STUDY ON ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

Session 31: Jesus Alone (Acts 18:24-19:7)

John the Baptist was the greatest of all the prophets for while other prophets pointed to the Messiah from far away, John had the privilege of introducing the Messiah - Jesus of Nazareth. In this episode, the Holy Spirit makes it clear that coming under the ministry of John was no substitute for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith in Jesus alone is the basis of salvation.

Session 30: Corinth (Acts 18:1-23)

Cash-strapped and uncertain of his prospects, Paul arrived at Corinth - a young, energetic, a prosperous city. Can the gospel take root here?

Session 29: Athens (Acts 17:16-34)

Paul's usual strategy was to preach at the synagogues to demonstrate to the Jews, from Hebrew Scriptures, that the Messiah was Jesus. At Athens, Paul was invited to preach to Greek philosophers who neither read the Hebrew Scriptures nor knew anything about Messiah. How should he proceed?

Session 28: Thessalonica and Berea (Acts 17:1-15)

Paul preached the gospel in the synagogues of Thessalonica and Berea - two neighbouring cities. Many Jews and Gentiles, men and women from both cities came to know Jesus as the Messiah. However, Scripture tells us that one was of more noble character than the other. Find out why in this episode!

Session 27: Philippi (Acts 16:11-40)

Philippi - a city founded for retired Roman soldiers and their descendants. They were proud citizens of Rome, loyal to the Emperor, and patriotic to the core. Would the Philippians accept the gospel of Jesus Christ?

Session 26: The Acts of the Holy Spirit (Acts 15:36-16:10)

Can you believe it? The apostles Paul and Barnabas got into a major fight and went separate ways. Paul lost direction in his ministry... What is missing from the picture?

Session 25: The Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:1-35)

The apostles Barnabas and Paul established many churches in Gentile lands. Many Gentiles turned to the Lord on the basis of faith in Jesus regardless of ethnic background. However, could one really be part of God's people without also becoming part of the Jewish nation?

Session 24: The Message that Divides (Acts 14:1-28)

The adventures of the apostles Barnabas and Paul continue with their visit to Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe. One moment, the locals celebrated them as gods. The next moment, the locals threw stones at them. Would you still proclaim the divisive message of Jesus Christ?

Session 23: The Adventure Begins (Acts 13:13-52)

From Cyprus, Paul and Barnabas travelled to Pisidian Antioch (not to be confused with Syrian Antioch!). There, they joined the regular Sabbath service at the local synagogue. In the midst of the service, the apostles were asked to give the sermon! What would they preach?

Session 22: The Adventure Begins (Acts 13:1-12)

The Holy Spirit instructs the church in Antioch to set apart Barnabas and Saul for the mission. Obedience would mean losing two of their "best" members. What should the church do? What would your church do?

Session 21: Its Time to Go (Acts 11:27-12:25)

Although the Gentile door was wide open for the gospel, Peter was still not prepared to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. But what happened next would change Peter's ministry forever...

Session 20: Christians (Acts 11:1-26)

Peter preached the gospel to the Gentiles and the Holy Spirit was poured upon them! What an amazing breakthrough! But many Jesus-followers were not happy about this...

Session 19: At the Edge of Comfort Zone (Acts 9:32-10:8)

Peter received a vision from the Lord asking him to do something that was way beyond his comfort zone. Would he obey God and have a spiritual breakthrough or would he flinch and flee from the presence of the Lord?

Session 18: At the Edge of Comfort Zone (Acts 9:32-10:8)

Peter was going about his ministry in the Holy Land. Although the things he did was nothing short of spectacular, but those were well within his comfort zone. But the Lord would soon challenge Peter to his core...

Session 17: Who are you, LORD (Acts 9:1-31)

Saul of Tarsus was hellbent on destroying the church. He set his sight on the followers of the Way in Damascus. But his life was about to change dramatically...

Session 16: Stephen's Speech (Acts 7:1-8:3)

After Stephen was martyred, persecution broke out and the saints were scattered. But that was not about to stop the advance of the Gospel, this time through the ministry of Philip the Evangelist.

Session 15: Stephen's Speech (Acts 7:1-8:3)

Stephen was brought before the Sanhedrin on charges of blasphemy against the Temple in Jerusalem and blasphemy against the Law of Moses. What would a Spirit-filled spokesperson of God say?

Session 14: Beyond the Twelve (Acts 6:1-15)

The church in Jerusalem grew faster than her leaders could put a proper system in place. Certain disciples felt neglected. Claims of discrimination threatens to break up the church. How should the apostles resolve this problem?

Session 13: The Founding Leader (Acts 5:17-42)

The Temple authorities are not happy with the success of the gospel and the popularity of the apostles. The Temple is supposed to be their own home turf! They are supposed to be the leaders of Israel! But they are now confronted by the heralds of a new Leader...

Session 12: All That I Am, All That I Have, I Lay Them Down Before You (Acts 5:1-16)

Ananias and Sapphira sold a piece of land and pretended that every penny from the sale was given to the church. They lied. They held back some for themselves. Have you ever lied to make yourself look better to others? In this episode, we will examine why Ananias and Sapphira did what they did, how God responded to their action, and what is its impact on the church in Jerusalem.

Session 11: Boldness, Unity, Generosity (Acts 4:23-37)

The apostles Peter and John had just clashed with the Sanhedrin, the ruling elites, and they were released unharmed. How would your church react to such a threat from the authorities? Lie low? Appease? Compromise? Watch this episode to see how the church in Jerusalem responded! BONUS CONTENT: "Church Life in Jerusalem"

Session 10: The Changing of the Guard (Acts 4:1-22)

The incumbent leaders of Israel, the Sanhedrin, did not appreciate what the apostles were doing. "By what authority do you teach? Who do you think you are? We are the leaders of Israel." Who were the apostles? They were the official representatives of Israel's King, the Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth. It's time for the passing of the torch of leadership of God's people from builders who rejected the cornerstone to the witnesses of the resurrection and ascension of the Messiah.

Session 09: A Sign of the Messianic Restoration (Acts 3:1-26)

Peter and John went to pray at the temple. A disabled man asked for alms but he received more than he expected. A crowd gathered to find out what happened. But what exactly happened? What did Peter and John tell the crowd? What would you tell the crowd?

Session 08: Beginning in Jerusalem (Acts 2:37-47)

In the previous episode, the apostle Peter preached a wonderful and moving sermon. But what should people do? How can one join the movement? In this episode, Peter answers this questions. Bonus content: a portrait of the first church in the world - the church in Jerusalem!

Session 07: The Day of the Lord (Acts 2:14-36)

A miracle has happened! The disciples were speaking in all sorts of languages they never learned to proclaim the mighty works of God to a multilingual crowd gathered on the day of Pentecost! But what does this mean> Why were they able to do that? Listen to Peter's authoritative answer in Episode 7 - "The Day of the Lord" (Acts 2:14-36)

Session 06: Prologue - The Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-13)

Throughout the ages, certain chosen ones were empowered by the Holy Spirit to lead God's people - Moses, Gideon, Samson, and David... Their exploits, their leadership, their power to do God's will! If only the Holy Spirit would empower all of God's people to be prophets and prophetesses! What kind of revival would that be? Watch Episode 6 to find out what happened on the Day of Pentecost!

Session 05: Prologue - Reconstituting the Twelve (Acts 1:15-26)

Jesus told the disciples to stay in Jerusalem and wait for the Holy Spirit to come. So they waited... Sometimes we too are told to wait upon the Lord. But does waiting mean do nothing? Watch Episode 5 to learn what the disciples did to prepare for the greatest move of the Holy Spirit of all times.

Session 04: Prologue - Mission Statement (Acts 1:1-14)

In Episode 4, we take a close look at the opening verse of the Acts of the Apostles. Right before the risen Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, he gave a mission to his disciples and told them that he would return again to them. Two thousand years on, disciples of the Lord Jesus are still working on the same mission. But what is it? Get the answer to this question and more with this study.

Session 03: Purpose of Writing - Why did Luke write the Acts of the Apostles

Why did Luke write the Acts of the Apostles? The answer to this can unlock every chapter of the book. In Episode 3, we round up our introduction to the Acts of the Apostles with its purpose of writing.

Session 02: Introduction to the Acts of the Apostles

Episode 2 of our study on the Acts of the Apostles is here. Don't miss it!

Session 01: The Acts of the Apostles - Name of the Book and Authorship

Instead of binge-watching Netflix all day long throughout the MCO, why not join us in the study of the Acts of the Apostles. First episode is now available.

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