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Acts

May 2017 - Oct 2018
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Sun, Apr 01, 2018
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Message #317 The Foundations of the Gospel, Part V - Acts 13:23-41 Sunday, April 1 2018 Context summary: Paul reviews Israel's history from the Passover (Exodus 12), to whom the Passover foreshadowed, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29). "For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us." (1 Corinthians 5:7b) What was John the baptist's message? (Acts 13:24) John the baptist called all to "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!" (Matthew 3:2) John was a fulfillment of Isaiah 40:3 (NKJV) The voice of one crying in the wilderness: "Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God." (See also Matthew 3:3 and John 1:23) John pointed to the long awaited Messiah, identified to him by God. See Matthew 3:16-17 and John 1:29-34. Also 1 Corinthians 2 regarding how these things are revealed to us by the Holy Spirit. Application? We are called to call all to repentance (to turn away from sin), and point people to Jesus as John did. We've been given the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-21). Old Testament Scriptures which foretold of the Messiah's suffering and mission (Psalm 22, Isaiah 53, and Zechariah 12:10. The Messiah would be despised and rejected (Isaiah 53:3, fulfilled in Matthew 27), and would die in the company of the wicked (Isaiah 53:9a, fulfilled in Matthew 27:38), but be buried in among the wealthy (Isaiah 53:9b, fulfilled in Matthew 27:57-60). Both Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus would work together to take the body of Jesus down from the cross and prepare his body for burial. Then they laid Jesus' body in the tomb (John 19:38-42). What was the promise made to the fathers which Jesus' resurrection fulfilled? (Acts 13:32) Answer is found in Acts 3:24-26 (NKJV) 24 "Yes, and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also foretold these days. 25 "You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ['And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'] 26 "To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one [of you] from your iniquities." This promise to bless all the families of the earth through the seed of Abraham pointed to the risen Christ. The blessing was in turning us away from our sin. Foretold in Genesis 12:3; Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:4 The glory of Jesus' resurrection and blessings tied to God raising Christ from the dead. Christ's resurrection is the guarantee of our own (1 Thessalonians 4:14 and 2 Corinthians 4:14) Christ's resurrection provides us an eternal High Priest who always prays for us (Romans 8:34 and Hebrews 7:23-25) Christ's resurrection justified all who believe in Him (Romans 4:25) Christ's resurrection is the affirmation of Jesus' claims to being the Son of God (Romans 1:4; see John 5, especially verse18 and John 10, especially verse 33) Christ's resurrection provides believers a living hope and a glorious inheritance to look forward to and live in light of (1 Peter 1:3-4 and Ephesians 1:11-12) Application? By being joined to the risen Christ, believers live fruitful lives (Romans 7:4 and John 15) Warning? Christ's resurrection declares whom God will judge the world through. Acts 17:30-31 (NKJV) 30 "Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 "because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead." Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
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Message #316 The Foundations of the Gospel, part IV - Acts 13:22-23 Sunday, March 25 2018 Paul's background revisited Phil 3:3-7 The Davidic Covenant 2 Sam 7; 1 Chron 17, focuses on verses 1-14; Psalm 89:1-4, 30-37; fulfilled in Isa 9:6-7; Luke 1:30-33 Abridged list of Christ's purpose in coming Purpose introduced with John 12:27-28; To preach the kingdom of God, Mark 1:38, Luke 4:43; To raise up all whom the Father gave Jesus, and that everyone who sees the son and believes in Him may have everlasting life, John 6:39-40; To shed His blood for the remission of sins, Matt 26:28; To fulfill the Law and the Prophets, Matt 5:17; To call men into radically committed discipleship, Matt 10:32-39; To destroy the devil, Heb 2:14; To give His life a ransom for many, Matt 20:28; Sufferings and Glory foretold in the Old Testament, 1 Pet 1:10-12; To redeem us, Rev 5:8-12; To die for our sins, 1 Cor 15:3-4, Isa 53, 1 Pet 3:18, Rom 4:25, 1 Pet 2:24, Heb 9:22, 28; 1 John 4:10, Rom 3:25, Gal 1:4, John 1:29; To redeem us from the curse of the law, Gal 3:10-14; To adopt us into His family, Gal 4:4-5; To deliver us from this present evil world, Gal 1:4; For us to live by faith in Jesus who loved us and gave Himself for us, Gal 2:20; For the weakest member of the household of faith, 1 Cor 8:11; For people of every tribe, tongue, people, nation, Rev 5:9; For all, 1 Tim 2:6; for the unjust, 1 Pet 3:18; for sinners, Rom 5:8; for the ungodly, Rom 5:6 To taste death for every man, Heb 2:9; The benefits of Christ's death is not received automatically, but laid hold of by faith, Rom 3:25; 1 Tim 4:10 The Davidic Covenant's relation to Palm Sunday? Matt 21:1-9 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Mar 18, 2018
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Message #315 The Foundations of the Gospel, part III - Acts 13:21-25 Sunday, March 18 2018 Paul’s background Phil 3:5; Acts 23:6; Acts 26:4 Pharisee’s outwardly observable practices Mark 7:3; Matt 9:14; Matt 23:14, Gamaliel, Acts 22:3; Acts 5:34 Paul’s confidence not in his past experiences Phil 3:3-11; How God redeemed Paul’s past to connect with those whom Paul shared the gospel 1 Cor 9:19-22 King Saul 1 Sam 8:5-8, 18-20, 1 Sam 9:12, 1 Sam 10:18-19; 1 Sam 12:25; 1 Sam 13:1-13; 1 Sam 15:1-3, 8-13, 14-24 Israel’s desire for a king foretold Deut 17:14-20 Jesus’ word regarding judging according to appearances John 7:24 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Mar 04, 2018
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Message #313 The Foundations of the Gospel, Part II - Acts 13:20-25 Sunday, March 4th 2018 Judges 2 Deuteronomy 6:4 Leviticus 19:18 Matthew 22:37-40 Judges 17:6-9 Judges 2:11 Judges 3:7 Judges 3:12 Judges 4:1 Judges 6:1 Judges 10:6 Judges 13:1 Proverbs 28:26 Proverbs 3:5-12 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Feb 25, 2018
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Message #312 The Foundations of the Gospel - Acts 13:14-25 Sunday, February 25 2018 Genesis 41 Ephesians 1:4 Titus 1:2 1 Peter 1:17-20 Revelation 17:8 Numbers 14:22,33,34 Deuteronomy 9:7,21-24 Psalm 95:8-11 Deuteronomy 7:6-8 Deuteronomy 9:1-7 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
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Message #311 God's Unorthodox Lesson in Love - Acts 13:13 Sunday, February 18 2018 2 Corinthians 11:26 Mark 14:50-52 Acts 15:36 1 Corinthians 13:5 Colossians 4:1-6,10 2 Timothy 4:11 Jeremiah 29:23-24 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Feb 11, 2018
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Message #310 Sent by the Spirit for One - Acts 13:4-12 Sunday, February 11 2018 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Jan 28, 2018
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Message #309 Acts 12:25 - 13:12 Sunday, January 28 2018 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Jan 21, 2018
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Message #308 The Merciful Lord’s Justice - Acts 12:5-24 Sunday, January 21 2018 Matthew 20:20 Acts 12:5-11 - Miraculous Deliverance Acts 12:12-16 - Surprise Church Acts 12:17 - Quiet Departure Acts 12:18-24 - Violent Death Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/
Sun, Jan 14, 2018
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Message #307 You Do Not Know What You Ask Part II - Acts 12:1-5 Sunday, January 14 2018 Calvary Chapel Reston Station 1950 Isaac Newton Sq. Reston, VA 20195 (703) 834-8100 http://www.calvaryreston.org/