Resources on Acts

Chapter 15

Chapter 1

Jesus is coming again!
By Dr. Jack Graham | June 7, 2018

I have a friend named Kerry Shook who wrote a book called One Month to Live. This book poses a great question: How would you live your life if you knew you had just 30 days to live? How would you spend those days? Would it impact that way you live? 

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Chapter 3

Chapter 7

Chapter 2

God has a family for you.
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 2, 2018

Today’s verse of Scripture tells us that on the first day of the church it added three thousand people to the congregation. Isn’t that amazing?

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Why do you go to church?
By Dr. Jack Graham | May 1, 2018

I’d like for us to take a few minutes to think about the church today. What is God's church? What are we all about? What’s our purpose?

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Chapter 8

God’s given you a helper.
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 22, 2018

And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.”
 
—Acts 8:29

 
We all want to make the best decisions we can, especially about life’s big choices. So that raises the question, “How does God lead you and me?”
 
Well, one way he leads us is by speaking to us through an inner voice… just as he spoke to Philip in today’s verse. This kind of direction isn’t just a gut feeling or intuition. This is the work and the witness of the Spirit of God in our lives.
 
We see this ministry of the Spirit clearly described in Romans 8:14, “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” So, if you are a child of God, the Spirit is leading you!   
 
In another Scriptural reference, when Jesus promised the disciples that he would send the Spirit he used the Greek word “paraklete.” I love this word. It describes the Spirit as a helper, as “one who is called alongside.” So the Spirit is walking with us to help us find God’s master plans for our lives, as well as direction for the important choices of our daily lives.
 
Do you long to have the counsel and guidance of God in your life? The Spirit is at your side waiting to help you!

Pray right now and ask him for his help and guidance. Listen for his voice and watch for his direction.

THE SPIRIT IS AT YOUR SIDE WAITING TO HELP YOU!

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Chapter 9

Finding your purpose.
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 19, 2018

And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”
 
—Acts 9:5

 
Paul’s conversion to Christ is one of the greatest transformational encounters in all of Scripture. Do you remember the story?
 
Paul was traveling down the Damascus road, when he was suddenly knocked to the ground and blinded by a brilliant light. Paul immediately knew this was a supernatural encounter. And he asked, “Who are you, Lord?" The Lord replied, "I am Jesus whom you persecute." 
 
Now, Paul had just met Christ Jesus, the one whom he had been persecuting. No doubt overcome by the powerful encounter, Paul asked another question. He asked, “Lord, what will you have me to do?" 
 
You see, when you really meet Jesus, you will find the purpose of your life! Paul discovered his mission in that moment and he never turned back. If you have met the Lord, then you have a mission, too. 
 
Whether you're a butcher, a baker, a preacher or a plumber, God has a plan for you to glorify him and to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ with all your being. And he wants you to take this calling seriously. You cannot negotiate with God about your mission. And never compromise with the world.
 
Give God your best each day. Embrace your assignment. Fight the good fight and fulfill your purpose in Christ Jesus.

WHEN YOU REALLY MEET JESUS, YOU FIND YOUR PURPOSE!

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Finding your purpose
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 31, 2018

Paul’s conversion to Christ is one of the greatest transformational encounters in all of Scripture. Do you remember the story?

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A place to belong
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 25, 2018

When you come to know Christ, one of the things God wants is for you to make a commitment to a local church. 

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Chapter 4

Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement)…

Acts 4:36

 

When people think about you, what are some characteristics that you believe come to their mind? If we’re really honest, you and I do care about our reputation. But the message we often hear today is, “Don’t worry what people think about you, just be yourself.” And while it’s okay to be rejected by others for the right reasons, there are many who believe they have a license to have a bad reputation because they’re just ‘being their self’.

 

But did you know that God cares about your reputation? Proverbs 22:1 says “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.” And Luke 2:52 makes it a point to say that Jesus increased “in favor with God and man.”

 

Joseph was such an encourager that his friends began to call him Barnabas, which means “son of encouragement.” So how are you known among your peers? When they think of you, are there impressions generally positive or negative?

 

Gaining and keeping a good reputation takes time and effort. You have to invest relationally in people and be intentional in being someone whom they consider trustworthy. But that investment will pay huge dividends in the form of vibrant, sanctifying relationships!

 

Build your reputation as someone who is exceptionally trustworthy.

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Chapter 6

Chapter 20

Chapter 5

All In
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 13, 2013

Uprising
By Dr. Jack Graham | September 15, 2013

Chapter 13

Man Up
By Dr. Jack Graham | June 19, 2011

Chapter 11

Prophet
By Dr. Jack Graham | December 12, 2010

Chapter 26