James J Dougherty


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seven chapter passsion and resurrection of Christ bible study

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                        Seven chapters bible Passion and resurrection and new church


Here is a bible study of seven chapters containing the last three chapters of Luke which contain the passion of Christ and the first three chapters of Acts which contains the early part of the church history from the fall of the Holy Spirit through the miracles, including the one at the temple. This is meant to show how Jesus loves us and wants us to come to Him for He gives us power to do miracles as many were done then in the earliest days of the church. God wants us for relationship purposes and that is why Jesus did die- taking His anger away and enabling Him to love us. He took God’s anger away from us (and we sure deserved it and He bore all the punishment for our sins. The two books, Luke and Acts were written by the same author and were even said to be combined as one book Luke-Acts before separated as they are now. Also included is the resurrection chapter, 1 Corinthians 15 which encourages us that Jesus died and rose again, defeating death we also will rise again too, be it by death or the rapture, however God would have it be so.

First in this study is the passion of Christ as it appears in the gospel of Luke, which in that book of the bible is in chapters 22, 23 and 24. These three chapters then include the last supper, Jesus arrest and trials, and where He was crucified for our sins, paying the price for our redemption. He rose again from the grave and then visited His apostles before being taken up to heaven to be with His Father.

In Luke chapter 22 is the last supper, Jesus’ betrayal and arrest with Peter’s denial of Him, and also the early hearings.

(Luke 22:1)  Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover.


(Luke 22:2)  And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.


(Luke 22:3)  Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.


(Luke 22:4)  And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.


(Luke 22:5)  And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.


(Luke 22:6)  And he promised, and sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude.


(Luke 22:7)  Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.


(Luke 22:8)  And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.


(Luke 22:9)  And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?


(Luke 22:10)  And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entereth in.


(Luke 22:11)  And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?


(Luke 22:12)  And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.


(Luke 22:13)  And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.


(Luke 22:14)  And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.


(Luke 22:15)  And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:


(Luke 22:16)  For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.


(Luke 22:17)  And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:


(Luke 22:18)  For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.


(Luke 22:19)  And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.


(Luke 22:20)  Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.


(Luke 22:21)  But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.


(Luke 22:22)  And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!


(Luke 22:23)  And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing.


(Luke 22:24)  And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.


(Luke 22:25)  And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors.


(Luke 22:26)  But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.


(Luke 22:27)  For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth.


(Luke 22:28)  Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations.


(Luke 22:29)  And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;


(Luke 22:30)  That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.


(Luke 22:31)  And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:


(Luke 22:32)  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.


(Luke 22:33)  And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison, and to death.


(Luke 22:34)  And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me.


(Luke 22:35)  And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.


(Luke 22:36)  Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.


(Luke 22:37)  For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.


(Luke 22:38)  And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough.


(Luke 22:39)  And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.


(Luke 22:40)  And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.


(Luke 22:41)  And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,


(Luke 22:42)  Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.


(Luke 22:43)  And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.


(Luke 22:44)  And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.


(Luke 22:45)  And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,


(Luke 22:46)  And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.


(Luke 22:47)  And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.


(Luke 22:48)  But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?


(Luke 22:49)  When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?


(Luke 22:50)  And one of them smote the servant of the high priest, and cut off his right ear.


(Luke 22:51)  And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.


(Luke 22:52)  Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?


(Luke 22:53)  When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.


(Luke 22:54)  Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.


(Luke 22:55)  And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them.


(Luke 22:56)  But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him.


(Luke 22:57)  And he denied him, saying, Woman, I know him not.


(Luke 22:58)  And after a little while another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them. And Peter said, Man, I am not.


(Luke 22:59)  And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean.


(Luke 22:60)  And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.


(Luke 22:61)  And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.


(Luke 22:62)  And Peter went out, and wept bitterly.


(Luke 22:63)  And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.


(Luke 22:64)  And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee?


(Luke 22:65)  And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.


(Luke 22:66)  And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying,


(Luke 22:67)  Art thou the Christ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not believe:


(Luke 22:68)  And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go.


(Luke 22:69)  Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.


(Luke 22:70)  Then said they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am.


(Luke 22:71)  And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.


In Luke chapter 23 are the key hearings before Pilate where Jesus would end up being condemned and then taken to be crucified and then is crucified, atoning for and paying the sin debut of all mankind in this sacrificial act of obedience. He was then taken down from the cross which He had bore and was buried, but would soon again rise from the dead.

(Luke 23:1)  And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate.


(Luke 23:2)  And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.


(Luke 23:3)  And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it.


(Luke 23:4)  Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.


(Luke 23:5)  And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.


(Luke 23:6)  When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilaean.


(Luke 23:7)  And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.


(Luke 23:8)  And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.


(Luke 23:9)  Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing.


(Luke 23:10)  And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.


(Luke 23:11)  And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.


(Luke 23:12)  And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.


(Luke 23:13)  And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people,


(Luke 23:14)  Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him:


(Luke 23:15)  No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.


(Luke 23:16)  I will therefore chastise him, and release him.


(Luke 23:17)  (For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)


(Luke 23:18)  And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas:


(Luke 23:19)  (Who for a certain sedition made in the city, and for murder, was cast into prison.)


(Luke 23:20)  Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.


(Luke 23:21)  But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.


(Luke 23:22)  And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go.


(Luke 23:23)  And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.


(Luke 23:24)  And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.


(Luke 23:25)  And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.


(Luke 23:26)  And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.


(Luke 23:27)  And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.


(Luke 23:28)  But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.


(Luke 23:29)  For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.


(Luke 23:30)  Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.


(Luke 23:31)  For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?


(Luke 23:32)  And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.


(Luke 23:33)  And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.


(Luke 23:34)  Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.


(Luke 23:35)  And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.


(Luke 23:36)  And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,


(Luke 23:37)  And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.


(Luke 23:38)  And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.


(Luke 23:39)  And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.


(Luke 23:40)  But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?


(Luke 23:41)  And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.


(Luke 23:42)  And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.


(Luke 23:43)  And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.


(Luke 23:44)  And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.


(Luke 23:45)  And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.


(Luke 23:46)  And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.


(Luke 23:47)  Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.


(Luke 23:48)  And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.


(Luke 23:49)  And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.


(Luke 23:50)  And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:


(Luke 23:51)  (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.


(Luke 23:52)  This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.


(Luke 23:53)  And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.


(Luke 23:54)  And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.


(Luke 23:55)  And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.


(Luke 23:56)  And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.


Here Jesus is indeed raised from the dead and the story here is related of the empty tomb and Jesus encounters with the disciples, charging them to wait for power (the Holy Spirit) before being taken up to heaven also stating the message of repentance was to be given to the whole world starting in Jerusalem

(Luke 24:1)  Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.


(Luke 24:2)  And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.


(Luke 24:3)  And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.


(Luke 24:4)  And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:


(Luke 24:5)  And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?


(Luke 24:6)  He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,


(Luke 24:7)  Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.


(Luke 24:8)  And they remembered his words,


(Luke 24:9)  And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.


(Luke 24:10)  It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.


(Luke 24:11)  And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.


(Luke 24:12)  Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.


(Luke 24:13)  And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.


(Luke 24:14)  And they talked together of all these things which had happened.


(Luke 24:15)  And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.


(Luke 24:16)  But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.


(Luke 24:17)  And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?


(Luke 24:18)  And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?


(Luke 24:19)  And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:


(Luke 24:20)  And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.


(Luke 24:21)  But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.


(Luke 24:22)  Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;


(Luke 24:23)  And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.


(Luke 24:24)  And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.


(Luke 24:25)  Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:


(Luke 24:26)  Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?


(Luke 24:27)  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.


(Luke 24:28)  And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.


(Luke 24:29)  But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.


(Luke 24:30)  And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.


(Luke 24:31)  And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.


(Luke 24:32)  And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?


(Luke 24:33)  And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,


(Luke 24:34)  Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.


(Luke 24:35)  And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.


(Luke 24:36)  And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.


(Luke 24:37)  But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.


(Luke 24:38)  And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?


(Luke 24:39)  Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.


(Luke 24:40)  And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.


(Luke 24:41)  And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?


(Luke 24:42)  And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.


(Luke 24:43)  And he took it, and did eat before them.


(Luke 24:44)  And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.


(Luke 24:45)  Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,


(Luke 24:46)  And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:


(Luke 24:47)  And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.


(Luke 24:48)  And ye are witnesses of these things.


(Luke 24:49)  And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.


(Luke 24:50)  And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.


(Luke 24:51)  And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.


(Luke 24:52)  And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:


(Luke 24:53)  And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.


Here is Acts chapter 1 where Jesus gives them the final commands to await the coming of the Holy Spirit and as the apostles wait, they elect a new person, Matthias to replace Judas the one who betrayed Jesus then committed suicide.

(Acts 1:1)  The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,


(Acts 1:2)  Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:


(Acts 1:3)  To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:


(Acts 1:4)  And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.


(Acts 1:5)  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.


(Acts 1:6)  When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?


(Acts 1:7)  And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.


(Acts 1:8)  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.


(Acts 1:9)  And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.


(Acts 1:10)  And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;


(Acts 1:11)  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.


(Acts 1:12)  Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.


(Acts 1:13)  And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.


(Acts 1:14)  These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.


(Acts 1:15)  And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)


(Acts 1:16)  Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.


(Acts 1:17)  For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.


(Acts 1:18)  Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.


(Acts 1:19)  And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.


(Acts 1:20)  For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.


(Acts 1:21)  Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,


(Acts 1:22)  Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.


(Acts 1:23)  And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.


(Acts 1:24)  And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,


(Acts 1:25)  That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.


(Acts 1:26)  And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.


In Acts 2 Pentecost arrives with the arrival of the Holy Spirit which falls on the apostles who then empowered go out to preach boldly about Jesus to the multitudes in their own tongues and as a result thousands get saved in this first outpouring of the Holy Spirit and also this is the birth of Christianity (though Christians would not be called that until later, Acts 11)

(Acts 2:1)  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.


(Acts 2:2)  And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.


(Acts 2:3)  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.


(Acts 2:4)  And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.


(Acts 2:5)  And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.


(Acts 2:6)  Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.


(Acts 2:7)  And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?


(Acts 2:8)  And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?


(Acts 2:9)  Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,


(Acts 2:10)  Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,


(Acts 2:11)  Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.


(Acts 2:12)  And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?


(Acts 2:13)  Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.


(Acts 2:14)  But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:


(Acts 2:15)  For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.


(Acts 2:16)  But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;


(Acts 2:17)  And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:


(Acts 2:18)  And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:


(Acts 2:19)  And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:


(Acts 2:20)  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:


(Acts 2:21)  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.


(Acts 2:22)  Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:


(Acts 2:23)  Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:


(Acts 2:24)  Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.


(Acts 2:25)  For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:


(Acts 2:26)  Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:


(Acts 2:27)  Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.


(Acts 2:28)  Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.


(Acts 2:29)  Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.


(Acts 2:30)  Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;


(Acts 2:31)  He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.


(Acts 2:32)  This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.


(Acts 2:33)  Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.


(Acts 2:34)  For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,


(Acts 2:35)  Until I make thy foes thy footstool.


(Acts 2:36)  Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.


(Acts 2:37)  Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?


(Acts 2:38)  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.


(Acts 2:39)  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.


(Acts 2:40)  And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.


(Acts 2:41)  Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.


(Acts 2:42)  And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.


(Acts 2:43)  And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.


(Acts 2:44)  And all that believed were together, and had all things common;


(Acts 2:45)  And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.


(Acts 2:46)  And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,


(Acts 2:47)  Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.


Acts chapter 3 goes on to relate the healing of the man at the gate of the temple and how Peter then explains how Jesus did this for the guy to be a sign to all the people at the temple and then Jesus explains how they crucified Jesus but God brought Jesus back and then encouraged the people to repent and be converted.


Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

(Acts 3:1)


And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

(Acts 3:2)


Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

(Acts 3:3)


And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

(Acts 3:4)


And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

(Acts 3:5)


Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

(Acts 3:6)


And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

(Acts 3:7)


And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

(Acts 3:8)


And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

(Acts 3:9)


And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

(Acts 3:10)


And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.

(Acts 3:11)


And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

(Acts 3:12)


The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

(Acts 3:13)


But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

(Acts 3:14)


And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

(Acts 3:15)


And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

(Acts 3:16)


And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.

(Acts 3:17)


But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

(Acts 3:18)


Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

(Acts 3:19)


And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

(Acts 3:20)


Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

(Acts 3:21)


For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

(Acts 3:22)


And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

(Acts 3:23)


Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

(Acts 3:24)


Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

(Acts 3:25)


Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

(Acts 3:26)


To conclude this study in 1 Corinthians chapter 15 which is often known as the resurrection chapter, Paul powerfully expresses the salvation message of Jesus death and resurrection even relating the events after Jesus death and the fact that if Jesus had not raised from the dead our hope would be in vain, but since Jesus did indeed raise up from the grave we do indeed have our hope in life everlasting with God in heaven as death has lost its power over the believers.

(1 Corinthians 15:1)  Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;


(1 Corinthians 15:2)  By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.


(1 Corinthians 15:3)  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;


(1 Corinthians 15:4)  And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:


(1 Corinthians 15:5)  And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:


(1 Corinthians 15:6)  After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.


(1 Corinthians 15:7)  After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.


(1 Corinthians 15:8)  And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.


(1 Corinthians 15:9)  For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.


(1 Corinthians 15:10)  But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.


(1 Corinthians 15:11)  Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.


(1 Corinthians 15:12)  Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?


(1 Corinthians 15:13)  But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:


(1 Corinthians 15:14)  And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.


(1 Corinthians 15:15)  Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.


(1 Corinthians 15:16)  For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:


(1 Corinthians 15:17)  And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.


(1 Corinthians 15:18)  Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.


(1 Corinthians 15:19)  If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.


(1 Corinthians 15:20)  But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.


(1 Corinthians 15:21)  For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.


(1 Corinthians 15:22)  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.


(1 Corinthians 15:23)  But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.


(1 Corinthians 15:24)  Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.


(1 Corinthians 15:25)  For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.


(1 Corinthians 15:26)  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.


(1 Corinthians 15:27)  For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.


(1 Corinthians 15:28)  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.


(1 Corinthians 15:29)  Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?


(1 Corinthians 15:30)  And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?


(1 Corinthians 15:31)  I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.


(1 Corinthians 15:32)  If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.


(1 Corinthians 15:33)  Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.


(1 Corinthians 15:34)  Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.


(1 Corinthians 15:35)  But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?


(1 Corinthians 15:36)  Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:


(1 Corinthians 15:37)  And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:


(1 Corinthians 15:38)  But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.


(1 Corinthians 15:39)  All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.


(1 Corinthians 15:40)  There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.


(1 Corinthians 15:41)  There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.


(1 Corinthians 15:42)  So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:


(1 Corinthians 15:43)  It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:


(1 Corinthians 15:44)  It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.


(1 Corinthians 15:45)  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.


(1 Corinthians 15:46)  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.


(1 Corinthians 15:47)  The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.


(1 Corinthians 15:48)  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.


(1 Corinthians 15:49)  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.


(1 Corinthians 15:50)  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.


(1 Corinthians 15:51)  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,


(1 Corinthians 15:52)  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.


(1 Corinthians 15:53)  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.


(1 Corinthians 15:54)  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.


(1 Corinthians 15:55)  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?


(1 Corinthians 15:56)  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.


(1 Corinthians 15:57)  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.


(1 Corinthians 15:58)  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.


The seven chapters of scripture in this salvation study above are there what Jesus did for us and relate the early history of the church too for us to study and also to inspire and challenge us in our walk with the Lord. As it is written God did love the world enough to send His only begotten Son- Jesus to die for our sins on the cross though He was nearly stoned in the gospel of John on two occasions. Jesus makes powerful points in these chapters about how He is indeed the one to take away the sins and also bring everlasting (eternal) Life to all to all those who believe in Him. This was all done so the sins of man, which had separated man from God could be atoned for, which Jesus did by dying o0n the cross, and the love relationship with God then is thus restored. There is nothing like a love relationship with God at all, nothing can even come remotely close to it. I am now including a prayer which you can pray and then invite Jesus in your heart to begin this wonderful relationship to which nothing can compare. Please pray this prayer with me now aloud.

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived up to this moment and I need Your forgiveness for my sins. I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to repent of and turn from my sins. You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess Jesus as our Lord and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we will be saved. Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved. Thank You Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank You Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus please transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not at all to myself. Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.



God bless you and yours



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