Book of Acts
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The first Christian persecution; the messengers rejected; why the authorities rejected the evidence; the response of modern man.
Early rejection of the Gospel; and the reason for it; the unifying force of unbelief; Sadducees and modern moralities; the message of Peter and John; ecumenism.
Over-estimation of self; the 'big view' of the Gospel; the cornerstone revealed; the Architect; Builder and Foundation.
Exclusive claim of Christianity; the intellectual approach; salvation entirely the work of Christ; man's need of a new nature; Son of God/Son of man; Man's need of salvation.
Christianity a phenomenon; the phenomenon that the world does not understand; the supernatural message; God's kingdom not entered by man's learning.
The unchanging message of the Gospel; the Apostles and prophets as messengers; Christianity a fact; Apostles as witnesses of Christ; the fact of the Son of God.
The effect of the Gospel on those who believe in it; a fundamental and radical change; mastered by Christ; prepared to die for the Gospel; saved to save.
If no decision; then message has not been heard; transient value of worldly interests; prejudice produces unbelief; persecution a continuing fact; civilising influence of the Christian Church.
How do we know we are Christians? do we pray? prayer; two views: negative and positive; the personal God; the Creator God; the power unto salvation.
The restless world; man and his Utopia; man in rebellion; the plan and purpose of God; the need for forgiveness.