 2:22-39 Part1

    Calvary Castle Rock - Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 26:00


    The Book of Acts

    Greater Peoria House of Prayer
    Studies In The Book Of Acts: The Ministry And Humility Of Apollos

    Greater Peoria House of Prayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022


    Studies In The Book Of Acts: The Ministry And Humility Of Apollos Notes →

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio
    Roman Citizens Can Be Heavenly Citizens Too

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 55:56


    Rev. Dr. Adam Koontz, pastor and evangelist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Denver, CO, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 22:22-23:11. Paul's mention of his mission to the Gentiles reignites the crowd's murderous intent against him. The tribune once again intervenes; this time, he has Paul prepared for interrogation by flogging. Paul makes use of his rights as a Roman citizen, not only so that he avoids an unlawful beating, but also for the sake of proclaiming heavenly citizenship in Christ. The next day, the tribune gathers the Sanhedrin to make their case against Paul. The apostle ignites the division between Sadducees and Pharisees when he mentions the resurrection of the dead in Jesus. The tribune must once again quickly remove Paul from a potentially dangerous situation. Yet the Lord Himself comes to stand beside Paul and calm his fears; it is necessary that Paul will go to Rome to testify to Jesus. “To the End of the Earth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Acts. In his second volume, St. Luke records all the things that Jesus continued to do through the ministry of His Church. By the end of the book, the proclamation of the Lord's Word that began in Jerusalem grows all the way to Rome. By God's grace, even now, that same Word is proclaimed to us.

    Randy In Real Life
    Signs, Wonders, and Miracles (other possible title: Benny Hinn & John MacArthur Walk Into A Bar)

    Randy In Real Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 45:50


    I'm not going to make a lot of friends with this title! This is a session I taught in The Factory, as we are teaching through the Book of Acts. Support the show

    Apologetics.com Radio Show
    Apologetics Lessons from the Book of Acts

    Apologetics.com Radio Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 54:30


    The book of Acts is an inspired historical record of the early church as they went about preaching the gospel wherever they went. As they did this, it necessarily led to them engaging in the apologetic endeavor. Join Jason Gallagher and Daniel Adrean as they discuss everyday evangelistic principles from the Book of Acts that lead directly to apologetic principles you can use as you engage the world around you. Contact Jason at www.apologetics.com with questions or comments.

    Trinity Reformed Church Podcast
    How to Read the Book of Acts with the End in Mind - Chris Wiley [Sunday School]

    Trinity Reformed Church Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 56:31


    This is June 19th's Sunday school by Chris Wiley, continuing our series on eschatology. Chris has been happily married for over 30 years and he has three grown children. He resides in the state of Washington. He has written for Touchstone Magazine, Modern Reformation, Sacred Architecture, The Imaginative Conservative, Front Porch Republic, National Review Online, and First Things, among others. His most recent book is, In the House of Tom Bombadil (2021). He is also the author of, The Household and the War for the Cosmos published by Canon Press (2019). His short fiction has appeared in The Mythic Circle (published by the Mythopoeic Society) and elsewhere, and the first book in his young adult fantasy series, The Purloined Boy was published by Canonball Books (2017). He is a board member of the Academy of Philosophy and Letters, as well as New Saint Andrews College. Trinity Reformed Church is a CREC church in Huntsville, AL. seeking to extend and unite the Kingdom in the Huntsville area. Check out our website, Facebook or YouTube!

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio
    Paul's Hebrew Sermon to Hebrews

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 54:04


    Rev. Dr. Adam Filipek, pastor at Holy Cross and Immanuel Lutheran Churches in Lidgerwood, ND, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 21:37-22:21. When Paul uses Greek to address the tribune who arrested him, the tribune is confused as to who Paul is and what is happening. The tribune therefore grants Paul the opportunity to address the crowd; Paul does so in Hebrew in an effort to bring his fellow Jews to faith in Jesus Christ. Paul recounts his shared history with the Jews; he was zealous for God and even persecuted the Way. Yet Jesus had come to Paul on the road to Damascus and brought him to salvation. Another faithful Jew, Ananias, had been the one to receive Paul as a brother and administer the forgiving gift of baptism. In a different visit to Jerusalem, the Lord had been the One to come to Paul and send Him to the Gentiles. Throughout Paul's address, he shows his heart for the salvation of his brothers according to the flesh, that they too might trust in Christ as Savior. “To the End of the Earth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Acts. In his second volume, St. Luke records all the things that Jesus continued to do through the ministry of His Church. By the end of the book, the proclamation of the Lord's Word that began in Jerusalem grows all the way to Rome. By God's grace, even now, that same Word is proclaimed to us.

    BIBLE IN TEN
    Acts 8:18

    BIBLE IN TEN

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 7:45


    Thursday, 23 June 2022   And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, Acts 8:18   It was noted that as Peter and John laid their hands on those of Samaria the people then received the Holy Spirit. Luke now continues with, “And when Simon saw.”   There was obviously a visual effect that came about when the Holy Spirit was given. This would have been a necessary confirmation to the apostles that the Samaritans had actually been accepted by God. In other words, this visual event was as much for them as it was for the people. Otherwise, it could later be claimed that God never accepted them, nor does he accept anyone except the Jews who had an obvious audible and visual reception of the Spirit in Acts 2.   But with Luke's record of the events of Acts, it definitively points to the fact that those in Samaria had received the Spirit and were equally accepted by God. With that, Luke continues by noting that Simon saw “that through the laying on of the apostles' hands.”   It was through the physical contact with the hands of Peter and John that the event being described takes place. As noted, these people had already believed, and they had Philip there with them, but no such event took place. Now that Peter and John are present and physically in contact with the people, a visual and/or audible event occurs proving that “the Holy Spirit was given.”   This is not unlike Acts 19 where the following account will take place –   “And it happened, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus. And finding some disciples 2 he said to them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?' So they said to him, ‘We have not so much as heard whether there is a Holy Spirit.' 3 And he said to them, ‘Into what then were you baptized?' So they said, ‘Into John's baptism.' 4 Then Paul said, ‘John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.' 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied. 7 Now the men were about twelve in all.” Acts 19:1-7   At the laying of hands by Paul, these men received the Holy Spirit. Unlike now in Acts 8, the specific proofs of the Spirit are noted which are speaking in tongues and prophesying. That is probably what occurred with these Samaritans, but it remains unstated.   Whatever transpired, it was sufficient proof to Peter and John that the matter was settled. There were the necessary “two or three witnesses” to establish the matter, and therefore the matter is established. The written words of Luke confirm that it is so. Seeing this, however, it says that when Simon saw what occurred “he offered them money.”   Simon was in the business of amazing the people through magic. It may have been simple tricks to fool them or actual black arts. Either way, his source of livelihood was now gone, and he had believed in something greater. With that now the case, and with seeing the demonstrable proof that what Peter and John had taught was true, he probably thought, “If I can do this, I can continue my livelihood by doing this with others by obtaining this ability.”   The coming verses will show the utterly perverse nature of this. With this in mind, it is something that scholars jump on and immediately start claiming that he isn't saved, and his actions have proven this. On the contrary, verse 8:13 clearly and unambiguously tells us that he believed the gospel. This is what saves, not making stupid errors concerning life in Christ after being saved. If such were the case, not a person who was ever saved would continue to be saved.   The account says that the Holy Spirit was given at the laying on of hands by the apostles. We have no idea if that included Simon or not. He may have seen this in others, or it may have occurred to him personally. All that is given is the record of his belief and then of what now transpires.   Life application: Are speaking in tongues and prophesying proof today that someone has received the Holy Spirit? The answer must be, “No.” People in other religions and in false sects of Christianity also speak in “tongues,” as well as “prophesy.” As such, these things do not prove anything. So why were these things given to those in the early church in Acts?   The answer is not so much to confirm to the people that they had been accepted by God, but to confirm to the apostles that they had. In the case of Paul's laying on of hands as noted in Acts 19, that was an additional confirmation that not only had these people been accepted, but that it was after belief in Jesus' fulfillment of what John's baptism had only anticipated.   Repentance from sin imputed under the law cannot save anyone. Jews do that all the time, and not one of them is saved without coming to Christ. Only faith in Jesus' fulfillment of the law through His death, burial, and resurrection can bring about salvation.   As this is true, and as the reception of the Spirit was proof of the work of Jesus for the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah (Acts 2), for the apostles that the Samaritans had been accepted by God (Acts 8), and for the apostles to know that the Gentiles are accepted by God (Acts 10), then such outward signs are no longer needed. The record of them has been established.   As for the account in Acts 19, it is a clear record for all today that repentance under the law is not enough to be saved. It is a clear sign to the Judaizers and Hebrew Roots Movement adherents that they are following the wrong path. One must place his faith in Christ to be saved. When that happens, he is saved. The historical descriptions found in Acts confirm these things once and for all time.   Lord God, how grateful we are that the book of Acts reveals to us the truth concerning Your acceptance of those who have believed the gospel. We can now read the epistles that instruct us in proper doctrine and know that we too are accepted by faith alone in the completed work of Christ. The record is given, and we live by faith in the word we have been given. Amen!  

    Rick Renner Podcast
    Wednesday Home Group - Powerful Spiritual Clothing

    Rick Renner Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 26:33


    The baptism in the Holy Spirit was not just for the leaders of the Early Church and those in ministry today. It's for every believer. There is a distinct pattern throughout the book of Acts that confirms this. Tune in to Home Group as we continue our discussion on The Baptism in the Holy Spirit.

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    The Powderkeg Is Lit

    Sharper Iron from KFUO Radio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 54:50


    Rev. James Neuendorf, church planting missionary in Puerto Rico, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Acts 21:17-36. Tensions in Jerusalem between Jews and Gentiles were running high in Jerusalem when Paul arrived there after his third missionary journey. While the Church together rejoices over God's work among both Gentiles and Jews, they are concerned over the false rumors being spread about Paul. They attempt to navigate an explosive situation by having Paul sponsor the completion of the vows for four men, an expensive proposition. Paul agrees, but the liars still lie about Paul. The situation explodes into a riot in the temple, but the tribune is quick to act lest the situation devolve further. He arrests and binds Paul, as had been foretold, as the crowd shouts with the same murderous desire they had against the Lord Himself. Even as the situation seems to go south, however, the Lord of the Church shows Himself faithful to spread His Word. “To the End of the Earth” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the book of Acts. In his second volume, St. Luke records all the things that Jesus continued to do through the ministry of His Church. By the end of the book, the proclamation of the Lord's Word that began in Jerusalem grows all the way to Rome. By God's grace, even now, that same Word is proclaimed to us.

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    Acts: You Shall Be My Witnesses, Part 1

    Something Good Radio on Oneplace.com

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 24:58


    You could argue that the church in the Book of Acts did more for the growth of Christianity than all the generations that have followed put together. How did they do it? Ron calls it the early church IPO, the initial public outpouring of the Holy Spirit. And it is through the power of the Holy Spirit that the first Christians were able to persevere through hardship and persecution to launch the church Jesus promised He would build. Stay with us now as Ron takes us to the Book of Acts in his continuing series, “Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Through The Bible.” --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/something-good-radio/support