Acts 1:1-8, Finishing the Task

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Exposition of Acts: Finish the Task Ahead

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A Sermon by Dr. Bob Griffin, Teaching Elder at Sovereign Grace Church

I. MESSAGE CONCLUDED
A. MEMORIAL
Acts 1:1-2 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up, after He had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom He had chosen.
1. PROLOGUE (Lk 1:3)
2. PROPAGATION

B. MANIFESTATION
Acts 1:3 He presented Himself alive to them after His suffering by many proofs, appearing to them for forty days and speaking about the Kingdom of God.
1. PROOF (I Cor 15:3-8 Jn 20-21, Lk 24)
2. POINT (Ps 103:19)

C. MANDATE
Acts 1:4-5 And while staying with them He ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, He said, “You heard from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
1. PROMISE (Lk 24:45-49)
2. POWER

II. MYSTERY CONTINUED
A. MOTIVATION
Acts 1:6-7 So when they had come together, they asked Him, “Lord, will You at this time reestablish the kingdom to Israel?” He answered them, “It’s not for you to know times or seasons that the Father established in His own authority.
1. PROBLEM (Jer 23:1-8 Ezek 36-37)
2. PURVIEW (Deut 29:29 Mk 13:32-33)

B. MIGHT
Acts 8a But you will receive strength when the holy Spirit resides in you
1. PROPECTS
2. PRESENCE (Ps 51:11-12)

III. MISSION COMMENCED
A. MESSENGERS
Acts 1:8b and you will be witnesses (about) Me
1. PROGRAM (Is 43:10-12)
2. PERSON

B. MASTER-PLAN
Acts 1:8c in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
1. PROXIMITY (ACTS 1-7)
2. PROVINCE (ACTS 8-12)
3. PEOPLE (ACTS 13-28)


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