Acts - God uses only Defective People

(Presented February 22 to November 29, 2015)

 

 

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Handouts, charts, and PowerPoint presentations developed by Connie Tatum.

 

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1. The Continuing Acts of Jesus:

How Holy Spirit uses only defective, weak & fearful people to accomplish His work

Powerpoint Slide Show: The Continuing Acts of Jesus

Closing: The Doobie Brothers, "Jesus is just Alright with Me"

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2. The Disciples receive the Possessing Power of Holy Spirit

Believers drawn by Jesus’ warm, human affection

Closing: Maame Lucy Crentsil, "Jesus the Living Waters"

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3. Day of Pentecost – Baptism of Holy Spirit

Stop fighting God !!!

Closing: Petra, "The Battle Belongs to the Lord"

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4. Pentecost: God reverses the curse of Babel

Holy Spirit wants our buy-in, not our submission / obedience

Closing: Petra, "The Coloring Song"

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5. The healing of the Lame Man at the Beautiful Gate

God's delays are to provide “The Best”, not merely “the good”

Closing: Wee Sing, "Silver and Gold Have I None"

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6. Holy Spirit feeds Peter with Brilliant Answers to the Sanhedrin’s Attacks

Why the World is hostile to Christians ...

and How Holy Spirit feeds Us with Irrefutable Responses

Closing: John Williams, "Theme from Superman"

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7. Ananias & Sapphira’s Unforgivable Sin precipitates God's Strange Work of Judgment

The Church’s Early Experiment with Socialism Bankrupts Judah

Closing: Bob Dylan, "You Gotta Serve Somebody"

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8. Signs & Wonders -- the Second Persecution leads to Blessing * 04-23-2016

Leaders knowingly choose Hell for a few brief moments of glory in this Life

Closing: Amy Grant, "Angels"

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9. Stephen gives a History Lesson to the Sanhedrin

The War between Flesh (the Sanhedrin) and Spirit (Stephen)

We are the Stone Throwers!

Closing: Andy Griffith, "I'll Fly Away"

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10. Simon the Magician & the Ethiopian Treasurer – Two Responses to the Gospel

Substitution (not Improvement)

Closing: Dara Maclean, "Blameless"

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11. Paul on the Road to Damascus

God shields our vision in areas where misperceptions could produce wrong actions

Closing: Jerry Harrison, "I Saw the Light"

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12. Jesus Heals Aeneas & Resurrects Tabitha through Peter

Closing: Elvis Presley, "He Touched Me"

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13. Jesus sets Redneck Peter straight about Gentiles

Peter finally gets it and gives the gospel to Cornelius – the first European Believer

Closing: The Imperials, "I'm Forgiven"

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14. The Center of Gravity of the Church shifts from Jerusalem to Antioch

Christianity as a new Movement

Closing: The Stylistics, "You Make Me Feel Brand New"

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15. Peter’s Guardian Angel springs him from Prison

The Government begins to persecute the Church * 04-23-2016

Closing: Amy Grant, "Angels (Watching over Me)"

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16. Barnabas and Saul's 1st Missionary Journey, Part I - Cyprus

Demonic Possession of World Leaders * 04-23-2016

Closing: Stryper, "To Hell with the Devil"

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17. Completion of Paul and Barnabas' 1st Missionary Journey - Galatia

The Impossibility of Being Both Forgiven and Justified (Declared "Not Guilty")

Closing: Mary White, "Justified"

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18. The Jerusalem Council: Justification by faith plus works or by faith alone?

The Purpose of the Law

Closing: Amy Grant, "Faith Walking People"

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19. 2nd Missionary Journey, Part I

God uses Dead Ends to carve a Path to conquer the West

Closing: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, "How the West Was Won"

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20. 2nd Missionary Journey, Part 2

The power of the Gospel demonstrated in three Salvations at Philippi

Closing: Twila Paris, "We Will Glorify"

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21. 2nd Missionary Journey, Part 3

Paul and the Athenian Philosophers

Closing: Maranatha Singers, "Majesty"

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22. Conclusion of the 2nd Missionary Journey - Paul before the Bema at Corinth

No "judgment seat" for Believers -- The Blessing Platform of Christ is ALL good ! ! !

Closing: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, "How the West Was Won"

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23. 3rd Missionary Journey, Part 1: Aquila & Priscilla at Ephesus

Apollos: Powerful in Ideas & Words, and Powerful in the Scriptures

Closing: John Williams, "Theme from Superman"

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24. 3rd Missionary Journey, Part 2

Paul's 2 Years Teaching at the School of Tyrranus in Ephesus

HOW THE ROMAN EMPIRE ELIMINATED RIOTING

Closing: "US Armed Forces Medley"

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25. 3rd Missionary Journey, Part 3: Paul at Troas

Eutychus falls asleep in Church ==> God meets Us in the Dirt

Closing: Merle Hggard, "Take My Hand, Precious Lord / Jesus Hold My Hand" (with The Carter Family)

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26. 3rd Missionary Journey, Part 4: Paul's Determination to go to Jerusalem

Speedbumps

Closing: Merle Hggard, "What a friend we have in Jesus"

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27. Paul in Jerusalem

The Power of Radical Religion, Civil Government, & the Gospel

Closing: Cadet Glee Club, West Point, "Onward Christian Soldiers"

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28. Paul is delivered safely to Caesarea

God’s will is good and is never thwarted

Closing: Jerry Goldsmith, "Theme from Patton"

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29. Paul and the Hired Gun Lawyer before Governor Felix

NO PEARLS BEFORE SWINE !!!

Closing: "Theme from Get Smart"

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30. Governor Felix avoids Eternal Destiny & Judgment Issues

Warning ! ! ! All Human Brains are hardwired for Procrastination!

Closing: Paul Wheater "Almost Persuaded "

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31. Apostle Paul, Governor Festus & King Agrippa

“Come boldly to the Throne of Grace”

Closing: Rimsky Korsakov "Procession of the Nobles"

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32. The Voyage to Rome, (Part 1)

Path for Believers obvious NOT so for Unbelievers

Closing: Christopher Cross, "Sailing"

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33. The Voyage to Rome (Part 2)

Murphy’s Law on the Sea

Closing: Maureen McGovern, "There's got to be a Morning After"

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34. The Voyage to Rome (Part 3)

Supernatural deliverance to Malta

Closing: Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, "Sea Vessel Cutting Waves / Eternal Father, Strong to Save"

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35. The Voyage to Rome (Part 4)

Three Months at Malta, then --> Rome

The World, the flesh, & Satan: Allegories on Multiple Levels

Map of Malta and Journey to Rome

Closing: Chancellors Quartet, "A Mighty Fortress"

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36. Voyage to Rome (Part 5) -- Syracuse, Rhegium, Puteoli, Rome

Jesus’ Math defying Subsistence as 100% God & 100% Man

End of Acts. One word... “Unhindered”

Closing: The Charlie Daniels Band, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"

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37. Paul’s Final Missionary Journey:

The Rest of the Story

Closing: The London Philharmonic Orchestra, "1812 Overture, Finale"

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