Our journey through acts stops in Ephesus where it's Paul versus Judean exorcists. Once again, Mark Horton brings out some fascinating history and analysis.
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Paul and Barnabas deliver a letter from Christ followers in Jerusalem to gentile believers in Antioch.
In this lesson Mark Horton takes a deeper look into the rich symbolism tied up in the recreation of the tabernacle of David before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD.
Peter preaches salvation through grace.
In Iconium, Paul & Barnabas , given signs and wonders by God, bring many to salvation at the local synagogue where the unconvinced want to stone them to death.
In this Bible study Mark Horton takes time to discuss how the book of Acts fits in the theme of the entire Bible and the eternal purpose of God. Don't miss this eye opening study.
Paul preaches to the synagogue of Antioch that Jesus is the extension of David's lineage that was fulfilled after the resurrection of Jesus.
Barnabas and Saul are sent out from Antioch to preach by the Holy Spirit. Don't miss the very interesting discussion on the Holy Spirit that our study leader, Mark Horton, reveals.
The body of Christ continue to grow after Peter is divinely released from prison. Our study guide, Mark Horton, has some interesting questions posed in this session that he answers with clarity.
Peter defends his ministry to the uncircumcised gentiles.
God commands Simon Peter to accept gentiles as equals to Judeans who became followers of Christ.
Saul starts preaching in Demascus, right after his conversion, that Jesus is the Messiah prophesied by the Israelite prophets of old.
On the road to Damascus, Saul, the Judean who had been persecuting the followers of Christ, is visited by Jesus with a life changing outcome for Saul, who became known as Paul. This is a very interesting study by Mark Horton. Be sure to check out, in detail, the fascinating timeline picture (it happens to be on a grave marker) Mark refers to in the study.
By a divine appointment, the apostle Philip meets a high ranking, Ethiopian eunuch returning from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Mark Horton delves into the background in Isaiah where this event was foretold.
The neo-Pharisees stones the apostle Stephen to death and Saul starts the followers of Christ.
In his case delivered to the council of Jerusalem, Stephen argues that the temple was not to be a permanent structure because it was being replaced by Jesus.
Mark Horton discusses the "Four 'P's' of the book of Acts": Power, Preaching, Persecution, and Perousia. Stephen "preaches" to the council.
The apostle Stephen, who performed great wonders and signs, in the name of Jesus, among the Judeans, is brought to the Council of Jerusalem and charged with blasphemy by false witnesses.
Learn how the book of Acts is a message of victory and not of defeat in Jesus Christ from our teacher, Mark Horton.
Mark Horton leads our study in Acts and always very interesting background information pertinent to the Bible study. The early church continues to grow and the apostles pray for boldness.
In this study we learn how the old covenant Israel was not replaced, but completely fulfilled and remade into a perfect bride of Jesus Christ and his kingdom.
Our study leader, Mark Horton unearths some more gems from our study in Acts. Find out about Scofield Reference Bible notes written in 1909 that anticipated the modern state of Israel.
Find out if any of the Old Testament prophesies have been fulfilled spiritually in this lively and interesting Bible study by Mark Horton.
Peter proves that the kingdom of God will not be from a physical Israel, but rather, from a spiritual kingdom in heaven.
In this lesson, Mark Horton explains how the prophets of the Old Testament predicted the end times and when they would occur.
Our study in Acts includes and in depth discussion about the regathering of physical Israel that took place in the First Century AD. Don't iss the very lively discussion on Scofield's notes in the Scofield Reference bible about the last days.
The disciples of Jesus Christ are filled with the Holy Spirit.
Today's study includes a discussion on whether the restoration of Israel has a literal or a spiritual connotation.
Mark Horton starts our study with a thorough review of the book of Luke. This is a very thought provoking study. Find out what "the restoration of Israel" means.
Chuck Carlson leads a very interesting study in the twenty third chapter of the book of Acts where the apostle Paul masterfully divides the Pharisees and Sadducee while the Roman guard looks on. There are some excellent principles in this lesson for followers of Christ today.
One of the largest groups who support wars in the Middle East to protect Israel are "Angry" Evangelicals sometimes known as Christian Zionists. WHTT Director, Thom Compton explains what "Angry" Evangelicalism is and how to combat it. The referenced email in the podcast, "The Internet Never Lies...But People Do or Why Some Christians Love to Hate Muslims" can be viewed at: http://www.whtt.org/images/PW-20090206-Internet-Never-Lies.pdf
Mark Horton leads our study of the last book of the Old Testament that sets the stage for the coming of Jesus and the New Testament.
Don't miss this study under the teaching of Mark Horton that includes a discussion of the tribe of Israel during the time of Malachi and what Christian Zionists (a subset of dispenstationalists) think about the inhabitants of the modern state of Israel. Find out what was missing in the second temple in Jerusalem during the time of Malachi that was present as was during the time of Solomon's Temple.
Mark Horton finishes our study of Malachi. Be sure to listen to all 3 parts of the Malachi study before starting the Acts study.
One of the first books of the New Testament to get published into a new language is the Book of John. Our investigation is led by Bible scholar, Mark Horton. In addition to looking into the book, as our study encounters points of interest along the way, we will analyze some of the beliefs held by dispensationalists (aka Christian Zionists, Judeo-Christians, Neo-Christians) and compare them to what Jesus taught. This study will help you understand why Christian Zionists have developed such a fixation on the modern State of Israel that it can even lead to little regard for fellow Christians who happen to be Palestinians.
We start in the first chapter of John.
The "Word" to a first century Israelite was the law of Moses. Herod's temple was rebuilt and waiting for the return of God. The "New Temple" is Jesus.
We continue in our study of John with John, the Baptist declaring that "I am the 'the voice of one crying in the wildernes: 'Make traight the way of the Lord.'"
This program was recorded after the "scheduled" end of the world according to Harold Camping. Our study leader, Mark Horton, makes some comments on the history of predicting the "Rapture" prior to our continuation of our study of the book of John.
Jesus drives the money changers and sacrificial animal purveyors out of the temple. An excellent explanation for this is presented. And, the house of God becomes the household of God after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.