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Acts

The Book of Acts stands unique in the New Testament. While other books mention Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection, Acts carries the story into the lives of Jesus’ earliest followers. Citylight will journey through this book as we desire to become a family who prioritizes evangelism and mission. It is our hope and prayer that this book will empower and inspire us through the Holy Spirit to take the message of Jesus and the Kingdom forward into our world for God’s glory.

Joyously endure opposition to your gospel-witness by: 1. obeying God rather than people; 2. knowing setbacks can’t stop the gospel; 3. and because The Holy Spirit is witnessing too.

Resources:

Acts 5:17-42
Ajay Thomas, sermon at Seven Mile Road, Prison & Preaching.
Darrel Bock, Acts, Baker Exegetical series
Tony Merida, Exalting Jesus in Acts

People can hurt us, and when they oppose the preaching of the gospel, fear of the pain they can cause tempts us to "obey" them rather than preach the gospel. But we must obey God rather than men.

Resources:

Acts 5:17-42

Acts: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Darrel Bock

Acts (The NIV Application Commentary)Ajith Fernando

Acts 1-12 For You: Charting the Birth of the Church, Al Mohler

Exalting Jesus in Acts, Tony Merida

How do we eagerly maintain Citylight Church’s unity? Our passage will provide us with two answers to that question: (1) Be generous toward it. (2) Remove hypocrisy from it.

Resources:

Acts 4:32-5:16
https://www.9marks.org/answer/what-church-discipline/

Fear is an uncomfortable emotion, but it can be used to alert us to forces more powerful than we, that we might respond appropriately. One of the helpful sorts of fear is the fear of God...and His church.

Resources:

Acts 4:36-5:16

Acts: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Darrel Bock

Acts (The NIV Application Commentary)Ajith Fernando

Acts 1-12 For You: Charting the Birth of the Church, Al Mohler

Exalting Jesus in Acts, Tony Merida

Speak the gospel boldly because the Holy Spirit is in you; because only Jesus can save; because you've experienced Jesus; because God is sovereign; and because family will support you.

Resources:

Acts 4:1-35
Tony Merida, Exalting Jesus in Acts

When the gospel is preached, both conversion and opposition come. How can we face opposition with boldness? By continuing to speak, frontline prayer, and a unified church.

Resources:

Acts 4:1-35

Acts: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Darrel Bock

Acts (The NIV Application Commentary)Ajith Fernando

Acts 1-12 For You: Charting the Birth of the Church, Al Mohler

Exalting Jesus in Acts, Tony Merida

The gospel spread at the beginning in part because of miracles. But these miracles were signs, pointing to something else: The identity of Jesus, and what He will do for those who repent.

Resources:

Acts 3

Acts: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Darrel Bock

Acts (The NIV Application Commentary)Ajith Fernando

Acts 1-12 For You: Charting the Birth of the Church, Al Mohler

Exalting Jesus in Acts, Tony Merida

Jesus is the one you need because Jesus heals and Jesus blesses.

Resources:

Acts 3

Resources:

  • Tony Merida, Exalting Jesus in Acts, Loc 1329
  • Illustration from Ajay Thomas’ sermon on Acts 3. Seven Mile Road, Philadelphia

Jesus is the one you need because Jesus heals and Jesus blesses.

Resources:

Acts 3

Resources:

  • ESV Study Bible
  • Bruce, The Book of Acts
  • Merida, Exalting Jesus in Acts
  • Fernando, Acts
  • Mohler, Acts 1-12 For You
  • Keener, Acts

By reflecting on this summary of church life from the very beginning of the Christian movement, we learn to live as Christ's Kingdom Community (the Church). This kingdom community is a Word-centered, generous, relational, worshiping, and expanding community of people devoted to Christ and His work in the world

Resources:

Acts 2:42-47

Acts: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Darrel Bock

Acts (The NIV Application Commentary)Ajith Fernando

Acts 1-12 For You: Charting the Birth of the Church, Al Mohler

Exalting Jesus in Acts, Tony Merida

Live As The Church. How do we live as a healthy church? Luke provides us with five ways: 1. Be a WORD community. 2. Be a SHARING community, 3. Be a RELATIONAL community, 4. Be a WORSHIPPING community, and 5. Be an EXPANDING community.

Resources:

Acts 2:42-47

NIV Application Commentary, Acts

After promising the Holy Spirit, Jesus now sends Him to fill His church, enabling them to tell of his mighty works, calling all to repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

Resources:

Acts 2:1-41

Acts: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Darrel Bock

Acts (The NIV Application Commentary)Ajith Fernando

Acts 1-12 For You: Charting the Birth of the Church, Al Mohler

Exalting Jesus in Acts, Tony Merida

The Holy Spirit has come (1) to fill the church (2) because Jesus is exalted (3) therefore repent.

Resources:

Acts 2:1-41
A Passion for Christ-Exalting Power
Pillar NT Commentary, Acts, David Peterson, 134, 154
ESV Study Bible

The book of Acts is not only the story of the early church; it's the story of all the risen Lord Jesus continued to do. And today, He's still working.

Resources:

Acts 1

Acts: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Darrel Bock

Acts 1-12 For You: Charting the Birth of the Church, Al Mohler

Exalting Jesus in Acts, Tony Merida

Jesus is still working through his people by the power of his spirit

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Resources:

ESV Bible Acts 1:1-26

Exalting Jesus in Acts by Tony Merida

Jesus is still working. How is Jesus still working? We’ll see three answer in our passage: (1) From heaven (2) to expand God’s kingdom through God’s people, and (3) by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Resources:

Acts 1

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