'Acts' Tagged Posts

'Acts' Tagged Posts

Bible Reading Plan for Week of June 10

This week we will continue our journey through Second Corinthians.  On his missionary journeys Paul had served in Corinth and shared the gospel in this prominent city of Greece.  He is now writing to this body of believers to “urge them to prepare for his impending visit by completing the collection they had started a year previously and by dealing with the troublemakers [false teachers who infiltrated the church] in their midst.  He warns them that he means what he…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 18

On Paul’s way to Athens in Acts 17, he stopped and shared about Christ in Thessalonica.  He wasn’t well received, but he persevered to fulfill God’s purpose for him.  As we continue reading through the NT, we’ll read 1 and 2 Thessalonians this week, and on Saturday and Sunday we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, February 18 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday,…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 11

We studied Acts 16 in our Gospel Groups and discovered that Paul and Silas traveled to Philippi and presented truth to at least three individuals.  The gospel message was received and it starts bearing much fruit.  The church at Philippi is formed and Paul has a strong affection for this body of believers.  Therefore, we’ll read through Paul’s letter to the Philippians this week and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of February 4

In Acts 15 we see that the Jerusalem Council concludes that salvation is by grace through faith.  Nothing needs to be added to Jesus.  “[Paul’s] letter to the Galatians is a vigorous attack against the gospel of works, and a defense of the gospel of faith.”  This week we will read through Galatians, and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 28

This week we will finish reading through the book of Proverbs.  Don’t just check off that you read the book, but practice and implement the practical living wisdom that you learned.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, January 28 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday, January 29 – Proverbs 21:1 – 22:29 Tuesday, January 30 – Proverbs 23:1 – 24:34 Wednesday, January 31 – Proverbs 25:1 – 26:28…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 21

Fill your mind with the wisdom of God as we continue reading through the book of Proverbs.  Apply these truths to your life and put them into practice.  Let’s be hearers and doers of the Word.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, January 21 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday, January 22 – Proverbs 11:1 – 12:28 Tuesday, January 23 – Proverbs 13:1 – 14:35…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 14

The book of Proverbs is filled with much wisdom and practical insights. These concise statements that convey truth give us guidelines for how to live.  This week we’ll start reading through Proverbs to gain wisdom about discipline, family, self-control, the tongue, marriage, and finances.  On Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, January 14 – Colossians 1:1 – 4:18 Monday, January 15 – Proverbs 1:1…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of January 7

This week we will look at the Old Testament book of Esther.  Although God is not mentioned specifically in this book, you can see His sovereignty displayed in the events.  God controls all of history, and He protects His people.  We’ll read through this book during the week, and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, January…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of December 31

One year is ending and another year is beginning.  During the next few months Pastor Travis will be preaching through Colossians.  We’ll read through this book during the week to prepare us for this study, and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and review the book of Colossians for the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, December 31 – 1 Samuel 7:1-17 Monday, January…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of December 24

Christmas is tomorrow!  We have been waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  This week we’ll discover what happened at Jesus’ birth and some events after His birth.  We’ll read in Matthew and Luke during the week, and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, December 24 – Matthew 2:1-18 Monday, December 25 – Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-20 Tuesday, December 26…

Bible Reading Plan for Week of December 10

We are currently reading through the book of Acts, which describes the events of the early church.  This week we’ll see how God uses Paul to spread the Gospel.  We’ll read through Acts Monday to Friday, and then on Saturday and Sunday, we’ll focus on the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups and the Sunday sermon.  Please consider the questions below regarding the Scriptures for our Gospel Groups. Sunday, December 10 – Matthew 1:18-25 Monday, December 11 – Acts 19:1 – 20:38 Tuesday, December 12 –…

Acts 3:1-10 and 4:5-31 for Gospel Groups December 10-16

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Acts 3:1-10; 4:5-31   How does Peter demonstrate boldness in Acts 3:1-10? What good deed have you recently done in Jesus’ name? Contrast the lame man before meeting Peter and John and after meeting them. How does Peter again demonstrate boldness in Acts 4:5-22? Where does boldness come from? Does Acts 4:20 describe you? Would threats tempt you to minimize what you say about Jesus and how you say it?…

Acts 2:1-4 and 22-40 for Gospel Groups December 3-9

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Acts 2:1-4, 22-47 John 14:15-17, 26; 15:26-27   Are you obeying the commands of Jesus? Do you wait for God to act? Who is the Holy Spirit? How does knowing the Holy Spirit lives in you affect the way you live? Why do you think Peter shares boldly with the people gathered? What things does Peter testify about Jesus? With whom have you recently shared the good news of Jesus?…

Acts 1:4-14 for Gospel Groups November 19-25

Read the passages this week and think about these questions Acts 1:4-10 Psalm 110   Is it hard to wait for things? What have you had to wait on before? Do you trust a promise from God more than a promise from a friend? Why? How do you handle “unknowns” in life? Why is the Holy Spirit important? What does the Holy Spirit empower us to do? What do you think about this statement by John Piper? Missions exists because…

Interpreting Acts

The Book of Acts is a unique book in all of Scripture.  Being the only narrative-based book in the New Testament that isn’t a Gospel, extra hermeneutical precaution must be made. Download Handout – Session 10 – Interpreting Acts Narrative Reminders In reading biblical narratives, we must be aware of the three levels: Top Level – the complete universal plan of the Sovereign God being worked through His creation Middle Level – key aspects of God’s plan centering around God’s people…