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LESSON 326
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 7,
ACTS 2:14-18

INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw that when Holy Spirit came down, the joyful noise of heaven came down too. Some were amazed and some mocked. Today, as we continue our study, may the Holy Spirit fill us to overflowing in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE HOLY SPIRIT KNOWS THE FUTURE AND CAN REVEAL IT THROUGH PROPHECY.

Paul exhorts believers to covet the gift of prophecy because he knows that is one way they could know about the futureActs 14:18; I Cor. 14:39; Jer. 1:9; II Sam. 23:2; Acts 19:6; Acts 21:11. Also, it is also one way by which they could detect false prophecies, since prophecies could come from various sources, even from evil and lying spirits I Kings 22:20-22; Isa. 8:19-20; Matt. 8:29; Acts. 16:17; Jer. 23:31-32; II Chr. 7:14; Rev. 19:10; Matt. 23:37-39. Every believer should be able to detect false prophecies promptly, particularly in last days.

2. THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN ALSO REVEAL THE FUTURE THROUGH VISIONS AND DREAMS.

A vision is a direct illumination from God, at times given to those who are too busy to hear the small still voice of God Exo. 3:1-4; Acts 9:1-4; Jos. 5:13-65; Jud. 6:11-21; Acts. 16:22-24; Luke 1:26-38;Act. 10:9-20; Exo. 3:1-10; Acts 10:1-8; Acts 9:10-16; Isa. 6:1-5; Dan. 5:1-5; 25-30; Gen. 20:3; Gen. 11:25-32. Dreams are more gentle and subtle means of learning about the future. As in the case of prophecies, both visions and dream must be properly checked against the settled word of God. Dan. 7:1, 9-11; II Cor. 11:14; Gal. 1:9; John 15:12.

Further Reading: Jer. 23:16; Acts 16:9-20.

LESSON 327
THE DANGER AND CURE OF BACKSLIDING

INTRODUCTION:

There is always a danger when a believer is no more interested in his Lord, because God is not happy to those who left first love and zeal for him Rev. 2:4-5. May the Lord bless us richly as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. DETERIORATION OF BACKSLIDING

It is possible for a saint to backslide if he is not watchful and prayerful, sinners are better than backslider, because a backslider is like an animal and a fool. II Pet. 2:20-22; Matt. 26:40-41; II Tim. 4:10; II Tim. 2:17-19; Heb. 10:37-39; Matt. 12:43-45; Luke 11:26; Luke 12:47; Matt. 26:23-24; John 17:12; John 6:70-71; John 13:27; Pro. 26:11; Exodus 8:15.

2. HOPE OF REAL RESTORATION

God promises to heal backsliders on condition that they repent and their heart are washed, you need a contrite and humble spirit before you can restored. Jere. 3:22; 4:14; Isaiah 57:12-21; Ezekiel 18:30-32; Isa. 66:2; Isa. 57:15; John 1:9; Luke 22:31-34; James 4:7-11.

LESSON 328
THE UPPER ROOM EXPERIENCE

INTRODUCTION:

We are well aware that what we need today is not power of this world, but the power of God i.e. the Upper Room experience which is the Holy Spirit. May the Lord teach us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. STEPS TO THE UPPER ROOM EXPERIENCE

The lentical worship of God, in the Old Testament shows the step (i) the trespass offerings for committed sin (ii) the sin offering for sanctification, heart purity (iii) and the glory of God upon the high priest typifying the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Lev. 8:10-14; Lev. 6:4-7; Acts 1:4-8; Matt. 3:11-12; John 14:17; Acts 2:1; John 17:17; Acts 1:12-14; Luke 24:49.

2. THE EXPERIENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Your faith should stand in the power of God you need the comforter and protect you from error however, is a counterfeit experience.
I Cor. 2:5; John 14:26; John 16:7; John 16:13; Acts 2:4-6; Acts 46:47; James 3:13-18.

Further Readings: Zech 4:6; Acts 2:39.

LESSON 329
THE SOUL IS ETERNAL

INTRODUCTION:

The soul is eternal and shall never, never die, the real us is our soul (i.e.). Man is an eternal being, that will live forever either in hell or in God’s presence for ever and ever. May the Lord teach us today as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

1. BODY OR THE OUTWARD MAN MORTAL

The outward-man is mortal. It was made out of the dust, given natural food to sustain it, and natural work to perform, also matrimony was instituted Rom. 8:11; Gen. 2:7; Gen. 3:19; Gen. 1:29; Gen. 2:15; Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:5; The body is our earthly house.
I Cor. 6:16-18; Mark 10:7; II Pet. 1:13-14; II Cor. 5:1.

2. SOUL OR THE INWARD IMMORTAL

We shall be like angels after the resurrection no marriage, no death; out inward man is renewed day by day, no body can kill the soul, the soul of the ancient prophetess are still living I Cor. 15:53; Luke 20:35-36; II Cor. 4:16; Rom. 12:2; Matt. 10:28; James 4:12; Matt. 22:32; Deut. 34:5-16; Matt. 17:1-3; Acts 7:59; II Cor. 5:8; John 17:24. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, there is punishment from the souls that sinneth. Ezekiel 18:4; Luke 16:23-31; Eccl. 12:7; John 5:24-29.

Further Readings: Rev. 20;15; Gen. 1:27-28.

LESSON 330
SELF EXAMINE

INTRODUCTION:

We ought not to stay till day of temptation, before the time, was ought to prepare and examine it by ourselves. What is the reason for examined ourselves? Area of examine these are things we will expose on in this topic, may the Lord bless us as we study under His feet in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

1. WHAT ARE THE REASON OF EXAMINATIONS

In assurance, may be we qualify as a measure of God’s laying down. If not so, for us to judge ourselves and bring back to married what is not normal and also have assurance of being in faith. II Cor. 11:28:32; I Cor. 13:5; II Cor. 4:10-11; Gal. 2:20; Jere. 3:40; Ps. 1:19-50; Jere. 24:7; Hosea 6:1.

2. SOME AREAS TO EXAMINE

In Holiness life living, did prayer a problem of blessing. Did you have companion or condolence for sinner who is going to hell? Heb. 12:14; Acts 17:28-31; Acts 20:31: Matt. 26:41; Gen. 32:26-28; Mark 16:15; Act. 13:7-12; Jer. 7:23; Rom. 2:3; Deut. 11:8-9; Luke 16:10-12; I Sam. 3:9-10; Acts 27:23-25. Did you obey the Lord in all area of your lives? How faithful you are, did you hear a voice from the Lord? Do you normally give thanks? Rom. 1:21; Acts 12:23.

Further Readings: Matt. 5:8; Gal. 6:4.

LESSON 331
THE CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

INTRODUCTION:

To achieve the crown of righteousness, you must abide with certain conditions, i.e. (i) Fighting a good fight, (ii) Course must be completed and (iii) Keeping the faith. May the Lord teach us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. HOW TO WIN THE CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

The Christian should contend for his faith in Christ, the weapons for the faith is made available, the course must be completed, i.e. preaching the gospel and living to please Jesus II Tim. 4:7-8, Jude 3, Daniel 3:16-18; Eph. 6:10-13; I Thess. 5:17; Rev. 12:11. The battle continues, therefore, faith must be kept in order to overcome, and there should be no compromise. I Sam. 17:37; Acts 1:8; 16:17-18; Ps. 40:9-10; Matt. 5:14; Rom. 2:1; Rom. 8:37-39; Rom. 6:1-2; Matt. 24:12.

Further Readings: II Cor. 6:14-17; Rev. 2:11.

LESSON 332
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 2

INTRODUCTION:

We have discussed about visions, dreams and prophesies inspired by the Holy Spirit. Today we wish to continue our study of the Book of Acts by looking at Acts 2:17-21. May the Lord bless us richly as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THERE HAD BEEN NOT ABLE DAYS BEFORE SOME GOOD, OTHERS BAD.
A notable day is an unforgettable. It is either one of great joy or sorrow. There had been many such days in the scriptures beginning from the time of Adam till the New Testament days. Acts 2:17-21; Gen. 3:22-24; Gen. 27:30-34; Gen. 7:13-16; Exo. 15:1-11; I Sam. 16:10-13; II Kings 2:9-15; II Kings 5:20-27; Dan. 4:31-34; Luke 2:d25-32

2. THE NOTABLE DAY OF THE LORD WILL SURPASS THEM ALL
The notable day of the Lord will surpass the other previous notable days because (i) it will affect the whole world (ii) it will be a day of final revelation and separation (iii) it will be a way of eternal joy for some and eternal sorrow for others (iv) it is the day when night will meet day, etc. Rev. 1:7; Isa. 21:11-12; Matt. 27:22; Acts 1:10-12; Dan. 7:9-10; 13-14; Zec. 14:4.

Further Readings: Mal. 4:1-3; Matt. 25:31-32.

DIGGING DEEP 258
THE BOOK OF REVELATION – PART 21

INTRODUCTION:
In Rev. 11, we learnt among other things, about the 2 tribulations witnesses believed to be Moses and Elijah. We saw, through their death resurrection and ascension, that the devil may win a battle but God will always win the war. Today we shall look at Rev. 12 in detail. May the Lord bless us as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE WOMAN AND THE MALE CHILD

John saw a wonder in heaven, a woman heavy with child and a dragon waiting to swallow the child as soon as it was born the child is believed to be Christ and the woman the Jewish nation. The plan of the dragon was frustrated by God as a further proof that God will always take care of His own.

Rev. 12:1-6; Ps. 2:9; Rev. 19:15; Jer. 3:6-10; Hos. 2:19-20; Gen. 3:14-15; 1 Thess. 4:17-18; mark 13:14.

2. THE VICTORY SONG OF THE MARTYRS

Satan made a second attempt to take over heaven but was defeated and cast down to the earth. The martyrs then Sang a song of victory. As usually, those who choose to suffer rather than be disloyal to Christ always win the greatest victory over Satan.

Rev. 12:7-9; Job 1:6-9; Job 2:1-6; Zech. 3:1-2; Rev. 12:10-12; Gen. 39:7-22; Gen. 41:14-44; John 12:25; 1 john 1:7; Rom. 8:1-2; Rev. 2;10; Rev. 12:13-17; Exo. 19:4; Deut. 32:11-12.

LESSON 334
STUDY IN THE BOOK OF ACTS OF APOSTLE PART 8

INTRODUCTION:

oy and sorrow. Particular we explain that the day of recording of the Lord will be a day of eternal joy likewise it be a day of eternal sorrow for other people. Today we pray that God will bless us as we continue in this lesson in Jesus Name.

1. WHO IS JESUS
God will establish a kingdom in the world Gen. 3:15; Gen. 9:1-3; Gen. 15:1-4. Who will be the king? God announced or informed us in the Garden of Eden through Shem, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Gen. 17:18-21; Gen. 22:15-18; Gen. 26:19-24; Gen. 28:10-15. After that Jacob bare twelve children. Which of them among the twelve that will take up the throne? And what is the reason?

Further Readings: Gen. 12:1-3; Acts 2:22-36.

LESSON 335
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 9

INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we traced the history of our Lord Jesus Christ from Adam to Joseph and Mary. We saw clear why He is properly, “the son of David”. Today, we wish to look at the effect of Peter’s first sermon after Pentecost on the hearer and what followed. May the Lord Jesus bless us richly as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. CHRISTIANITY IS A MATTER OF THE HEART NOT OF THE INTELLECT.
It was the hearts of the hearers, not their brains, that were pricked by the sermon of Peter Acts 2:37-47. The word of God, which is a two-edged sword, cuts at the hearts of men causing pain and Godly sorrow leading to repentance and salvation. Then there will be the joy of salvation. Then there will be the joy of salvation on earth and in heaven. Heb. 4:12; II Cor. 7:14; Isa. 55:7; Eze. 18:21; Matt. 5:4; Luke 15:7; Matt. 5:14-16.

2. GENUINE CHRISTIAN HAVE CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS.
Genuine Christians are always steadfast in doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer. They normally share everything, visit one another and are happy people. Gal. 5:1; John 14:6; Eph. 4:14; John 15:18-19; Matt. 18:18-20; Acts 20:35; Pro. 11:25; Isa. 58:10; Luke 6:38; Neh. 8:10.

LESSON 336
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 10

ACTS 3:1-6

INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw that Christianity is a religion of the heart and not of the intellect. We also saw that genuine Christians have certain peculiar characteristics. Today we want to see the Holy Spirit begin actions in a new dimension in the lives of the Apostles. May He begin actions in our own lives too in Jesus name. Amen.

1. ALL THE BEAUTIES OF GOD ARE REVEALED IN HIS HOUSE
No matter how poor a church building may be, if God’s presence is there, it will be beautiful. The lame man, sitting outside the beautiful gate of the church is a type of the miseries of a sinner the goodness of the Almighty Saviour. Acts 3:1-6; Luke 4:16; Ps. 122:1; Col. 1:16-17; Rev. 21:21-22; James 2:;14-18; Ps. 51:5; Eccl. 2:26; Isa. 59:1-2; Isa. 57:20-21.

2. IF YOU HAVE JESUS, YOU HAVE EVERYTHING
Peter told the beggar that he had neither silver nor gold. But surely he had something far more precious than gold. If you have Jesus, what else can you ever need? Matt. 6:31-34; Ps. 23:1; Isa. 45:22; John 3:14-15; Ph. 4:19.

Further Readings: Matt. 11:28; Phil. 4:13.

LESSON 337
ETERNAL JUDGEMENT

INTRODUCTION:

God demands an account of the past which we must render hereafter, he demands an improvement of the present and this we must render now. In this study, we shall talk on (i) God’s judgment in History (ii) Judgment of the wicked, may the Lord teach us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. GOD’S JUDGEMENT IN HISTORY
The sin of one cause the curse of God to come upon many thousands of their descendants, latter God warns them that, he will hold historical judgment. Exo. 20:4-6; Jer. 32:18; Ezek. 18:1-4,20,24; Eccl. 11:3; Gen. 19:24-25; II Pet. 2:6; Ezek. 16:49; Acts 5:1-10.

2. JUDGMENT OF THE WICKED
Every work and idle words will be judged, the sheep will be separated from the goats, the place where the wicked will be slaved. Heb. 9:27; Eccl. 12:14; Matt. 12:36-37; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 14:11; II Pet. 2:9; 3:7-10; Jude 14-15; Luke 19:27; Eccl. 8:11.

Further Readings: Heb. 9:27; Eze. 18:1-4.

LESSON 338
AWAKE THOU THAT SLEEPEST

INTRODUCTION:

By sleep is signified the natural state of man, the deep sleep of the soul that insensibility of his real condition. In this study we shall look into (i) The type of sleep (ii) The blessings for those who are awakened. May the Lord bless us as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE TYPES OF SLEEP
It is a state of utter darkness, full of disease, but he fancies himself in perfect health. An enemy of God who is satisfied in his sin, he is dead unto God. Eph. 5:14; Isa. 5:20-21; Matt. 6:23; Acts 26:18; Jere. 6:14; Eze. 13:9-10; II Kings 9:22; Rev. 3:15-17; Luke 13:4-5; Rom. 6:1-2; Luke 18:11-12; Matt. 23:25-28; Gen. 2:16-17; Pro. 8:36; Deut. 30:15; Matt. 26:41-43; Matt. 25:5-7; I Cor. 6:19; Amos. 6:1.

2. THE BLESSING FOR THOSE WHO ARE AWAKENED
God hath bound Himself to give thee light, you will receive the crown that fadeth not away and there shall be no more death, continuously you be shinning for your Lord. Isa. 60;1-3; John 1:5; Matt. 6:16; I Pet. 5:4; I Thess. 2:19; II Tim. 4:8; Rev. 2:11; Rev. 20;14-15; Rev. 21:8; Dan. 12:3; II Cor. 4:4

Further Readings: I Cor. 9:25.

LESSON 339

INTRODUCTION:

Christian identification was sealed with Holy Spirit in the Kingdom of darkness and also to be the candidate of heaven. In this lesson we will know the reason why we are sealed. May the Lord teach us as we study at His feet today in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

1. REASON WHY WE ARE ZEALED.
God want Christian to be without spot that everyone will be worthy of the Kingdom of God. He sealed them in order to show that they are His own. Sealed also talk about authority that was given to Christian. Eph. 1:13; I Pet. 1:5; Eph. 4:30; Eph. 1:14; John 18:6-9; II Cor. 1:22; II Tim. 2:19; John 10:14; Nah. 1:7; Gen. 41:42:44; Mark 16:15-18; Acts 28:3-6; Luke 10:19; Acts 3:4-8; Matt. 27:66; Rev. 20:3.

Further Readings: Nah. 1:7.

LESSON 340
BLESSING OF OBEDIENCE

INTRODUCTION:

As we all know obedience is holiness, and to receive anything from the Holy God, we must be obedient. In this study we are going to look at (i) Keeping all the Commandments (ii) The result of obedience. May the Lord bless us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1 KEEPING ALL THE COMMANDMENTS
God demands perfection not almost, there is no small sin, we should be hearers and doers of the word; even in a strange country we should not defile ourselves. Deut. 11:8-9; Matt. 5:8; James 2:10-12; I John 3:4; II Cor. 10:4-5; James 1:23-25; Daniel 1:8, 11, 13, 15.

2. THE RESULT OF OBEDIENCE
Your strength will be redeemed all the blessing of God shall come on thee you will live long, because there will be no sickness for you and above all you will not miss heaven. Deut. 11:8-9; Ps. 27:1-3; Zech. 4:5; Is. 40:31; Is. 1:19; Deut. 28:1-4; Ps. 91:15; Eph. 5:2-3; Ex. 15:25; I Thess. 4:1-3; John 17:17; Ps. 24:3.

LESSON 341
SELF EXAMINE

INTRODUCTION:

house and that if you have Jesus. You have all things. Today as we study in the second sermon on Peter after the Pentecost, may the Lord bless us richly in Jesus name. Amen.

1. THERE ARE TWO SIDES GOD SIDES & MAN SIDES
The man that was healed enters the temple and praising the congregation divided into two groups Acts 3:6-26; Ps. 100:3-5; Acts 3:6-26; Ps. 100:3-5; Matt. 5:1-6. The Apostles one sides, and the other at the other sides, you must be one among the sides available, either you belong to God sides or Man sides Mark. 16:17-20; Eph. 4:22-24; I John 2:15. There is no room for Lukewarmness. James 1:5; John 15:5; John 15:2; John 15:8; John 15:4; Col. 3:4.

Further Readings: Rom. 12:2; Eph. 4:27.

LESSON 342
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 12

INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw that there are only two sides to be on: either God’s or people. There is no neutral ground. Also, while the sinner has to repent, the important thing for the Christian is to yield. As we continue with our studies, may the Lord bless us richly in Jesus name. Amen.

1. WHENEVER THERE IS A GREAT MOVE OF GOD, THE DEVIL ALWAYS TRIES TO RESIST, BUT SATAN IS ALWAYS A LOSER.
Act 3 closed with the Church triumphantly winning souls by the thousands, healing the sick and performing miracles Acts 4:1-12; Eph. 5:12; Jere. 17:9; Ps. 57:4; Heb. 13:5; Heb. 2:10; I Pet. 3:18; Matt. 5:11-12; Deut. 20:1; Exo. 14:14; Rev. 3:4. And if there is anything the devil hates, it is to see the Church prosper. So he began a swift counter-attack. Soon, Peter and Paul found themselves among “lions” But the devil lost again.

2. SALVATION IS IN JESUS NAME.
The greatest Name in the whole universe is the Name JESUS. It is the name that is sufficient for all needs: physical, material and spiritual II Tim. 2:4; Rom. 13:12; Acts 4:12; I Sam. 17: 45. Moreover, there is salvation in none other than in Jesus alone.

Further Readings: Phil. 2:9-11

LESSON 343
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 13

ACTS 4:13-22

 

INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series we saw the reaction of the Church Leaders to the second sermon of Peter and his wonderful statement that only Jesus can save. In this part, we wish to examine their remarkable observations about the persons of Peter and John. May God bless us richly as we study in Jesus name. Amen.

1. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY TRUE CHILD OF GOD NOT TO WITNESS
When Peter finished his sermon, his accusers noted 3 things: (a) His boldness (b) His lack of formal education and (c) That he had been with Jesus Acts 4:13-22; Deut. 31:6; Isa. 12:2; I Cor. 1:25-27; Phil. 4:13; Job. 5:8-15; Jer. 20:9; Amos. 3:8. Reluctantly, they admitted that Jesus is unique. Still they asked the disciples not to preach in His name anymore. But it is impossible to silence any true, spirit-filled child of God.

Further Readings: John 7:37-38.

LESSON 344
LIFE AFTER FREEDOM

INTRODUCTION:
God wants us to keep our freedom or else the freedom will not continue. In this study we are going to look, how to keep our freedom. May the Lord teach us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. HOW TO KEEP OUR FREEDOM.
Remember the day of your freedom and how you became free, there shall no leavened bread be eaten i.e. Sin will put poison into your system. Exo. 13:3; Deut. 5:15; Exo. 20:8; I Sam. 17:37; II Peter 1:12-15; 3:1; Gal. 5:1; John 5:14; Rom. 6:1; I John 3:8; Matt. 16:6; Luke 12:1-3; I Cor. 5:7-8; and Lev. 2:11.

Further Readings: Psalm 103:1-4.

LESSON 345
STUDIES IN ACTS – PART 15

INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw how to pray house-shaking prayers. Today, we wish to discover the secret of the power of the early church and learn a lesson from their consecration. May God bless us richly as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. LOVE AND UNITY: UNBEATABLE PARTNERS
The disciples were of one heat and one soul. They were united Acts 4:32:37; Acts 2:1-4; Matt. 18:19; Deut. 32:30; Gen. 22:1-3; Gen. 22:15-18; I Kings 17:8-16; Phil. 3:76-11; II Tim. 4:7-8; John 15:13; John 15:12; I John 4:19-21. This is the secret of their power. They willingly surrendered all to God and shared all they had. This because of the love they had, first to their common Lord and through Him, to one another. No wonder they were unstoppable.

First Readings: John 3:16.

LESSON 346
THE MARKS OF THE CHURCH

INTRODUCTION:
The characteristics or marks of the Church are five in numbers i.e. Joy, Holiness, Truth, Mission and Unity. These should manifest in the life of every member of the church of Christ. May the Lord teach us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. MARKS OF THE CHURCH
Joy is the first thing we notice in the life of those who come to faith in Christ John 17:13-22; Matt. 11:28; Phil. 4:4; Rom. 14:17; John 15:11; Col. 1:13; II Cor. 7:1; Acts 15:9; Gen. 17:1; Acts 15:9; John 8:32; Hosea 4:6; Ps. 119:142, 151; Acts 1:8; Luke 10:1-2; I John 2:15-17; I Cor. 7:31; Acts 4:32:33; Acts 5:12; Rom. 15:6; II Cor. 13:11; I Pet. 3:8; I Cor. 13:1-2. They should be sanctified by the Truth, and carry out he great commission with Unity and Love.

Further Readings: I Pet. 1:15.

LESSON 347
THE CHRISTIAN LAW OF LIBERTY

INTRODUCTION:
To live a victorious Christian life, a believer must know the strategies of the enemy of our divine liberty. In this study we shall spell out the enemy strategy. May the Lord bless us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. ENEMY STRATEGY
Satan is not only a roaring lion, he is also a subtle snake, and every victory that the Christian won in his personal life in an invitation for a full-scale attack by the enemy Joshua 9:3-15; I Pet. 5:8; Gen. 3:15; II Cor. 11:3; Gal. 1:8; Eph. 6:13-14; Matt. 4:10-11; Gen. 3:15; I John 4:1; Jer. 29:8-9; II Tim. 3:6-7; Titus 1:10-11; John 8:44; Eph. 4:27; I Thess. 5:17; Luke 11:9-10; Isa. 40:31; Matt. 19:5; I Cor. 7:12-13, 16; II Cor. 5:14-15; John 15:5. A really committed Christian is not going to be trapped by an open front attack, the Gibsonites have crept into church life, Christian life, business and home, neglect of prayer always lead to trouble. You cannot break the alliance of marriage.

Further Readings: Eph. 6:13-14.

LESSON 348
STUDY IN THE BOOK OF ACT OF APOSTOLIC – PART 15
ACTS. 5:1-11


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw how to pray house-shaking prayers. Today, we wish to discover the secret of the power of the early church and learn a lesson from their consecration. May God bless us richly as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. LOVE AND UNITY: UNBEATABLE PARTNERS
The disciples were of one heat and one soul. They were united Acts 4:32:37; Acts 2:1-4; Matt. 18:19; Deut. 32:30; Gen. 22:1-3; Gen. 22:15-18; I Kings 17:8-16; Phil. 3:76-11; II Tim. 4:7-8; John 15:13; John 15:12; I John 4:19-21. This is the secret of their power. They willingly surrendered all to God and shared all they had. This because of the love they had, first to their common Lord and through Him, to one another. No wonder they were unstoppable.

First Readings: John 3:16

LESSON 349
STUDY IN THE BOOK OF ACT OF APOSTOLIC – PART 16
ACTS. 5:1-11

INTRODUCTION:
To live a victorious Christian life, a believer must know the strategies of the enemy of our divine liberty. In this study we shall spell out the enemy strategy. May the Lord bless us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. ENEMY STRATEGY
Satan is not only a roaring lion, he is also a subtle snake, and every victory that the Christian won in his personal life in an invitation for a full-scale attack by the enemy Joshua 9:3-15; I Pet. 5:8; Gen. 3:15; II Cor. 11:3; Gal. 1:8; Eph. 6:13-14; Matt. 4:10-11; Gen. 3:15; I John 4:1; Jer. 29:8-9; II Tim. 3:6-7; Titus 1:10-11; John 8:44; Eph. 4:27; I Thess. 5:17; Luke 11:9-10; Isa. 40:31; Matt. 19:5; I Cor. 7:12-13, 16; II Cor. 5:14-15; John 15:5. A really committed Christian is not going to be trapped by an open front attack, the Gibsonites have crept into church life, Christian life, business and home, neglect of prayer always lead to trouble. You cannot break the alliance of marriage.

Further Readings: Eph. 6:13-14.

LESSON 350
STUDY IN THE BOOK OF ACT OF APOSTOLIC PART 16 ACTS. 5:1-11

INTRODUCTION:
In the last study in this series, we discover the secret of the early church: love and unity likewise we saw the joy of total separation, Today we want to notice the danger that is the something that is smaller to total separation as we continue in act of Apostle (Act. 5:1-11) may God bless us tremendously as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS TO SERVE GOD N HALF-HEARTED.
The story of Anania and Saphirah teach us three special lessons. Acts. 1:11; Rom. 6:12. 10:31; Joshua 11:21-22; Judges 2:1-3; I Sam. 17:4-14; II Kings 13:14-19; Heb. 10:38-39; II Tim. 4:10; Acts 12:25; Acts 13:13; Acts 15:30-40; II Tim. 4:11; Col. 4:10; I Kings 19:19-21; II Kings 2:1-15; II Kings 13:20-21.
a. Grace is next the privilege to commit sin.
b. It is very dangerous to be hypocrite nor lie against the Holy Spirit.
c. It is very dangerous to serve God in half hearted. In the way that make someone prosper, through His grace that make us do something, it is impossible to serve Him with all our heart till the end.

Further Readings: Heb. 10:31.

Lesson 326

LESSON 326
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 7,
ACTS 2:14-18

INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw that when Holy Spirit came down, the joyful noise of heaven came down too. Some were amazed and some mocked. Today, as we continue our study, may the Holy Spirit fill us to overflowing in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE HOLY SPIRIT KNOWS THE FUTURE AND CAN REVEAL IT THROUGH PROPHECY.

Paul exhorts believers to covet the gift of prophecy because he knows that is one way they could know about the futureActs 14:18; I Cor. 14:39; Jer. 1:9; II Sam. 23:2; Acts 19:6; Acts 21:11. Also, it is also one way by which they could detect false prophecies, since prophecies could come from various sources, even from evil and lying spirits I Kings 22:20-22; Isa. 8:19-20; Matt. 8:29; Acts. 16:17; Jer. 23:31-32; II Chr. 7:14; Rev. 19:10; Matt. 23:37-39. Every believer should be able to detect false prophecies promptly, particularly in last days.

2. THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN ALSO REVEAL THE FUTURE THROUGH VISIONS AND DREAMS.

A vision is a direct illumination from God, at times given to those who are too busy to hear the small still voice of God Exo. 3:1-4; Acts 9:1-4; Jos. 5:13-65; Jud. 6:11-21; Acts. 16:22-24; Luke 1:26-38;Act. 10:9-20; Exo. 3:1-10; Acts 10:1-8; Acts 9:10-16; Isa. 6:1-5; Dan. 5:1-5; 25-30; Gen. 20:3; Gen. 11:25-32. Dreams are more gentle and subtle means of learning about the future. As in the case of prophecies, both visions and dream must be properly checked against the settled word of God. Dan. 7:1, 9-11; II Cor. 11:14; Gal. 1:9; John 15:12.

Further Reading: Jer. 23:16; Acts 16:9-20.

Lesson 327

LESSON 327
THE DANGER AND CURE OF BACKSLIDING

INTRODUCTION:

There is always a danger when a believer is no more interested in his Lord, because God is not happy to those who left first love and zeal for him Rev. 2:4-5. May the Lord bless us richly as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. DETERIORATION OF BACKSLIDING

It is possible for a saint to backslide if he is not watchful and prayerful, sinners are better than backslider, because a backslider is like an animal and a fool. II Pet. 2:20-22; Matt. 26:40-41; II Tim. 4:10; II Tim. 2:17-19; Heb. 10:37-39; Matt. 12:43-45; Luke 11:26; Luke 12:47; Matt. 26:23-24; John 17:12; John 6:70-71; John 13:27; Pro. 26:11; Exodus 8:15.

2. HOPE OF REAL RESTORATION

God promises to heal backsliders on condition that they repent and their heart are washed, you need a contrite and humble spirit before you can restored. Jere. 3:22; 4:14; Isaiah 57:12-21; Ezekiel 18:30-32; Isa. 66:2; Isa. 57:15; John 1:9; Luke 22:31-34; James 4:7-11.

Lesson 328

LESSON 328
THE UPPER ROOM EXPERIENCE

INTRODUCTION:

We are well aware that what we need today is not power of this world, but the power of God i.e. the Upper Room experience which is the Holy Spirit. May the Lord teach us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. STEPS TO THE UPPER ROOM EXPERIENCE

The lentical worship of God, in the Old Testament shows the step (i) the trespass offerings for committed sin (ii) the sin offering for sanctification, heart purity (iii) and the glory of God upon the high priest typifying the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Lev. 8:10-14; Lev. 6:4-7; Acts 1:4-8; Matt. 3:11-12; John 14:17; Acts 2:1; John 17:17; Acts 1:12-14; Luke 24:49.

2. THE EXPERIENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Your faith should stand in the power of God you need the comforter and protect you from error however, is a counterfeit experience.
I Cor. 2:5; John 14:26; John 16:7; John 16:13; Acts 2:4-6; Acts 46:47; James 3:13-18.

Further Readings: Zech 4:6; Acts 2:39.

Lesson 329

LESSON 329
THE SOUL IS ETERNAL

INTRODUCTION:

The soul is eternal and shall never, never die, the real us is our soul (i.e.). Man is an eternal being, that will live forever either in hell or in God’s presence for ever and ever. May the Lord teach us today as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

1. BODY OR THE OUTWARD MAN MORTAL

The outward-man is mortal. It was made out of the dust, given natural food to sustain it, and natural work to perform, also matrimony was instituted Rom. 8:11; Gen. 2:7; Gen. 3:19; Gen. 1:29; Gen. 2:15; Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:5; The body is our earthly house.
I Cor. 6:16-18; Mark 10:7; II Pet. 1:13-14; II Cor. 5:1.

2. SOUL OR THE INWARD IMMORTAL

We shall be like angels after the resurrection no marriage, no death; out inward man is renewed day by day, no body can kill the soul, the soul of the ancient prophetess are still living I Cor. 15:53; Luke 20:35-36; II Cor. 4:16; Rom. 12:2; Matt. 10:28; James 4:12; Matt. 22:32; Deut. 34:5-16; Matt. 17:1-3; Acts 7:59; II Cor. 5:8; John 17:24. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, there is punishment from the souls that sinneth. Ezekiel 18:4; Luke 16:23-31; Eccl. 12:7; John 5:24-29.

Further Readings: Rev. 20;15; Gen. 1:27-28.

Lesson 330

LESSON 330
SELF EXAMINE

INTRODUCTION:

We ought not to stay till day of temptation, before the time, was ought to prepare and examine it by ourselves. What is the reason for examined ourselves? Area of examine these are things we will expose on in this topic, may the Lord bless us as we study under His feet in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

1. WHAT ARE THE REASON OF EXAMINATIONS

In assurance, may be we qualify as a measure of God’s laying down. If not so, for us to judge ourselves and bring back to married what is not normal and also have assurance of being in faith. II Cor. 11:28:32; I Cor. 13:5; II Cor. 4:10-11; Gal. 2:20; Jere. 3:40; Ps. 1:19-50; Jere. 24:7; Hosea 6:1.

2. SOME AREAS TO EXAMINE

In Holiness life living, did prayer a problem of blessing. Did you have companion or condolence for sinner who is going to hell? Heb. 12:14; Acts 17:28-31; Acts 20:31: Matt. 26:41; Gen. 32:26-28; Mark 16:15; Act. 13:7-12; Jer. 7:23; Rom. 2:3; Deut. 11:8-9; Luke 16:10-12; I Sam. 3:9-10; Acts 27:23-25. Did you obey the Lord in all area of your lives? How faithful you are, did you hear a voice from the Lord? Do you normally give thanks? Rom. 1:21; Acts 12:23.

Further Readings: Matt. 5:8; Gal. 6:4.

Lesson 331

LESSON 331
THE CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

INTRODUCTION:

To achieve the crown of righteousness, you must abide with certain conditions, i.e. (i) Fighting a good fight, (ii) Course must be completed and (iii) Keeping the faith. May the Lord teach us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. HOW TO WIN THE CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

The Christian should contend for his faith in Christ, the weapons for the faith is made available, the course must be completed, i.e. preaching the gospel and living to please Jesus II Tim. 4:7-8, Jude 3, Daniel 3:16-18; Eph. 6:10-13; I Thess. 5:17; Rev. 12:11. The battle continues, therefore, faith must be kept in order to overcome, and there should be no compromise. I Sam. 17:37; Acts 1:8; 16:17-18; Ps. 40:9-10; Matt. 5:14; Rom. 2:1; Rom. 8:37-39; Rom. 6:1-2; Matt. 24:12.

Further Readings: II Cor. 6:14-17; Rev. 2:11.

Lesson 332

LESSON 332
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 2

INTRODUCTION:

We have discussed about visions, dreams and prophesies inspired by the Holy Spirit. Today we wish to continue our study of the Book of Acts by looking at Acts 2:17-21. May the Lord bless us richly as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THERE HAD BEEN NOT ABLE DAYS BEFORE SOME GOOD, OTHERS BAD.
A notable day is an unforgettable. It is either one of great joy or sorrow. There had been many such days in the scriptures beginning from the time of Adam till the New Testament days. Acts 2:17-21; Gen. 3:22-24; Gen. 27:30-34; Gen. 7:13-16; Exo. 15:1-11; I Sam. 16:10-13; II Kings 2:9-15; II Kings 5:20-27; Dan. 4:31-34; Luke 2:d25-32

2. THE NOTABLE DAY OF THE LORD WILL SURPASS THEM ALL
The notable day of the Lord will surpass the other previous notable days because (i) it will affect the whole world (ii) it will be a day of final revelation and separation (iii) it will be a way of eternal joy for some and eternal sorrow for others (iv) it is the day when night will meet day, etc. Rev. 1:7; Isa. 21:11-12; Matt. 27:22; Acts 1:10-12; Dan. 7:9-10; 13-14; Zec. 14:4.

Further Readings: Mal. 4:1-3; Matt. 25:31-32.

Lesson 333

DIGGING DEEP 258
THE BOOK OF REVELATION – PART 21

INTRODUCTION:
In Rev. 11, we learnt among other things, about the 2 tribulations witnesses believed to be Moses and Elijah. We saw, through their death resurrection and ascension, that the devil may win a battle but God will always win the war. Today we shall look at Rev. 12 in detail. May the Lord bless us as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE WOMAN AND THE MALE CHILD

John saw a wonder in heaven, a woman heavy with child and a dragon waiting to swallow the child as soon as it was born the child is believed to be Christ and the woman the Jewish nation. The plan of the dragon was frustrated by God as a further proof that God will always take care of His own.

Rev. 12:1-6; Ps. 2:9; Rev. 19:15; Jer. 3:6-10; Hos. 2:19-20; Gen. 3:14-15; 1 Thess. 4:17-18; mark 13:14.

2. THE VICTORY SONG OF THE MARTYRS

Satan made a second attempt to take over heaven but was defeated and cast down to the earth. The martyrs then Sang a song of victory. As usually, those who choose to suffer rather than be disloyal to Christ always win the greatest victory over Satan.

Rev. 12:7-9; Job 1:6-9; Job 2:1-6; Zech. 3:1-2; Rev. 12:10-12; Gen. 39:7-22; Gen. 41:14-44; John 12:25; 1 john 1:7; Rom. 8:1-2; Rev. 2;10; Rev. 12:13-17; Exo. 19:4; Deut. 32:11-12.

Lesson 334

LESSON 334
STUDY IN THE BOOK OF ACTS OF APOSTLE PART 8

INTRODUCTION:

oy and sorrow. Particular we explain that the day of recording of the Lord will be a day of eternal joy likewise it be a day of eternal sorrow for other people. Today we pray that God will bless us as we continue in this lesson in Jesus Name.

1. WHO IS JESUS
God will establish a kingdom in the world Gen. 3:15; Gen. 9:1-3; Gen. 15:1-4. Who will be the king? God announced or informed us in the Garden of Eden through Shem, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob Gen. 17:18-21; Gen. 22:15-18; Gen. 26:19-24; Gen. 28:10-15. After that Jacob bare twelve children. Which of them among the twelve that will take up the throne? And what is the reason?

Further Readings: Gen. 12:1-3; Acts 2:22-36.

Lesson 335

LESSON 335
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 9

INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we traced the history of our Lord Jesus Christ from Adam to Joseph and Mary. We saw clear why He is properly, “the son of David”. Today, we wish to look at the effect of Peter’s first sermon after Pentecost on the hearer and what followed. May the Lord Jesus bless us richly as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. CHRISTIANITY IS A MATTER OF THE HEART NOT OF THE INTELLECT.
It was the hearts of the hearers, not their brains, that were pricked by the sermon of Peter Acts 2:37-47. The word of God, which is a two-edged sword, cuts at the hearts of men causing pain and Godly sorrow leading to repentance and salvation. Then there will be the joy of salvation. Then there will be the joy of salvation on earth and in heaven. Heb. 4:12; II Cor. 7:14; Isa. 55:7; Eze. 18:21; Matt. 5:4; Luke 15:7; Matt. 5:14-16.

2. GENUINE CHRISTIAN HAVE CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS.
Genuine Christians are always steadfast in doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer. They normally share everything, visit one another and are happy people. Gal. 5:1; John 14:6; Eph. 4:14; John 15:18-19; Matt. 18:18-20; Acts 20:35; Pro. 11:25; Isa. 58:10; Luke 6:38; Neh. 8:10.

Lesson 336

LESSON 336
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 10

ACTS 3:1-6

INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw that Christianity is a religion of the heart and not of the intellect. We also saw that genuine Christians have certain peculiar characteristics. Today we want to see the Holy Spirit begin actions in a new dimension in the lives of the Apostles. May He begin actions in our own lives too in Jesus name. Amen.

1. ALL THE BEAUTIES OF GOD ARE REVEALED IN HIS HOUSE
No matter how poor a church building may be, if God’s presence is there, it will be beautiful. The lame man, sitting outside the beautiful gate of the church is a type of the miseries of a sinner the goodness of the Almighty Saviour. Acts 3:1-6; Luke 4:16; Ps. 122:1; Col. 1:16-17; Rev. 21:21-22; James 2:;14-18; Ps. 51:5; Eccl. 2:26; Isa. 59:1-2; Isa. 57:20-21.

2. IF YOU HAVE JESUS, YOU HAVE EVERYTHING
Peter told the beggar that he had neither silver nor gold. But surely he had something far more precious than gold. If you have Jesus, what else can you ever need? Matt. 6:31-34; Ps. 23:1; Isa. 45:22; John 3:14-15; Ph. 4:19.

Further Readings: Matt. 11:28; Phil. 4:13.

Lesson 337

LESSON 337
ETERNAL JUDGEMENT

INTRODUCTION:

God demands an account of the past which we must render hereafter, he demands an improvement of the present and this we must render now. In this study, we shall talk on (i) God’s judgment in History (ii) Judgment of the wicked, may the Lord teach us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. GOD’S JUDGEMENT IN HISTORY
The sin of one cause the curse of God to come upon many thousands of their descendants, latter God warns them that, he will hold historical judgment. Exo. 20:4-6; Jer. 32:18; Ezek. 18:1-4,20,24; Eccl. 11:3; Gen. 19:24-25; II Pet. 2:6; Ezek. 16:49; Acts 5:1-10.

2. JUDGMENT OF THE WICKED
Every work and idle words will be judged, the sheep will be separated from the goats, the place where the wicked will be slaved. Heb. 9:27; Eccl. 12:14; Matt. 12:36-37; Matt. 25:31-46; Rev. 14:11; II Pet. 2:9; 3:7-10; Jude 14-15; Luke 19:27; Eccl. 8:11.

Further Readings: Heb. 9:27; Eze. 18:1-4.

Lesson 338

LESSON 338
AWAKE THOU THAT SLEEPEST

INTRODUCTION:

By sleep is signified the natural state of man, the deep sleep of the soul that insensibility of his real condition. In this study we shall look into (i) The type of sleep (ii) The blessings for those who are awakened. May the Lord bless us as we study at His feet in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. THE TYPES OF SLEEP
It is a state of utter darkness, full of disease, but he fancies himself in perfect health. An enemy of God who is satisfied in his sin, he is dead unto God. Eph. 5:14; Isa. 5:20-21; Matt. 6:23; Acts 26:18; Jere. 6:14; Eze. 13:9-10; II Kings 9:22; Rev. 3:15-17; Luke 13:4-5; Rom. 6:1-2; Luke 18:11-12; Matt. 23:25-28; Gen. 2:16-17; Pro. 8:36; Deut. 30:15; Matt. 26:41-43; Matt. 25:5-7; I Cor. 6:19; Amos. 6:1.

2. THE BLESSING FOR THOSE WHO ARE AWAKENED
God hath bound Himself to give thee light, you will receive the crown that fadeth not away and there shall be no more death, continuously you be shinning for your Lord. Isa. 60;1-3; John 1:5; Matt. 6:16; I Pet. 5:4; I Thess. 2:19; II Tim. 4:8; Rev. 2:11; Rev. 20;14-15; Rev. 21:8; Dan. 12:3; II Cor. 4:4

Further Readings: I Cor. 9:25.

Lesson 339

LESSON 339

INTRODUCTION:

Christian identification was sealed with Holy Spirit in the Kingdom of darkness and also to be the candidate of heaven. In this lesson we will know the reason why we are sealed. May the Lord teach us as we study at His feet today in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

1. REASON WHY WE ARE ZEALED.
God want Christian to be without spot that everyone will be worthy of the Kingdom of God. He sealed them in order to show that they are His own. Sealed also talk about authority that was given to Christian. Eph. 1:13; I Pet. 1:5; Eph. 4:30; Eph. 1:14; John 18:6-9; II Cor. 1:22; II Tim. 2:19; John 10:14; Nah. 1:7; Gen. 41:42:44; Mark 16:15-18; Acts 28:3-6; Luke 10:19; Acts 3:4-8; Matt. 27:66; Rev. 20:3.

Further Readings: Nah. 1:7.

Lesson 340

LESSON 340
BLESSING OF OBEDIENCE

INTRODUCTION:

As we all know obedience is holiness, and to receive anything from the Holy God, we must be obedient. In this study we are going to look at (i) Keeping all the Commandments (ii) The result of obedience. May the Lord bless us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1 KEEPING ALL THE COMMANDMENTS
God demands perfection not almost, there is no small sin, we should be hearers and doers of the word; even in a strange country we should not defile ourselves. Deut. 11:8-9; Matt. 5:8; James 2:10-12; I John 3:4; II Cor. 10:4-5; James 1:23-25; Daniel 1:8, 11, 13, 15.

2. THE RESULT OF OBEDIENCE
Your strength will be redeemed all the blessing of God shall come on thee you will live long, because there will be no sickness for you and above all you will not miss heaven. Deut. 11:8-9; Ps. 27:1-3; Zech. 4:5; Is. 40:31; Is. 1:19; Deut. 28:1-4; Ps. 91:15; Eph. 5:2-3; Ex. 15:25; I Thess. 4:1-3; John 17:17; Ps. 24:3.

Lesson 341

LESSON 341
SELF EXAMINE

INTRODUCTION:

house and that if you have Jesus. You have all things. Today as we study in the second sermon on Peter after the Pentecost, may the Lord bless us richly in Jesus name. Amen.

1. THERE ARE TWO SIDES GOD SIDES & MAN SIDES
The man that was healed enters the temple and praising the congregation divided into two groups Acts 3:6-26; Ps. 100:3-5; Acts 3:6-26; Ps. 100:3-5; Matt. 5:1-6. The Apostles one sides, and the other at the other sides, you must be one among the sides available, either you belong to God sides or Man sides Mark. 16:17-20; Eph. 4:22-24; I John 2:15. There is no room for Lukewarmness. James 1:5; John 15:5; John 15:2; John 15:8; John 15:4; Col. 3:4.

Further Readings: Rom. 12:2; Eph. 4:27.

Lesson 342

LESSON 342
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 12

INTRODUCTION:

In the last part of this series, we saw that there are only two sides to be on: either God’s or people. There is no neutral ground. Also, while the sinner has to repent, the important thing for the Christian is to yield. As we continue with our studies, may the Lord bless us richly in Jesus name. Amen.

1. WHENEVER THERE IS A GREAT MOVE OF GOD, THE DEVIL ALWAYS TRIES TO RESIST, BUT SATAN IS ALWAYS A LOSER.
Act 3 closed with the Church triumphantly winning souls by the thousands, healing the sick and performing miracles Acts 4:1-12; Eph. 5:12; Jere. 17:9; Ps. 57:4; Heb. 13:5; Heb. 2:10; I Pet. 3:18; Matt. 5:11-12; Deut. 20:1; Exo. 14:14; Rev. 3:4. And if there is anything the devil hates, it is to see the Church prosper. So he began a swift counter-attack. Soon, Peter and Paul found themselves among “lions” But the devil lost again.

2. SALVATION IS IN JESUS NAME.
The greatest Name in the whole universe is the Name JESUS. It is the name that is sufficient for all needs: physical, material and spiritual II Tim. 2:4; Rom. 13:12; Acts 4:12; I Sam. 17: 45. Moreover, there is salvation in none other than in Jesus alone.

Further Readings: Phil. 2:9-11

Lesson 343

LESSON 343
STUDIES IN ACTS PART 13

ACTS 4:13-22

 

INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series we saw the reaction of the Church Leaders to the second sermon of Peter and his wonderful statement that only Jesus can save. In this part, we wish to examine their remarkable observations about the persons of Peter and John. May God bless us richly as we study in Jesus name. Amen.

1. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANY TRUE CHILD OF GOD NOT TO WITNESS
When Peter finished his sermon, his accusers noted 3 things: (a) His boldness (b) His lack of formal education and (c) That he had been with Jesus Acts 4:13-22; Deut. 31:6; Isa. 12:2; I Cor. 1:25-27; Phil. 4:13; Job. 5:8-15; Jer. 20:9; Amos. 3:8. Reluctantly, they admitted that Jesus is unique. Still they asked the disciples not to preach in His name anymore. But it is impossible to silence any true, spirit-filled child of God.

Further Readings: John 7:37-38.

Lesson 344

LESSON 344
LIFE AFTER FREEDOM

INTRODUCTION:
God wants us to keep our freedom or else the freedom will not continue. In this study we are going to look, how to keep our freedom. May the Lord teach us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. HOW TO KEEP OUR FREEDOM.
Remember the day of your freedom and how you became free, there shall no leavened bread be eaten i.e. Sin will put poison into your system. Exo. 13:3; Deut. 5:15; Exo. 20:8; I Sam. 17:37; II Peter 1:12-15; 3:1; Gal. 5:1; John 5:14; Rom. 6:1; I John 3:8; Matt. 16:6; Luke 12:1-3; I Cor. 5:7-8; and Lev. 2:11.

Further Readings: Psalm 103:1-4.

Lesson 345

LESSON 345
STUDIES IN ACTS – PART 15

INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw how to pray house-shaking prayers. Today, we wish to discover the secret of the power of the early church and learn a lesson from their consecration. May God bless us richly as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. LOVE AND UNITY: UNBEATABLE PARTNERS
The disciples were of one heat and one soul. They were united Acts 4:32:37; Acts 2:1-4; Matt. 18:19; Deut. 32:30; Gen. 22:1-3; Gen. 22:15-18; I Kings 17:8-16; Phil. 3:76-11; II Tim. 4:7-8; John 15:13; John 15:12; I John 4:19-21. This is the secret of their power. They willingly surrendered all to God and shared all they had. This because of the love they had, first to their common Lord and through Him, to one another. No wonder they were unstoppable.

First Readings: John 3:16.

Lesson 346

LESSON 346
THE MARKS OF THE CHURCH

INTRODUCTION:
The characteristics or marks of the Church are five in numbers i.e. Joy, Holiness, Truth, Mission and Unity. These should manifest in the life of every member of the church of Christ. May the Lord teach us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. MARKS OF THE CHURCH
Joy is the first thing we notice in the life of those who come to faith in Christ John 17:13-22; Matt. 11:28; Phil. 4:4; Rom. 14:17; John 15:11; Col. 1:13; II Cor. 7:1; Acts 15:9; Gen. 17:1; Acts 15:9; John 8:32; Hosea 4:6; Ps. 119:142, 151; Acts 1:8; Luke 10:1-2; I John 2:15-17; I Cor. 7:31; Acts 4:32:33; Acts 5:12; Rom. 15:6; II Cor. 13:11; I Pet. 3:8; I Cor. 13:1-2. They should be sanctified by the Truth, and carry out he great commission with Unity and Love.

Further Readings: I Pet. 1:15.

Lesson 347

LESSON 347
THE CHRISTIAN LAW OF LIBERTY

INTRODUCTION:
To live a victorious Christian life, a believer must know the strategies of the enemy of our divine liberty. In this study we shall spell out the enemy strategy. May the Lord bless us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. ENEMY STRATEGY
Satan is not only a roaring lion, he is also a subtle snake, and every victory that the Christian won in his personal life in an invitation for a full-scale attack by the enemy Joshua 9:3-15; I Pet. 5:8; Gen. 3:15; II Cor. 11:3; Gal. 1:8; Eph. 6:13-14; Matt. 4:10-11; Gen. 3:15; I John 4:1; Jer. 29:8-9; II Tim. 3:6-7; Titus 1:10-11; John 8:44; Eph. 4:27; I Thess. 5:17; Luke 11:9-10; Isa. 40:31; Matt. 19:5; I Cor. 7:12-13, 16; II Cor. 5:14-15; John 15:5. A really committed Christian is not going to be trapped by an open front attack, the Gibsonites have crept into church life, Christian life, business and home, neglect of prayer always lead to trouble. You cannot break the alliance of marriage.

Further Readings: Eph. 6:13-14.

Lesson 348

LESSON 348
STUDY IN THE BOOK OF ACT OF APOSTOLIC – PART 15
ACTS. 5:1-11


INTRODUCTION:
In the last part of this series, we saw how to pray house-shaking prayers. Today, we wish to discover the secret of the power of the early church and learn a lesson from their consecration. May God bless us richly as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. LOVE AND UNITY: UNBEATABLE PARTNERS
The disciples were of one heat and one soul. They were united Acts 4:32:37; Acts 2:1-4; Matt. 18:19; Deut. 32:30; Gen. 22:1-3; Gen. 22:15-18; I Kings 17:8-16; Phil. 3:76-11; II Tim. 4:7-8; John 15:13; John 15:12; I John 4:19-21. This is the secret of their power. They willingly surrendered all to God and shared all they had. This because of the love they had, first to their common Lord and through Him, to one another. No wonder they were unstoppable.

First Readings: John 3:16

Lesson 349

LESSON 349
STUDY IN THE BOOK OF ACT OF APOSTOLIC – PART 16
ACTS. 5:1-11

INTRODUCTION:
To live a victorious Christian life, a believer must know the strategies of the enemy of our divine liberty. In this study we shall spell out the enemy strategy. May the Lord bless us as we study at His feet in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

1. ENEMY STRATEGY
Satan is not only a roaring lion, he is also a subtle snake, and every victory that the Christian won in his personal life in an invitation for a full-scale attack by the enemy Joshua 9:3-15; I Pet. 5:8; Gen. 3:15; II Cor. 11:3; Gal. 1:8; Eph. 6:13-14; Matt. 4:10-11; Gen. 3:15; I John 4:1; Jer. 29:8-9; II Tim. 3:6-7; Titus 1:10-11; John 8:44; Eph. 4:27; I Thess. 5:17; Luke 11:9-10; Isa. 40:31; Matt. 19:5; I Cor. 7:12-13, 16; II Cor. 5:14-15; John 15:5. A really committed Christian is not going to be trapped by an open front attack, the Gibsonites have crept into church life, Christian life, business and home, neglect of prayer always lead to trouble. You cannot break the alliance of marriage.

Further Readings: Eph. 6:13-14.

Lesson 350

LESSON 350
STUDY IN THE BOOK OF ACT OF APOSTOLIC PART 16 ACTS. 5:1-11

INTRODUCTION:
In the last study in this series, we discover the secret of the early church: love and unity likewise we saw the joy of total separation, Today we want to notice the danger that is the something that is smaller to total separation as we continue in act of Apostle (Act. 5:1-11) may God bless us tremendously as we study in Jesus Name. Amen.

1. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS TO SERVE GOD N HALF-HEARTED.
The story of Anania and Saphirah teach us three special lessons. Acts. 1:11; Rom. 6:12. 10:31; Joshua 11:21-22; Judges 2:1-3; I Sam. 17:4-14; II Kings 13:14-19; Heb. 10:38-39; II Tim. 4:10; Acts 12:25; Acts 13:13; Acts 15:30-40; II Tim. 4:11; Col. 4:10; I Kings 19:19-21; II Kings 2:1-15; II Kings 13:20-21.
a. Grace is next the privilege to commit sin.
b. It is very dangerous to be hypocrite nor lie against the Holy Spirit.
c. It is very dangerous to serve God in half hearted. In the way that make someone prosper, through His grace that make us do something, it is impossible to serve Him with all our heart till the end.

Further Readings: Heb. 10:31.

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.

Hebrews 13: 8

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