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Introduction

I have long looked forward to studying the Book of Acts with you. Over many years of Sunday evening services we made our way through the historical books of the OT, from Joshua to Esther. It is high time we made our way through the great book of earl…


Pentecost

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v.1

Pentecost from the Greek word for “50” because this feast occurred fifty days after Passover. It was the OT’s Feast of Weeks, a late Spring harvest festival.
v.2

You know that the Greek word pneuma can be trans…


Conversion

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v.38

A troublesome introduction of baptism for Protestant Christians. Seeing that baptism does not save someone, why muddy the waters so early on? We don’t deny, of course, that baptism does not have the same place in salva…


Church Structure

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v.42

“They” = 3,000 + 120 or thereabouts; so almost all the church believers of but a few days. Not meeting in one place all at once, of course, but in many different congregations, as v. 46 indicates. The only place they may…


A Miracle

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Luke is now going to give a particular instance of those miracles he said in 2:43 the Apostles were performing. And its setting is in the temple courts where we have already read (2:46) the Christians were meeting daily.

v.1


The Power of Unbelief

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v.2

The Sadducees were particularly annoyed by the message, for they denied the doctrine of the resurrection. That this teaching should have been spread in the Temple would have only infuriated them the more as they thought…


Salvation in Christ Alone

As I said last Lord’s Day evening, I want to return to the text we read last time to consider the statement Peter makes in v. 12. It is the ground of Peter’s appeal to submit to Jesus Christ:
“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no …