Presentation on theme: "Lesson 1: Establishment of the Church Acts 1-2"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lesson 1: Establishment of the Church Acts 1-2 Lessons From ActsLesson 1: Establishment of the ChurchActs 1-2
2 Quarter Overview 1 Establishment of the Church (Chapters 1-2) 2 ClassLesson1 Establishment of the Church (Chapters 1-2)2 Gospel spreads to Jerusalem (Chapters 3-7)3 Gospel spreads to Judea and Samaria (Chapters 8-12)4 Gospel spreads to uttermost parts of the world—part 1 (Chapters 12-18)5 Gospel spreads to uttermost parts of the world—part 2 (Chapters 19-28)6 Christ is Risen7 Holy Spirit in the book of Acts (Message, Miracles, etc…)8 Gospel of Acts (including responses)9 Evangelism (Great Commission -> Paul, Barnabas, John Mark, etc… -> us)10Church growth the same way as it did in the N.T.11Boldness during trials (Acts 4)12Faith during trials (Paul peace during shipwreck)13We must forgive ourselves after asking God to forgive us (Paul’s conversion, Peter after denial)14Pride (could have been Paul’s downfall -> Acts. 9)15The use of the Lord’s money in Acts16Background of Believers (Sorcery, Jews, Gentiles, Tax Collectors, etc…) Unity and Predudice17Serving Others18Returning to the Old Law19Believing under difficult circumstances (Jailer verses Felix)20Being a Berean (Studied daily, study to show thyself approved, etc…)21Teaching starts where the person is at (ch 2 (Jews), ch 8 (Eunuch), ch 17 (Athenians), Jews with the law, teaching Gentiles didn’t begin with the law, etc..)22Worship in Acts (Acts 20- Troas)23Elders
3 Introduction to Acts No room for doubt (Acts 1:3) Presented Himself alive by many infallible proofsWas seen and heard speaking of the kingdom of GodJesus commanded the apostles to wait in Jerusalem for the Promise of the Father (v4)“Lord will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”It is not for you to know the time or season
4 What Promise did Jesus make? (Acts 1:8) But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”1) But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you
5 The Work of the Holy Spirit (John 14:26-16:15) Jesus continues to prepare them for His departureThe Helper will come (Spirit of truth)He will testify of meHe will teach you all things (14:26)He will remind you of what I said (14:26)Why is Jesus telling them this? (16:1 & 4)They will put you out of the synagogueThey will think they offer God a service by killing you
6 The Work of the Holy Spirit (John 15:26-16:15) Now I go to My Father who sent meSorrow has filled the apostles heart (v. 6)It is to your advantage that I go… Why?The Helper will:Convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgmentDeliver the many things Jesus still needs to tell themGuide you into all truthWill not speak on His own authority but what He hears He speaksTell you things to comeHe will glorify MeTake what is Mine and declare it to you
7 Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy (John 16:16-33) A little while -> You will not see meDisciples are perplexedYou will weep and lament but the world will rejoiceDuring the first 40 days->Peter: “I am going fishing”Can you imagine what is going through their mind?Your sorrow will turn to joy (A woman’s labor)
8 What Promise did Jesus make? (Acts 1:8) But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”2) You shall be witnesses
9 Your Shall Be a WitnessWhat is called if I tell something in court that I heard but didn’t see?A witness is someone who sees and hears an event THEMSELVESCan we be a witness for Christ?
10 What Promise did Jesus make? (Acts 1:8) 3) witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
11 Go Teach Matt. 28:19-20 Mark 16:15-16 Luke 24:27 Combination Teach all nationsPreach to every creaturePreach in His name among all the nationsPreach/Teach *ALL Nations*He that believethBelievesRepentanceRepentsBaptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy SpiritAnd is baptizedBaptizedShall be saved/No belief (condemned)Remission of sinsShall be saved/ Remission of sinTeach to observe all things commanded
12 Ascension (Acts 1:9-14)After the Great Commission, he ascends while they watchAnd while they looked steadfastly …What is the disciples mindset now?Who is there (1:13)?What are they doing (1:14)?They continued with one accord in prayer and supplication
13 Matthias Chosen (Acts 1:15-26) While waitingPeter stands (among 120) and reminds Judas’ fulfills Scripture (Ps. 41:9)Ac 1:20 "For it is written in the book of Psalms: 'Let his dwelling place be desolate, And let no one live in it'; and, 'Let another take his office.‘ (Ps 69:25; 109:8)Joseph or MatthiasBeen with us all the time Jesus was on earthDo they replace any other apostles? (James)
14 The Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4) In Acts 2, what Feast are they celebrating?How long has it been since the Passover?So, about how long has it been since Jesus ascended into Heaven?What were they waiting for?What do they hear?What do they see?What do they start doing?
15 The Multitudes Hear the Sound and come Rushing Amazed and Marveled!Confused?We all hear in our own languages!?Ac 2:9 "Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 "Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, 11 "Cretans and Arab
16 Go Tell the Good NewsIn verse 11 what was the message they were hearing?Two ReactionsAmazed and perplexed saying what can this mean?Other mocked and said, they are drunk!
17 Go Tell the Good News Peter stands with the 11 “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day.” (9AM)
18 Go Tell the Good NewsPeter could have said, just believe us! We can do miracles. Didn’t you hear that?However, Peter takes them back and shows them what is happening was prophesied in the ScripturesWhy is this important?Acts 2:17-21
19 Go Tell the Good News God Sent Jesus (v22) You killed Him (v23) He was proved by miracles, wonders and signs which God did through HimYou killed Him (v23)God Raised Him (v24)Verses 25-28We are Witnesses (v32)God is in control (v23)
20 The People’s Reaction (Acts 2:37-41) How did the people respond?Cut to the heartMen and brethren, what shall we do?Peter respondsRepentBe baptizedIn the name of Jesus ChristFor the remission of sinYou will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit
21 The People’s Reaction (Acts 2:37-41) The Promise is to you and to your childrenTo those afar offPeter continues to say, “Be saved from this perverse generation”Those who gladly received Him were baptized3,000 people were added to the Church that day
22 The People Continue (Acts 2:42-47) They continued steadfastIn the Apostles’ doctrineFellowshipBreaking of breadPrayerHow did the people react when the Apostles began doing miracles? (v43)What did those who believed do?The Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved!