Wonders & the Word

Acts 3:11-26 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Peter’s Second Sermon 11 While he was clinging to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them at the so-called [a]portico of Solomon, full of amazement. 12 But when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why […]

Continue reading

Acts 3:1-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Healing the Lame Beggar 3 Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the [a]ninth hour, the hour of prayer. 2 And a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate […]

Continue reading

What the Church Could Be

Acts 2:42-47 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and [a]to prayer. 43 [b]Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and [c]signs were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those who had believed [d]were together and had […]

Continue reading

Pleading For Awakening

Acts 2:14-39 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Peter’s Sermon 14 But Peter, [a]taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words. 15 For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, […]

Continue reading

Power of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-13 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Day of Pentecost 2 When the day of Pentecost [a]had come, they were all together in one place.2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of […]

Continue reading

Pentecost

Acts 2:1-13 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Day of Pentecost 2 When the day of Pentecost [a]had come, they were all together in one place.2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of […]

Continue reading

Acts 1:9-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Ascension 9 And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into [a]the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside […]

Continue reading

What is Christianity?

Acts 1:1-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Introduction 1 The first account I [a]composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had [b]by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen. 3 To [c]these He also presented Himself […]

Continue reading

Overview of a Church with Power

Acts 1 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Taken Up Into Heaven 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. 3 After his suffering, he presented […]

Continue reading

Suffering, A Prelude to Joy

Acts 16:22-40New American Standard Bible (NASB) Paul and Silas Imprisoned 22 The crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their [a]robes off them and proceeded to order [b]them to be beaten with rods. 23 When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely; 24 [c]and he, having received such a […]

Continue reading