"Body of the Shadows" course

Summary of Lesson #4

7 points with chart:

  1. The apostles preached the commission of Jesus on the day of Pentecost.

Acts 2

  2. Those that received their words obeyed what Jesus had commissioned: believed, repented, were baptized, and continued in the teachings.
Acts 2:38-42
Acts 2
38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. ... 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. (NKJV)

  3. The apostles performed signs (miracles) and people obeyed the Lord.
Acts 2:43, 47
Acts 2
43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.
47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. (NKJV)

  4. At the first, only the apostles did signs and taught the people.
Acts 2:43; 5:12
Acts 2
43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.

Acts 5
12 And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon's Porch. (NKJV)

  5. At the first, only the apostles were threatened by the Jews.
Acts 4:21; 5:17
Acts 4
21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done.

Acts 5
17 Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation, 18 and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison.(NKJV)

  6. Then, the apostles lay their hands on the seven appointed servants.
Acts 6:6
Acts 6
6 whom they set before the apostles; and when they had prayed, they laid hands on them. (NKJV)

  7. At least two of the seven began preaching and doing the signs of the apostles.
Acts 6:10; 8:5
Acts 6
10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he (Stephen) spoke.
Acts 8
5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. (NKJV)

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