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Acts of the Apostles   1 comment

Acts of the Apostles

Above:  The Book Heading from The New Revised Standard Version:  Catholic Edition (1993)

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Chapter 1:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/willing-the-condition-of-power/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/power-by-the-spirit/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/the-spirit-the-source-of-power/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/divine-equipment/

Chapter 2:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/christs-victory-and-ours/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/development-of-the-inner-church-life/

Chapter 3:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/conditions-of-a-revival/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/working-by-the-spirits-power/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/christs-victory-and-ours/

Chapter 4:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/john-3-16/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/neither-is-there-salvation-in-any-other/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/if-ye-shall-ask-anything-my-name-i-will-do-it/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/christ-is-all-to-believers/

Chapter 5:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/the-spirit-witnessing-to-christ/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/the-folly-of-resisting-god/

Chapter 6:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/the-folly-of-resisting-god/

Chapter 8:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/philip-the-soul-winner/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/missions-gods-eternal-plan/

Chapter 9:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/missions-gods-eternal-plan/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/lord-what-wilt-thou-have-me-to-do-acts-9-6/

Chapter 10:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/missions-gods-eternal-plan/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/the-waiting-congregation/

Chapter 11:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/missions-gods-eternal-plan/

Chapter 13:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/salvation-urged-upon-you/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-church-must-send-the-missionary/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/justification-by-faith/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/the-christ-of-sovereign-authority/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/05/18/missions-gods-eternal-plan/

Chapter 16:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/the-macedonian-call/

Chapter 17:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/in-him-we-live/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/the-judgment/

Chapter 23:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-approving-conscience-not-the-test/

Chapter 24:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/06/27/procrastination/

Chapter 26:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/the-heavenly-vision/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/the-folly-of-resisting-god/

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/acts-26-19/

Chapter 27:

https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/whose-i-am/

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Missions God’s Eternal Plan   9 comments

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Above:  Missionary’s Home, the Congo, Africa

An undated photograph created by the Bain News Service

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ggb2004000538/)

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-ggbain-00538

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I.  

God certainly had in the beginning a well-wrought out plan.  Every step indicates design every way worthy of the Great Architect.

Yet I doubt not this thro’ ages one increasing purpose runs,

And the thoughts of men are widening with the process of the suns.

Men may hinder and delay His plans, but He will raise up others to execute them.

II.

Paul here speaks of one of God’s eternal purposes hitherto a mystery because not revealed fully, viz!  His purpose is to give the gospel to the Gentiles as well as to the Jews.  It is no lately formed purpose of God’s, but was fixed before the world was created.–Ephesians 1, 4-5.

(1)  His unity as God of Jew & Gentile makes this inevitable.  Rom. 3, 29-30.  Hence He is no respecter of persons.

(2)  By his death Jesus removed the middle wall of [illegible word] between them; all are the purchase of his blood (ch. 2, 14-15)

III.

Universal history has tended in this direction.

(1)  Gentiles could become Jews by ritual observance–Gen. 34, 15-17.

(2)  The Temple had its court of the Gentiles.

(3)  The prophets foretold Christ’s mission to the Gentiles–to all people.  Solomon prayed for them at the dedication of the Temple.  1 Kings 8, 41-42.  They are promised to Christ–Ps. 2, 8.  All kings & nations shall serve Him.  Ps. 72, 8-11.  See Ps. 87, 40-5; Isa. 2, 2-4; 11, 10; 42, 1 &6.

(4)  The Spirit in due time sent them the gospel (Acts 8, 26-27; 9, 15; 10, 45; 11, 17-18; 13, 47) and rested upon the work amongst them.

IV.

That same Spirit has opened up the way among the nations.  Once they were isolated and hostile.  But God has changed all that.  The nations have joined the world’s neighborhood & seek the best assets of the earth.  Hence missions are inevitable, being but the developments of history.  God has labored long to bring the world where it is.  He certainly is much interested in it.

V.

To oppose missions is to oppose the ongoings of history.  It is not a wave but the tides of the ages.  To arrest it one would have to undo the developments of time–to throttle the world.

How sublime it is to help God carry out His eternal purposes.  He has called us to be fellow-workers with Him.  Can he depend on us?  Will we do our part?  He waits for our answer.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

The Waiting Congregation   1 comment

Acts 10, 33

1.  The preacher was sent of God and was given a message.  What went before prepared him for that hour.

2.  “By…preaching to save the world.”  This was God’s ordained means and this men are being saved.

3.  He found a waiting congregation.

A.  A prayerful people

B.  An expectant audience.  How tense must have been their feelings.

C.  Waiting as “before the Lord” to hear the message he sent.  We wait not on man, nor his wisdom or message; but on God.  This ought to hallow the hour.  The attitude of the people furnishes the occasion and largely the conditions for the sermon.  They help or hinder the preacher and the Spirit.

4.  It is no wonder results followed.  The Holy Spirit fell on them.  When these conditions prevail the Spirit fills waiting hearts.

Oh, that people would go to church praying more and expecting great things from God.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

Posted March 23, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 S-Z, Luke-Acts

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