Lesson 2 the book of conversions
Sponsored Links
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
1 / 8

Lesson 2 : The Book of Conversions PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 104 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Lesson 2 : The Book of Conversions. The Strategic Placement of the Book of Acts in the N.T. It is a vital and indispensible record of God’s holy and Divine will for man. In simplified summaries, the major divisions of the N.T. could be stated as follows:

Download Presentation

Lesson 2 : The Book of Conversions

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


Lesson 2:The Book of Conversions


The Strategic Placement of the Book of Acts in the N.T.

  • It is a vital and indispensible record of God’s holy and Divine will for man.

  • In simplified summaries, the major divisions of the N.T. could be stated as follows:

    • The Gospels: God’s vehement intent to save man

    • Book of Acts: God’s vivid illustrations of men being saved

    • The Epistles: God’s various instructions to men who are saved

    • Revelation: God’s victorious incentive for men who are saved


Great Commission: Its Command, Compliance & Consequences


Great Commission: Its Command, Compliance & Consequences

  • The Great Commission is simple, Jesus having used clear and precise terms.

  • However, some either by ignorance or by choice do not or will not “get it.”

  • God gave the book of Acts with clear and copious examples of the commission of Christ being followed.

    • Clear and precise instructions combined with clear, precise and copious examples (that correspond unambiguously with the instructions) makes God’s plan to save man crystal clear.

    • Any misunderstanding, misinterpretation, miscommunication or misapplication is therefore by conscious choice or willful ignorance.


Examples of Conversion in Acts


Examples of Conversion in Acts

  • Those who were converted in the New Testament did:

    • Exactly what they were told to do

    • Immediately what they were told to do

    • Uniformly (in every case) what they were told to do

    • Graciously receive the same blessing of salvation

  • Men today must follow and use the conversions in Acts as their guide (see Lesson 1).


A Parallel Between the Purpose and the Theme

  • As persons were being converted to Christ, notice what happened to Christianity (i.e., the Lord’s church).

    • “And that day about three thousand souls were added to them” (Acts 2:41)

    • “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47)

    • “Many…believed; and the number of the men came to be about 5,000” (Acts 4:4)

    • “And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes…” (Acts 5:14)

    • “…The number of the disciples was multiplying…” (Acts 6:1)

    • “Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith” (Acts 6:7).

    • “Then the churches…were multiplied” (Acts 9:31)

    • “…And many believed on the Lord” (Acts 9:42)


A Parallel Between the Purpose and the Theme

  • As persons were being converted to Christ, notice what happened to Christianity (i.e., the Lord’s church).

    • “And a great many people were added to the Lord” (Acts 11:24)

    • “The word of God grew and multiplied” (Acts 12:24)

    • “…A great multitude both of the Jews and of the Greeks believed” (Acts 14:1)

    • “…They had preached the gospel to that city and made many disciples” (Acts 14:21)

    • “So the churches…increased in number daily” (Acts 16:5)

    • “A great multitude of the devout Greeks, and not a few of the leading women” (Acts 17:4)

    • “Therefore many of them believed, and also not a few of the Greeks…” (Acts 17:12)

    • “And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized” (Acts 18:8)


  • Login