Friday, April 8, 2016

Part 4: The Gospel as Presented in the Book of Acts

The Gospel as presented in the Book of Acts.
The verses below show us the message preached by the first Christians. This is the Gospel we preach today.

Luke 24: 45-49
“And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, ‘Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.”

 Acts 2: 37-39
“Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”

Acts 3: 16, 19
“And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all…. Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…”

Acts 4: 12
“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

 Acts 5: 42
“And daily in the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.”

 Acts 8: 5
“Then Phillip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.”

 Acts 8: 12
"But when they believed Phillip as he preached the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.”

Acts 8: 35
“Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at the same Scripture, preached Jesus to him....
Then Philip said, ‘If you believe with all your heart, you may. And he answered and said, ‘I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.’”

Acts 9: 15
“But the Lord said to him, ‘Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before the Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel.” 

Acts 22: 14
“The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth. For you will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.”

 Acts 10: 36-43
“The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ---He is Lord of all---that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached….And we are His witnesses….He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

 Acts 11: 20-21
“But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord.”

Acts 13: 29-39
"Now when they had fulfilled all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb. But God raised Him from the dead. He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses to the people. And we declare to you glad tidings---that promise which was made to the fathers. God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. ….Therefore, let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.”

 Acts 16:10
“Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the Gospel to them.” 

Acts 16: 30-31
“And he brought them out and said, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ So they said, ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.’”

 Acts 17: 23
“…Him I proclaim to you…. Truly the times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

Acts 19: 17, 20
“…and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified….
So the word of the Lord grew mightily and prevailed."

Acts 20: 20
“I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house, testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks, repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Acts 23: 11
“But the following night the Lord stood by him and said, ‘Be of good cheer, Paul; for as you have testified of Me in Jerusalem, so you must also bear witness at Rome.’”

Acts 24: 25
“…he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come.”
(The New Testament message also includes these).

 Acts 26: 19-23
“Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentile, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance….Therefore, having obtained help from God, to this day I stand, witnessing both to small and to great, saying no other things that those which the prophets and Moses said would come---that the Christ would suffer, that He would be first to rise from the dead, and would proclaim light to the Jewish people and to the Gentiles.”

 Acts 28: 23, 30-31
“So when they had appointed him a day, many came to him at his lodging, to whom he explained and solemnly testified of the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus from the Law of Moses and Prophets, from morning till evening.”
"Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who dame to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.”


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