Sermons by Brad Mills (Page 34)
God offers the gift of the Holy Spirit to all who repent. Even the worst sinner can receive forgiveness and the Holy Spirit if they accept the gospel.
First, we will see Peter’s Commitment to the Exposition of God’s Word (25-31). Second, we’ll see his Commitment to the Empowerment of God’s Spirit (32-36).
Peter assumes the authority of Scripture and preaches the power of the gospel, including how God attested, delivered up, and raised up Jesus Christ.
Pentecost marks a transition from redemption accomplished by the Son to redemption applied by the Spirit. First, we will look at The Event of Pentecost (1-4). Second, we’ll see The Response to Pentecost (5-13).
The reality is this: Left to ourselves we are traitors like Judas, but in Christ we are faithful disciples. It is a sobering warning and a call to faith.
First, we will see their Return With Joy (12). Second, we’ll see their Wait With Unity (13). And third, we will note their Prayer With Confidence (14).
Christ’s commission and ascension is a call to look beyond ourselves to take up a mission that is much greater than the immediate concerns of our community.
The mission of God begins with the command to wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit. What Jesus has done & taught in the past & how he will in the Future.
Acts teaches us that church growth is the result of faithful preaching. 1) Understanding the Gospel. 2) Preaching the Gospel. 3) Responding to the Gospel.
The giving and receiving of forgiveness requires inward humility, upward faith, and outward compassion.