4 bible studies on the book of Acts, presented by Curt Crist at welcometograce.com. The book of Acts is one of the most misunderstood books in the Bible. These studies will help you to better understand Paul's (the Apostle of the Gentiles; our Apostle) early ministry, in the book of Acts and the epistles written during that Acts period (Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians). When did the Church, which is the body of Christ, begin? What does it mean to be a follower of Paul (1 Corinthians 4:16, 11:1, Philippians 3:17)? What happened during Paul's 3 apostolic journeys? Why did he go to the Jews first? Why does Paul's Acts epistles have a 'Jewish flavor' to them? Why do we see water baptisms taking place? Why all the signs and sign gifts?
Why does God have 2 programs? An earthly program (the bride of Christ program), where He dealt with the nation Israel, which is temporarily put on hold as he now completes His heavenly program (the body of Christ program); the dispensation of the grace of God, where he is not recognizing any nation/people above any other nation/people; jew or gentile, makes no difference.
Ephesians 2: Time past - but now - ages to come.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.