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Jesus & the Kingdom

(Category 14 of 16)

In this video we explore the original meaning of the biblical concept of “spirit” and what it means that God’s Spirit is personally present in all of creation. Ultimately, the Spirit was revealed through Jesus and sent out into the lives of his followers to bring about the new creation.

Explore The Holy Spirit



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CHAPTER 3 References

1 aActs 2:46
bPs. 55:17
2 aActs 14:8

A Lame Man Healed


1 Now Peter and John went up together ato the temple at the hour of prayer, bthe ninth hour.
2 And aa certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful,

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ACTS 3:3

bto 1ask alms from those who entered the temple;
3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms.
4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.”
5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them.
6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: aIn the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
8 So he, aleaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.
9 aAnd all the people saw him walking and praising God.
10 Then they knew that it was he who asat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Preaching in Solomon’s Portico

11 Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch awhich is called Solomon’s, greatly amazed.
12 So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: “Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
13 a“The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, bglorified His Servant Jesus, whom you cdelivered up and ddenied in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let Him go.
14 “But you denied athe Holy One band the Just, and casked for a murderer to be granted to you,
15 “and killed the 1Prince of life, awhom God raised from the dead, bof which we are witnesses.
16 a“And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong,whom you see and know.Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
17 “Yet now, brethren, I know that ayou did it in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
18 “But athose things which God foretold bby the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
19 a“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
20 “and that He may send 1Jesus

2 bJohn 9:8
6 aActs 4:10
8 aIs. 35:6
9 aActs 4:16,
10 aJohn 9:8
11 aJohn 10:23
13 aJohn 5:30
bJohn 7:39;
12:23; 13:31
cMatt. 27:2
dMatt. 27:20
14 aMark 1:24
bActs 7:52
cJohn 18:40
15 aActs 2:24
bActs 2:32 1Or
16 aMatt. 9:22
17 aLuke 23:34
18 aActs 26:22
b1 Pet. 1:10
19 a[Acts 2:38;
26:20] 20 1NU, M
Christ Jesus
2NU, M
ordained for
you before
21 aActs 1:11
bMatt. 17:11
cLuke 1:70
1Or time
22 aDeut.
18:15, 18, 19
24 aLuke 24:25
1NU, M proclaimed
25 a[Rom. 9:4,
8] bGen. 12:3;
18:18; 22:18;
26:4; 28:14
26 a[Rom.
1:16; 2:9] bMatt. 1:21

CHAPTER 4 References

1 aMatt. 22:23
6 aLuke 3:2
7 aMatt. 21:23
8 aLuke 12:11,
10 aActs 2:22;
3:6, 16 bActs

Christ, who was 2preached to you before,
21 a“whom heaven must receive until the times of brestoration of all things, cwhich God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since 1the world began.
22 “For Moses truly said to the fathers, a‘The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren. Him you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you.
23 ‘And it shall be that every soul who will not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’
24 “Yes, and aall the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow, as many as have spoken, have also 1foretold these days.
25 a“You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, b‘And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’
26 “To you afirst, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, bin turning away every one of you from your iniquities.” Peter and

John Arrested


1 Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the aSadducees came upon them,
2 being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.
4 However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

Addressing the Sanhedrin

5 And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes,
6 as well as aAnnas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.
7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, a“By what power or by what name have you done this?”
8 aThen Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel:
9 “If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well,
10 “let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, athat by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, bwhom God raised from the dead, by Him

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this man stands here before you whole.
11 “This is the a‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’
12 a“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

The Name of Jesus Forbidden

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, aand perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
14 And seeing the man who had been healed astanding with them, they could say nothing against it.
15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,
16 saying, a“What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a 1notable miracle has been done through them is bevident2 to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
17 “But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.”
18 aSo they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, a“Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.
20 a“For we cannot but speak the things which bwe have seen and heard.”
21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, abecause of the people, since they all bglorified God for cwhat had been done.
22 For the man was over forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed.

Prayer for Boldness

23 And being let go, athey went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.
24 So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, aYou are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,
25 “who 1by the mouth of Your servant David have said:

a‘Why did the nations rage, And the people plot vain things?
26 The kings of the earth took their stand, And the rulers were gathered together

11 aPs. 118:22;
Is. 28:16;
1 Pet. 2:4–8
12 a[1 Tim. 2:5,
6] 13 a[1 Cor.
1:27] 14 aActs 3:11
16 aJohn 11:47
bActs 3:7–10
sign 2well
18 aActs 5:28,
19 aActs 5:29
20 aActs 1:8;
2:32 b[1 John
1:1, 3] 21 aActs 5:26
bMatt. 15:31
cActs 3:7, 8
23 aActs
2:44–46; 12:12
24 aEx. 20:11
25 aPs. 2:1, 2
1NU through
the Holy
Spirit, by the
mouth of our
27 aLuke 22:2;
23:1, 8 b[Luke
1:35] cJohn
28 aActs 2:23;
29 aActs 4:13,
31; 9:27;
13:46; 14:3;
19:8; 26:26
30 aActs 2:43;
5:12 bActs 3:6,
16 cActs 4:27
31 aActs 2:2, 4;
16:26 bActs
32 aRom. 15:5,
6 bActs 2:44
33 a[Acts 1:8] bActs 1:22
cRom. 6:15
34 aActs 2:45
35 aActs 4:37;
5:2 bActs 2:45;
36 1NU Joseph
2Or Consolation
37 aActs 4:34,
35; 5:1, 2

Against the LORD and against His Christ.’

27 “For atruly against bYour holy Servant Jesus, cwhom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together
28 a“to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.
29 “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants athat with all boldness they may speak Your word,
30 “by stretching out Your hand to heal, aand that signs and wonders may be done bthrough the name of cYour holy Servant Jesus.”
31 And when they had prayed, athe place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, band they spoke the word of God with boldness.

Sharing in All Things

32 Now the multitude of those who believed awere of one heart and one soul; bneither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.
33 And with agreat power the apostles gave bwitness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And cgreat grace was upon them all.
34 Nor was there anyone among them who lacked; afor all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of the things that were sold,
35 aand laid them at the apostles’ feet; band they distributed to each as anyone had need.
36 And 1Joses,who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of 2Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus,
37 ahaving land, sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

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Plea for Relief from Bitter Foes

A Song of Ascents.

1 IN amy distress I cried to the LORD, And He heard me.
2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips And from a deceitful tongue.

3 What shall be given to you, Or what shall be done to you, You false tongue?

PSALM 120 References

1 aJon. 2:2
4 1mighty one
5 aGen. 10:2;
1 Chr. 1:5;
Ezek. 27:13;
38:2, 3; 39:1
bGen. 25:13;
Is. 21:16; 60:7;
Jer. 2:10;
49:28; Ezek.

4 Sharp arrows of the 1warrior, With coals of the broom tree!

5 Woe is me, that I dwell in aMeshech, bThat I dwell among the tents of Kedar!
6 My soul has dwelt too long With one who hates peace.
7 I am for peace; But when I speak, they are for war.




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