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  • 1. Acts 2 Acts 2, The Acts Of The Holy Spirit, Concerning Christ, Through The Apostles, One time miracles, non blessing miracles, similes, filled with the Spirit, glossa, dialektos, God opened the spigot, predetermined, foreknowledge, signs wonders and miracles mark an Apostle, who raised Jesus
  • 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. Acts Is Good • Read it through • Listen to it on tape • Or, watch the video.
  • 4. The Bible Shows the Dispensations • The Bible Shows the Dispensations • Innocence, Gen. 1:28 • Conscience, Gen. 3:7 • Human Government, Gen. 8:15 • Promise, Gen. 12:1 • Law, Ex. 19:1 • Church Age (Age of Grace), Acts 2:1 • Kingdom Age, Rev.20:4
  • 5. Dispensations • God gives a command as an expression of His will • Man breaks God commandment • God punishes mans rebellion • God institutes another dispensation • Gen 9:1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. • Gen 11:4 Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, …and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth." • Gen 11:9…the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth. • Gen 12:1 The Lord had said to Abram… [New Covenant]
  • 6. Acts 2:1-4 Descent of the Holy Spirit
  • 7. Pentecost • Acts 2:1 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. • Pentecost means "fiftieth“ • The Jews had 7 major feasts • 3 in the 1st. month of the ecclesiastical year; Passover, Feast of Unleavened Bread and Firstfruits • 1 more 50 days after Firstfruits • 3 in the 7th. Month; Feast of Trumpets, Yom Kippur, Feast of Tabernacles
  • 8. Pentecost • 3 in the 1st. month of the ecclesiastical year; • Passover= Lamb of God • Feast of Unleavened Bread= Christ was without sin. Rom 11:16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy… • Firstfruits= Resurrection; 1 Cor 15:23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits…
  • 9. Pentecost • Firstfruits= Resurrection • Pentecost was celebrated 50 days after Firstfruits (Resurrection) • Lev 23:9-14= Firstfruits • Lev 23:15-22= Pentecost • Even Dr. Ryrie makes no mention of the purpose of Pentecost (pg. 187, chart, Study Bible). • Easton's Bible Dictionary says, “The purpose of this feast was to commemorate the completion of the grain harvest.” • Luke 10:2-3…Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs….
  • 10. 7 Jewish Feasts, Jewish Timeline Of All History? • First 3 spring feasts make me think of the Jewish tabernacling, communing, interaction, and celebration with YHWH in the Old Testament. • Then there is a short period without celebration (50 days till Pentecost, Shavuot). Makes me think of the 450 silent years, the Intertestamental period. • Then the LORD comes to His own; NAU John 1:11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. (Mark 15:12-13) • Then Pentecost (church begins) and begins a long dry time for national Israel, with no celebrating with the LORD (2000 years). • After Jesus comes and snatches His bride away (Rapture), then the Jews will fulfill Matthew 23:39, Christ will save the remnant of Israel. The 3 fall feasts will then be completed; #They will be called, #2, Atonement will be made, #3 They will tabernacle with YHWH.
  • 11. Acts 2:1, All Together In One Place • Acts 2:1…they were all together in one place. • Many think this (one place) was at the temple. • 120 (1:15), 3,000 baptized in one day (vs. 41).
  • 12. Acts 2:1, Many 1 Time Miracles • NAU Acts 2:1 When the day of Pentecost had come… • 2 ...a noise like a violent rushing wind... • 3 ...tongues as of fire ... rested on each one of them. • 4 ...all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues [16 different languages]... • 5 ...Jews ...from every nation under heaven. 6...hearing them speak in his own language. • When God makes an ax head float, splits the Red Sea, gushes water out of a rock, theses are one time events to get Israel’s attention. He does not repeat them!
  • 13. Acts 2:1, Many 1 Time Miracles • Acts 2:1 When the day of Pentecost had come… • NAU Numbers 11:25 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and spoke to him; and He took of the Spirit who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But they did not do it again. • You can rejoice that God doesn't always do the same thing every time. • Acts 5:3 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit
  • 14. All Miracles Are Not A Blessing And Signs, Wonders, And Miracles Ceased • Not everyone who asked experienced healing and miraculous deliverance. Steven was murdered Acts 7, believers suffered at the hands of Saul (8:1–3); James was decapitated by Herod Agrippa (12:2); Paul was stoned in (14:19), he suffered whipping, beatings, and imprisonment, and extreme perils (2 Cor. 11:24–33). These signs, wonders, and miracles were transitional, temporary, and are not normative now. Church history documents that these signs of an apostle passed away with the apostles. Even in the book of Acts they are fading and the last one third of the book from chapter 22 to the end (about one third of the text) there only two or three of these miraculous events recorded.
  • 15. All Miracles Are Not A Blessing And Signs, Wonders, And Miracles Ceased • The purpose of all of these signs, wonders, and miracles in the beginning of this transitional book called Acts, was to wake up and shake up the Jews that they might understand, and act on, this new dispensation that God was initiating. To repent of their rejection of Messiah, and receive Him as Lord and Savior. It also was to verify and confirm the apostles as prophets of God. As authoritative agents to write the New Testament.
  • 16. Acts 2:2, Sound Like A Violent Wind • Acts 2:2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. • “like” the blowing of a violent wind (simile) • It wasn’t a violent wind! • Many equate this with the sound of tornados. • This, no doubt, was what drew 3000 people.
  • 17. Acts 2:3, as, like, something like • Acts 2:3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. • CSB Acts 2:3 … like flames of ... • KJV, NAU, ESV, NKJ , NAS Acts 2:3 … as of … • NET Acts 2:3 … like a fire ... • BGT Acts 2:3 … γλῶσσαι ὡσεὶ • [GING] ὡσεί , 1. particle denoting comparison as, like, something like Mt 3:16; 9:36; Mk 9:26; Lk 22:44; Ac 2:3; 6:15; Ro 6:13.—2. with numbers and measures about Mt 14:21; Lk 3:23; 9:14; 23:44; Ac 1:15; 19:7. [pg 221]
  • 18. Acts 2:3, Separated • Acts 2:3 …tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. • Was it “a pillar” before it separated?
  • 19. What Is A Pillar Of Fire? • Gen 31:52…this pillar [a pile of stones] is a witness… • Ex 14:24…the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud… • Num 14:14 And they will tell the inhabitants of this land about it. They have already heard that you, O Lord, are with these people and that you, O Lord, have been seen face to face, that your cloud stays over them, and that you go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night…. • Neh 9:19 "Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the desert. By day the pillar of cloud did not cease to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take… • Ps 99:7…He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud…
  • 20. Acts 2:4, Filled With The Holy Spirit • Acts 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit … • 3 references about the nativity • Luke 1:15 [John] will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth… • Luke 1:41…Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit… • Luke 1:67…Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit…
  • 21. Acts 2:4, Filled For Service • Acts 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. • Acts 4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit… • Acts 4:31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. • Acts 9:17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord- Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here — has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit." • Acts 13:9-10 Then Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked straight at Elymas and said, 10 "You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right!
  • 22. 2:5, Panorama of Eastern wall • Acts 2:5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven.
  • 23. Southeastern Corner of wall
  • 24. Acts 2:6-12 • Acts 2:6-12 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: "Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs — we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!" 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, "What does this mean?"
  • 25. His Own Language-Our Own Tongues • 1258 διάλεκτος dialektos {dee-al'-ek-tos} • Meaning: 1) conversation, speech, discourse, language 2) the tongue or language peculiar to any people • Origin: from 1256;; n f • Usage: AV - tongue 5, language 1; 6 • <1100> γλῶσσα (glossa) • Meaning: the tongue, a language • Origin: of unc. or. • Usage: tongue(25), tongues(25).
  • 26. Acts 2:13-16, Too Much Wine? • Acts 2:13-16 Some, however, made fun of them and said, "They have had too much wine." • 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: "Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning! • Dr Ryrie says, “Jews engaged in the exercises of the synagogue on feast days abstained from eating and drinking until 10AM or noon; therefore this could not be drunkenness.”
  • 27. 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.
  • 28. Acts 2:16-21 • Acts 2:16-21 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 "'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'
  • 29. Acts 2:16-21 • spoken by the prophet Joel: = Ch 3 in Jewish Bible • 17 "'In the last days…1 John 2:18…Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. • 1 John 4:3…his is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. • I will pour out my Spirit on all people… not yet • young men…old men… Age discrimination • I will pour out my Spirit in those days…wonders …and signs…Blood…fire and…smoke…sun…to darkness…moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord…everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.'
  • 30. Who’s Peter Speaking To? • Acts 2:14…"Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem… • Acts 2:22 "Men of Israel, listen… • Rom 11:26-27 And so all Israel will be saved, as it is written: "The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. 27 And this is my covenant with them…
  • 31. God Opened The Spigot Of Israel’s Promises Of The Last Days • NAU Joel 2:27 "Thus you will know that I am in the midst of Israel [not yet]. , And that I am the LORD your God, And there is no other; And My people [Israel]. will never be put to shame [not yet]. 28 "It will come about after this [after what, May14th, 1948 and the church age?]. That I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind [not yet, Millennial Kingdom]. ; And your sons and daughters will prophesy, Your old men will dream dreams, Your young men will see visions. [not yet, Zechariah 8:22-23].
  • 32. Acts 2:22-24, This Jesus Of Nazareth • Acts 2:22-24 "Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.
  • 33. Acts 2:22-24, This Jesus Of Nazareth • Men of Israel=addressee • Jesus of Nazareth= is the subject (not H.S. or wonders) title is prophetic, Matt 2:23 and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets: "He will be called a Nazarene." • miracles, wonders and signs (next slide) • God's purpose and foreknowledge= Acts 3:15 You killed the author of life… • God raised him from the dead= John 2:19…I will raise it again in three days
  • 34. Acts 2:23 Predetermined Foreknowledge • NAU Acts 2:23 this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. • “predetermined” <3724> ὁρίζω horizo • Meaning: to mark off by boundaries, to determine…. • “foreknowledge”4268 πρόγνωσις prognosis {prog'-no-sis} • Meaning: 1) foreknowledge 2) forethought, pre- arrangement
  • 35. Miracles, Wonders And Signs • Miracles =<1411> δύναμις dunamis • Meaning: (miraculous) power, might, strength • Wonders=<5059> τέρας teras • Meaning: a wonder, marvel • Origin: a prim. word • Usage: wonders(16). • Signs =<4592> σημεῖον semeion • Meaning: a sign • Origin: from the same as 4591 • Usage: distinguishing mark(1), miracle(2), sign(35), signs(39).
  • 36. Acts 2:25-36 Peter Preaches Christ Through the power of the Holy Spirit
  • 37. Acts 2:25-28 • David said about him: • "'I saw the Lord [LORD] always before me. • Because he is at my right hand, • I will not be shaken. • 26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; • my body also will live in hope, • 27 because you will not abandon me to the grave, • nor will you let your Holy One see decay. • 28 You have made known to me the paths of life; • you will fill me with joy [eternal pleasures in OT] in your presence.‘
  • 38. Acts 2:29-31, David’s Throne • Acts 2:29-31 "Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. 30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. 31 Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body see decay. • Many think this was spoken on the Temple Mount, within pointing and seeing distance of David’s Tomb.
  • 39. 2 Corinthians 4:14 John 10:18, 2:19, Who Raised Jesus • John 2:19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." • Rom 4:24, 2 Corinthians 4:14 knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you. • John 10:18 "No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.“ • Acts 3:15, 4:10, 5:30, 2:24, 2:32 "This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. • Romans 4:24, 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
  • 40. Acts 2:36, Peter’s Finish • Acts 2:36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." • 3 different OT passages (biblical) • It’s all about Christ! • Powered by the Holy Spirit.
  • 41. Acts 2:32-36, • Acts 2:32-36 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact. 33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. 34 For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said, • "'The Lord said to my Lord: • "Sit at my right hand • 35 until I make your enemies • a footstool for your feet." ' [It doesn’t say “while” but “until”] • 36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
  • 42. Acts 2:33 • Acts 2:33…he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. • John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever • John 14:17…But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. • None of Joel 2
  • 43. Acts 2:37, Cut To The Heart • Acts 2:37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?" • Ray Stedman asks, “Who gave the altar call? • What had Peter been preachin’? • “Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ."
  • 44. Acts 2:38 The Order Of Repent And Believe • NAU Acts 2:38 …"Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness …. • The order is always, #1. have a change of thought/mind, #2. then believe. • "Acts 15:7…the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe." • "Acts 16:31…And they said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved… • "Acts 28:24 And some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe."
  • 45. Repent And Believe • NAS Mark 1:15…the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." • Repent and believe are not synonyms, they are two completely different Greek words. Yet they are 2 sides of the same coin. You can’t have one without the other. If you truly have a change of thought/mind, you will believe. You also cannot believe if you have not truly had a change of thought/mind. • The order is always, #1. have a change of thought/mind, #2. then believe.
  • 46. Repent And Believe • NAS Mark 1:15 …the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel." • NAS Acts 2:38 And Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ… • What is the prerequisite to be baptized? • Revelation 3:3 …repent. If therefore you will not wake up, I will come like a thief…
  • 47. Acts 2:38, Baptized For Sins • Acts 2:38…be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins… • Net Bible notes say, “There is debate over the meaning of εἰς in the prepositional phrase εἰς …."for/because of/with reference to the forgiveness of your sins")….” • For more info see Net Bible notes.
  • 48. Acts 2:38, Baptized For Sins • Acts 2:38… for the forgiveness of your sins… • If I said, “I got a ticket for speeding” you would know I meant I got it “because” I was speeding, not to enable me to speed, or to get speed.
  • 49. Baptize, Repent And Receive • Acts 2:38…you will receive[lambano] the gift… • “Baptize & repent” are imperatives • But “receive” is middle voice, not passive or active • λήμψεσθε verb indicative future middle 2nd person plural from λαμβάνω [lambano] • [GING] λαμβάνω
  • 50. Acts 2:39, God’s Sovereignty • Acts 2:39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off — for all whom the Lord our God will call." • “will call” is a subjunctive [should, would, could] • προσκαλέσηται verb subjunctive aorist middle 3rd person singular… • [GING] προσκαλέω προσκαλέω mid. summon—1. lit. summon, call to oneself, invite Mt 10:1; Mk 3:13, 23; Lk 15:26; Ac 5:40; 23:17f, 23; Js 5:14.—2. fig. Ac 2:39; 13:2; 16:10. [pg 171]
  • 51. Acts 2:39, God’s Sovereignty Acts 2:40, Save Yourselves • Acts 2:40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, "Save yourselves from this corrupt generation." • “he pleaded”= Summon to one's aid, call upon for help Mt 26:53; 2 Cor 12:8.—2. appeal to, urge, exhort, encourage • Yet; • “Save yourselves”= Σώθητε verb imperative aorist passive 2nd person plural from σῴζω
  • 52. Acts 2:39, God’s Sovereignty, Acts 2:40, Save Yourselves Acts 2:41, • Acts 2:41 Those who accepted [middle voice again] his message were baptized [passive voice], and about three thousand were added [passive voice] to their number that day. • Three thousand! • From 120 to 3,120 • Wow!
  • 53. Acts 2:42, Saved, Now What? • Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. • The apostles' teaching = Bible Study
  • 54. Acts 2:42, Sweet Fellowship • Psalm 55:14 We who had sweet fellowship together Walked in the house of God in the throng. • 1st of 13 NASU uses of “fellowship” = “koinonia” • 1st NT NASU= Acts 2:42 • Acts 2:42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer • When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy. Corrie Ten Boom • DLK adds that this is the normal order of backsliding • 1 Corinthians 1:9 God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • 55. Acts 2:43, Signs That Mark An Apostle • Acts 2:43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. • 2 Cor 12:12 The things that mark an apostle — signs, wonders and miracles — were done among you with great perseverance. • These signs , wonders and miracles were to ordain the apostles, and to convince the Jews that this work was of God. As prophets of God, they were accredited to write God’s Word. • Matthew 10:19 …do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. 20 "For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
  • 56. Acts 2:44-47, Sharing Not Socialism • Acts 2:44-47 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. • This is voluntary sharing not governmental taking.
  • 57. Acts 2:47, God’s Sovereignty • Acts 2:47…And the Lord added [verb indicative imperfect active] to their number daily those who were being saved [present passive voice] . • Acts tells about Christ and His “building” of the church through the Holy Spirit’s work.
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