Genesis is the foundation of the Bible. Understand what God is trying to teach us in this opening work and the rest of scripture becomes clear. Misunderstand it, and you’ll misunderstand everything else.
Jesus’ resurrection launches Christianity as he shows himself to many people and then disappears into the clouds. The disciples struggle to take it all in.
- Acts: Christianity Is Launched
- Acts, Week 2: From a Miracle Springs a Sermon
- Acts, Week 3: Rapid Growth in Jerusalem
- Acts, Week 4: The Persecution Heats Up
- Acts, Week 5: The Holy Spirit Drives Events
- Acts, Week 6: The Persecution Gets Violent
- Acts, Week 7: The Persecution Backfires
- Acts, Week 8: God Converts Saul
- Acts, Week 9: The Gospel Spreads to the Gentiles
- Acts, Week 10: Miracles Rule!
- Acts, Week 11: Everyone Needs to Learn to See
- Acts, Week 14: Things Get Redirected
- Acts, Week 13: Challenges Come from All Directions
- Acts, Week 12: Great Revivals Bring Great Division
- Acts, Week 16: Paul's Opponents Need a Clue
- Acts, Week 15: Paul's a Riot
- Acts, Week 17: Steady Growth
- Acts, Week 18: God's Always in Charge
- Acts, Week 19: Paul's Plan to Get Arrested
- Acts, Week 20: Paul's Defense Starts a Riot
- Acts, Week 21: Paul Is Safely Delivered to Felix
- Acts, Week 22: Paul Outwits His Accusers
- Acts, Week 23: Paul's Trial Moves Up the Ladder
- Acts, Week 24: The Miraculous Shipwreck
- Acts, Week 25: Rome!
The action really picks up as we approach Jesus’ arrest. Satan enters Judas and he plots with the authorities to betray Jesus. They eat the last supper and the disciples, clueless about what’s coming, get into a silly debate about who’s the greatest. Jesus turns this into a teachable moment, then predicts Peter’s denial.
Jesus gives a long and detailed description of the end times. Though parts of it are widely misunderstood, one part proves life-saving; He tells the disciples to flee to the hills instead of retreating within the city walls. The Roman siege of the city in 70AD was a slaughter. The Christians who fled survived.