Acts 1:1-8 – How Do We Get There From Here?
The book of Acts tells us where we came from and how we should move forward as Christ’s Body on the earth.
Acts 1:9-26 – Wait Watchers Wields Results
The disciples watch the Lord ascend, wait for the Holy Spirit and turn to Scripture to solve the issue of replacing Judas with a new apostle.
Acts 2:1-13 – It’s Not Greek To Me
The Day of Pentecost means the birth of the Church and the arrival of the Holy Spirit in a dynamic new way, showing the tender, personal love of God.
Acts 2:14-24 – Peter, Peter, Sermon Speaker
Peter delivers the Church age’s very first sermon ever, rooted in Scripture.
Acts 2:25-39 – Can I Get A Witness?
Peter gives testimony as an eyewitness to Christ’s resurrection and an expert witness concerning Old Testament prophecy.
Acts 2:40-47 – Character Reference
The Church is established and takes on a communal form. Is this the blueprint for what every local church should be?
Acts 3:1-10 – Compassion And A Rationale
Peter and John head to a prayer meeting and give us the first recorded outreach of the church age. What does it teach us about compassion and evangelism today?
Acts 3:11-26 – Guilty As Charged
Peter preaches a sermon in Solomon’s Colonnade declaring that Jesus is the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament.
Acts 4:1-12 – I’m Not The One On Trial Here
Peter and John and brought to trial before the Sanhedrin, but the tables turn as Peter convicts them of crucifying the Lord Christ.
Acts 4:13-22 – The Original Amateur Hour
The Sanhedrin marvel at Peter and John, who are ‘amateurs’ in their minds, yet preach with power and authority.
Acts 4:23-31 -The Volunteer State
After being released from custody, Peter and John together with the church go to prayer and volunteer to serve the Lord, no matter the difficulties ahead.
Acts 4:32-5:11 – Name Recognition
We are introduced to 3 new characters: Barnabas, Ananias and Sapphira. They have very similar beginnings, but very different endings and legacies.
Acts 5:12-21 – Don’t Call Us, He’ll Call You
As God’s dramatic work continues to unfold, the apostles demonstrate the importance of being focused on your calling while flexible to the Holy Spirit.
Acts 5:21-42 – Name Droppers
The Sanhedrin demands that the apostles stop teaching in the name of Jesus, but they respond with supernatural boldness and meekness.
Acts 6:1-7 – Simon, We Have A Problem
A big problem threatens to split the church and the Apostles response is: This isn’t our area. You handle it yourselves.
Acts 6:8-15 – The Crown
Stephen, one of the most remarkable Christians in the books of Acts, is suddenly hurtled toward martyrdom, despite his incredible potential and God’s great grace in his life.
Acts 7:1-53 – The Stories We Tell
Stephen retells some of Israel’s most famous stories, revealing to the Sanhedrin that they were part of the long history of resistance against God’s work and chosen deliverers.
Acts 7:54-8:4 – There’s Good News And Bad News
Stephen’s death kicks off a new era of Church history and the launching of the Good News into the lands outside of Jerusalem.
Acts 8:5-25 – Mega Man
Philip heads into a Samaritan city to preach the Gospel and encounters a man named Simon who wants everyone to know how great he is.
Acts 8:26-40 – Standard Ops
The awesome, personal power of God’s word is on full display as Philip is sent on a mission by God to save the Ethiopian Eunuch.
Acts 9:1-19 – For He’s A Jolly Good Follow
Ananias, an ordinary disciple, shows us how to faithfully follow God and be used to change the world for all eternity.
Acts 9:19-31 – Hit The Ground Running For Your Life
Saul begins his walk with Christ but immediately hits the ground running by serving the Lord and preaching the Gospel.
Acts 9:32-43 – Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up In Your Christ
Peter goes ministering and teaches us about the power of God to get us up and going as Christians.
Acts 10:1-8 – The Motion Of Devotion
Cornelius is introduced as a man whose spiritual devotion is pleasing to God.
Acts 10:9-23 – The Pigs Are All Right
God works in the life of Peter to bring him out of legalism and into a greater experience of grace while also building a bridge to the Gentile world.
Acts 10:24-48 – God’s Mission, Should You Choose To Accept It
God’s mission is to send His people out, filled with the Spirit, bringing the Gospel to others near and far who need to hear about salvation in Jesus Christ.
Acts 11:1-18 – Across The Great Divide
Peter returns to Jerusalem to face an impromptu court martial for crossing the great divide between Jews and Gentiles, giving us a lesson on handling division in the church.
Acts 11:19-30 – All Roads Lead To Antioch
The Gospel spreads to the city of Antioch and a new church is planted, as many people stream from all over the empire to become a part of this new work of God.
Acts 12:1-19 – Stranger Than Fiction
A series of shocking events hit the church, with a new wave of persecution breaking out, threatening both the apostles and the rest of the believers.
Acts 12:20-25 – The King’s Speech
Herod Agrippa gives a speech and the people praise him as a god, causing an angel to strike down the impostor king, who serves as a type of Antichrist.
Acts 13:1-12 – Mission Established
Paul and Barnabas are launched into their first overseas missions trip at the specific leading of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 13:13-43 – Grace To Grace
Paul shares a sermon in Pisidian Antioch about the unending grace of God, even when met with human resistance and rebellion.
Acts 13:44-52 – Saturday’s Alright For Fighting
Paul and Barnabas are met with opposition from members of the synagogue in Pisidian Antioch in a passage that teaches us about envy, election and how to fight the good fight for the Gospel.
Acts 14:1-20 – Injustice, Gods Among Us?
Paul and Barnabas find themselves in the midst of crowds, mobs, turmoil and sometimes violent unrest, but maintain their grace and preaching of the Gospel.
Acts 14:21-28 – Returning To The Scene
Instead of taking the short trip home, Paul turns around and goes back to revisit the places where he had been attacked and persecuted, but where young churches needed strengthening.
Acts 15:1-21 – Law Don’t Go ‘Round Here
The church has its first council in Jerusalem to decide the issue over whether Gentiles must obey the Mosaic law in order to truly be Christians or even be saved.
Acts 15:22-35 – It’s Between The Brothers
The Jerusalem church sends a posse to help the hurting family of Christians in Gentile Syria, resolving once and for all that salvation is by grace, through faith.
Acts 15:36-41 – Split Decision
Paul and Barnabas clash over bringing John Mark on their second missionary journey, leading to the breakup of their partnership.
Acts 16:1-5 – Rookie Of The Year
Paul brings Timothy onto his team but first this remarkable young man is told he must be circumcised.
Acts 16:6-15 – Four Tickets To Philippi
In this lesson on providence and prevenient grace, God forbids Paul from preaching in the north or south, but presses him west toward Greece and adds a 4th member to the team.
Acts 16:16-24 – Opportunity Comes Flogging
Paul and company encounter a demon possessed girl and continue their gracious, Christ-centered ministry in Philippi.
Acts 16:25-40 – I Don’t Go Walkin’ After Midnight
Paul and Silas stay right where they are, 3 times, in this unusual miraculous jailbreak, leading to significant collateral deliverance.
Acts 17:1-15 – Quiet Courage
The Christians, from city to city, demonstrate quiet courage in the face of uncertainty, persecution and do so while constantly appealing to God’s word.
Acts 17:16-34 – Head For The Hill
Paul’s discussion on Mars Hill is one of the most memorable, but also one of the more relatable stories in the book of Acts.
Acts 18:1-17 – Living The Dream
Paul moves on to Corinth, which would become a major part of his story, but he enters the city alone, afraid and in deep discouragement.
Acts 18:18-28 – A Star Is Born
As the light of the Gospel continues to spread, we see the birth of a new star in the darkness: Apollos.
Acts 19:1-10 – Be All That You Can Be
Being a Christian means understanding certain truths and experiencing the outpouring of God’s supernatural power. We see this reality at work in Paul’s ministry in Ephesus.
Acts 19:11-20 – Not The Magic Kingdom
We tend to want to feel God’s power in our lives or in our cities. Are Christians supposed to “unlock” that power? How can we experience the amazing work of God in our lives?
Acts 19:21-20:1 – Rage Against The Missionary
Just before Paul leaves town, a riot breaks out in Ephesus and he is restrained from going in to address the mob.
Acts 20:2-15 – Lessons Of The Fall
Paul and his friends make their way toward Jerusalem. Along the way, Eutychus falls out of a window and is restored to life.
Acts 20:16-21:1 – Call Of Duty
Paul has a meeting with the elders of the church at Ephesus, testifying that he had carried out his duty and charging them to carry out theirs.
Acts 21:2-16 – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
As Paul moves closer to Jerusalem at the urging of the Holy Spirit, the Christians around him break his heart by trying to convince him to prioritize his own safety and security.
Acts 21:17-30 – With Friends Like These…
Paul arrives in Jerusalem and is subjected to a legalistic plan to win the approval of Law-loving believers.
Acts 21:31-40 – Justice Is Deferred
Paul endures injustice but shows composure, respect and compassion for his enemies.
Acts 22:1-22 – Ways To Go
Paul shares his origin story of how he started going God’s way rather than his own.
Acts 22:23-30 – Whipbacklash
Commander Lysias decides to have Paul scourged, but his plan backfires, showing us a picture of the Christian’s spiritual reality and the unbeliever’s unsuspected emergency.
Acts 23:1-11 – 71 Angry Men
Paul finally stands before the Sanhedrin, but those in attendance have no interest in listening to his message of salvation. Instead, their anger against him and each other boils over.
Acts 23:12-35 – Promises Made, Promises Kept
After Jesus makes a great promise to Paul, God works out amazing providence to protect him and deliver him toward the goal of preaching in Rome.