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Acts Lesson 2/Day 7

Acts Lesson 2/Day 7

October 17, 2019

Acts Lesson 2/Day 7

Acts 2:14-24

This is the first of fifteen sermons in Acts. Most are from Paul, one from James, one by Stephen and finally seven or maybe eight are by Peter. Peter, who was once just a simple fisherman, is now giving a powerful and passionate sermon! Peter who rashly defended and then terribly denied Jesus Christ is now preaching with conviction and confidence! What a difference fifty days makes!

"Acts: Seeds of the Gospel" is a Dwelling Richly Bible study - A 13-Lesson verse-by-verse study through the book of Acts.

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What Kind of Faith do You Have? (Acts: Lesson 1 Message)

What Kind of Faith do You Have? (Acts: Lesson 1 Message)

October 16, 2019

Is yours a "Build a Bear" faith? Luke ends his gospel with apostles who are dazed and even reluctant. It hasn’t even been a week since Peter denied he even knew Jesus, Judas – one of the closest in the 12 has turned Jesus in for a bag of silver and committed suicide afterwards, they’re a fearful group, a timid group. They’re confused and reluctant preachers of Christ. Before this moment they had failed at to even stay awake in their prayer time. Eye roll! Pause – sound familiar? It does to me! I sat on a train for nearly two hours a couple of weeks ago near a woman who was texting someone she referred to as “not just a booty call.” While she primped her hair and got ready for this meet up did I reach out and chat with her? Did I let her know about Jesus Christ? No. I wake up and miss my devotional time because I want a few more minutes of sleep. I lose concentration while hearing a sermon. I chicken out from sharing the gospel. I pray and feel ineffectual in my time with God. I doubt and worry and lose heart all the time. I sin and sin and sin the same old sins I’ve been sinning since I first learned there ever was such a thing as sin. I relate. Hello, my name is Jennifer and I’m a follower of Jesus. Join us through this study in Acts and become a more focused, loving, truly gospel driven and Holy Spirit inspired follower of Jesus Christ.

Acts Lesson 2/Day 6

Acts Lesson 2/Day 6

October 16, 2019

Acts Lesson 2/Day 6

Acts 2:1-13

Understanding Jewish Holy Days...

If I said that our family got together on Christmas day, you’d have a quick picture in your mind of what that might look like...tree, presents, traditional foods, music, and family all together. Just thinking of Christmas brings to your mind the memories with all its sights, sounds, and even smells, doesn’t it? Well, naming a Jewish holy day would do the same for any observant Jew.

Chapter two opens with “the day of Pentecost” and any Jew would immediately know what that meant – do you? Read here to understand more...

After God had given the ten commandments to His people through Moses and they were all still gathered at the foot of Mt. Sinai, God gave them seven celebrations to observe. This is all recorded in Leviticus 23. Each of these celebrations or feasts has a prophetic connection to God’s amazing plan of redemption from the crucifixion all the way through the ultimate coming of the Kingdom of God.

What does this have to do with Pentecost?

Pentecost is the Greek word for the Jewish holy day of Shavuot (Hebrew for “weeks”) or, as you will see in Leviticus 23, the “Feast of Weeks” which took place 50 days after Passover. This holy day is one of three sojourn feasts where all who were able were required to return to Jerusalem. This city would have been filled to fifty times its normal occupancy during the feast. Devout Jews – men and even women and children gather in Jerusalem every year during Pentecost. Jesus was crucified on Passover fulfilling this feast day and fifty days later as the Jews were observing Shavuot, He fulfilled this feast day as well.

"Acts: Seeds of the Gospel" is a Dwelling Richly Bible study - A 13-Lesson verse-by-verse study through the book of Acts.

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Acts Lesson 2/Day 5

Acts Lesson 2/Day 5

October 14, 2019

Acts Lesson 2/Day 5

Acts 1:12-26

...Casting Lots...

Prescriptive -vs- Descriptive

If it’s in the Bible, we should do it, right? The disciples cast lots (rolled dice or flipped a coin perhaps) to decide between two disciples. They even prayed for God’s help. So, that means we should pray and cast lots when we have a big decision to make too, right?

 

Not necessarily. Just because the Bible describes something happening, doesn’t mean it is prescribing for us to do the same. This is what we call the difference between “prescriptive and descriptive” passages in the Bible. Nowhere in the Bible are we instructed to cast lots. We are told to pray, seek God, and have patience. The lot casting account in Acts is an example of descriptive writing which simply tells us what happened and should not be misunderstood as prescriptive – a passage telling or prescribing for us to do the same.

"Acts: Seeds of the Gospel" is a Dwelling Richly Bible study - A 13-Lesson verse-by-verse study through the book of Acts.

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Acts: Lesson 2/Day 4

Acts: Lesson 2/Day 4

October 14, 2019

Acts Lesson 2/Day 4

Acts 1:6-11

...The Sabbath...

Acts 2:12 says that the disciples had returned from Mt. Olivet to Jerusalem which was a “Sabbath day’s journey away.” What is the Sabbath?

 “The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant. It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he abstained from work and rested” (Exodus 31:16–17).

God commanded the Jews to observe a day of rest, and He called it the “Sabbath.” This was observed from sundown on the last day of the Jewish week (our Friday) to sundown the next day (Saturday). Because God commanded no work to be done on this day, the rabbis (Jewish teachers) taught that the distance someone could travel on a Sabbath should be a little less than three-fourths of a mile. Since this happened forty days after Easter, it was a Thursday, not a Sabbath day

"Acts: Seeds of the Gospel" is a Dwelling Richly Bible study - A 13-Lesson verse-by-verse study through the book of Acts.

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Acts: Lesson 2/Day 3

Acts: Lesson 2/Day 3

October 11, 2019

Acts Lesson 2/Day 3

"Acts: Seeds of the Gospel" is a Dwelling Richly Bible study - A 13-Lesson verse-by-verse study through the book of Acts.

Download the lessons at http://www.JenniferGRichmond.com

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Acts: Lesson 2/Day 2

Acts: Lesson 2/Day 2

October 10, 2019

Acts Lesson 2/Day 2

"Acts: Seeds of the Gospel" is a Dwelling Richly Bible study - A 13-Lesson verse-by-verse study through the book of Acts.

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Acts Lesson 2/Day 1

Acts Lesson 2/Day 1

October 9, 2019

Acts Lesson 2/Day 1

Have you ever felt like the more things change the more they stay the same? It’s an old saying, and I think it’s interesting and true. We may have the modern inventions of technology, but really, when you think about it, we’re just like the men and women you read about in Bible. It may have been 2000 plus years ago that their stories were written, but like you and I they lived and breathed, ate and drank, had families, lost loved ones, worried and rejoiced just like you and just like me. And just like you and me wanting to know and experience Jesus Christ, the disciples 2000 years ago wanted more of Him and what they received we still receive today. Let’s read with anticipation then as we move through this account called “The Acts of the Apostles” keeping in mind that while we might imagine times with togas and stone-paved roads and think we have little in common, we have the most important thing in common and it unites us across time – Jesus Christ.

"Acts: Seeds of the Gospel" is a Dwelling Richly Bible study - A 13-Lesson verse-by-verse study through the book of Acts.

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“Restoring Me” - My Story part 1

“Restoring Me” - My Story part 1

October 8, 2019

How God restored my hope, my joy, my purpose... My life. 

Recorded live at the "This is Me Gathering" 2018 #ThisIsMeGathering #DwellingRichly

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Why Does God Allow Evil?

Why Does God Allow Evil?

October 8, 2019

Why is there so much pain and evil in this world? From petty annoyances to crushing burdens. Why doesn't God do something about it?

Probably one of the greatest challenges facing each person, even Christians, is the reality of evil and suffering. Maybe you’ve gone to God in times of desperate hurt and deep loss only to feel that your prayers have not been heard.

These are important questions and while we cannot solve them all neatly in one short message, we can address evil and suffering and point to the answers found in God’s Word.

No pat answers...no, “just have faith” responses.