3. Evidence of the Holy Spirit’s Coming
4. Effect of the Holy Spirit’s Coming
Acts 2: 1-13
1. The promise of the Holy Spirit’s coming
2. The day of the Holy Spirit’s coming
-God has an eternal plan of redemption.
-God has given His Spirit to all who believe.
-All who are indwelt by the Spirit are empowered to be witnesses for Christ. This is part of the divine plan of redemption.
Genesis 5:1 – 6:8
The One Big Idea: Our focus must always be on God’s eternal kingdom, not on any worldly kingdom.
1. The unbroken line of Adam through Seth to Jesus assures us that God is faithful to his promise to conquer death.
2. The hatred of God by the fallen spiritual creatures is directed at humanity.
3. God’s light of life continues through Noah until it was fully revealed in Jesus.
1. The Fall of Judas
2. The Need for a Replacement
3. Matthias Is Chosen by Lot
1. The practice of religion will not save us.
2. We must repent and surrender all to Christ.
3. God is patient, but there is an end.
4. God is sovereign, His plans will not fail.
5. Major decisions should be made through prayer.
6. We are to serve Christ without seeking the recognition of others.
Acts 1: 12-14
Acts 1: 9-11
1. The Nature of the Kingdom
2. The Call to Action
3. The Motivation for Action
1. The Focus- Christ
2. The Message – The Gospel
3. The Method – Proclamation
4. The Power – The Holy Spirit
1. We are saved by God’s word
2. We are nourished by God’s word
3. We are sanctified by God’s word
4. We are guided by God’s word
5. We are protected by God’s word
6. We are to be doers of God’s word
The One Big Idea: Through common grace, God faithfully preserves the redemptive line of the seed of the woman until Christ returns.
1. A redeemed heart offers joyful worship, regular devotions, thoughtful prayer, and willing service out of gratitude to God.
2. Human effort, no matter how advanced, is always spoiled by sin and can never resolve our problems.
3. God’s grace preserved the redemptive line from Eve to the cross and will continue to preserve the line in his church until Christ returns.