Acts 11 commentary peters defense of his gentile mission. Peters necessary vindication of what he did in receiving cornelius and his friends into the church, from the censure he lay under for it among the brethren, and their acquiescence in it. The sermons recorded in acts give us a window into the preaching ministries of peter, stephen, philip, james, and paul, along with the immediate impact those sermons had. Peters necessary vindication of what he did in receiving cornelius and his friends into the church, from the censure he lay under for it among the brethren, and their acquiescence in it, acts 11. Paul uses the illustration of the olive tree in romans chapter 11 as a symbol for. Chapter 14 discusses, at some length, the grand miracle of the incarnation. Peter and john pray for the samaritans to receive the spirit. The book of acts records at least 20 specific miracles and tells of 9 times when clusters of them occurred. How could we explain the number of miracles performed by the apostles in the name of jesus christ, recorded in the book of acts after his ascension, unless we admit and believe that jesus christ is the living son of god. Book of acts miracles study resources blue letter bible. Acts chapter 11 matthew henry complete commentary on. Chapter 1 luke, who wrote the book of acts, begins chapter one by referring to his former book, namely the third gospel luke. Miracles worked through objects touched by paul, 19, 1112.
List of miracles recorded in the old testament bible access. The entire consideration of miracles as they are recorded in the book of acts will be. Do genesis 10 and 11 conflict with reference to the languages in the earth. In christianity, the book of signs refers to the first main section of the gospel of john, following the hymn to the word and preceding the book of glory. Acts of the apostles chapter eleven objectives in studying this chapter 1 to glean from peters own account of the conversion of the household of cornelius, what was the purpose of the baptism of the holy spirit on the gentiles 2 to note the beginning of the lords church in antioch, and the early ministry of barnabas and saul summary the. Chapters courses church directory theological famine relief. Hardon archives the miracle narratives in the acts of. The acts of the apostles is the second book written by st. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section.
The meaning of miracles in the book of acts is best understood by defining the words used to describe these miracles. A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 9 4. Did the apostles themselves perform miraculous deeds after. Read the scripture below to find out who won the contest the god baal or god. It is named for seven notable events, often called signs or miracles, that it. Acts 11 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. Acts 11 commentary matthew henrys complete commentary. The book of acts gives a unique glimpse into the life and practice of the early church. Not every passage below quotes the preachers sermon. The book is divided into four parts with the bulk of the volume centering around the twentyeight miracles recorded in matthews gospel. Acts 2 niv the holy spirit comes at pentecost bible. The prophet elijah calls the people to make a decision concerning god and challenges the prophets of baal to a fiery test. There are, however, many miracles recorded in the book of acts.
Perhaps the life and spirit of the apostolic church are more familiar today, at least. Trustworthiness of evidence in gospels and acts iii. And seldom is this great commission taken up as a serious bible expository topic. Besides nature and mans conscience, god has revealed himself in.
Miracle international standard bible encyclopaedia. We hear these men in our own languages as they tell about the miracles that god has done. Philip preaches the gospel to the ethiopian eunuch, and the ethiopian becomes a follower of jesus. Study of the book of acts chapter 11 ivy baptist church. Jesus the nazarene, a man attested to you by god with miracles and wonders and signs which god performed through him in your midst, just as you yourselves know. Acts of the apostles also has three dramatic jailbreaks 5. Character 16 looks at what miracles of the new creation intimate about the new nature. Luke refers to the visible appearance of jesus after his resurrection 1. A survey of these miraculous works is worthy of our reflection. The miracles performed by the apostles in the name of the. The good success of the gospel at antioch, and the parts adjacent, acts 11.
The inspired historian records the miraculous ascension of christ into heaven 1. Paul ministers in ephesus 10 this continued for two years, so that everyone who lived in the province of asia, jews and greeks alike, heard the word of the lord. This is considered to be peters second sermon as recorded in the book of acts. They afflicted the wicked in acts chapter verse 11. Herod had killed james, one of the apostles, and found it to be a popular act with the people. Verses 1215 who returned to jerusalem to waitand what did they do while they waited. This is the first of fourteen miracles in acts, the very first one done by the apostles following the ascension of jesus. One of the reasons i love the book of acts so much is because of the amazing miracle. Either the character of god excludes them, or the character of nature excludes. A list of sermons in the book of acts leadership resources. His first was similar, and delivered at pentecost, when gods holy spirit came to the disciples. Mar 22, 20 study of the book of acts chapter 11 ivy baptist church.
Dec 10, 2017 the book is divided into four parts with the bulk of the volume centering around the twentyeight miracles recorded in matthews gospel. And at lystra, he healed a crippled man who leaped and walked praising god ch. Acts 11 commentary matthew henrys complete commentary on. What was the impact of the miracle on the people vv. Conservative estimate places the number of miracles recorded in the acts at. And in much the same way, the apostles miracles in the book of acts proved that their testimony concerning christ was true. Jesus didnt only perform miracles to show that he is god, but also to set an example for us. Chapter 8 opens with the severe persecution of the church in jerusalem and the. He healed the sick, in order to break the chain of suffering over peoples lives and bring the abundant life to them. Acts 11 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. The proper meaning of this name is, a follower of christ. The life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles. Chapter 15 justifies miracles of the old creation as acts in accordance with the overall character of the old nature. So all those in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 and rose up and thrust him out of the city.
In acts 9, the name bearer, saul of tarsus, was chosen of god to bear the new name before gentiles, kings and children of israel. Paul cast blindness upon elymus who was a jewish sorcerer and a false prophet for seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith ch. The beginning verses of acts make it clear that acts is a sequel of the story started in luke and written to the same man named theophilus, generally a title ascribed to highranking roman officials. Elijah the prophet served god between 860bc852bc and did 16 miracles, half the number elisha did which was 32 miracles. Up to this point, the book of acts recounts the churchs growth among jews in jerusalem and judea. Luke was from antioch but traveled with paul all over southern europe and the middle east.
Acts 11 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Acts 812 the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Below is a list of sermons preached in acts along with a short description and reference for each are listed below. The miracles in the book of acts lists the miracle, where it happened, and where it is recorded in scripture. Part of the first sermon plays an important role in todays discussion. The second of these providential miracles is recorded in acts 12. Philip is the first person recorded in acts to preach the gospel outside of jerusalem in samaria. Remember, jesus christ revealed to his disciples that they would have the comforter, the holy spirit, after the lord returned to heaven john 14. Jesus christ performed miracles, demonstrating his power over nature and the. The miracles performed by the apostles in the name of the ascended christ. Miracles in scripture are acts of god that proclaim his sovereign. We read, in acts 2, of the outpouring of the holy spirit on the twelve apostles. If you simply want to learn more about miracles as miracles, i would suggest a thorough reading of part i.
He opens by saying that the case against miracles can be argued from two different grounds. In the opening words of his first homily on the acts of the apostles, st. The opening chapter of the bible begins with in the beginning god created the heavens and the earth. Now the apostles and brethren who were in judea heard that the gentiles had also received the word of god. The good success of the gospel at antioch, and the parts adjacent. A controversy in jerusalem regarding ministry to the gentiles. The importance of the book of acts the importance of this second of lukes twovolume work can. In samaria, philip preached, baptized, and performed many miracles. Our story starts off where the gospel of luke left offjesus is back now that hes resurrected, jesus decides to hang out and chat with his disciples whom luke calls apostles for forty days. Hardon archives the miracle narratives in the acts of the apostles.
Whether he actually believed in the gospel miracles, at any rate he speaks of the. Following in the footsteps of the master, the apostles of jesus performed many miracles as they took the gospel out into the world. An overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles. The miracles provided objective, indisputable testimony concerning the gospel message cf. During the final forty day period the lord jesus was with the eleven apostles he. The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. The carrying on of the good work that was begun at antioch, by the ministry of. Acts 2 new international version niv the holy spirit comes at pentecost. Chapter seven a chapter of red herrings a red herring is a clue or statement intended to mislead or distract from the actual issue. Elijah the prophet served god between 860bc852bc and did 16 miracles, half the number elisha did which was 32 miracles the prophet elijah calls the people to make a decision concerning god and challenges the prophets of baal to a fiery test.
The miracle narratives in the acts of the apostles. The miracles of jesus were more than just healing the sick besides healing the sick jesus christ did many more miracles, like turning huge amounts of water into wine of the highest quality, walking over rough water during a storm, raising several people from the dead some had been dead for several days, multiplying a small amount of food into. All the events are relayed either as peter experienced them his vision, acts 11. The commentary on each chapter below was taken from the book entitled the acts of the apostles and afterward, by stuart allen, published by the berean publishing trust. The miracles of god in acts our daily bread ministries. They came to realize, as peter had, that god had extended gospel blessings to the gentiles see acts 11. It describes the coming of the holy spirit at pentecost in acts 2, the spread of the gospel outside of jerusalem in acts 8 and to the gentiles in acts 10, how the church made decisions in regards to doctrine acts 15, and more. The apostles healed the sick in acts chapter 5 verse 16. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. That is why a miracle is an act of power in the synoptic gospels, the greek. He followed philip closely and was astounded by the great signs and miracles he observed. The importance of in the first twelve chapters is significant. John chrysostom complains that, this book and its author are so little known that many people are not even aware there is such a book in existence. Justin also has written or edited numerous other books on historical theology and biblical studies.1477 114 865 1072 241 845 977 708 131 890 449 1378 1154 1173 1565 1148 1136 926 1285 123 93 250 156 706 1202 516 482 456 490 1394 60 716 600 462 1571 171 547 1329 331 836 223 671 1370