Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Acts 1:13b-2:41

Main Lessons from Acts 1:13b-2:41
~ Jesus called and chose the 12 apostles for a specific apostolic ministry: to be witnesses of Jesus' time with them and His death and resurrection.
~ The three dramatic signs of Pentecost (wind, fire and speaking in other languages) indicated the commissioning and equipping of the apostles by the Holy Spirit for this apostolic ministry.
~ God was in control of Jesus' death and resurrection, according to His own previous plan, and it was God who exalted Jesus to the judgement seat of heaven.
~ It is God who calls people to Christ, granting the gift of the Holy Spirit.
* The fourth sign of Pentecost - the ability to confidently and clearly state that Jesus is Lord (having authority over the believer's own life) and Jesus is Christ (aka Messiah, the promised Saviour, who has saved the believer from the consequences of their sins) is the defining evidence of the Holy Spirit's presence within all Christians, including those of today. (See also 1 Corinthians 12:3 and Romans 10:6-13.)


Mrs. Edwards said...

Hi Sharon,
Just wanted to let you know I saw these posts on Acts and enjoyed reading them. I'll be praying about your study this Wednesday as I go to sleep Tuesday night!

Sharon said...


Jeff and I have been praying for you as you head off this Thursday as well, and as you and H prepare for your time away.

The longer text bits are what will be in the background notes of the study.

~ Sharon