Acts – Page 3 – Gospel in Life

Book of the Bible: Acts

The Gospel in a Pluralist Society

The Gospel in a Pluralist Society

The early church ministered in a pluralistic society with numerous gods, religions, philosophies and beliefs, very much like the world today. Is belief simply a matter of individual conscience? Are we being arrogant and bigoted if we try to convert someone to our own religion? The Acts 4 passage and message takes us through the problem with truth claims, the problem with the problem with truth claims, the solution and provision for the problem.

The First Miracle

The First Miracle

Acts 3 records the continuation of Jesus’ ministry through the apostles’ first miracle. In our day and age, what should we even make of the idea of miracles? Were they simply displays of power meant to draw the attention of others? In what way do miracles point to something more profound, deeper and far more significant? This message shows in his sermon how that first miracle points upward, points forward, points inward, and points downward.

The First Sermon

The First Sermon

Acts chapter 2 describes the first “sermon” by the official church. In this first sermon, the Apostle Peter appeals to the messianic psalm, Psalm 110. How is it that this message and psalm provoked his first century Jewish audience to such a convicted response? What was the key difference that set apart Christianity from the Jewish religion? This sermon unravels Acts 2 expounding on the mind, grace, heart and life.

The Descent of the Spirit

The Descent of the Spirit

Acts chapter 2 records the birth of the church at Pentecost. What was behind this event that so powerfully propelled the church into existence? What crucial role did the Holy Spirit play in all of this? What is the significance of the gospel being spoken in so many different tongues and languages? This text will take us through an outside power, inner wonder, universal message, and a new man off the mountain.

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