Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Learn the Bible in 24 Hours – Hour 17 – Acts

I have heard the book of Acts referred to as “The Acts of the Holy Spirit” (my personal favorite) and “The Acts of the Apostles”.  Now, I will add another nickname for this book to my vocabulary:  “Luke, Volume Two” because the book is authored by the writer of the Gospel account that bears his name.  It is believed that both books were written in part because trial documentation was required to precede a prisoner to Rome, so these accounts were sent when Paul appealed to Caesar during his imprisonment.

The arrival of the Holy Spirit to inhabit every believer lights up the candles on the birthday cake of Christianity.  Other significant events such as  the stoning of Stephen and introduction of Saul figure prominently in this book that Dr. Missler refers to as being the gateway to the epistles.

One of my favorite moments in this video teaching involves the story of Philip and the eunuch who happens to be the treasurer for the queen of Ethiopia.  There is some confusion about the Scripture this man is reading on the Jerusalem-Gaza road and Philip takes the opportunity to explain the Scriptures and this man receives Christ and is baptized.  I’m not going to give away the punch line on this one.  You must watch Chuck Missler’s video teaching for this.  Trust me:  it’s worth it!

Paul’s life and ministry were quite remarkable.  It’s too bad that only one hour was dedicated to this incredible topic.

Homework for next time:  Romans

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