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1 Where are we going… where have we been?

2 -“Growing Out and Growing Up” -“Bearing and Baring” - “Right Rave and Left Love” - “Hype and Hypocrisy” - “History and His Story” -“Growing Out and Growing Up” -“Bearing and Baring” - “Right Rave and Left Love” - “Hype and Hypocrisy” - “History and His Story”

3  God has a plan and so does the devil.

4  God has a plan: For the universe.For the universe. For the earth.For the earth. For you.For you.

5  Satan has a plan: To counter.To counter. To counterfeit.To counterfeit. To confound.To confound.

6  God has a plan and so does the devil.  The God of the Bible is the God of History.

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8 Isaiah 42:9 – “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”Isaiah 42:9 – “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

9 Isaiah 46:9-10 – “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure”Isaiah 46:9-10 – “Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure”

10  God has a plan and so does the devil.  The God of the Bible is the God of History.  The devil does not want you to identify him in history.

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12  God has a plan and so does the devil.  The God of the Bible is the God of History.  The devil does not want you to identify him in history.  History repeats itself.

13 Ecclesiastes 1:9 – “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”Ecclesiastes 1:9 – “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”

14 Ecclesiastes 3: “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”Ecclesiastes 3: “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”

15  God has a plan and so does the devil.  The God of the Bible is the God of History.  The devil does not want you to identify him in history.  History repeats itself.  Don’t remove the ancient landmark.

16 Proverbs 22:28 – “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.”Proverbs 22:28 – “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.” Proverbs 23:10 - “Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless”Proverbs 23:10 - “Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless”

17 Where are we going … where have we been? -“Growing Out and Growing Up” -“Bearing and Baring” - “Right Rave and Left Love” - “Hype and Hypocrisy” - “History and His Story” -“Growing Out and Growing Up” -“Bearing and Baring” - “Right Rave and Left Love” - “Hype and Hypocrisy” - “History and His Story”

18 “Acts and Actions” Where are we going … where have we been?

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20 Ephesians 2:19-20 – “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone”

21 “Acts and Actions” Where are we going … where have we been?

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23  The God of the Bible is the God of History.

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26 Acts…

27 From an Old Testament structure to a New Testament structure. From an Old Testament structure to a New Testament structure.

28 Hebrews 9: And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.”Hebrews 9: And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.”

29 Acts… From an Old Testament structure to a New Testament structure. From an Old Testament structure to a New Testament structure.

30 Acts… From the Nation of Israel to the Body of Christ. From the Nation of Israel to the Body of Christ.

31 John 1: “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”John 1: “He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name”

32 Acts… From God working primarily with the Jew, to God working primarily with the Gentile. From God working primarily with the Jew, to God working primarily with the Gentile.

33 Acts… From a Kingdom of Heaven (literal) message to a Kingdom of God (spiritual) message. From a Kingdom of Heaven (literal) message to a Kingdom of God (spiritual) message.

34 Matthew 10:5-6 – “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”Matthew 10:5-6 – “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

35 Matthew 24:13 – “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”Matthew 24:13 – “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

36 Peter Matthew 16:18-19(a)- “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven :…”

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40 Paul Ephesians 3:7-8 “Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ”

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42 Acts… From the ministry of Peter to the ministry of Paul. From the ministry of Peter to the ministry of Paul.

43 Peter Matthew 16:18-19(a)- “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven :…”

44 Paul Ephesians 3:7-8 “Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ”

45 Acts… From God’s headquarters in the church at Jerusalem to the new base of operations, the church at Antioch. From God’s headquarters in the church at Jerusalem to the new base of operations, the church at Antioch.

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47 Antioch of Syria

48 PlacesPlaces 1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5)1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5) Antioch of Syria

49 PlacesPlaces 1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5)1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5) The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21) Antioch of Syria

50 PlacesPlaces 1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5)1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5) The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)   The church in Jerusalem sends Barnabas to Antioch. ( 11:22-24)  Barnabas departs and brings back Saul to Antioch. ( 11: (a) ) Antioch of Syria

51 PlacesPlaces 1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5)1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5) The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21) The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a)The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a) Antioch of Syria

52 PlacesPlaces 1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5)1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5) The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21) The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a)The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a)  God is taking His hand off of Jerusalem and putting it on Antioch. (11:27-30) Antioch of Syria

53 PlacesPlaces 1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5)1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1- 5) The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21) The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a)The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a) The 1 st Bible Teachers were in the church at Antioch. (Acts 13:1)The 1 st Bible Teachers were in the church at Antioch. (Acts 13:1) Antioch of Syria

54 PlacesPlaces 1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1-5)1 of the 1 st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1-5) The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)The 1 st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21) The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a)The Disciples were 1 st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a) The 1 st Bible Teachers were in the church at Antioch. (Acts 13:1)The 1 st Bible Teachers were in the church at Antioch. (Acts 13:1) The 1 st Missionaries were sent out from the church at Antioch.(Acts13:2,3)The 1 st Missionaries were sent out from the church at Antioch.(Acts13:2,3) Antioch of Syria

55 PlacesPlaces Alexandria Egypt

56 PlacesPlacesEgypt It is a picture of the world.It is a picture of the world.

57 PlacesPlacesEgypt It is a picture of the world.It is a picture of the world. God calls his people “out” of Egypt.God calls his people “out” of Egypt.

58 PlacesPlacesEgypt It is a picture of the world.It is a picture of the world. God calls his people “out” of Egypt.God calls his people “out” of Egypt.  In Exodus there are 37 references to God bringing His people “out” of Egypt.  In Leviticus, 8 times God says, “…I am the Lord that brought you out of the land of Egypt” 11:45;19:36; 22:33; 23:43; 25:38,55; 26:13, 45

59 PlacesPlacesEgypt It is a picture of the world.It is a picture of the world. God calls his people “out” of Egypt.God calls his people “out” of Egypt. Coming “out of Egypt” is a picture of salvation.Coming “out of Egypt” is a picture of salvation.  Colossians 1:13 – “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son”  Galatians 4:3 – “Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world”

60 PlacesPlacesEgypt Jacob:Jacob:  Genesis 47:29 – “And the time drew nigh that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee, in Egypt”

61 PlacesPlacesEgypt Joseph:Joseph:  Genesis 50:22 (a), – “ And Joseph dwelt in Egypt, he, and his father's house: And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die : and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.

62 PlacesPlacesEgypt “Downward”:“Downward”:  Genesis 12:10 – “And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.”

63 PlacesPlacesEgypt “Downward”:“Downward”: Genesis 26:1-2 – “And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt ; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of”Genesis 26:1-2 – “And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt ; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of”

64 PlacesPlacesEgypt “Downward”:“Downward”: Genesis 39:1 – “And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.”Genesis 39:1 – “And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.”

65 PlacesPlacesEgypt “Downward”:“Downward”: Genesis 37:25; 42:2,3; 43:15; 45:9,13; 46:3,4Genesis 37:25; 42:2,3; 43:15; 45:9,13; 46:3,4 Numbers 20:15Numbers 20:15 Deuteronomy 10:22; 26:5Deuteronomy 10:22; 26:5 Joshua 24:4Joshua 24:4 Isaiah 30:2; 31:1; 52:4Isaiah 30:2; 31:1; 52:4 Acts 7:15, 34Acts 7:15, 34

66 PlacesPlacesEgypt It is a picture of the world.It is a picture of the world. God calls his people “out” of Egypt.God calls his people “out” of Egypt. Coming “out of Egypt” is a picture of salvation.Coming “out of Egypt” is a picture of salvation.  God calls Egypt the “House of Bondage ”  Exodus 20:2 – “I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”

67 PlacesPlacesEgypt God calls Egypt the “House of Bondage ”God calls Egypt the “House of Bondage ”  Moses calls it the “iron furnace”. Deuteronomy 4:20 – “But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.”

68 PlacesPlacesEgypt Deuteronomy 17:16 - “But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.”Deuteronomy 17:16 - “But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.” Isaiah 31:1 – “ Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help ; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!”Isaiah 31:1 – “ Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help ; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!”

69 PlacesPlaces Alexandria Egypt There is a famous school in Alexandria. The headmaster is Philo. (20 B.C.- 42 A.D.) Philo was influenced by the Greek Philosophers (Plato, Socrates, Aristotle) He began to blend the teachings of their writings and the writings of the O.T.

70 PlacesPlaces Alexandria Egypt Alexandrians were a part of a group that disputed with Stephen. (Acts 6:9-13) Alexandria is connected with bad Bible teaching. (18:24-26; ) It is a ship from Alexandria that takes Paul to Rome and his ultimate death. (27:6; 28:11)

71 PlacesPlacesRome Tried to kill Jesus at His birth (Matthew 2:13) Killed John the Baptist. (Matthew 14:1-12) Had Christ beaten. (Matthew 27:24) Had the thorns placed on Jesus’ head. (Matthew 27:29) Had the nails put in His hands and feet. (Luke 24:39)

72 PlacesPlacesRome Had Jesus crucified. (Matthew 27:35) Their soldiers cast lots for His garments. (John 19:23-24) Put the spear in His side. (John 19:34) Sealed His tomb. (Matthew 27:62-66) Had the head of James cut off. (Acts 12:1,2) Had Paul arrested and killed. (Acts 21:33)

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75 Council Mark 13:9 Matthew 12:14; 26:59 Luke 22:66 John 11:47 Acts 4:15; 6:12; 22:30; 23:1,15,20,28 ** On almost every occasion in the N.T. the word “council” indicates a group of Bible rejecting religious leaders whose job is to stop the work of the Holy Spirit.

76 PatternsPatterns Priests or Priests

77 PatternsPatterns Priests or Priests Referred to 27 times in Acts. 26 negative, the other one- in 6:7 when a group of them actually get saved.

78 PatternsPatterns Priests or Priests Beating Bible believers.(4:3; 5:18) Throwing them into prison. (5:17) Filled with indignation against them. (5:27- 28) Commanding them not to preach. (7:1; ) Martyring a Bible Believer. (Stephen)

79 PatternsPatterns Priests or Priests Granting permission to capture Bible Believers. (9:1-2, 14, 21) Granting permission to put them to death. (26:10) Hitting them in the mouth. (23:2) Conspiring to put a Bible Believer to death. (23:14-15; 25:2-3)

80 PatternsPatternsMartyrdom

81 Martyrdom Stephen- Acts 6:10 – “And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.” Jesus- Matthew 22:46 – “And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.”  His enemies could not answer his argument.

82 PatternsPatternsMartyrdom Stephen- Acts 6:11 – “Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.” Jesus- Matthew 26:59 – “Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death”  False witnesses were hired to ruin him.

83 PatternsPatternsMartyrdom Stephen- Acts 6:12 – “And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council” Jesus- Matthew 27:20 – “But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.”  The people were stirred up against him.

84 PatternsPatternsMartyrdom Stephen- Acts 6:13 - “And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law” Jesus- Matthew 26:65 – “Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.”  He was accused of blasphemy.

85 PatternsPatternsMartyrdom Stephen- Acts 6:13 - “And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law” Jesus- Matthew 12:2 – “But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.”  He was accused of not reverencing the law.

86 PatternsPatternsMartyrdom Stephen- Acts 6:14 – “For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.” Jesus- Matthew 26:61 – “And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.”  They were enraged by his forecasting the destruction of the temple.

87 “Acts and Actions” Where are we going … where have we been?


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