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Issue No: 817     Published: 26 Jun 2017

WHOSE CHURCH IS IT ANYWAY? Part 3

THE CHURCH AS BIRTHED AT PENTECOST  

After His resurrection, Jesus spoke about the kingdom and informed the apostles of what was about to happen.....      

3 After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 1:3-5)         

And, of course, true to his word, it did, and the people were astounded!

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost   

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. 5 Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. 6 When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7 Utterly amazed, they asked: “Are not all these men who are speaking Galileans? 8 Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language? 9 Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome 11 (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” 12 Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?” (Acts 2:1-12)
     

The church was born! The church was born through the Holy Spirit!   

Of course, this was too much for some. We tend to think of these ones as being of the world, but I firmly believe, in view of the opposition of the religious establishment throughout the time of the ministry of Jesus, the people who scoffed were primarily the Sadducees and Pharisees, for it was their religious world that was being challenged and transformed..... 

13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”

(Acts 2:13) 

Peter, who 7 weeks before had denied he was a follower of Jesus, boldly stood up and quoting the prophet Joel, proclaimed.....

Peter Addresses the Crowd       

14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 ”‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. 21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ (Acts 2:14-21)    


The heart of the message and practice of the true church was succinctly set out. 

1. THE PARAMOUNT POSITION OF JESUS  

36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” (Acts 2:36)  

2. OUR REQUIRED RESPONSE   

37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. (Acts 2:37-38a)             

3. AND THE RESULT  

And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38b)      

In summary, the kingdom church is built upon the FOUNDATION OF JESUS, acknowledged by REPENTANCE and WATER BAPTISM, resulting in HOLY SPIRIT EMPOWERMENT.      

And who is it available to? The answer to this marks, for the Jews of the time, the turning upside down of the fundamental Old Testament belief that their nation was the sole representative of God upon the earth. If you wanted to become a believing male, you had to convert to Judaism and be circumcised, as physical evidence of your Jewishness.     

However, in an instant, Peter, talking under the revelation of the Holy Spirit (for this would have been anathema to him as a Jew) declared..... 

39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” (Acts 2:39)       

And 3,000 were added to the church, replacing the 3,000 that had lost their lives on the first Pentecost when the people under Aaron built a golden calf because Moses was spending too long with God on Mt Sinai.....     

28 The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died. (Exodus 32:28)    

41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. (Acts 2:41)  

Nothing in God happens by chance!       

Amazingly, God's kingdom is now open to all people who fulfilled the criteria set out above!

 

Of the lordship of Jesus.

Of repentance.

Of water baptism.

Of Holy Spirit empowerment.       

The church had changed forever! Or had it? That is what we are investigating.

 

We have seen that the church was formed at Pentecost through the power of the Holy Spirit coming upon the people gathered together on the day of that year's Jewish Feast of Shavuot.   

For those who are sceptical, as were the religious leaders of the time, I can testify that at a meeting in Africa where I ministered some years ago, a lady who could not speak English got up and testified that she had understood every word I had said, in her own language. Yes, the Pentecost tongue experience still happens today.  

As we proceed through the book of Acts we can see that the early church was guided by the Holy Spirit and rapidly grew in number. The infilling, the baptism of the Holy Spirit, brought dramatic change to the people's lives and led to many miracles.....

The Fellowship of the Believers

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42-7)
    

And.....

6 Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. (Acts 3:6-8)  

Because of this Peter and John were seized by the establishment.....

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 He is ”‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.’ 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say. (Acts 4:8-14)  

They were finally let go.....  

21 After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. (Acts 4:21-2)      

Both the miracles and the persecution continued. A heart rendering example of this was recorded in the stoning Of Stephen. After upsetting the Sanhedrin with his testimony he was dragged out to be stoned..... 

The Stoning of Stephen  

54 When they heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, 58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep. (Acts 7:54-60)


The church was then persecuted and scattered - by Paul.....     

The Church Persecuted and Scattered         

On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. 3 But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off men and women and put them in prison. (Acts 8:1a-3)   


SUMMARY


It is clear that the church was formed by and operated under the power of the Holy Spirit.    

The Holy Spirit empowered the people to.....  

1. Understand different languages 
2. Transform their lives       
3. Perform healings and miracles  
4. Become a vibrant community   
5. Expand rapidly       
6. Withstand persecution.    
7. Become the light of Jesus to the world.      

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FROM THE WORD

THE WORDS OF JESUS
May we hear what the Lord is saying to us.

 

Jesus teaches the Disciples How to Pray (Luke 11:1-13)

Lord’s Prayer and explanation.

“When you pray, say, ‘Father, let your name be honored as holy. May your kingdom come. Give us every day the food we need. Forgive us our sins, just as we forgive everyone who sins against us. Keep us from temptation.’”

“Say you have a friend and you go to him in the middle of the night and ask, ‘My friend, lend me three loaves of bread 6because a friend of mine has come to visit me, and I don’t have any food to give him.’ Your friend in the house might reply, ‘Don’t bother me—I’ve already locked the door, and I and my children have gone to bed. I can’t get up to give you anything now.’ I tell you, even though he refuses to get up and give you anything, despite you being his friend, if you are persistent, your friend will get up and give you everything you need.

“I tell you: ask, and you shall receive; seek, and you shall find; knock, and the door shall be opened to you.

For everyone who asks, receives; and everyone who seeks, finds; and to everyone who knocks the door will be opened. Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, won’t give him a fish but a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will you give him a scorpion? So if you, even though you are evil, still know to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”

 

Teaching on Beelzebub and Demons (Luke 11:14-26)

Jesus states.

“Any kingdom divided against itself will be destroyed. A family divided against itself will fall. If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? You say that I cast out demons using the power of Beelzebub. But if I drive out demons by the power of Beelzebub, by whose power do your own people drive them out? They themselves will condemn you as wrong!

“However, if I am driving out demons by the power of God, then this proves God’s kingdom has arrived.

It’s right here among you! When a strong man who is fully armed guards his house, all he owns is safe. But if a stronger man comes and defeats him, taking from him all his weapons that he depended on, then he can carry off all his possessions. “Anyone who is not with me is against me, and anyone who doesn’t build together with me is breaking it all apart.

When an evil spirit leaves someone, it goes through the desert looking for a place to stay. When it doesn't find anywhere, it says, ‘I’ll return to the house I left.’ When it returns, it finds its old home is swept and tidy.

So it goes and finds seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they go in and live there. In the end that man is worse off than before.”

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A NOTE ABOUT AFRICA

Just before leaving New Zealand we received a further large donation that has enabled us to meet our first goal of $60,000 required to build the  Eye Clinic/Hospital building. Thank you donor. Thank you Lord.

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May the Lord's will continue to be done.
 

 

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BOOK OF THE WEEK

THE PURGING OF THE CHURCH:

A CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE, A PEOPLE WITH CLEAN HANDS AND A PURE HEART, PREPARED AND WAITING FOR THE RETURN OF JESUS

The Lord led me to go back to a sermon/prophecy I received in a group mailing, and filed, some time ago. It is by David Wilkerson.

David was the Founding Pastor of Times Square Church in New York City. He was called to New York in 1958 to minister to gang members and drug addicts, as told in the best-selling book, The Cross and the Switchblade.

After the introduction, he gave 11 bullet points about THE GLORIOUS FUTURE JUST AHEAD. As the Lord leads, I will expand on these challenging but inspiring aspects.
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You may be surprised by the different perspective this presentation gives you both in understanding of His life and ministry, and in achieving a closer relationship with Him.


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DAVID'S DOODLINGS

BEAUTY

1078. 'Beauty Within' outpaces 'Starlet' in the 'Race of Life'.

1079. We value the superficial but God' loves a beautiful heart.

1080. You cannot judge a book, or a person, by their cover!

1081. Beauty is fleeting, but a beautiful spirit, eternal. 

1082. A beautiful body attracts a king, but a beautiful heart, the King of Kings.

1083. We can do little to alter our appearance, but a lot to beautify our heart.

1084. Beauty comes, beauty goes, but a beautiful heart goes on forever.

1084. To be beautiful in your old age cultivate a beautiful spirit now.

1085. Wrinkles follow the pattern of the heart rather than the shape of the face. 

1086. Outward beauty is a blessing, inward beauty, God's gift.

1087. The foolish person seeks beauty, the wise, wisdom, the godly, a beautiful spirit.

1088. As the beauty of youth fades, inner beauty blossoms.

 

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LAUGHING AT OURSELVES

 ***Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused*** 

*** Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others. *** 

 

13. Funny How….

….$20 looks so big when you take it to church,

but so small when you take it to the mall.

 ….long it takes to serve God for an hour,

but how quickly a team plays 60 minutes of basketball.

….long a couple of hours spent at church are,

but how short they are when watching a movie.

….we can’t think of anything to say when we pray,

but don’t have difficulty thinking of things to talk about to a friend.

 ….we get thrilled when a game goes into extra time,

but we complain when a sermon goes longer than normal.

 

14. Child Childbirth

In Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny was particularly intent when they were telling how Eve was created out of one of Adam’s ribs.

 Later in the week, his mother noticed him lying down as if he were ill. "Johnny, what’s the matter?"

 Little Johnny replied in an anguished tone, "I have a pain in my side. I think I’m going to have a wife!"

 

QWIK QWIP: “The church is prayer-conditioned.”

 

15. Getting Priorities Right

Coming out of church Mrs Peterson asked her husband, "Do you think that Johnson girl is dying her hair?"

 "I didn’t even notice her," admitted Mr Peterson.

 "And that dress that Mrs Hansen was wearing," continued Mrs Peterson, Really, don’t tell me that you think that’s a proper outfit for a mother of two."

 "I’m afraid I didn’t notice that either," replied a resigned Mr Peterson.

 "Oh, For heavens sake," his wife snapped. "A lot of good it does you to go to church!"

 
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FACTS FOR FUN

LAST WEEKS QUESTION: Why do some animals have eyes that glow in the dark? 

 

ANSWER:  Taking a flashlight outside at night to look for your cat, you might have been greeted with the eerie glow of two eyes that appear to be floating free of the cat. What makes cat eyes, and those of some other animals, glow in the dark? Many nocturnal animals (those that hunt at night) have a mirror like layer called the ‘tapetum’ behind the cells of the retina. This reflective surface helps the animal to gather more light so that it can clearly see, even in very low levels of illumination. Animals that have this ability include rabbits, deer, cats, racoons, wolves, and even bullfrogs. Animals' eyes glow different colours, too, depending on the type of animal and the pigment in the animal's photoreceptors. Some shine red or green, while others are yellow, gold or white. (Glow worms too.)

 

THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:  What is the underlying meaning of the number '7' in the Bible? 

 

SOME FUN FACTS 

14. Who Invented The Lightbulb?

Edison improved the incandescent lamp in 1879, but he didn't actually invent it. Sir Humphrey Davy is reputed to be the true inventor of the electric light. He passed electricity through a platinum wire and caused an arc lamp to glow as early as 1802.However, Davy did not pursue the discovery. By the time Edison entered the scene, arc lamps had been burning for several decades, but were limited by short life spans. Edison developed a long-lasting filament light in 1877, and in 1879 produced the first long-lasting light bulb. (Saw the light?)

 

15. All Goosed up!

A group of geese on the ground is called a gaggle. But if the geese are flying, they're a skein. (Gives rise to split personalities?)

 

16. Reality Filming

The first time movie audiences were treated to the ‘reality’ of a flushing toilet was in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 release ‘Psycho.” (How many viewers had an instant ‘hot flush.’)

 

A WORD PUZZLE FOR YOU 

Make another word from this word using all the letters.

 CORNY

 Answer at the end of A David Musing

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PAUL

10: When in prison at what time did they pray & sing?

a. Third watch

b. Midnight

c. Noon

d. Ninth hour

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IF ONLY I'D THOUGHT OF IT!

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!!!!!!! Millions who long for immortality don't know what to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

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! I have three college degrees: One undergraduate and two post-graduate. With those and 45 cents, I can get a cup of coffee. 

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GREAT GROANERS

IN THE CEMETERY
A man was walking past a graveyard and he heard one of Beethoven's symphonys playing backwards. He thought to himself "That's weird" and kept walking. The next day the same man walked past the same cemetery and heard another one of Beethoven's symphonys playing backwards. He thought to himself, "Now that's REALLY weird!" and kept going. The next day the same man was once again walking past the same cemetery and heard "Ode to Joy" playing backwards. The man said "I can't take this any more!" He walked up to the caretaker and asked, "What is going on around here?!" The caretaker answered, "Oh, that's just Beethoven decomposing."
 
THE PLIABLE PRISONER
Several years ago, Andy was sentenced to prison. During his stay, he got along well with the guards and all his fellow inmates. The warden saw that deep down, Andy was a good person and made arrangements for Andy to learn a trade while doing his time. After three years, Andy was recognized as one of the best carpenters in the local area. Often he would be given a weekend pass to do odd jobs for the citizens of the community, and he always reported back to prison before Sunday night was over. The warden was thinking of remodeling his kitchen and in fact had done much of the work himself. But he lacked the skills to build a set of kitchen cupboards and a large countertop which he had promised his wife. So he called Andy into his office and asked him to complete the job for him. But, alas, Andy refused. He told the warden, "Gosh, I'd really like to help you but counter fitting is what got me into prison in the first place."
 
THE HUMBLE BUMBLEBEE
Consider, if you will, the case of the awkward bumblebee who became ill while gathering pollen but continued to work. Unfortunately, he thus infected all the flowers with his virus. The consequences are recorded in the annals of horticulture as the blight of the fumble bee.
  
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TWENTY-FIVE COMMANDMENTS OF JESUS

Not clearly numbered and listed, as in the Old Testament outward Law of the 10 Commandments, they are found among the teachings of Jesus in the 4 Gospels, and are available for all who have a heart to seek them.

We all too easily think, with the emphasis that Jesus places on love and forgiveness, that he didn't teach any absolutes. But, as can be seen here, Jesus did place boundaries on believer's behaviour, along with instructions for Godly living. 

I have grouped these into 3 categories for easier comprehension.

Don't take my word for it! Study the Scriptures!

David Tait
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WAXING LYRICAL

Don't know how this came into my mind! But it did! maybe feeling guilty! Hope it helps.

 

TO GO OR TO STAY?

There's a time to come and a time to go,
Which is which we never seem to know.
Not to outstay our welcome here,
Nor to be a nuisance there,
Give me wisdom Lord,
To be in Your accord.

Have no idea why I am writing this!
But trust the point I do not miss!
For we all have times when we should know to go,
But hang on we do, outstaying our welcome, saying yes when we should say no......

Just leave!
Don't grieve!
It's not the day,
For me to stay.

This simple lesson we must learn,
Many 'brownie points' then to earn.
Our welcome not overstaying,
And our hosts not dismaying.
Then they will be happy to have us return,
For us, the 'welcome mat', we will not burn.

This piece of sage advice
May keep us very nice,
In the eyes of others,
If not our mothers.

Reminds me now, her to visit,
Yes, for more than a minute!
For she brought me up, indeed she did,
Even at times, when I was a bad kid.
For mothers are more patient than most,
My responsibility to her, now foremost.

So I will visit her this afternoon,
Hope she will be over the moon.
Take her out in the car for a nice drive,
In the sunshine - so good to be alive!

To go or to stay?
Surely wisdom is needed.
For that I pray,
His advice to be heeded.

 

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A DAVID MUSING

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MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOU BLESS GOD.

His servant and yours

David Tait

Today's 'Word Puzzle' Answer: CRONY

 

TODAY'S 'BIBLE QUESTIONS' ANSWER: b. Midnight (Acts 16:25)

 

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WALKING WITH JESUS MINISTRIES is a non-profit, non-denominational, Bible based ministry located in Hastings, New Zealand. A ministry dedicated to developing discipleship, fostering unity amongst God's people to achieve the Great Commission, and in doing so, preparing for Christ's return. It is securely based upon the foundational principles of the Apostles Creed while recognising the wide and rich diversity of beliefs amongst Christians in other areas. In accordance with the Lord's direction, materials produced by the ministry are available, free of charge, to genuine enquirers upon request. The ministry is solely funded by donations, as the Lord provides. A list of materials available (plus some fun!) is obtainable and freely downloadable from our website
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Walking With Jesus Ministries
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Our role is to bless and encourage those in ministry while promoting co-operation and unity of direction amongst the body of Christ, as emphasised 3 times by Jesus in His longest prayer, immediately prior to His arrest and crucifixion. "... so that they may be one as we are one." (John 17:12, 21, 23-4) Our website is currently being developed to encourage your participation one with another, to share resources, and to enable you to promote events and items of interest to the body as a whole - and have a smile while doing it!

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