Category Archives: 02 – Christ’s Earthly Ministry

Understanding the Book of Acts requires knowledge of what our Lord taught His disciples during His earthly ministry. It’s helpful to get the story from a single author, Luke, who wrote both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. It’s kind of like “Turning the World Upside-Down” and “Turning the World Upside-Down — the Sequel.” This category will present what leads into the Book of Acts from Luke’s Gospel record of Christ’s earthly ministry.

Post-Resurrection Appearances

Following his account of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, Luke then begins a listing of the appearances of Christ after His resurrection, beginning with His appearance to Cleopas and Simon (not Peter, study vv33-34 carefully) on the road … Continue reading

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Passover to Resurrection

The events of the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus’ trials before Pilate and Herod, the scourging and crucifixion, and the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus all follow immediately after the passage we have just studied in Luke’s … Continue reading

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Christ Prepares His Disciples – Part 3

We pick up the narrative in v20 where our Lord resumes His description of the events that will surround His actual return. (vv20-21)  But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is at hand.  Then … Continue reading

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Christ Prepares His Disciples – Part 2

As noted in the previous post, our Lord’s tears over Jerusalem prophesied a fearful time ahead.  The time before His crucifixion was now only a few days, and His preparation of the disciples was intensified.  Would He prepare them for … Continue reading

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Christ Prepares His Disciples – Part 1

In this series of posts we will consider how Jesus Christ trained His disciples for what would happen after He ascended into Heaven.  Our primary passage will be Luke 21:10-31, but we’ll begin in Luke 19:41-44.  We’re choosing Luke’s account … Continue reading

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Serious Ramifications

IF the earthly ministry of Jesus, from birth to ascension, was about fulfilling promises made to Abraham and David about a future kingdom where a king would occupy David’s throne again and Israel would rule over the gentile world bringing … Continue reading

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Israel’s Expectation

The Bible begins by describing the entire human race – all two members of it.  When we reach the story of Abraham in the twelfth chapter, the Bible’s focus narrows.  Because of the promises God made to Abraham, he and his descendents … Continue reading

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