Those Were The Days (Acts)

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.

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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.

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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.

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Acts 2:14-24 – Peter, Peter, Sermon Speaker

Peter delivers the Church age’s very first sermon ever, rooted in Scripture.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Acts 10:1-8 – The Motion Of Devotion

Cornelius is introduced as a man whose spiritual devotion is pleasing to God.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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