Bible Talks by Ray Galea
Bible Text: Luke 1:26-38
While God is Spirit and has no body that changed when God's Son took on flesh and permanently became one of us and one with us. Jesus is one person with two natures; truly God and truly human.
Bible Text: Acts 8:1-25
The mission heat has reached boiling point as Christians are forced to leave Jerusalem. Philip preaches the good news in Samaria where many believe. The inclusion of the Samaritans is confirmed by the gift of the Spirit witnessed by the Apostles.
Bible Text: Acts 5:16-42
The mission of the risen Jesus is God's mission. His hand is seen in the signs and wonders, the angel who provides escape and Gamaliel, all who provide the apostles freedom to preach.
Bible Text: Acts 4:32 - 5:11
The early church is marked by radical and sacrificial generosity in which no member had any needs. This idealism is undermined by the sin of one couple who hypocritically lied to the apostles and the Spirit of God experiencing immediate judgment.
Bible Text: Acts 4:1-17
The risen Jesus heals a disabled man through the apostles which leads to opposition from the ruling elite in Jerusalem. We see Peter and John boldly testify in the face of persecution that Jesus is alive and that there is no other name but Jesus which saves.
Bible Text: Acts 3:1-20
The risen Jesus heals a disabled man through the apostles confirming he is alive. As a result all who repent, will be refreshed as they look forward to the final restoration.
Bible Text: Acts 2:36-42
This Spirit filled community are devoted to the apostles teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer.
Bible Text: Acts 2:1-15
The day of Pentecost ushered in the age of the Spirit for the Church. The work of the Spirit is to convict the world of sin and point to Jesus as Lord.
Bible Text: Acts 1:1-14
Acts is the sequel to Luke. What Jesus began to do and teach on earth he now continues to do and teach from heaven.
Bible Text: Psalm 95
God has summoned his people to worship him with joyful singing. God has also summoned his people to hear his Word and heed his warnings.