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Introduction to Acts: The Triumph of the Word

Bauer Evans, on September 15, 2019. Part of the Acts series

Main Idea: Acts highlights the God who acts through the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Key Ideas
We look back to all that has happened
We look ahead to all that is yet to come
We can put our hope in Jesus for He is still working today!

Three Application Points:

#1 The story of Jesus Christ has more chapters than we realize.

~ Read the book of Acts with us as we study the book on Acts on Sunday

#2: Jesus ministry continues today with great power.

~ Pray with us for His power to be made more visible in coming days.

#3 Great things are always possible with Jesus!

~Let us put our hope in Christ today!

Acts 1:1-11

1:1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God.

And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” And when he had said these things, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. 10 And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11 and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.” (ESV)

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