Published March 1, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English
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The opening of Acts discloses a primary theme throughout the book. As believers are empowered by the Holy Spirit they bear witness to the message of salvation in Jesus Christ. This is how the church is established and continues to grow, spreading locally and then continuing to . The answer is found in the person of Jesus Christ. In this sermon on Acts , Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones preaches on the message of Christianity as proclaimed by the apostles in the early chapters of the book of Acts. This is not a message of general cultural transformation, but it is a message . The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost. 2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in. Acts is a book of history as it records the acts of Jesus Christ by His Spirit through His Church. Acts is a book of theology. You will see how theology is lived out, evidence for the inspiration of scripture, and proof that the gospel message has never changed. Acts is a book .
The Holy Spirit can scarcely be said to have been dismissed from the book of Acts at any point. “The Holy Spirit appears prominently in Acts, so much so that the book has been called ‘the Gospel of the Holy Spirit.'”  R. P. C. Hanson, The Acts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ), p. The book of Acts is the inspired history of the early church. It sets patterns for us of how early men and women first obeyed the gospel and worshiped God under the New Covenant. As a people who seek to follow these patterns we must always strive to . What it means when a robin visits you. When a bird acts in an unusual way around you (for example is particularly friendly or appears to be looking for attention), or it appears repeatedly (at least 3 times in a short-period of time), it is trying to convey a message from the spirit world to you. Moreover, the centurion was a force in his family, leading them in spiritual values (see ,22). Aside from these general references to his noble character, there is a further passage in Acts 10 that throws a floodlight upon the religious convictions of this Gentile.
The book of Acts is an important book for understanding the actions of the apostles, mostly Paul and Peter, after Jesus's ascension into Heaven. It is an important book in understanding how we can be directed by the Holy Spirit and the role of Jesus' lessons in our lives. This is the story of Christianity's beginnings and how evangelism played. Of the 27 books that make up what we know as the New Testament, the one called the Acts of the Apostles is unique in the information it title may be a bit misleading, because 11 apostles are barely mentioned, while the book concentrates almost exclusively on the early work of Peter (chapters ) and the short but influential ministry of Paul (chapters ). Acts 19 New International Version (NIV) Paul in Ephesus. 19 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples 2 and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when  you believed?”. They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” 3 So Paul asked, “Then what baptism did you receive?”. The Spirit moves the church into the world. What can the book of Acts tell us about how the church should operate today? John Stott describes the Spirit-motivated, world-changing mission of the early church and applies its experiences to the modern issues that churches face every day.