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Title: Getting the Most out of Acts Chapter One.

Introduction: The book of Acts is an essential part of the New Testament, as it chronicles the birth and growth of the early Church. Acts chapter one sets the stage for the rest of the book and provides key insights into Jesus' final days on Earth, the role of the Holy Spirit, and the beginning of the Church's mission. In this Bible study, we will dive into Acts 1 to understand its significance and apply its lessons to our lives.

I. Jesus' Final Instructions (Acts 1:1-5)

  1. The importance of the forty days (Acts 1:3)

  • After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to the disciples over a period of forty days, teaching them about the Kingdom of God.

  • Significance: This period demonstrated the reality of Jesus' resurrection and gave the disciples time to process and learn from Him.

  1. The Great Commission (Acts 1:4-5)

  • Jesus instructed the disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the gift of the Holy Spirit, which would empower them to be His witnesses.

  • Significance: The Great Commission is the foundation of the Church's mission to spread the Gospel to all nations.

II. The Ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:6-11)

  1. Jesus' answer to the disciples' question (Acts 1:6-7)

  • The disciples asked if Jesus would restore the kingdom of Israel, but He redirected their focus to the coming of the Holy Spirit and their role as His witnesses.

  • Significance: Jesus teaches us that God's plan and timing are different from our expectations.

  1. The promise of Jesus' return (Acts 1:10-11)

  • As Jesus ascended, two angels appeared and promised that He would return in the same manner He left.

  • Significance: This promise gives us hope and assurance that Jesus will return to establish His kingdom.

III. Preparing for the Coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:12-14)

  1. Unity in prayer (Acts 1:12-14)

  • The disciples, along with women and Jesus' mother Mary, gathered in the upper room to pray in unity.

  • Significance: The importance of prayer and unity among believers as they waited for the promised Holy Spirit.

IV. The Replacement of Judas Iscariot (Acts 1:15-26)

  1. The fulfillment of prophecy (Acts 1:15-20)

  • Peter explained that Judas' betrayal and subsequent death fulfilled the Scriptures.

  • Significance: God's sovereign plan is revealed, even in the midst of betrayal and tragedy.

  1. Choosing Matthias (Acts 1:21-26)

  • The disciples prayed and cast lots to choose Matthias as the new apostle, replacing Judas.

  • Significance: The importance of seeking God's guidance in decision-making and maintaining the number of the apostles to continue their mission.

Conclusion:

As we reflect on Acts chapter one, let us remember the importance of Jesus' final instructions, His ascension, and the promise of His return. As believers, we must be prepared for the coming of the Holy Spirit, maintain unity in prayer, and seek God's guidance in all our decisions. May we be inspired to be faithful witnesses, carrying out the Great Commission and eagerly awaiting Jesus' return.

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