The Power of the Holy Spirit

July 29, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Acts 4:1-12 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - July 29, 2018 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 4:1-12

The Power of the Holy Spirit

Intro

A. THE ARREST (Acts 4:1-4).

1. Priests.

2. The captain of the temple guard.

3. The Sadducees.

4. Jail time (Acts 4:2-3).

B. THE INTERROGATION (Acts 4:5-7).

1. The Sanhedrin convenes (Acts 4:5-6) -

2. Question - “By what power or in what name, have you done this?” (Acts 4:7).

C. THE DEFENSE (Acts 4:8-12).

1. Filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 4:8).

2. Healing by the name of the risen Jesus Christ (Acts 4:9-10).

a. Was the lame man in jail too (Acts 4:10, 14)?

b. The healing name of Jesus Christ (Acts 4:10).

c. The Jews are guilty of crucifying Jesus Christ (Acts 4:10).

3. Scripture support (Acts 4:11; cf. Ps. 118:22).

a. Their folly revealed.

b. God’s plan is triumphant.

4. Salvation only in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12).

APPLICATION

1. Don’t be intimidated.

2. Don’t be silent.

3. Expect persecution.