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  • Tommy Kirby on Acts 1
    Pre or post rapture
  • Trell on Acts 1
    Why dosent t people believe in god he's an natrual spirit who is every where . Please get close to god before its to late i hope this comment changes everyone's life hes coming back .
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 1
    I can't think of a specific verse(s) to what you seek, but certainly there are verses that show that Jerusalem, as the most important city in Israel, will figure now & into the future as God has directed in 2 Chronicles 6:5,6. And we have the following Scriptures as well: Zechariah 14:1-21; Jeremiah 3:17; Isaiah 2:1-4, 9:6,7, 24;23; Joel 3:17; Micah 4:1-5; Luke 1:32,33 showing Jerusalem's importance. With the third Temple to be built there in the future on the Temple Mount (alluded to in Revelation 11:1,2), I think that event will indicate to the world, of Jerusalem's importance & full return to Israel.
  • Geoff on Acts 1:14
    Question... is Acts ch1 v14 the last mention of Mary the Mother of the Lord Jesus?
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 1:14
    I believe you're right about this. It wasn't that she became insignificant because of no further mention of her name, but that Jesus might only be seen & listened to through the preaching of the Gospel, to the exclusion of all others.
  • Shirley on Acts 1
    Who is Theophilus?
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 1
    Shirley, I gave this explanation below verbatim about a month ago to someone else, so I've copied it here for you to consider:

    "The Bible doesn't give us any more details about Theophilus, the recipient of Luke's two 'manuscripts' (Luke 1:3 & Acts 1:1). There have been speculations about this man, so I'll share here what I've researched about him:

    a. he may have been a Jew from Alexandria, Egypt, to which John Wesley also attests.

    b. a Roman official; because of the use of "O Theophilus" & "most excellent Theophilus", denoting someone of high rank in the Empire.

    c. just an honorary title, since Theophilus (Theophilos) means "friend of God", so Luke wrote generally to all who came under that category. I can't subscribe to this, as it appears to me that Luke was addressing a particular person rather than anyone.

    d. Paul's lawyer, since some of his expressions are used in law. Words such as 'eye witnesses, account & infallible proofs' are given in support.

    e. the High Priest of the Temple at that time, Theophilus ben Ananus, also brother-in-law to Caiaphas - no doubt a handy connection to have.

    So take your pick! Best to leave him just as a name & focus on the important accounts that Luke gives us to learn from."
  • GEORGE Jacobs III on Acts 1
    i want to join a ministry
  • Go ye into All of your World - in Reply on Acts 1
    2 Timothy 2:15

    Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    Ecclesiastes 12:12

    And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the Flesh.

    1 Thessalonians 4:11

    And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

    1 Corinthians 11:19

    For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

    ((My comment: that You will shine as gold))

    Romans 14:18

    For he that in these things serveth Christ, is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

    2 Corinthians 13:7

    Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest:

    See if your Church has mentoring classes.

    Google, street ministry classes online; and see what all that entails. Evangelism is faith with feet. And a whole lot of scripture under the Belt of Truth.

    My prayers go with you, Mishael
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 1
    Hi George. Your question is a very general one so only some options can be given for you to consider:

    1. Are you answering a call of God to serve or is it something you desire from your heart to do to serve the Lord?

    2. Are you looking to serve in your own country or go into cross-cultural ministry in another country?

    3. Is your calling, expertise, or interests lie in evangelism, literature, medical, translation work, other roles?

    4. Are you prepared to support yourself/family, or trust the Lord for support from the Church & others? Or, even a tent-maker position (i.e. you do secular work to earn money but involve yourself more in serving others in another culture).

    5. Is this for a short term or long term commitment?

    6. Are you looking to use the ministry to learn & develop your gifts, or are you already a serving member in a Church, who wants to diversify & meet a ministry's needs?

    Those are some questions that come to mind. I was in my early 30's when the Lord clearly spoke to me whilst in prayer, calling me to serve with a particular mission. That was a faith mission (we had to trust the Lord to provide for our needs) & it took me to France, the U.K. & finally to Pakistan to work among Muslims & also to build up the Church there. That didn't last long (less than two years), as our work was very forthright amongst Muslims, & we were soon arrested, etc. & thrown out of the country. Will you be prepared to face persecution & physical harm if it comes to you for the Gospel's sake?

    Entering full-time work in the Lord's harvest field is a decision that cannot be taken lightly. We are all called to be His witnesses just where we're at, but much prayer is needed for a separate dedicated ministry & that you sense the Lord directing you in this way. There are many Mission agencies who need workers to share in spreading the Gospel to the unreached or unevangelized: you will need to contact them to learn more. Every blessing as you wait upon the Lord.
  • Bruce on Acts 1
    Romans 8 v16. Holy spirit bears witness to our spirit that we r children of God. ?? How to understand this verse??
  • Romans 816 How To Use the Search Box - in Reply on Acts 1
    Wesley's Notes for Romans 8:16

    8:16
    The same Spirit beareth witness with our spirit - With the spirit of every true believer, by a testimony distinct from that of his own spirit, or the testimony of a good conscience. Happy they who enjoy this clear and constant.

    People's Bible Notes for Romans 8:16

    Romans 8:16 The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit that we are the children of God. The Spirit of God is one witness to the fact. Our spirit is a corroborative witness. How do each bear witness? (1) Witness is usually borne in words, but not always. God's Spirit bears witness in words. See Hebrews 10:15. The Holy Spirit shows us how we must become God's children, and how to continue the Christian life. (2) It bears testimony in our lives by its fruits (Matthew 7:16). Do we bear the fruit of the Spirit? See Galatians 5:22,23. (3) Does our own spirit testify that we "mind the things of the Spirit"? (Romans 8:5). Does our consciousness recognize its fruits, inward as well as outward? If the testimony of our spirit is that what God's Spirit witnesseth of the sons of God is true of us, then they concur in the testimony that we are the children of God.

    Learn this website and use the Search Box on your scripture. Touch or click to make it yellow. Scroll down to the Commentary Box. Click on that, to see the commentaries made for that scripture. It adds light to what the scripture means. Be adventurous.

    Find all of the Bible Tools.

    Mishael
  • Justus Salazar on Acts 1:23
    I am in the bible
  • Trevor on Acts 1
    Who was Theophilus ?
  • Trevor Stone - in Reply on Acts 1
    Thanks for the answer to my question re Theophilus. Interesting. Shalom Trevor
  • Chris - in Reply on Acts 1
    The Bible doesn't give us any more details about Theophilus, the recipient of Luke's two 'manuscripts' (Luke 1:3 & Acts 1:1). There have been speculations about this man, so I'll share here what I've researched about him:

    a. he may have been a Jew from Alexandria, Egypt, to which John Wesley also attests.

    b. a Roman official; because of the use of "O Theophilus" & "most excellent Theophilus", denoting someone of high rank in the Empire.

    c. just an honorary title, since Theophilus (Theophilos) means "friend of God", so Luke wrote generally to all who came under that category. I can't subscribe to this, as it appears to me that Luke was addressing a particular person rather than anyone.

    d. Paul's lawyer, since some of his expressions are used in law. Words such as 'eye witnesses, account & infallible proofs' are given in support.

    e. the High Priest of the Temple at that time, Theophilus ben Ananus, also brother-in-law to Caiaphas - no doubt a handy connection to have.

    So take your pick! Best to leave him just as a name & focus on the important accounts that Luke gives us to learn from.
  • H J Billingsley - in Reply on Acts 1
    Interesting, never read anyone who did that much research on it. All plausable. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.
  • Freddieo on Acts 1:11
    John says I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness"make strait the way of the Lord". How can a man be a voice crying in the wilderness? What wilderness? 1. Where is this wilderness? Is it real, is it someplace other than where you and I already exist? John proclaims Christ, "behold the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world"! And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost." 2. How is it possible for John to SEE the holy Ghost? let alone remaining on Christ? 3. John bares record with all this information that Jesus is the son of God! Can time and space be the kingdom of God! Is this the wilderness John speaks of? How does John see the Holy Ghost? Is John hallucinating? Maybe he has had to much honey to eat. Seeing the Holy Spirit in the wilderness of heaven (time and space) is an opportunity for all of us to see, that we may see through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ! Have you ever seen the Holy Ghost? Maybe you have but never realized it?

    Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. When you except Jesus Christ you are stepping into a sphere beyond all understanding! You are just beginning to see what the kingdom is and what is in store for those that believe on his name!
  • Joshua Tanner Hall on Acts 1
    i love the lord Jesus Christ my savor.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Acts 1
    Hi Joshua. I'm glad you've stopped by today! It's always great to see new faces and their points of view.

    May the Lord bless our time together.
  • You on Acts 1
    love it helps
  • Bob Grove on Acts 1:11
    Acts 1 v 11

    Jesus left the earth and is coming back the same way , to the earth to reign . 1000 yrs .

    Even so come Lord Jesus !
  • Godbless on Acts 1
    Please, i need a study bible and christian matterials, that can help me grow in faith. Thanks.
  • D W L - in Reply on Acts 1
    You need a church & Pastor that believes, lives, and teaches the whole bible, all week not one or two hours on Sunday morning only. Study the first four books (of the KJV new testament BIBLE - Matthew - Mark - Luke - John plus Acts. I am near 80 and have read the 66 books (bible) many times and they are new every time. I love real personal testimonies - experiences of people today but not made up stories.
  • Lyn - in Reply on Acts 1
    Try typing Andrew Wommack Ministries into Google or some other search engine - he has LOTS of free resources on his website. I hope this helps. A free online study Bible is e-sword. Type this into Google and see what you think. If you want a physical study Bible its worth visiting a Christian bookshop to find one that is perfect for you as there are many to choose from. I hope this helps. :-)
  • PRAISE on Acts 1
    I like this place
  • Shaarei on Acts 1
    @ Debra fanning Verily verily I say unto you, unless a man is born of water and of the Spirit he shall NOT enter the Kingdom of God

    Jesus said I go and I will send the comforter

    See, the thief on the cross was not subject to the new covenant law as the Comforter had not been sent yet

    Baptism in water for the remission of sin and Baptism of the Holy Spirit are both requirements to enter the Kinhdom of God
  • RevSimpson Withrow BAC - in Reply on Acts 1
    I strongly disagree with the comment Shaarei made on the subject of salvation looking at Acts 1;.

    1. When the statement "Born of water" is made, it is in no way talking about salvation.

    Being born of water is the evidence that humans come from "Flesh" and are born of the "Flesh".

    Even Jesus was born of water because He was "Born of Flesh" while being in Mary's womb.

    Nither was or is the "Holy Spirit Flesh" The Holy Spirit was sent by God to convict the Flesh (humans)

    of their sins.

    The only way a person can be "saved", or, be "Born again" is by the Holy Spirit of God, nothing more, nor, nothing less.

    You can be baptized until the Bull frogs kroke but until you put your complete Faith and Trust in Jesus and Jesus only,

    you cannot enter the kingdom of God's Heaven. (Read Romans 10:9-13) Nowhere is the spirit of the flesh nor of baptism mentioned in the plan of "Salvation"! Jesus and only Jesus, NO other WAY. I strongly suggest that she, Shaarei

    go through the plan of salvation in a King James Bible and seek the truth in prayer. God Bless
  • Minister daniel on Acts 1
    It's one day...the Sabbath day is only one day
  • Carol cline on Acts 1
    scripiture that says one needs to make known their desire to approach the altar fo salvation


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