Description:We continue our exposition of the book of Acts.
Description:We continue our exposition of the book of Acts.
Description:Message addresses the martydom of James the Apostle by King Herod Agrippa I and the subsequent arrest/imprisonment of Peter. Particular emphasis is given to God's testing of His people as a means to advance their faith...and the importance of prayer in the Christian experience.
Description:Message addresses Paul's exhortation to Titus regarding the expected ethic of God's people in view of God's redeeming grace in Christ Jesus...and in view of the grace that is to be revealed at Christ's second advent..
Description:Message examines the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon Cornelius and his household in response to Peter's proclamation of the gospel. Specific emphasis is placed upon the signifigance of Gentile salvation in the still predominant Jewish church.
Description:Message examines the character of Stephen and details the relationship between faith and the expression of divine grace in his preaching ministry.
Description:Message addresses the first internal dilemma threatening the church. Specific emphasis is applied to the Biblical approach of the development of the ministries of the local church as changing conditions arise.
Description:Message considers Gamaliel's attempt to diffuse the Sanhedrin's interests to execute the apostles for their testimony of Jesus. Doctrinal treatment is given toward man's innate hostility to the gospel, and to the rejoicing that God's people can and should experience when they are persecuted for their fidelity to the word of God.
Description:Message addresses the growing reputation and testimony of the early church in Jerusalem due to the careful piety of believers, and the works being peformed by the Holy Spirit through the apostles.
Description:Message addresses the deception of Ananias and Sapphira. Specific admonition is given against hyspocrisy and pretense in the church.
Description:Message addresses the common consciousness among the Church's first believers toward ministering to ane another's needs and proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Description:Message addresses the response of the early church following Peter and John's first arrest and release for proclaiming Christ.
Description:Message expounds Christ's Representation as the Redeemer of God's elect. Union with Christ, in His death and resurrection, is emphasized.
Description:Message addresses the Sanhedrin's response to Peter's discourse during he and John's arrainment by the Council. Specific exhortation is given to believers toward an uncompromising presentation of the gospel.
Description:Message addresses the arrest of Peter and John following Peter's second sermon in Jerusalem. Exhortation is given regarding the Christian's appropriate expectation of persecution, and the means of grace, through the Holy Spirit, to maintain fidelity in its midst.
Description:Message addresses the 2nd Advent of the Lord Jesus Christ and the consequences of Israel's persistent rejection of her appointed King. Emphasis is given toward Israel's eschatalogical preeminence.
Description:Message addresses Peter's 2nd sermon following Pentecost. Detailed treatment is given to the doctrine of repentance, and to Israel's promised Messianic Kingdom, as spoken of by the Old Testament prophets.
Description:Message addresses the beginning of the succession of events culminating in the outpouring ofthe Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, as set forth in Peter's inaugural sermon. Emphasis is placed on the life, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Description:Message addresses the return of the disciples to Jerusalem following the Lord's ascencion. Specific emphasis is placed on devtion to assembling for prayer, as was evidenced by the disciples in the upper room.
Description:Message introduces the fundamental concern with the book of Acts: Christ, having completed the work of redemption, has been raised to the right hand of the Father and has received the Holy Spirit promised to Him as the reward for His work. It is the work of indwelling Spirit in the people of God to glorify the glorified Christ.
Description:This message sets forth that obedience is to be the prevailing character of the Christian life. Specific treatment is given to the prophetic messianc text of Psalm 40:6-8 to accent the obedience of Christ during his earthly ministry.
Description:Message reminds believers that the people of God are joined/related to the Lord Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, who has become the indwelling instrument for the performance of the work of Christ in the believer. "Working in us that which is pleasing in His sight." (v21)
Description:Message exhorts believers to offer true worship and thanksgiving in light of the magnificent salvation confeerred to us through Jesus Christ. "With such sacrifices God is pleased." (v16)
Description:Message addresses the central fact that the true food of believers is not physical food. Rather, the believer's sustenance is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. We feed upon Him who has been sacrificed for us. "We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat" (v10).
Description:Message addresses the pitfalls of covetousness, and exhorts the believer to be content with present provisions...knowing that the Lord God sovereignly ordains every circumstance, and promises never to forsake His children.
Description:Message addresses the kind of life that should be expressive among those who have been redeemed by the blood of Christ. Specific emphasis is given to sacrifical "love for the brethren", and the careful protection of the institution of marriage "among all".
Description:(Note: An 18-second silence precedes this recording) Message touches the second advent of Christ, and the manifestation of the Messianic Kingdom on earth, at which point all those who rejected Christ will experience a judgment that far surpasses anything the Israelites experienced in connection with Mt. Sinai and the introduction of the Mosaic Law.