Jesus announced, I will build my church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. This thrilling, topical study of the book of Acts reveals that church in action as a pattern for our lives and ministries today. It will inspire the student into a new and greater dimension of supernatural living as signs, wonders and miracles are released in their daily lives.
We suggest that before teaching this course you read through the the book of Acts several times, until it becomes alive in your spirit. It is also suggested that the teacher study the Epistles of the New Testament as they relate to the events, places, people and truths found in the book of Acts.
The more you saturate yourself with the truths, the lifestyle and the patterns of ministry from the book of Acts the more these truths will move from your mind into your spirit. This manual will then provide the outline for you to use as you impart these truths to others.
Personal life illustrations are a must for effective teaching. The author has omitted these from this work so that the teacher will provide illustrations from his or her own rich experiences, or those of others to which the students will be able to relate.
It should always be remembered that it is the Holy Spirit who has come to teach us all things, and that when we are studying or when we are teaching we should always be empowered and led by the Holy Spirit.
This study is excellent for personal or group studies, Bible schools, Sunday schools and home groups. It is important that both the teacher and the student have copies of this manual during the course of the study.
The best books are written in, underlined, meditated upon and digested. We have left space for your notes and comments. The format has been designed with a fast reference system for review and to assist you in finding areas again. The special format makes it possible for each person, once they have studied through this material, to teach the contents to others.
Paul wrote to Timothy:
- ...And the things you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also 2 Timothy 2:2.
This course is designed as a practical participation Bible course in the MINDS (Ministry Development System) format which is a specially developed approach to programmed learning. This concept is designed for multiplication in the lives, the ministry and the future teaching of the students. Former students, by using this manual, can teach this course easily to others.