Unveiling the Mystery - The Book of Acts

Unveiling the Mystery - The Book of Acts

In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he declared that he had been given the revelation of the mystery of God which was the uniting together of Jews and Gentiles through the redemptive work of Christ. The book of Acts is the Unveiling of that Mystery. This series of messages is an exegetical study of the book of Acts. This series of messages were presented at Family Bible Church located in Martinez, Georgia in 2022 and 2023.

Episodes

December 4, 2022
* The book of Acts begins with Jesus' command to the apostles to wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit comes upon them with power in order that they might be witnesses of His in Jerusalem and Judaea, in Samaria, and into the uttermost parts of the world. The apostles obeyed and were empowered on Pentecost. They witnessed of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and testified that He was the Messiah (the Christ). Those...
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* The church had grown via the pouring out of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles at Pentecost. The new believers were continuing steadfastly in the teaching and camaraderie of the apostles, in remembrance of the Lord's Supper and in meeting together to prayer. They were also voluntarily giving of their resources in order to meet the needs of those within the church who had them. As a result of this unity of the church, we are to...
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* The church had grown via the pouring out of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles at Pentecost. The new believers were continuing steadfastly in the teaching and camaraderie of the apostles, in a remembrance of the Lord's Supper and in meeting together to prayer. They were also voluntarily giving of their resources in order to meet the needs of those within the church who had them. As a result of this unity of the church, we a...
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* The Day of Pentecost ... The Holy Spirit was poured out with power. The Apostles spoke with other languages giving testimony to the Jews and proselytes the validity of the message of Christ's resurrection. * As a result, three thousand souls were saved. * What characterized those early believers? How did the fist converts react? How did the church commune with one another? What affect did the church have upon it's ...
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November 6, 2022
* Submitting to the commandment of Christ, the disciples had WAITED in Jerusalem and the Holy Spirit had come upon them with power as Jesus had promised. Now was their opportunity to fulfill the rest of the promise ... that they WOULD BE witnesses! * Over the past two weeks we considered the Scriptural Testimony regarding the indwelling and empowering of the Holy Spirit, and the use of signs as a means to authenticate the Gospel M...
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October 30, 2022
* Jesus commanded His disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in order that they would be witnesses on His behalf in Jerusalem, Samaria and the uttermost parts of the world. * Last week, as we considered the Scriptural Testimony of the coming and ministry of the Holy Spirit, we saw that there is both the Internal Presence of the Holy Spirit and the External Empowerment of the Holy Spirit...
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* As we have considered the beginning of the book of Acts, we saw Christ's command for the apostles to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in order that they would be witnesses on His behalf in Jerusalem, Samaria and the uttermost parts of the world. * The apostles obeyed and gathered together in an upper room (1:13) in Jerusalem and spent time in prayer. This is probably the same "upper...
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October 16, 2022
* Two weeks ago, as we began our study of the book of Acts, we saw how Jesus told His disciples to wait in Jerusalem until power came upon them from the Holy Spirit. What would they do "in the mean time?" * Last week, Luke shared with us the foundational truth of the church - the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. He continues by revealing the priority of prayer in the early church. As the church waits, they pray and seek the...
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* As we studied Paul's letter to the Ephesians, we saw how he declared that God had given him special revelation to fully unveil the mystery which was hidden in God "from the beginning of the ages." (Eph 3:9) That mystery was the church - the uniting together of Jewish and Gentile worshipers of the one true Creator God through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ! * Today we begin a year-long study of th...
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