Is a word that means “assembly.”The church is an
assembly of God’speople with a purpose to teach,
inspire, and lead others to faith inJesus Christ.
The Book of Acts shows us what the Assembly
can do whenthey are empowered by God to
reach out into the whole world.
Chapters 1 + 2 give us a look at the time Jesus
spent with His disciples following the resurrection
and the“birth” of the Church at Pentecost.
It shows the promise and deliveryof the Holy
Spirit and the very firstsermon and it’s fallout.
40 DAYS (CH 1)
These 40 days represent the time Jesus appeared
to His disciples to leave no doubt that He really
was alive again.
Their baptism was foreshadowed by
John the Baptist (see Luke 3:16).
40 DAYS (1)
This scene really presents Jesus’power and glory in
the flesh one last time. Angels again told spectators
Jesus wasn’t there (see Lk 24:4-5).
The list of 11 Apostles and friends mentions Jesus’
earthly brothersamong the group.
40 DAYS (1)
Matthias was selected by God even though lots
were cast (see Prov 16:33). Judas was replaced
not because of his death, but because of his
defection. James wasnot replaced after his death
in 12:2because his death was “in the Lord.”
PENTECOST (CH 2)
Pentecost was celebrated 50days following the
Passover. The Holy Spirit descended (or arrived)
with power. Note that the presence of fire
once again represents God’s message
and divine orders to His servant,just like Moses
in the wilderness andthe burning bush
(see Exodus 3:2-5).
The crowd, made up of Jewsand pilgrims from all
across theworld are amazed at the events.
These “devout men” would have been scattered
Jews and proselytes (like the Ethiopian Eunuch).
The Apostles had command of every
Four things are found in earlyApostolic preaching:
1 Age of Fulfillment is at hand (14-21)
2 Summary of Jesus (22-24, 29-36)
3 OT Justification (25-28)
4 A Call to Repentance (37-40)
The early church possessed four qualities (in
1 Apostolic Teaching (42-43)
2 Mutual Fellowship (44-45)
3 Constant Edification (46)
4 Exponential Growth (47)
Christianity isn’t a new innovation but instead the
proper fulfillment ofIsrael’s religion and
Sermons will continue to a big part of God’s
message to the world.