Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 15-26 - Judasby Carlton CoonSomewhere along the way, Satan began to work on Judas, as he had tempted Jesus and desired Peter “that he might sift you as wheat.” (Luke 22:31b). Judas allowed himself to be enticed away. He “fell.”
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 12-14 - One Accord -- Ten Times in the Book of Acts
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 12-14 - The First Deedby Carlton CoonThey continued daily in prayer and supplication. The use of two words which speak of much the same activity adds weight to what those in the upper room were doing.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 12-14 - People in the Upper Roomby Carlton CoonThe eleven had received direct instruction. They were to “wait and then go.” In obedience they came to this place to “wait.” Their waiting was not sitting quietly and folding their hands. Instead they took spiritual action. They prayed.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 12-14 - Return to Jerusalemby Carlton CoonThe apostles carried out Jesus’ instructions. They did not scatter, but went at once to the upper room where they abode. It seems this was a temporary residence that had been used when Jesus and His closest followers were in Jerusalem.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 3-5 - Tarrying at a Promiseby Carlton CoonThe main difference between John and the book of Acts disciples was that the disciples had experienced a personal Pentecost – they had been filled with the Holy Ghost. Empowered by the Holy Ghost, the disciples could exclaim, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 1-2 (continued)by Carlton CoonWith Jesus there was action and doctrine. A bird must have two wings in order to fly. The church must also have the two wings of “action” and “instruction.” Seek balance – “to do and teach.” Both are necessary. To be over-balanced toward one or the other leaves the church weak.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 1-2 (continued)by Carlton CoonBegan . . . a word that calls for a continuation. Luke was volume one of a saga that could not be contained in one writing,. God's approach is different, the tools being employed are different, but what He started has not concluded.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 1-2by Carlton CoonChristianity is a point of departure as well as a point of arrival. The acts and words of Jesus are a beginning, a center from which to journey.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1by Carlton CoonThe four gospels funnel into Acts. Acts is then a too oft ignored bridge from the life of Christ into practiced and practical Christianity.
For Better Understanding of Acts Blog #8by Carlton Coon
The book of Acts covers approximately thirty years. Understanding the time involved gives a sense of the time in Paul becoming a convert, a disciple, and then a student of the scripture. It helps see the development of Peter as the apostle preaching the first gospel message to the Jews and nine years later to a Gentile.
- Acts of the Apostles
- Charismatic movement
- chasing God
- Christian Devotion
- church growth
- Daily Devotion
- Holy Spirit
- knowing God
- life lessons
- personal devotion
- quiet time
- seeking God
- study of the Bible
Various Ways of Looking at Acts (Continued) Blog #7by Carlton Coon
Acts contains an experiential theology of salvation whether dealing with those who conspired to commit murder (Acts 2); a prayerful and honest-hearted Roman military official (Acts 10), or an Ethiopian who had traveled to Jerusalem to worship (Acts 8). How to be saved is found in the book of Acts!
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