Acts 1
The Acts Of The
Holy Spirit Through
The Apostles
Acts Chapter 1, Was Luke Jewish?, a carefully
investigated, eyewit...
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Big Sky Country
• Please open your Bibles to
• Second Luke chapter 1
Are You Ready For Acts?
Carefully Investigated, Eyewitness Account
• Luke 1:1-4 Many have undertaken to draw up an
account of the things that have...
Author= Luke
• He’s only mentioned by name 3X’s; (only 2X’s in KJV)
• Col 4:14 Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and
Demas...
Was Luke Jewish?
• http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher
• Was Luke Jewish?
• Q. Were all the disciples Jewish? Th...
Date Written
• A.D. 60-62
• Luke didn’t mention;
• Outcome of Paul’s trial (1st Roman
imprisonment).
• 2nd Roman imprisonm...
Acts Tells About The Holy Spirit
• Acts tells us more about the Holy Spirit’s work
than any other book.
• The NIV uses “Ho...
If You Want To Know About The Work
Of The Holy Ghost
• “Who Ya gonna’
call?”
• Luke, not the Ghost
Busters
The Work Of The Holy Spirit
• John 14:26…But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the
Father will send in my name, will te...
The Promise Of The Holy Spirit “in”
• John 14:17-20 the Spirit of truth. The world
cannot accept him, because it neither s...
Acts Is Historical
• Acts is very pragmatic
• Hands on
• Not a theological treatise
• Not about doctrine
• It’s about what...
Acts Is Good
• Read it through
• Listen to it on tape
• Or, watch the video.
Ch. 1 Outline
• Introduction to Luke’s 2nd.Volume (verses 1-2)
• Jesus’ Post-Resurrection Ministry (verses 3-5)
• Jesus’ P...
Date Written
2 Part Division Of Acts
• Peter is the key person in chapters 1-12;
• Paul is the key person in chapters 13-28.
4 Part Divine Outline Of Acts
• Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the
Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my
...
A Witness?
• Questions to Ponder:
• What about you? How do people see you?
What kind of a witness are you? What kind of
a ...
Why Study The Book Of Acts?
• What’s so
important
about it.
• J. Vernon
McGee calls it
a “funnel
book.”
www.bible.org (summarized)
• Luke/Acts is really one work in two volumes, ¼ of N. T.
• radical change in the attitudes and...
www.bible.org
• Luke/Acts is really one work in two volumes
(remember that only so much could be put on
one scroll, just a...
www.bible.org
• Second, the Book of Acts provides us with a vivid
account of the radical change which took place in the
at...
www.bible.org
• Third, Acts is a crucial book because it is the only
book in the New Testament which fills in the gap
betw...
www.bible.org
• Fourth, Acts provides us with an inspired account of
the transition of the gospel from a largely Jewish
co...
www.bible.org
• Fifth, the Book of Acts (in conjunction with Luke)
gives us the history of the origin and nature of the
op...
www.bible.org
• Sixth, the Book of Acts provides us with a
historical background for many of the churches
which are dealt ...
www.bible.org
• Ninth, the Book of Acts is an account of the
fulfillment of our Lord’s promises to His
disciples concernin...
www.bible.org
• Eleventh, the Book of Acts describes how the purpose
of God to save the Gentiles through Israel was
accomp...
www.bible.org
• Finally, the Book of Acts is vitally important because it
has become a battleground for evangelical Christ...
Let’s read Acts 1:1-26
Acts 1:1,
• Acts 1:1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about
all that Jesus began to do and to teach
• “Theophilus” I...
Acts 1:6-7, Thy Kingdom Come
• Acts 1:6-7 So when they met together, they asked him,
"Lord, are you at this time going to ...
Acts 1:6, Restore
• NKJ Acts 1:6 …"Lord, will You at this time restore the
kingdom to Israel?"
• Strong’s # 600 ἀποκαθίστη...
Acts 1:6-7, Not For You To Know
• Acts 1:7 He said to them: "It is not for you to
know the times or dates the Father has s...
Acts 1:9-11
• Acts 1:9-11 After he said this, he
was taken up before their very eyes,
and a cloud hid him from their sight...
Jesus Will Come Back In The Same Way
• 2 Thes 2:8 And then the lawless one will be
revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will over...
His Ascension
• Luke 9:51 When the days were approaching
for His ascension, He was determined to go to
Jerusalem; NASU
• T...
The Ascension Of Christ
• William Temple said, “The ascension of Christ
is his liberation from all restrictions of time
an...
The Ascension Of Christ
• “This same Jesus literally went up. This same
Jesus will literally come again. He will descend
i...
Acts 1:12
They Returned To Jerusalem
Acts 1:12
David's Citadel,
Jerusalem
Acts 1:12, Mount of Olives
• The Mount of
Olives as seen
from
Jerusalem and
the traditional
site (exact
location
uncertain...
Acts 1:14, Constantly In Prayer
• Acts 1:14 They all joined together constantly in
prayer, along with the women and Mary t...
Acts 1:14
• Acts 1:14…constantly in prayer, along with the women
and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
• La...
Mark 6:3, Brothers Of Jesus
• Mark 6:3…brother of …His sisters
• ἀδελφός adelphos {ad-el-fos'}
• Meaning: 1) a brother, wh...
Mark 6:3…brother of
• Mark 6:3…brother of …His sisters
• 79 ἀδελφή adelphe {ad-el-fay'} Meaning: 1) a
full, own sister 2) ...
Net Bible Notes
• Mark 6:3…the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and
brother of …His sisters
• The reference to Jesus as the car...
Acts 1:16, Scripture Had To Be Fulfilled
• Ps 69:25 May their place be deserted;
• let there be no one to dwell in their t...
Acts 1:16, Through The Mouth Of David
• Acts 1:16…the Holy Spirit spoke long ago
through the mouth of David
• A very power...
Matt 27:5, Judas Hanged Himself
Someone
got it on
a cell
phone
camera
Acts 1:18-19, Judas Bought A Field
• Acts 1:18-19 (With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas
bought a field; there ...
Acts 1:18-19, Judas Bought A Field
• Zech 11:12-13 I told them, "If you think it
best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it...
Kidron Valley - Field Of Akeldama
Acts 1:18, His Body Burst Open
• Acts 1:18…there he fell headlong, his body
burst open and all his intestines spilled out....
Acts 1:18, His Body Burst Open
• Acts 1:18…Judas…his body burst open and all his
intestines spilled out.
• Matt 27:5…Judas...
Acts 1:15-19, Ready, Fire, Aim Peter
• Acts 1:4-5…"Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait
for the gift my Father promised, which...
Acts 1:15-19, Ready, Fire, Aim Peter
• Matt 14:29…Peter got down out of the boat…
• Matt 16:22…Peter took him aside and be...
Who’s The Twelfth?
• Rev 21:14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them
were the names of the twelve apost...
Who’s The Twelfth?
• Acts 2:14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven…
• 4862 σύν sun {soon} , Meaning: 1) with
• Origin: a p...
Who’s The Twelfth?
• Gen 48:5 "Now then, your two sons born to
you in Egypt before I came to you here will be
reckoned as ...
The End
Jeremiah 7:18, 44:17-25, Acts 1:14 Romans 3:10+23
Luke 1:46-47 2 Corinthians 11:14, Mariolatry
• most apparitions of Mary ...
1 John 2:1 1 Timothy 2:5, One
Advocate, One Mediator, Original Sin
• 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator ...
• Dear Compass,
• In Acts 1:18, Peter said Judas' death was caused by a fall and his insides
spilled out. But in Matthew 2...
Joel 2:18-29 Isa
11 Amos 9:11
Acts
15:16, Interpreta
tions of the
Christian
millennium
• What Happened To Matthias?
• Sunday, April 20th, 2014New Testament
• Q. My question is about Matthias, the apostle who r...
Between First Fruits and Pentecost
A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
• Between First Fruits and Pentecost
• Saturday, June 7th,...
http://archive.org/details/Dr.MalCouc
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    1. 1. Acts 1 The Acts Of The Holy Spirit Through The Apostles Acts Chapter 1, Was Luke Jewish?, a carefully investigated, eyewitness account, restoring the kingdom to Israel, His Ascension, prayer, Mary, the mother and brothers of Jesus, Mariolotry, Judas, Peter, Matthias, be a witness, Second Luke chapter 1
    2. 2. BIBLE IN FIVE Pastor Dave Kooyers Valley Bible Fellowship Box 433 Boonville CA 95415 http://www.slideshare.net/dkooyers www.ValleyBibleFellowship.org (707) 895-2325 God bless you as you examine His Word, Your servant in Christ, 2Cor. 4:5, Dave Matthew 10:8 …Freely you received, freely give. These Microsoft PowerPoint presentations are provided "for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12-15). To help Christians to "to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ." So that "we are no longer...tossed here and there...by every wind of doctrine." They may be downloaded and modified free of charge.
    3. 3. Big Sky Country • Please open your Bibles to • Second Luke chapter 1
    4. 4. Are You Ready For Acts?
    5. 5. Carefully Investigated, Eyewitness Account • Luke 1:1-4 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. 3 Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
    6. 6. Author= Luke • He’s only mentioned by name 3X’s; (only 2X’s in KJV) • Col 4:14 Our dear friend Luke, the doctor, and Demas send greetings. • 2 Tim 4:11-12 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he is helpful to me in my ministry. • Philemon 24 And so do Mark, Aristarchus, Demas and Luke, my fellow workers.
    7. 7. Was Luke Jewish? • http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher • Was Luke Jewish? • Q. Were all the disciples Jewish? There seems to be some controversy whether Luke was a Jew or a Gentile. • A. All the original disciples were Jewish, but Luke was not one of the 12. He was Paul’s companion and personal physician. He was also assigned the role of Paul’s historian and his authorship of the gospel of Luke and the book of Acts were for that purpose. Personally, although the Bible doesn’t specifically identify Luke as being Jewish, I think those who claim that he was have a more compelling case than those who believe he was a gentile.
    8. 8. Date Written • A.D. 60-62 • Luke didn’t mention; • Outcome of Paul’s trial (1st Roman imprisonment). • 2nd Roman imprisonment • Death of Paul • Martyrdom of James (AD 62) • Nero’s persecution (AD 64) • Fall of Jerusalem (AD 70)
    9. 9. Acts Tells About The Holy Spirit • Acts tells us more about the Holy Spirit’s work than any other book. • The NIV uses “Holy Spirit” 94 X’s • 42 of those uses are in Acts! • 13 of those uses are in Luke. • 58% all uses of “Holy Spirit” are by Luke • There are over 50 references to the Holy Spirit’s work in Acts alone.
    10. 10. If You Want To Know About The Work Of The Holy Ghost • “Who Ya gonna’ call?” • Luke, not the Ghost Busters
    11. 11. The Work Of The Holy Spirit • John 14:26…But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you… • Acts 1:2…after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles… • Acts 1:5…in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit… • Acts 1:8…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you… • Acts 1:16…the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David… • John 15:26…the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.
    12. 12. The Promise Of The Holy Spirit “in” • John 14:17-20 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you….20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
    13. 13. Acts Is Historical • Acts is very pragmatic • Hands on • Not a theological treatise • Not about doctrine • It’s about what happened. • Very precisely!
    14. 14. Acts Is Good • Read it through • Listen to it on tape • Or, watch the video.
    15. 15. Ch. 1 Outline • Introduction to Luke’s 2nd.Volume (verses 1-2) • Jesus’ Post-Resurrection Ministry (verses 3-5) • Jesus’ Parting words & ascension (verses 6-11) • Judas vacancy (verses 12-26)
    16. 16. Date Written
    17. 17. 2 Part Division Of Acts • Peter is the key person in chapters 1-12; • Paul is the key person in chapters 13-28.
    18. 18. 4 Part Divine Outline Of Acts • Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
    19. 19. A Witness? • Questions to Ponder: • What about you? How do people see you? What kind of a witness are you? What kind of a witness do you want to be? What is inconsistent in the witness of your life? Where is there inconsistency between your life and your message? The Pocket Testament League
    20. 20. Why Study The Book Of Acts? • What’s so important about it. • J. Vernon McGee calls it a “funnel book.”
    21. 21. www.bible.org (summarized) • Luke/Acts is really one work in two volumes, ¼ of N. T. • radical change in the attitudes and actions of the disciples • fills in the gap between the Gospels and the Epistles • from Jerusalem to Rome; theologically, from Israel to the church; and racially, from Jews to Gentiles • history of the opposition against the gospel by the Jews • historical background of the churches in the Epistles • examples of the apostolic preaching of the gospel • fulfillment of promises, the coming of the Spirit • defense of the apostleship of Paul
    22. 22. www.bible.org • Luke/Acts is really one work in two volumes (remember that only so much could be put on one scroll, just as only so much can be recorded on a cassette, or CD). If this one work makes up over one-fourth of the content of the New Testament, the principle of proportion alone tells us that it must be very important material.
    23. 23. www.bible.org • Second, the Book of Acts provides us with a vivid account of the radical change which took place in the attitudes and actions of the disciples, who were passive and almost invisible after our Lord’s death, as described in the Gospels. The Peter who would deny his Lord in the courtyard of the high priest, who would hide behind locked doors after Jesus’ death, and who would “go fishing” after His resurrection, is a very different man in Acts 2, where he boldly proclaims Jesus to be the Christ and announces to his audience that they were guilty of His death and were facing divine judgment. The transformation of the Lord’s disciples is evident in the Book of Acts.
    24. 24. www.bible.org • Third, Acts is a crucial book because it is the only book in the New Testament which fills in the gap between the Gospels and the Epistles. The Gospels end in Jerusalem with no church, a few Jewish believers in Jesus, and a group of disciples who are still living, as it were, in the past. The Epistles, on the other hand, depict a growing number of churches made up of mainly Gentile believers and a group of disciples who are boldly proclaiming Christ as Israel’s Messiah, and as the Savior of the Gentiles as well. Only Acts fills in the gaps, to explain how these changes took place. We would not understand the Epistles apart from the Book of Acts.
    25. 25. www.bible.org • Fourth, Acts provides us with an inspired account of the transition of the gospel from a largely Jewish context to a gospel which is universal, not only embracing the Gentiles but becoming, for a season, a largely Gentile phenomenon. We begin in Jerusalem with a handful of Jewish followers of Jesus. The Book of Acts ends in Rome, with a number of Gentile churches having been founded, and a predominantly Gentile Christian community. The Book of Acts describes this transition: geographically, from Jerusalem to Rome; theologically, from Israel to the church; and racially, from Jews to Gentiles
    26. 26. www.bible.org • Fifth, the Book of Acts (in conjunction with Luke) gives us the history of the origin and nature of the opposition against the gospel by the Jews. One of the greatest and most frequent problems the New Testament church had to deal with was the opposition of the Jews, who resisted the gospel, and the Judaizers, who sought to pervert it. The Gospel of Luke (and the other Gospels as well) describe the roots of this opposition, which began as a resistance to Jesus’ actions and teaching. …We would never understand the nature of the problem which faced the church (which, incidentally, has its own forms today) apart from Luke/Acts.
    27. 27. www.bible.org • Sixth, the Book of Acts provides us with a historical background for many of the churches which are dealt with in the Epistles of the New Testament…. • Seventh, the Book of Acts supplies us with some excellent examples of the apostolic preaching of the gospel. Gospel preaching is modeled in Acts. If we would follow the example of the apostles in proclaiming the gospel, then we will learn from Acts how it is done.
    28. 28. www.bible.org • Ninth, the Book of Acts is an account of the fulfillment of our Lord’s promises to His disciples concerning the coming of the Spirit and His ministry in the world to and through them…. • Tenth, the Book of Acts is a forceful defense of the apostleship of Paul….
    29. 29. www.bible.org • Eleventh, the Book of Acts describes how the purpose of God to save the Gentiles through Israel was accomplished, but in a way no one would have expected. It was not through the obedience of Israel that the Gentiles received the gospel but actually through their disobedience. The book gives us the incredible account of how God achieved the beginnings of a world-wide religion (rather than a small Jewish sect) by the opposition of the Jews, by their persecution of the saints, and even in spite of the actions and example of the Jerusalem church. It is an account of the sovereignty and power of God, using even men’s sin to accomplish His purposes.
    30. 30. www.bible.org • Finally, the Book of Acts is vitally important because it has become a battleground for evangelical Christians. Acts is unfortunately a battleground for Christians. The charismatic Christians make it their textbook, while anti- charismatics try to minimize it as merely transitional…. • It is for these and other reasons that the Book of Acts is vital for our understanding and our practice of the gospel. I look forward to this study of Acts with great anticipation. I ask that you commence this study with much prayer for an open heart and mind to learn that which God has here for us. I urge you to read and reread this great book as often as possible. May God grant that we find our lives transformed by the truths of this book, and even more, that we be drawn ever more closely to our Lord Jesus Christ and to His Spirit who now dwells among and within us who are saved.”
    31. 31. Let’s read Acts 1:1-26
    32. 32. Acts 1:1, • Acts 1:1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach • “Theophilus” I think you already know enough Grk to translate his name. • It means "a friend of God," • <2321> Θεόφιλος (Theophilos) • Meaning: "friend of God," Theophilus, the addressee of Luke and Acts • Origin: from 2316 [<2316> θεός (theos)] and 5384 [<5384> φίλος (philos), beloved, dear, friendly ]… • Some think he was given this name because the attending physician said; • “He’s the awfulist baby I’ve ever seen!”
    33. 33. Acts 1:6-7, Thy Kingdom Come • Acts 1:6-7 So when they met together, they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" 7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. • Not yet, not now. • Jesus did not say “Oh you silly disciples, don’t you know by not that I had to change my plan, and I’m not actually going to reign. The kingdom will just be in your hearts.” • NAU Luke 1:32 "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; 33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” [Heb 2:14, Eph 2:2, 2 Cor 4:4, John 12:31, Acts 5:3]
    34. 34. Acts 1:6, Restore • NKJ Acts 1:6 …"Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?" • Strong’s # 600 ἀποκαθίστημι … apokathistemi {ap-ok- ath-is'-tay-mee} • Meaning: 1) to restore to its former state 2) to be in its former state • Origin: from 575 and 2525… • 2525 καθίστημι kathistemi {kath-is'-tay-mee} • Meaning: 1) to set, place, put 1a) to set one over a thing (in charge of it) 1b) to appoint one to administer an office …
    35. 35. Acts 1:6-7, Not For You To Know • Acts 1:7 He said to them: "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. • Matt 24:36 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
    36. 36. Acts 1:9-11 • Acts 1:9-11 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 "Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."
    37. 37. Jesus Will Come Back In The Same Way • 2 Thes 2:8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. • Rev 19:15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations…
    38. 38. His Ascension • Luke 9:51 When the days were approaching for His ascension, He was determined to go to Jerusalem; NASU • This is the only use of this word.
    39. 39. The Ascension Of Christ • William Temple said, “The ascension of Christ is his liberation from all restrictions of time and space. It does not represent his removal from the earth, but his constant presence everywhere on earth.” • It was a change of ministry, like the Holy Spirit’s change of ministry in Acts 2, and in the future in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 (John 14:17).
    40. 40. The Ascension Of Christ • “This same Jesus literally went up. This same Jesus will literally come again. He will descend in clouds; and, "He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth" even as beforehand. . . Brethren, do not let anyone spiritualize away all this from you.” • • --C.H. Spurgeon, "The Ascension and the Second Advent Practically Considered," 31:23
    41. 41. Acts 1:12 They Returned To Jerusalem Acts 1:12 David's Citadel, Jerusalem
    42. 42. Acts 1:12, Mount of Olives • The Mount of Olives as seen from Jerusalem and the traditional site (exact location uncertain) of the Garden of Gethsemane.
    43. 43. Acts 1:14, Constantly In Prayer • Acts 1:14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. • John MacArthur says, “The pattern of praying in the name of Jesus started at this time(cf. John 14:13, 14 (Study Bible page 1633) • John 14:13-14 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
    44. 44. Acts 1:14 • Acts 1:14…constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. • Last mention of Mary. • Unless she is the “elect lady”; • 2 John 1 The Elder, To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth, NKJV • Were they praying with Mary or to Mary? • His brothers, Mark 6:3 Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?" So they were offended at Him. NKJV
    45. 45. Mark 6:3, Brothers Of Jesus • Mark 6:3…brother of …His sisters • ἀδελφός adelphos {ad-el-fos'} • Meaning: 1) a brother, whether born of the same two parents or only of the same father or mother 2) having the same national ancestor, belonging to the same people, or countryman 3) any fellow or man 4) a fellow believer, united to another by the bond of affection 5) an associate in employment or office 6) brethren in Christ 6a) his brothers by blood 6b) all men 6c) apostles 6d) Christians, as those who are exalted to the same heavenly place • …Usage: AV - brother 346; 346
    46. 46. Mark 6:3…brother of • Mark 6:3…brother of …His sisters • 79 ἀδελφή adelphe {ad-el-fay'} Meaning: 1) a full, own sister 2) one connected by the tie of the Christian religion; Origin: from 80; TDNT - 1:144,22; n f; Usage: AV - sister 24; 24
    47. 47. Net Bible Notes • Mark 6:3…the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of …His sisters • The reference to Jesus as the carpenter is probably derogatory, indicating that they knew Jesus only as a common laborer like themselves. The reference to him as the son of Mary (even though Jesus' father was probably dead by this point) appears to be somewhat derogatory, for a man was not regarded as his mother's son in Jewish usage unless an insult was intended (cf. Judg 11:1–2; John 6:42; 8:41; 9:29).
    48. 48. Acts 1:16, Scripture Had To Be Fulfilled • Ps 69:25 May their place be deserted; • let there be no one to dwell in their tents. • Ps 109:8 • May his days be few; • may another take his place of leadership.
    49. 49. Acts 1:16, Through The Mouth Of David • Acts 1:16…the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through the mouth of David • A very powerful claim of inspiration of Scripture. • 2 Peter 1:21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
    50. 50. Matt 27:5, Judas Hanged Himself Someone got it on a cell phone camera
    51. 51. Acts 1:18-19, Judas Bought A Field • Acts 1:18-19 (With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. 19 Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) • Matt 27:5-10 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. 6 The chief priests picked up the coins and said, "It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money." 7 So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners. 8 That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day. 9 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: "They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel, 10 and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."
    52. 52. Acts 1:18-19, Judas Bought A Field • Zech 11:12-13 I told them, "If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it." So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. • 13 And the Lord said to me, "Throw it to the potter"-the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the Lord to the potter.
    53. 53. Kidron Valley - Field Of Akeldama
    54. 54. Acts 1:18, His Body Burst Open • Acts 1:18…there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. • Matt 27:4-5…"What is that to us?" they replied. "That's your responsibility." • 5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
    55. 55. Acts 1:18, His Body Burst Open • Acts 1:18…Judas…his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. • Matt 27:5…Judas…Then he went away and hanged himself. • We tend to think of “hung by the neck until dead”, but biblically; • Est 2:23…the two officials were hanged on a gallows…. • 2:23 c Or were hung (or impaled) on poles; similarly elsewhere in Esther
    56. 56. Acts 1:15-19, Ready, Fire, Aim Peter • Acts 1:4-5…"Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. • Waiting isn’t Peter’s strong suit. • John 18:10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest's servant, cutting off his right ear…
    57. 57. Acts 1:15-19, Ready, Fire, Aim Peter • Matt 14:29…Peter got down out of the boat… • Matt 16:22…Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. "Never, Lord!“… • Matt 16:23…Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan!... • Matt 26:72…He denied it again, with an oath: "I don't know the man!" • Mark 14:71…He began to call down curses on himself, and he swore to them, "I don't know this man you're talking about."
    58. 58. Who’s The Twelfth? • Rev 21:14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. • Just whose name would be on the foundation in place of Judas? Who was the twelfth apostle? • Matt 19:28…you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. • Matthias is never mentioned again. • Acts clearly portrays Paul as apostle. • Peter isn’t baptized with the Spirit yet. • Jesus didn’t tell them to draw lots. • Jesus said in John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you … • Acts 1:4…while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: "Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised…
    59. 59. Who’s The Twelfth? • Acts 2:14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven… • 4862 σύν sun {soon} , Meaning: 1) with • Origin: a primary preposition denoting union; TDNT - 7:766,1102; prep • Usage: AV - with 123, beside 1, accompany + 2064 1; 125 • Acts 6:2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together… • 1 Cor 15:4-5 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.
    60. 60. Who’s The Twelfth? • Gen 48:5 "Now then, your two sons born to you in Egypt before I came to you here will be reckoned as mine; Ephraim and Manasseh will be mine, just as Reuben and Simeon are mine. • There are 12 tribes; • Rev 21:12…On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. • The 12 tribes have 14 names!
    61. 61. The End
    62. 62. Jeremiah 7:18, 44:17-25, Acts 1:14 Romans 3:10+23 Luke 1:46-47 2 Corinthians 11:14, Mariolatry • most apparitions of Mary are by an angel of light... • 2 Corinthians 11:14... Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Luke 1:46-47... God my Savior... Jeremiah 44:17 …to the queen of heaven… • CCC 494, 411, 966, 969, 2677, • CCC 494 …Espousing the divine will for salvation wholeheartedly, without a single sin to restrain her, she gave herself entirely to the person and to the work of her Son; she did so in order to serve the mystery of redemption with him and dependent on him, by God’s grace:140 (2617,148, 968, 726) • As St. Irenaeus says, “Being obedient she became the cause of salvation for herself and for the whole human race.”141 Hence not a few of the early Fathers gladly assert... : “The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by Mary’s obedience: what the virgin Eve bound through her disbelief, Mary loosened by her faith.”142 Comparing her with Eve, they call Mary “the Mother of the living” and frequently claim: “Death through Eve, life through Mary.”143
    63. 63. 1 John 2:1 1 Timothy 2:5, One Advocate, One Mediator, Original Sin • 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus..., 1 John 2:1 ...an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; • Only 1 NT verse about Mary, Acts 1:14, Heb 9:10-15 • CCC 966 “Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death.”508 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin is a singular participation in her Son’s Resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians: (491) • In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition you did not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death.509 • ...she is our Mother in the order of grace”
    64. 64. • Dear Compass, • In Acts 1:18, Peter said Judas' death was caused by a fall and his insides spilled out. But in Matthew 27:5, it says that Judas hanged himself. Also, Matthew said the priests bought the field while Acts says Judas bought it. So much for inerrancy of Scripture, huh? • ANSWER: • Both descriptions of Judas' death could be true. There are many trees even today that have branches hanging over the edge of those cliffs alongside the Hinnom Valley. Judas could have easily hanged himself with a thin rope that could have beheaded him allowing his body to crash down on the rocks below. • Regarding the purchase of the field, the priests could not take back the 30 pieces of silver paid to Judas to betray Jesus' location in the Garden of Gethsemane. The priests didn't want to have the appearance of having anything to do with Judas' money. So the obvious thing to do was to use the money to buy a field in Judas' name.
    65. 65. Joel 2:18-29 Isa 11 Amos 9:11 Acts 15:16, Interpreta tions of the Christian millennium
    66. 66. • What Happened To Matthias? • Sunday, April 20th, 2014New Testament • Q. My question is about Matthias, the apostle who replaced Judas. My SS teacher said that he believes that Paul should have been the replacement apostle rather than Matthias. His reasoning is that there is nothing more known about Matthias after his selection and he says, a careful reading shows that the Lord was not consulted about the selection. I know that Paul is sometimes called the 13th apostle, but is anything known about Matthias? • A. Following his selection as the replacement for Judas (Acts 1:15-26), the Bible makes no subsequent mention of Matthias. But Church traditions indicate that besides Judea, Matthias traveled to Macedonia, Cappadocia (eastern Turkey) and the Caspian Sea area known as Western Georgia today. • Acts 1:23-26 shows that the disciples proposed two candidates and then prayed that the Lord would show them which one He wanted. Matthias was then chosen by lot. Like your Sunday School teacher, I believe Paul was the Lord’s replacement for Judas. • http://gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/what-happened-to- matthias/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Gracethrufait h+%28GraceThruFaith%29
    67. 67. Between First Fruits and Pentecost A Bible Study by Jack Kelley • Between First Fruits and Pentecost • Saturday, June 7th, 2014Featured • Forgiveness • Israel • A Bible Study by Jack Kelley • For some time now, I’ve been puzzled about the time between the resurrection and the ascension, wondering why the Lord lingered during those 40 days. It certainly wasn’t to complete His mission. By all accounts He had already accomplished everything He came to do. It seems like He would have been more anxious to return to His heavenly home. • The Olivet Discourse • My curiosity was first aroused during a review of the Olivet Discourse. To show you what I mean we’ll have to do a quick review of the first 34 verses of Matt. 24. I’m particularly interested in the way the Lord answered the disciples’ questions about the signs of His coming and the End of the age. The disciples were clearly looking for specific signs. But in Matt. 24:4-14 He began by mentioning a handful of general signs that don’t appear to have any clear relevance to time. • First He warned them that many false messiahs would come claiming to be Him. Next came wars and rumors of wars, but He said not to be alarmed by such things, they wouldn’t be signs of the end. Then He gave the “birth pang” signs, famines, earthquakes and, in Luke’s account, pestilence. These are signature signs of coming judgment that Jesus said would lead up to the end. • He said Jews would be persecuted and put to death, hated by all nations. This would cause many to turn away from the Jewish faith to hate and betray each other. False prophets would also appear and deceive many people. The love of most would grow cold but he who stood firm to the end would be saved. I believe the love He was talking about here is the love of God, because this is the love that saves us. • I wonder what the disciples thought about all of this so far. Remember they were under the impression that Israel was 483 years into a 490 year period that would see the culmination of God’s plan for mankind (Daniel 9:24). Up until an hour or so earlier they had assumed that the magnificent Temple King Herod was building was part of the preparation for restoring their Kingdom to its former glory. But then Jesus had told them it was all going to be torn down. Now He was giving them vague and general answers to their specific questions. • Finally, in Matt. 24:15, He gave them the first clear sign. An abomination that causes desolation would be set up in the Holy Place. They knew this had happened once before. The Syrian ruler Antiochus Epiphanes had set one up almost 200 years earlier as part of his demand that they worship him as God. It made the temple unfit for use, and the way the Lord had miraculously cleansed it is still celebrated every year in the Feast of Hanukkah. It was the only time it had ever happened. Jesus said when they saw that happen again, they should immediately flee into the mountains. • He said the abomination of desolation will bring about the Great Tribulation, a terrible time of judgment, the worst the world ever has seen or ever will see. He said if he didn’t bring it to an end at the appointed time no one on Earth would survive, but for the sake of the elect He would bring it to its end. He said when He did that the sun and moon would stop shining and the stars would fall out of the sky (Matt. 24:29). Then they’d see His sign, the only source of light in the dark sky, and finally they will see Him coming in the clouds of the sky with power and great glory (Matt. 24:30). • In all this He never mentioned the Church. (In fact in His entire earthly ministry, He only mentioned the Church twice, in Matt. 16:18 and Matt. 18:17.) He didn’t even hint at the fact that 2,000 years would separate their time and the time of the first specific sign. He spoke of everything as if it was going to happen to them. It’s also clear He was addressing them as representatives of Israel. • From our perspective we see that He could have been much more specific, especially with the earlier signs. But the clear explanation of how things would actually unfold didn’t come until the Council of Jerusalem 20 years later. In effect, James told the group of early Church leaders, “Israel is being set aside until the Lord takes from among the Gentiles a people for Himself. Then He’ll return to rebuild David’s fallen tabernacle” (Acts 15:13-18). During the Olivet Discourse Jesus had made no mention of this happening. • What Was He Waiting For? • Then there’s the issue of the apparent dead time between the resurrection and the ascension. What was that all about? He didn’t do any public teaching or healing, and there were no other miracles either. After His meeting with the disciples on Resurrection Sunday there were only 6 more recorded appearances. 4 were to the disciples (John 20:26-31, John 21:1-23, Matt. 28:16-20, Acts 1:3-8), one was to James (1 Cor. 15:7) and one was to about 500 others, his only public appearance (1 Cor. 15:6) between the resurrection and the ascension. • Otherwise the Bible is silent about how He spent His time. There’s no account of discussions being held on how to launch the Church, and He didn’t fill in any of the blanks from the Olivet Discourse. We know why He didn’t go back to the Temple. He told the leaders there they wouldn’t see Him again until they said, “Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord” (Matt. 23:39). • The Unmistakable Sign • Before the cross these leaders had asked the Lord for a sign to prove He was the messiah. Even though His ministry was characterized by miracles that confirmed Old Testament prophecies about Him, He told them the only sign He would give them was the sign of the prophet Jonah. He said just as Jonah spent three days and three nights in the belly of a great fish, He would spend 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the Earth (Matt. 12:40). • And then He did just what He told them He was going to do. Surely they all knew of His resurrection, but none of the officials sought Him out. What do you suppose they were thinking? Many overlook this, but His resurrection was the most unmistakably miraculous sign He could have given them. It didn’t take any faith to interpret, and it couldn’t have been fabricated. It’s as if He had looked them in the eye and said, “I know you’re going to kill me. But after three days I’m going to rise again, and that’s how you’ll know I’m your Messiah. That sign will
    68. 68. http://archive.org/details/Dr.MalCouc hIntroductiontothebookofActs • http://archive.org/details/Dr.MalCouchIntrod uctiontothebookofActs

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