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The Lord Is at Work

Acts 3:12-16

Topics: Encouragement

One day the mayor (leader) of a small town noticed two of his workers doing something strange. They were working steadily along the side of the road. One of the men was digging a hole in the ground, and the other filling it up again. After watching them dig...


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The Church in the Wilderness

Acts 7:38-38
Topic: The Church
God always has a plan! The Tabernacle was God’s plan for fellowshipping with man in the wilderness. He allows us to see His plan for continued fellowship in the church. [ read more... ]

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The Church in the Wilderness

Acts 7:38-38
Topic: The Church
God always has a plan! The Tabernacle was God’s plan for fellowshipping with man in the wilderness. He allows us to see His plan for continued fellowship in the church. [ read more... ]


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Teaching for Understanding

Acts 20:20-20
Topic: Encouragement
Howard and William Hendricks in their book As Iron Sharpens Iron wrote, “One of the fundamental laws of education: people only learn what they can use. If information has no use, people won’t learn it. They may write it down, they may file it, they may be... [ read more... ]

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Teaching for Understanding

Acts 20:20-20
Topic: Encouragement
Howard and William Hendricks in their book As Iron Sharpens Iron wrote, “One of the fundamental laws of education: people only learn what they can use. If information has no use, people won’t learn it. They may write it down, they may file it, they may be... [ read more... ]


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Don’t Be a Spiritual Illiterate

Acts 4:13-13
Topic: Spiritual Growth
To be illiterate is to be unable to read or write. Anyone able to read this lesson is not illiterate. It is possible, however, that one can be spiritually or biblically illiterate. [ read more... ]

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Don’t Be a Spiritual Illiterate

Acts 4:13-13
Topic: Spiritual Growth
To be illiterate is to be unable to read or write. Anyone able to read this lesson is not illiterate. It is possible, however, that one can be spiritually or biblically illiterate. [ read more... ]


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Role of Women in the Church Today Part Two

Acts 18:26-26
Topic: Women's Ministry
In Acts 18:26 a husband and wife made an excellent ministry team. This couple is mentioned various times in the Epistles. They worked together to bring further truth to a serious seeker. They took him aside and taught (expounded) the truth to him. To “expound” one would have to “teach” or “instruct.” Together they showed Apollos the way of God more perfectly. [ read more... ]

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Role of Women in the Church Today Part Two

Acts 18:26-26
Topic: Women's Ministry
In Acts 18:26 a husband and wife made an excellent ministry team. This couple is mentioned various times in the Epistles. They worked together to bring further truth to a serious seeker. They took him aside and taught (expounded) the truth to him. To “expound” one would have to “teach” or “instruct.” Together they showed Apollos the way of God more perfectly. [ read more... ]


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Role of Women in the Church Today Part One

Acts 2:17-18
Topic: Women's Ministry
The creation story depicts Adam and Eve, the first husband and wife, as partners. They were created in the image of God and given dominion over the earth (Genesis 1:27-28). [ read more... ]

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Role of Women in the Church Today Part One

Acts 2:17-18
Topic: Women's Ministry
The creation story depicts Adam and Eve, the first husband and wife, as partners. They were created in the image of God and given dominion over the earth (Genesis 1:27-28). [ read more... ]


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Repentance, Life’s Turning Point

Acts 17:30-30
Topic: Repentance
It is common today to hear preachers encourage someone to “accept the Lord as your personal Savior.’’ Raymond Woodward in his article, “What is Repentance,” states, “The Bible never talks about us ‘accepting’ the Lord. (In fact, we ought to be eternally grateful that He ever chose to accept us!)” [ read more... ]

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Repentance, Life’s Turning Point

Acts 17:30-30
Topic: Repentance
It is common today to hear preachers encourage someone to “accept the Lord as your personal Savior.’’ Raymond Woodward in his article, “What is Repentance,” states, “The Bible never talks about us ‘accepting’ the Lord. (In fact, we ought to be eternally grateful that He ever chose to accept us!)” [ read more... ]


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Ready to Share

Acts 18:26-26
Topic: Evangelism
Aquila and Priscilla quickly realized Apollos’s message was incomplete. Because of their sensitivity, Apollos accepted truth, became an outstanding preacher of the gospel, and was greatly used in Corinth. [ read more... ]

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Ready to Share

Acts 18:26-26
Topic: Evangelism
Aquila and Priscilla quickly realized Apollos’s message was incomplete. Because of their sensitivity, Apollos accepted truth, became an outstanding preacher of the gospel, and was greatly used in Corinth. [ read more... ]


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Ready to Receive

Acts 18:24-25
Topic: Faith
Apollos preached what he knew and walked in the light he had received; yet his message and understanding were incomplete. Aquila and Priscilla found him serious about serving and obeying God, and they provided him with a complete understanding of truth. This was done in an attitude of love, not condemnation. [ read more... ]

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Ready to Receive

Acts 18:24-25
Topic: Faith
Apollos preached what he knew and walked in the light he had received; yet his message and understanding were incomplete. Aquila and Priscilla found him serious about serving and obeying God, and they provided him with a complete understanding of truth. This was done in an attitude of love, not condemnation. [ read more... ]


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Preparing Today for Tomorrow

Acts 14:23-23
Topic: The Church
The early church experienced dynamic growth because they knew how to prepare leaders. They sought out and appointed capable men to lead each church. [ read more... ]

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Preparing Today for Tomorrow

Acts 14:23-23
Topic: The Church
The early church experienced dynamic growth because they knew how to prepare leaders. They sought out and appointed capable men to lead each church. [ read more... ]


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The Encourager

Acts 4:36-36
Topic: Encouragement
If you could be any character in Acts, who would it be? Would it be Peter the Pentecost preacher? Would it be Dr. Luke the prolific writer? What about Paul the magnificent missionary? How about Apollos, the mighty man of Scriptures? Would you settle for Timothy, the learner? I’ve dreamed of being like all of those. However, there is a champion that stands out; Barnabas, the encourager. That was his nickname; one that has stuck throughout the ages. If fellow believers, coworkers, or family members were to give you a nickname, what would it be? [ read more... ]

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The Encourager

Acts 4:36-36
Topic: Encouragement
If you could be any character in Acts, who would it be? Would it be Peter the Pentecost preacher? Would it be Dr. Luke the prolific writer? What about Paul the magnificent missionary? How about Apollos, the mighty man of Scriptures? Would you settle for Timothy, the learner? I’ve dreamed of being like all of those. However, there is a champion that stands out; Barnabas, the encourager. That was his nickname; one that has stuck throughout the ages. If fellow believers, coworkers, or family members were to give you a nickname, what would it be? [ read more... ]


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The God that Prepares a Banquet in the Desert

Psalms 78:19-19
Topic: Encouragement
My thought today is built around a question. I’m not the first to ask it. I won’t be the last. "Can God prepare a banquet in the desert?” (Psalms 78:19, God’s Word Translation). And don’t tell me you have never asked it. “Can God provide in my poverty?” “Does God care in my calamity?” “Can God turn my hopelessness into hope?” “Can life and laughter spring forth from my dreadful, dilemma?” “Can God turn my pity into a party?” Yes. Yes. Yes. A thousand times, yes! I can hear a resounding, deafening “Yes!” Where is the proof? [ read more... ]

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The God that Prepares a Banquet in the Desert

Psalms 78:19-19
Topic: Encouragement
My thought today is built around a question. I’m not the first to ask it. I won’t be the last. "Can God prepare a banquet in the desert?” (Psalms 78:19, God’s Word Translation). And don’t tell me you have never asked it. “Can God provide in my poverty?” “Does God care in my calamity?” “Can God turn my hopelessness into hope?” “Can life and laughter spring forth from my dreadful, dilemma?” “Can God turn my pity into a party?” Yes. Yes. Yes. A thousand times, yes! I can hear a resounding, deafening “Yes!” Where is the proof? [ read more... ]


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The Word Twins

Acts 4:20-20
Topic: General
Twins usually have a special bond that makes them closer than ordinary brothers and sisters. Twins often confuse people and make it difficult to tell them apart. When it comes to the “Gifts of the Spirit”, each of the gifts are related and some look alike. There are two gifts that stand out as twins. [ read more... ]

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The Word Twins

Acts 4:20-20
Topic: General
Twins usually have a special bond that makes them closer than ordinary brothers and sisters. Twins often confuse people and make it difficult to tell them apart. When it comes to the “Gifts of the Spirit”, each of the gifts are related and some look alike. There are two gifts that stand out as twins. [ read more... ]


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Timothy Method

2 Timothy 3:16-17
Topic: Doctrine
Paul affirms that Scripture is profitable—it has a purpose (a specific intention). The Bible is greater than any self-help book we read. It is useful to us and is applicable to our daily lives. The Bible is a flawless standard of right and wrong. It makes the man of God. Through obedience to the Word of God, we can become perfect and equipped for all aspects of ministry. [ read more... ]

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Timothy Method

2 Timothy 3:16-17
Topic: Doctrine
Paul affirms that Scripture is profitable—it has a purpose (a specific intention). The Bible is greater than any self-help book we read. It is useful to us and is applicable to our daily lives. The Bible is a flawless standard of right and wrong. It makes the man of God. Through obedience to the Word of God, we can become perfect and equipped for all aspects of ministry. [ read more... ]


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Turning Little Churches into Big Churches

Acts 6:7-7
Topic: Evangelism
Whatever God has done through the ages, He can do it again, and more, much more than our finite minds can comprehend. [ read more... ]

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Turning Little Churches into Big Churches

Acts 6:7-7
Topic: Evangelism
Whatever God has done through the ages, He can do it again, and more, much more than our finite minds can comprehend. [ read more... ]


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Unbreakable, Unshakable, Unity

Acts 2:44-44
Topic: General
An old Arab proverb teaching the importance of unity says, “One hand alone does not clap.” No one is a whole chain. Each one is a link on the chain. No one is a whole team but each one is a player. We need each other. [ read more... ]

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Unbreakable, Unshakable, Unity

Acts 2:44-44
Topic: General
An old Arab proverb teaching the importance of unity says, “One hand alone does not clap.” No one is a whole chain. Each one is a link on the chain. No one is a whole team but each one is a player. We need each other. [ read more... ]


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Using Spiritual Gifts You Can Go for it

Acts 4:29-31
Topic: Spiritual Growth
In the Word of God the church is often compared to the natural body. We are the “Body of Christ.” Gifts are as essential to the Body of Christ as our natural members are essential to our bodies. If we are going to live and work for God, we must move with and in the Spirit. [ read more... ]

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Using Spiritual Gifts You Can Go for it

Acts 4:29-31
Topic: Spiritual Growth
In the Word of God the church is often compared to the natural body. We are the “Body of Christ.” Gifts are as essential to the Body of Christ as our natural members are essential to our bodies. If we are going to live and work for God, we must move with and in the Spirit. [ read more... ]


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Using the Road Map

Acts 17:11-12
Topic: Spiritual Growth
The Word of God is a guide, a road map on the road of life. It has been given to us to provide us with directions of how we should move on the journey of life. [ read more... ]

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Using the Road Map

Acts 17:11-12
Topic: Spiritual Growth
The Word of God is a guide, a road map on the road of life. It has been given to us to provide us with directions of how we should move on the journey of life. [ read more... ]


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Preacher, What Shall You Do?

Acts 9:6-6
Topic: Leadership
In this lesson we will look at some of the actions of the early preachers (and believers). The Word of God will speak for itself. Only a few comments will be added. Are you ready for action? [ read more... ]

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Preacher, What Shall You Do?

Acts 9:6-6
Topic: Leadership
In this lesson we will look at some of the actions of the early preachers (and believers). The Word of God will speak for itself. Only a few comments will be added. Are you ready for action? [ read more... ]


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When is it Right to be Disobedient?

Acts 5:29-29
Topic: General
The (Sanhedrin) leaders had given the people of God strict orders not to preach or teach in the name of Jesus. It was their law. The men of God found it impossible to obey this law and continued to preach and teach in the name of Jesus. [ read more... ]

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When is it Right to be Disobedient?

Acts 5:29-29
Topic: General
The (Sanhedrin) leaders had given the people of God strict orders not to preach or teach in the name of Jesus. It was their law. The men of God found it impossible to obey this law and continued to preach and teach in the name of Jesus. [ read more... ]

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