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The Book of Acts - Introduction



The Book of Acts

Introduction


InterACTions/ACTions/ReACTions


What if you were given a bank account with $86,400 at midnight tomorrow. The only catch is that you have to spend all the money before midnight the next day, and whatever you don't spend goes away with no roll over. Could you spend it?


Now, consider this concept with time...


86,400

Seconds per day

A new account is opened for you every day.


This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

-Psalm 118:24

The First Temptation Relating to “Help”

(Don’t be THAT person)

1. Always asking and expecting everyone to help you.

(Entitlement)

The Second Temptation Relating to “Help”

(Don’t be THAT person)

2. Never asking for help

(Total Independence)

“Help-rejecting Complainers”

Q: To what degree are you?


“Help-rejecting Complainers”

They don’t want help.

They see themselves as a “Victim”.

(Don’t be THAT person)

Q: To what degree are you?


What to do with “Help-rejecting Complainers”

Everybody needs help.

God is willing to help Everybody


God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

-Psalm 46:1


God is there for us in areas that we need his help and don’t ask.


When we are being lazy, expecting others to do things for us


Happy New Year

Blessed New Year

Prosperous New Year

Healthy New Year

Strong New Year


2023

“Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.”

-Exodus 20:23

“You must not live according to the customs of the nations I am going to drive out before you. Because they did all these things, I abhorred them.”

-Leviticus 20:23

Don’t let others have a negative influence on you this year.


“And about the matter you and I discussed—remember, the Lord is witness between you and me forever.”

-1 Samuel 20:23


“The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please him.”

-Proverbs 20:23

Don’t cheat or be deceptive in 2023


Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.”

-Matthew 20:23

Don’t seek places of honor in 2023


“He saw through their duplicity and said to them…”

-Luke 20:23


“If you forgive anyone’s sins, [Vertical Forgiveness] their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

-John 20:23

Let people who are repentant know that they are forgiven by God in 2023


“I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me.”

-Acts 20:23

Be fearless as a Christian in 2023


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Our Prayer for 2023

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my HOPE is in you all day long.”

-Psalm 25:5

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