What is the book of “Acts”?

The book of Acts is the first book of the New Testament after the four Gospels.  It is formally called the “Acts of the Apostles” and was written by Luke.                               This book reveals not only the birth of the church, but its message, miracles and mission. It’s in Matthew chapter 16 that Jesus gives Peter the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, but it’s in Acts chapter 2 where Peter first preaches the message of salvation as Jesus taught it to he and the other Apostles.  Over 3000 people were saved that day, through Peter’s message.

What is “Apostolic”?

The disciples of Jesus were later called Apostles.  An apostle was a person who started churches and then left them to Pastoral leadership and moved to start another work.  The “Apostolic Doctrine” (teaching) came from the teachings of John the Baptist (repentance) and Jesus (new birth of water and spirit – John 3:5).  Peter and the rest of the Apostles answered the “Salvation Question” of Acts 2:37 in Acts 2:38.  “Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”  The rest of the Apostles’ doctrine is contained in Acts 2:42-47.  This doctrine was taught throughout the rest of the New Testament and established the first Christian churches.

What is “Pentecostal”?

The feast of Pentecost was a Holy celebration.  It was the feast of harvest.  All Jews would return to Jerusalem to give thanks for God’s bounty (thanksgiving).  God used this gathering and celebration day as the “Birthday” of His church – Acts 2:1-4.  A Pentecostal is a person who has experienced the receiving of the Holy Ghost and spoken an unknown language “as the spirit gave the utterance” just as Peter preached it in Acts 2:38.  Now, the spirit of God lives in them and their walk with God becomes relational, not just religious!  The have now received the “power” to live victoriously.

At Abundant Life Apostolic Church we preach the Apostles’, Doctrine and receive the Pentecostal Experience because “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!”  The message that Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost was meant for everyone, including you and me, as expressed in Acts 2:39, “For this promise is unto you and your children and to all those that are afar off even as many as the Lord our God shall call”.

You found your way to an Apostolic Pentecostal church today.  Is it possible that God is calling you to a new walk with Him?  You’re always welcome here and we hope you continue to explore what God has in store for your life.

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