Farewell party

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This week’s sermon thoughts by Bro. Steven

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MATHEW 25:14-30

THEME: SERVANT-HOOD

Do you know your gift(s)?

How have you used your gift in God’s vineyard?

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We welcome you to join us at KNU English worship.

Our English service is at 3pm every Sunday.

First Sunday of every month, we have a Korean-English combined service at 11:30am.

We hope that the Lord blesses us with your presence.

KNU Daegu English Church- Study

Posted in Bible Studies, Daegu English Church, Uncategorized with tags , , on October 23, 2012 by KNU Daegu English Church

 “ACTS OF THE APOSTLES”

Chapter Ten

 

OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER

 

1) To study the conversion of Cornelius and his household, the first

   Gentiles to obey the gospel

 

2) To note the need for religious and devout people to be saved, despite

   their good works

 

3) To ascertain the purpose of the Holy Spirit falling upon the

   Gentiles, based on the context

 

SUMMARY

 

Up to this time, the gospel had been preached only to Jews (also

Samaritans, who shared a Jewish ancestry).  With the conversion of

Cornelius and his household, Gentiles were now granted repentance that

leads to eternal life.  Because the Law of Moses for generations had

forbid socializing with Gentiles, it took a series of miraculous events

to help Jewish Christians realize that they should no longer consider

those of other nations as common or unclean.

 

We are told about Cornelius, a Roman soldier in Caesaria who was

extremely religious.  His fervent prayers and charity to the poor,

though not saving him, were noticed by God.  In a vision, an angel of

God instructed him to send men for Peter who would tell him what he

needed to do (1-8).

 

As Cornelius’ men were on their way, Peter had a vision in which the

Lord told him to kill and eat unclean animals.  When he refused, Peter

was told what God has cleansed no one should call common or unclean.  As

Peter contemplated the vision, the Spirit told him that three men will

seek him with whom he should go without doubting.  The men arrived and

informed Peter about Cornelius. The next day, Peter and some brethren

from Joppa accompanied them back to Caesaria (9-23).

 

When he arrived, Peter found a waiting audience in home of Cornelius.

Cornelius fell down and worshipped at Peter’s feet, but was kindly

rebuked for doing so.  Peter then explained how he has learned not to

call any man common or unclean, and Cornelius related his vision and

charge to send for Peter.  Now that Peter was there, Cornelius along

with his family and friends were ready to hear the things Peter had been

commanded by God to say (24-33).

 

Perceiving that God was no respecter of persons, but now accepts people

from every nation who fear Him and works righteousness, Peter proclaimed

the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He summarized the ministry of Jesus in

Judea, His crucifixion, and His resurrection from the dead, who was seen

by witnesses who ate and drank with Him.  These same witnesses were

commanded by God to preach that Jesus was ordained to be the Judge of

the living and the dead.  Also, the prophets bore witness that those who

believed in Him would receive remission of sins (34-43).

 

As Peter was speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon those who heard the

word.  The Jewish brethren who had accompanied Peter were astonished,

because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles

as evidenced by their speaking in tongues.  Peter saw the clear

implication of these events, that Gentiles could also be baptized (cf.

Mk 16:15-16; Ac 2:38; 8:12,35-38).  Thus he commanded them to be

baptized in the name of the Lord (44-48).

 

OUTLINE

 

I. CORNELIUS SENDS FOR PETER (1-33)

 

   A. CORNELIUS AND HIS VISION (1-8)

      1. Cornelius introduced

         a. A certain man in Caesarea, centurion of the Italian Regiment

         b. A devout man who feared God with all his family

         c. Who gave alms generously and prayed always

      2. Cornelius’ vision

         a. About the ninth hour of the day he sees an angel of God

         b. Who tells him his prayers and alms have come up for a

            memorial before God

         c. He is told to send for Peter, who is lodging with Simon the

            tanner in Joppa

      3. Cornelius’ action

         a. Calls for two of his servants and a devout soldier

         b. Tells them what happened and sends them to Joppa

 

   B. PETER AND HIS VISION (9-23)

      1. Peter has a vision

         a. The next day Peter goes to the housetop to pray, about the

            sixth hour

         b. Hungry, he falls into trance while food was being prepared

         c. He sees a great sheet bound at the four corners

            1) Descending down to the earth

            2) With all kinds of animals, wild beasts, creeping things,

               and birds

         d. He is told to kill and eat

            1) He protests that he is never eaten anything common or

               unclean

            2) He is told “What God has cleansed you must not call

               common”

         e. This was done three times, and then it was taken back into

            heaven

      2. Peter summoned to Caesarea

         a. As he wondered what the vision meant, the men from Cornelius

            arrive

         b. The Spirit tells Peter to go with them, doubting nothing

         c. Peter hears their story about Cornelius, and provides them

            lodging

         d. The next day Peter leaves with them, accompanied by some

            brethren

 

   C. PETER MEETS CORNELIUS (24-33)

      1. Cornelius welcomes Peter

         a. Waiting for Peter with family and close friends

         b. Falling down at Peter’s feet, he is told to stand up

      2. Peter explains his presence

         a. It was unlawful for a Jew to keep company with those of

            another nation

         b. But God has shown him not to call any man common or unclean

         c. So he came without objection, and is ready to hear why they

            sent for him

      3. Cornelius recounts his vision

         a. Which occurred four days previously, while he fasted and

            prayed

         b. When he was visited by a man in bright clothing and told to

            send for Peter

         c. So they are all present to hear whatever God has commanded

            Peter to say

 

II. THE CONVERSION OF THE GENTILES (34-48)

 

   A. PETER’S SERMON (34-43)

      1. Introductory remarks

         a. He sees that God shows no partiality

         b. In every nation whoever fears God and works righteousness is

            accepted by Him

      2. The ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus

         a. God sent Jesus, Lord of all, to the children of Israel,

            preaching peace (as they know)

            1) Beginning from Galilee after the baptism of John

            2) Proclaiming throughout all Judea

         b. God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power

            1) Who went about doing good

            2) Healing all who were oppressed by the devil

            3) Witnessed by Peter and those who came with him

         c. God raised Jesus from the dead

            1) Who was killed by hanging on the tree

            2) Raised the third day, and shown openly to witnesses

               chosen before by God

            3) Who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead

      3. Concluding remarks

         a. Peter and others were commanded to testify that Jesus was

            ordained to the Judge of the iving and the dead

         b. All the prophets witness to Jesus, that through His name

            whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins

 

   B. THE HOLY SPIRIT FALLS ON THE GENTILES (44-48)

      1. The Holy Spirit’s action

         a. He fell upon all those who heard the word

         b. Those of the circumcision who believed were astonished

            because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on

            the Gentiles also

         c. They heard them speak with tongues and magnify God

      2. Peter’s reaction

         a. Questions whether anyone can forbid water baptism for those

            who received the Spirit just like they have

         b. Commands them to be baptized in the name of the Lord

         c. Invited to stay a few days

 

Note(s):

We also discussed:

  1. How God spoke to the devout man who was a gentile through a vision.
  2. The accuracy of the information concerning Peter’s location in Joppa.
  3. Peter’s understanding deepened through vision and guidance of the Holy Spirit, which seemed contrary to what he had been taught thus far.

 

 

KNU Daegu English Church- Study

Posted in Bible Studies, Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 23, 2012 by KNU Daegu English Church

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES” 

                              Chapter Nine

OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER

1) To study the conversion of Saul, comparing Luke’s account in this

   chapter with Saul’s own words recorded later on in chapters 22 and 26

2) To note two miracles by Peter, and the affect they had on many people

   who heard about them

SUMMARY

Not content with persecuting Christians in Jerusalem, Saul received

permission from the high priest to seek out those of the Way in Damascus

and bring them bound to Jerusalem.  It was near Damascus that Saul was

blinded by a vision of the risen Jesus.  Told to go into Damascus for

further instructions, Saul was led blind into the city where he waited

for three days, neither eating nor drinking (1-9).

The Lord then appeared to a disciple named Ananias and sent him to

restore Saul’s sight and tell him what he would do as a chosen vessel

for Christ.  With his sight restored, Saul was baptized and resumed

eating.  For some days Saul remained in Damascus and began immediately

preaching in the synagogues that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God,

to the amazement of those who knew that he had come to the city to

arrest Christians (10-19).

After many days had passed (during which Saul apparently spent about 3

years in Arabia, cf. Ga 1:17-18), Saul barely escaped a plot to kill him

by the Jews in Damascus (cf. 2Co 11:32-33).  He went to Jerusalem where

after Barnabas spoke in his behalf he was accepted by the brethren.

Another plot by the Jews to kill Saul prompted the brethren to bring him

to Caesarea and send him on to Tarsus.  The churches in Judea, Galilee,

and Samaria then enjoyed peace and grew as they walked in the fear of

the Lord and the comfort of the Holy Spirit (20-31).

Luke then records two miracles performed by Peter.  The first in Lydda,

where Peter healed Aeneas, a man paralyzed and bedridden for eight

years.  This led many in Lydda and Sharon to turn to the Lord.  In

nearby Joppa, a disciple named Tabitha (Dorcas) became sick and died.

Having heard that Peter was in Lydda, the disciples sent for him to come

without delay.  Peter raised Tabitha from the dead,  leading many people

in Joppa to believe on the Lord.  Peter then remained in Joppa for many

days, staying with Simon, a tanner (32-43).

OUTLINE

I. CONVERSION OF SAUL (1-31)

   A. THE APPEARANCE ON THE ROAD (1-9)

      1. Saul granted authority by the high priest

         a. While aggressive in persecuting disciples of the Lord

         b. With letters to the synagogues in Damascus

         c. To find those of “the Way” and bring them bound to Jerusalem

      2. The Lord’s appearance on the road to Damascus

         a. Approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven shone

            around him

         b. Falling to the ground, he hears a voice:  “Saul, Saul, why

            are you persecuting Me?”

         c. When he asks, “Who are you, Lord?”, he is told:

            1) “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”

            2) “It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”

         d. When asked what to, he is told:

            1) “Arise, go into the city.”

            2) “You will be told what you must do.”

         e. His companions stand speechless, hearing a voice but seeing

            no one

      3. Saul’s arrival in Damascus

         a. Getting up, he sees no one

         b. His companions lead him by the hand into the city

         c. There he waits for three days, without sight, neither eating

            or drinking

   B. THE ARRIVAL OF ANANIAS (9-19)

      1. The Lord appears in a vision to Ananias, a disciple in Damascus

         a. Instructed to go to house of Judas on the street called

            Straight

            1) Where Saul is praying and has seen a vision in which

               Ananias restores his sight

            2) Ananias is reluctant, knowing of Saul’s persecution of

               the saints

         b. Ananias is commanded to go, for Saul is a chosen vessel

            1) Who will bear the Lord’s name before Gentiles, kings, and

               the children of Israel

            2) Who will be shown how many things he must suffer for His

               name’s sake

      2. Ananias goes to Saul

         a. Laying hands on Saul as he explains his purpose in coming

            1) That Saul might receive his sight

            2) And be filled with the Holy Spirit

         b. Saul’s sight is immediately restored, and is baptized

         c. He resumes eating and spends some days with the disciples

   C. THE MINISTRY IN DAMASCUS (20-25)

      1. Saul immediately preaches Christ as the Son of God in the

         synagogues

         a. To the amazement of all who heard and knew his background

            1) How he destroyed those in Jerusalem who called on His

               name

            2) How he came to Damascus to bring them bound to the chief

               priests

         b. He increases in strength

            1) Confounding the Jews who dwelt in Damascus

            2) Proving that Jesus is the Christ

      2. Saul is forced to leave Damascus

         a. After many days, the Jews plot to kill him

         b. When the plot is revealed, they watch the gates day and

            night to kill him

         c. The disciples help Saul escape at night by letting him over

            a wall in a basket

   D. THE VISIT TO JERUSALEM (26-31)

      1. Saul joins himself to the disciples

         a. Though at first they were afraid and did not believe him

         b. Barnabas brought him to the apostles and told them:

            1) How he had seen the Lord on the road, who spoke to him

            2) Of his bold preaching in Damascus

         c. Saul is accepted and circulates freely among the disciples

            in Jerusalem

      2. Saul is forced to leave Jerusalem

         a. He speaks boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus

            1) Disputing against the Hellenists

            2) Who attempt to kill him

         b. The brethren learn of the attempt to kill Saul

            1) They bring him down to Caesarea

            2) They send him to Tarsus

II. MIRACLES OF PETER (32-43)

   A. THE HEALING OF AENEAS (32-35)

      1. Peter comes to the saints in Lydda

      2. He meets Aeneas, paralyzed and bedridden for eight years

      3. Peter tells him that Jesus Christ heals him, and he arose

         immediately

      4. All who dwelt at Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the

         Lord

   B. THE RAISING OF DORCAS (36-43)

      1. At Joppa, a certain disciple named Tabitha (Dorcas) dies

         a. A woman full of good works and charitable deeds

         b. Her body was washed and laid in an upper room

         c. Two men were sent to Peter in nearby Lydda

      2. Peter raises Dorcas from the dead

         a. He is brought to the upper room, where weeping widows showed

            garments by Dorcas

         b. Sending the widows out, Peter kneels down and prays

         c. Telling her “Tabitha, arise”, she opened her eyes and sat up

         d. Peter presents her alive to the saints and widows

         e. As it became known throughout Joppa, many believed on the

            Lord

      3. Peter remains in Joppa with Simon, a tanner

 

Note:  We also discussed:

  1. Even though Saul (Paul) was taught by the the honored and respected teacher of the Law(Gamaliel), and his genealogy  path was one to be desired; he was wrong about the essence of what the scripture taught (love & Christ). He was nevertheless zealous and diligent in what he thought was right. This is a lesson of how many can go wrong without the right relationship with God and the Holy Spirit. Further, we looked at the profound insight he had of truth and impact on what is known today as the New Testament. Paul did not consult with the apostles after being called by the Lord Himself, but He preached quickly and spent time in the desert of Arabia. The question was asked: What seminary was located in the desert? Other  questions asked were:

(1)     Was Saul among Jesus’ disciples that he could become an apostle?

(2)     What he selected before or after the ascension.

  1. The Lord working through a disciple (Ananias), the Holy Spirit, visions, with healing.
  2. The instructions convey what people are doing, what they should do. This all taking place before long distance communications or CCTV technology of today. We can have everything in Christ.
  3. We saw the seemly small but powerful work of Dorcas, and the effects on the brethren; thus not underestimating those things that each one of us can do in the Lord.
  4. God worked miracles among the apostles and many believed (purpose, effect).

KNU Daegu English Church- Study

Posted in Bible Studies, Daegu English Church, Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 23, 2012 by KNU Daegu English Church

“ACTS OF THE APOSTLES”

                                                          Chapter Eight

 

OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER

 

1) To note the spread of the gospel into Judea and Samaria, as foretold

   by Jesus (cf. Ac 1:8)

 

2) To review the conversions of the Samaritans and the Ethiopian eunuch

 

3) To examine the apostolic ministry of imparting the Spirit through the

   laying on of hands

 

SUMMARY

 

Following the martyrdom of Stephen, the church in Jerusalem was severely

persecuted.  Prominent in leading the persecution was young Saul, going

so far as to enter homes and dragging men and women off to prison (1-3).

 

This led to the dispersion of the church throughout Judea and Samaria,

though the apostles remained in Jerusalem.  Those who were scattered

went everywhere preaching the Word, including Philip (one of the seven

men selected to help needy widows, cf. 6:5).  Preaching Christ and

performing miracles, many Samaritans believed and were baptized,

including a sorcerer named Simon.  When the apostles heard that the

Samaritans had received the Word, they sent Peter and John to impart the

Spirit through the laying on of hands.  When Simon tried to buy the

ability to impart spiritual gifts, Peter strongly rebuked him and told

him to repent and pray for forgiveness.  Peter and John eventually made

their way back to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many villages of

the Samaritans (5-25).

 

Philip was then told by an angel to go along the road between Jerusalem

and Gaza where he saw a man reading in his chariot, who happened to be a

eunuch and treasurer of Queen Candace of Ethiopia.  Told by the Spirit

to overtake the chariot, Philip heard him reading from the prophet

Isaiah.  Invited to explain the passage in Isaiah (cf. Isa 53:7-8),

Philip proceeded to preach Jesus to him.  When they came to some water,

the eunuch requested to be baptized and Philip did so upon hearing his

confession of faith.  When they came up out of the water, the Spirit

caught Philip away and the eunuch resumed his journey with great joy.

Philip was later found at Azotus, and continued to preach in the cities

until he came to Caesarea (26-40).

 

OUTLINE

 

I. AFTERMATH OF STEPHEN’S DEATH (1-4)

 

   A. THE CHURCH PERSECUTED (1-3)

      1. Saul consents to Stephen’s death

      2. A great persecution arose against the church in Jerusalem

         a. Christians scattered throughout Judea and Samaria

         b. Except the apostles

      3. Stephen buried and lamented by devout men

      4. Saul makes havoc of the church, imprisoning men and women

 

   B. THE CHRISTIANS PREACHING (4)

      1. Those scattered abroad went everywhere

      2. Preaching the word

 

II. CONVERSION OF THE SAMARITANS (5-25)

 

   A. PHILIP AT SAMARIA (5-13)

      1. Preaches Christ to them

      2. Multitudes give heed to the word, seeing the miracles he did

         a. Casting out unclean spirits

         b. Healing the paralyzed and lame

         c. Creating great joy in the city

      3. Background on Simon the sorcerer

         a. Previously practiced sorcery, astonishing the people,

            claiming to be great

         b. To whom people gave heed, calling him “the great power of

            God”

      4. Many Samaritans converted

         a. Believed Philip preaching concerning the kingdom of God and

            the name of Jesus

         b. Were baptized, both men and women

      5. Simon also believes and is baptized

         a. Continued with Philip

         b. Amazed with the signs and miracles that were done

 

   B. PETER AND JOHN AT SAMARIA (14-25)

      1. Peter and John sent to Samaria

         a. By the apostles at Jerusalem

         b. Who heard the Samaritans received the word of God

      2. Peter and John impart the Holy Spirit

         a. Praying for the Samaritans, for they had only been baptized

            in the name of Jesus

         b. Laying hands on them, whereby they received the Holy Spirit

      3. Simon tries to buy the gift of imparting the Spirit

         a. He saw that it was imparted by the laying on of the

            apostles’ hands

         b. He offered Peter and John money for the same gift

         c. Peter strongly rebukes Simon

            1) For thinking the gift of God could be purchased with

               money

            2) He had no part in this matter, for his heart was not

               right in the sight of God

         d. Peter counsels Simon

            1) To repent and pray for forgiveness

            2) For he is poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity

            3) Simon pleads with Peter to pray for him

      4. Peter and John return to Jerusalem

         a. After testifying and preaching the word of the Lord

         b. After preaching the gospel in many of the villages of the

            Samaritans

 

III. CONVERSION OF THE ETHIOPIAN EUNUCH (26-40)

 

   A. PHILIP SENT TO THE EUNUCH (26-29)

      1. An angel of the Lord tells Philip to go south toward Gaza

      2. In a desert area he sees a man in a chariot

         a. A man of great authority

            1) A eunuch from Ethiopia

            2) In charge of the treasury of Candace, queen of Ethiopia

         b. A religious man

            1) Had traveled to Jerusalem to worship

            2) Reading from Isaiah on his return home

      3. The Spirit tells Philip to overtake the chariot

 

   B. PHILIP PREACHES JESUS TO THE EUNUCH (30-40)

      1. Philip approaches the eunuch

         a. Hears him reading from Isaiah – Isa 53:7-8

         b. Asks him if he understands what he is reading

         c. The eunuch desires help in understanding the subject of the

            passage

      2. Philip preaches to the Eunuch

         a. Beginning with that scripture, He preached Jesus to him

         b. Coming to some water, the eunuch requests baptism

         c. Baptism requires faith in Jesus, which the eunuch confesses

         d. Both go into the water, and Philip baptizes the eunuch

      3. Following the baptism

         a. The Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away so the eunuch saw

            him no more

         b. The eunuch went on his way rejoicing

         c. Philip was later found at Azotus, and preached in all the

            cities till he came to Caesarea

Note: We also considered:

a. Philip who is one of the seven deacons, was instructed by an angel of the Lord. He preached Jesus to the Ethiopian eunuch, guided and baptized him after the eunuch was moved and looked to a body of water.

b. We saw the importance of worship in the life of the eunuch, who travel over 2,500 km one way. The bible tells us the purpose of his travel was for worship. We happened to have several members in the congregation from Ethiopia, who helped us to understand the burdens of travel and circumstances of life that the traveler could face. Imagine the pace of a horse(s) with chariot for this distance. Think about the number of days of travel for worship. How far would you travel for collective worship?