There is still the offer of the coming kingdom if they will repent and embrace the promised Messiah. The gospel gives sight, light, liberty, pardon, heaven. That is what Paul quoted Jesus as saying. Bible students will appreciate this later edition, and preachers will find that it will help them in their exposition of the text. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. While the basic approach remains the same, a comparison of this edition with its predecessor shows that all the material has been carefully reworked.
Thanks be to God that we know not the things which shall befall us during the year, the week, the day which has begun. It must mean a loss of rewards in heaven, because Ezekiel was clearly a saved man who could not be eternally condemned. · Like Jesus, Paul made or received three successive predictions of his coming sufferings in Jerusalem, including being handed over to the Gentiles. Without a heart of sacrifice there can be no real effective, eternal ministry — and it should be a glad sacrifice, knowing the blessedness of it all. It is fascinating to think about it that way, isn't it? Then he asked who he was and what he had done. In 2 Corinthians 3 Moses stands in relation to the First Covenant as Christ does to the Second. The Acts of the Apostles.
Wolves are fierce, voracious, bold, and greedy, frequently killing more sheep than they can eat or drag away. Concise Chapter Contents Paul's journeys. With most doors someone is either going in or coming out. The Greek word haiʹre·sis was also applied to groups that developed within the Christian congregation. Again, there is the mistaken idea in evangelical circles that there are two options for the Christian life. Acts constantly shouts triumph, from end to end. As a missionary, nobody expects you to live at the same comfort level as the folks back home do.
The Book of Acts in Its Ancient Literary Setting. God first forgives; then He gives. Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears. The book of Acts is like that -- Judaism is going out and the Church is coming in. The Lord sees and knows you, especially if you are weak and fainting. And they accompanied him to the ship.
But it took a long time for men to comprehend this. The Words of the Apostle Paul. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the. This language also appears in the Book of Mormon in Jacob 1:19, 2 Nephi 9:44, Mosiah 2:27. It was a very difficult time for all. Imagine after spending nine years in missionary work being asked by God to leave your ministry area to go to a place where persecution and then prison are guaranteed! Our names do not appear in the chapters we have here, but somewhere other chapters have been written down -- and somewhere we have a chapter to write! And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
©2018 David Guzik — No distribution beyond personal use without permission. Imagine how these men listening to Paul would have received this. We are ready to kill him before he gets here. Critical matters are confined to the footnotes. . It moves through one small section of Bible verses after another.
It carries us from the limited gospel of the kingdom, at the close of the four Gospels, through the spreading of the gospel of grace to the whole world, at the close of Acts. Nevertheless, I do not consider my own life of any importance to me, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to bear thorough witness to the good news of the undeserved kindness of God. For each subsequent chapter simply repeat the search with that chapter number disclaimer: I have not done all 28 chapters so be a Berean! Is it wrong to look forward to a comfortable retirement? Pebbles were used in courts of justice in rendering judgment or voicing an opinion of either innocence or guilt. Henry Alford… comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. We must understand that the last 27 books are a divinely inspired commentary on the first 39 books. So they took the boy away alive and were comforted beyond measure.
Full treatment of introductory problems. The Beauty in the Gospel Acts 20: 24-27 Our text today finds the apostle Paul on his way to Jerusalem. Believing that this was the last time they should see him, he appeals concerning his integrity. Therefore the inclusion of specific links does not indicate that we agree with every comment. We could have no hope unless God fulfilled His promises to Israel. An intrepid witness for God.
Because of this miraculous healing, a crowd gathers, and Peter begins to preach. He wanted to preach all the word of God to all people. We have in Chapters 1 and 2 the coming of the witness -- the Holy Spirit. Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. He is a ringleader of the Nazarene sect 6 and even tried to desecrate the temple; so we seized him. Talked a long while, even till daybreak: Paul, obviously getting their attention back, continued preaching until daybreak. So, from Miletus, he called for the elders of the church to come for a special meeting.
Shepherds were well-aware of the danger posed by wolves. He was a powerful preacher; he preached the gospel as a testimony to them if they received it; but as a testimony against them if they rejected it. Let them not think that Paul left Asia for fear of persecution; he was in full expectation of trouble, yet resolved to go on, well assured that it was by Divine direction. He immediately met with strong opposition from many that knew him. Verse by verse he often offers good help, and he has addenda on topics such as breaking of bread, Sadducees and Pharisees, etc. The redemption of Israel is at the heart and core of Daniel's prophecy.