“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/In Pisidian Antioch cont’d

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

A wonderful version of “On Christ The Solid Rock I Stand” by Summitteamex.  UPLIFTING!

“In Pisidian Antioch” cont’d, Acts 13:24) When John had first preached before His coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.  25) And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am?  I am not He, but, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of His feet I am not worthy to loose.  26) Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the Word of this salvation sent.  27) For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew Him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning Him.  1Corinthians 2:8.  28) And though they found no case of death in Him, yet desired they Pilate that He should be slain.  29) And when they had fulfilled all that was written of Him, they took Him down from the tree, and laid Him in a sepulchre.  30) But God raised Him from the dead:  Matthew 28:6; Hebrews 13:20.  31) And He was seen many days of them which came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are His witnesses unto the people.  1Corinthians 15:5.  32) And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,  Gentiles 12:3; Romans 4:13: Galatians 3:16.  33) God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that He hath raised Jesus again; as it is also written in the second Psalm,  Thou Art My Son, This day have I begotten thee.  Psalms 2:7.  34) And as concerning that He raised Him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, He said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.  35) Wherefore He saith also in another Psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.  Psalm 16:1036) For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:  37) But He, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.  38) Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this Man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:  39) And by Him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.   

Matthew Henry’s Complete Bible Commentary –  (v. 31): He was seen many days, in divers places, upon divers occasions, by those that were most intimately acquainted with him; for they came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, were his constant attendants, and they are his witnesses unto the people. They were appointed to be so, have attested the thing many a time, though they were to die for the same. Paul says nothing of his own seeing Him.  That the resurrection of Christ was the performance of the promise made to the patriarchs; good news:  “In declaring this, we declare unto you glad tidings (v. 32 – v. 33), which should be in a particular manner acceptable to you Jews.  That the doctrine we preach, if you receive it aright, and understand it, brings you the greatest honour and satisfaction imaginable; for it is in the resurrection of Christ that the promise which was made to your fathers is fulfilled to you.’’  (Rom. 9:4 ), that they were the heirs of the promise, as they were the children of the patriarchs to whom the promises were first made. The great promise of the Old Testament was that of the Messiah, in whom all the families of the earth should be blessed, and it was to be the common benefit of all families that He should be raised up to them.   v. 35</strong>. to see corruption…..God had promised to David that he would raise up the Messiah of His Seed, who should therefore be a man, but should not, like other men, see corruption. This promise could not have its accomplishment in David, but looked forward to Christ.(a. ) It could not be accomplished in David himself (v. 36), for David, after he had served his own generation, by the will of God, who raised him up to be what he was, fell asleep, and was laid to his fathers, and saw corruption.  (v. 37): He whom God raised again saw no corruption; for it was in Him that the sure mercies were to be reserved for us. He rose the third day, and therefore did not see corruption; and He rose to die no more.  (v. 38): “Through this Man, who died and rose again, is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins. We have to tell you, in God’s name, that your sins, though many and great, may be forgiven, and how it is come about that they may be so,  and how you may obtain the forgiveness of your sins. The remission of sins is through this Man. By His merit it was purchased, in His name it is offered, and by His authority it is bestowed; and therefore you are to be acquainted with Him. We preach to you the forgiveness of sins. That is the salvation we bring you, the Word of God; and therefore you ought to bid us welcome and look upon us as your friends, and messengers of good tidings.’’  (v. 39); therefore they ought to embrace the gospel.  By Jesus Christ we obtain a complete justification (reconciled, brought back to God, through the shed Blood of Jesus Christ); for by Him a complete atonement was made for our sin. We are justified, not only by Him as our Judge, but by Him as our righteousness (being and doing what’s right), the Lord our Righteousness.  All that believe in Christ, may rely upon Him and give up themselves to be ruled by Him.  Amen.

More to come and God Bless You.

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