Twelve Disciples in Ephesus

Text: Acts 19:1-10 When Paul came to Ephesus, he found twelve men that would be part of the beginning of the church in that city. There are some lessons we can learn from this account – we will consider a few of them here. Disciples of John When we first read “disciples,” we might assume these […]

Paul’s Prayer for the Jews

Text: Romans 10:1-4 Paul was a Jew. Yet before his conversion, he was chosen to take the gospel to the Gentiles (Acts 9:15). However, that did not mean he had no interest in his Jewish brethren. In our text, he expressed his desire for them, and explained the fundamental reason why they rejected Christ. His […]

Paul’s Work in Thessalonica

Text: Acts 17:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13 When Paul came to Thessalonica, he likely did not remain there long before being forced to leave. Despite the brief time period and the difficulties that existed, he did a good work there. In this lesson we will focus on what Paul says about his stay in Thessalonica. It […]

When Paul Came to Rome

Text: Acts 28:16-17 Paul was forced to appeal to Caesar in order to be saved from the Jews who opposed him. When he came to Rome, the first thing Luke records him doing is calling the Jewish leaders to him. He wanted to explain why he was there and he wanted to teach them the […]

What Happened After Saul’s Conversion?

Text: Acts 9:18-26 He Took Food and was Strengthened (v. 19) Had been fasting & praying (v. 9,11) — sign of godly sorrow After baptism, his fast ended (v. 19) — Why? … his sins were forgiven in baptism (Acts 22:16) Important — this came after baptism, not after prayer He Began to Proclaim Jesus […]

Charges Brought Against Paul

Text: Acts 24:1 Paul’s example shows us how to deal with false charges and persecution The Charges Causes division (Acts 24:5) — those who depart from the truth are the ones who cause the division, not the faithful (Jude 19) Opposes the government (Acts 24:5) — Christians are to submit to the government (Romans 13:1), […]

Escaping Death in the Book of Acts

Peter (Acts 12:1-4) James had already been executed (Acts 12:2), yet no sign of panic (sleeping – Acts 12:6) Importance of fellow Christians — the first place he went was to the place where fellow Christians were gathered (Acts 12:12) Importance of prayer — they were praying for Peter (Acts 12:5,12) Paul (Acts 9:23-25; 14:19-20) […]