Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups:
'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Version Selector Up Arrow
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Version Selector Up Arrow

Follow the Blue Letter Bible on:

facebooktwitter

pinterestgoogle+


Or subscribe to our Newsletter:

Printable Page
 
 
Left Contextbar EdgeLeft Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge2Prior BookPrior SectionReturn to CommentariesReturn to Author BiographyNext SectionNext BookRight Contextbar Edge2Right Contextbar Edge BackgroundRight Contextbar Edge1
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  
 [?]

Advanced Options

Search a pre-defined list


OR Select a range of biblical books

From:

To:


OR Custom Selection:

Use semicolons to separate groups: 'Gen;Jdg;Psa-Mal' or 'Rom 3-12;Mat 1:15;Mat 5:12-22'

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search KJV
KJVNKJVNLTNIVESVCSBNASB
Version Selector Up Arrow NETRSVASVYLTDBYWEBHNV
RVR60VULWLCLXXmGNTTR  

Line-By-Line Order:
Line-By-Line Verse-ReferenceVerse-Reference
Line-By-Line Reference-VerseReference-Verse
Line-By-Line Separate LineSeparate Line
Line-By-Line Verse OnlyVerse Only
Line-By-Line Reference OnlyReference Only
Reference Delimiters:
No Reference DelimitersNone — Jhn 1:1 KJV
Square Reference DelimitersSquare — [Jhn 1:1 KJV]
Curly Reference DelimitersCurly — {Jhn 1:1 KJV}
Parenthesis Reference DelimitersParens — (Jhn 1:1 KJV)
Paragraph Order:
Paragraph Verse-ReferenceVerse-Reference
Paragraph Reference-VerseReference-Verse
Paragraph Reference-OnlyReference-Only
Number Delimiters:*
No Verse NumbersNo Number
No Verse DelimetersNo Delimiter — 15
Square Verse DelimitersSquare — [15]
Curly Verse DelimitersCurly — {15}
Parenthesis Verse DelimitersParens — (15)
Other Options:
Abbreviate BooksAbbreviate Books
Use SBL Abbrev.Use SBL Abbrev.
En dash not HyphenEn dash not Hyphen
 
Quotes Around VersesQuotes Around Verses
Remove Square BracketsRemove Square Brackets
Sort CanonicallySort Canonically

* 'Number Delimiters' only apply to 'Paragraph Order'

Let's Connect
x

Connect on Facebook Connect on Twitter Connect on Instagram Connect on Pinterest Connect on YouTube

Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one’s mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Acts 26:18

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface

Customize your font sizeIncrease your font sizeDecrease your font sizeReturn to default font size

Choose a Bible text color
Read the Bible in blackRead the Bible in dark blueRead the Bible in blue

Customize your text type
Arial font
Trebuchet MS font
Georgia font
Times New Roman font

Customize your Hebrew text type
SBL Hebrew font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Customize your Greek text type
Gentium font
Times New Roman font
Arial font

Close font preferences
"FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT"
Intro: Paul is recounting his conversion experience to Herod Agrippa. Many times this is the best and most powerful witness.
I. PAUL'S COMMISSION: "TO OPEN THEIR EYES, AND TO TURN THEM FROM THE POWER OF SATAN UNTO GOD."
A. In universe today, two kingdoms or spheres of government.
1. Kingdom of God, light and life.
2. Kingdom of Satan, death and darkness.
3. Every man is governed by one or the other.
B. Originally just one kingdom, the Kingdom of God.
1. "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth." All the creatures within it were subject unto God.
2. A glorious kingdom of light and life.
C. One day, one of the created beings of the highest rank rebelled.
1. His former glory described in Ezekiel 28:12-19.
2. His rebellion and fall in Isaiah 14:12-16.
3. Through his rebellion, a second kingdom was born.
D. God desired a creature like Himself with whom He could have meaningful fellowship. So God made man in His likeness and image.
1. God's chief emotional attribute is love, so He created man with capacity to love.
2. God's chief moral attribute is self-determination, so He made man with the capacity of choice.
E. When God created man, He created him in His kingdom of light and life.
1. He created an ideally beautiful world and placed man in the garden of Eden.
2. Their God communed with man as he lived in harmony with God and nature.
F. God the superior trinity, man the inferior trinity.
G. Within the garden, God placed the tree of life and a forbidden tree of knowledge of good and evil.
1. Why would God place that tree there?
a. What is the value of choice if nothing to choose?
b. For love to be meaningful, choice must be involved.
1. The alternate must be desirable and attractive.
2. Robots may do your work someday, but they will never be a good lover.
2. Satan was allowed to come into garden to lure man into his kingdom.
a. He called Eve's attention to the fruit.
1. The lust of the flesh - good for food.
2. Lust of the eye (pleasant to the eye...)
3. Pride of life (desired to make man wise as God...)
H. Man's action a double action. Not just disobedience.
1. By man's choice he left kingdom of light and entered kingdom of darkness.
2. To his dismay, he found the door only swung one way. No matter how good he was, or how hard he tried, he was still in circle of death and darkness.
I. God in the fullness of time sent His only begotten Son to make a way back to God.
1. Through His death on the cross, He provided a just basis for forgiveness of sin.
2. Man again had the choice of one of two trees.
3. As man chose to leave, so man must choose to return.
II. THE RESULT OF THE GOSPEL.
A. Forgiveness of sin.
B. An inheritance in His Kingdom. "Come ye blessed of the Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation..." "An inheritance incorruptible, undefiled..."
III. HOW TO RECEIVE THE GOSPEL.
A. Jesus talking to Paul said, "To those who are set apart by faith in Me."
1. By believing in Jesus Christ, John 3:16.
2. He prepared a road that leads to His abode, tis a road marked by blood, but it leads us home to God.
Sermon Notes for Acts 26:12 ← Prior Section
Sermon Notes for Acts 26:18 Next Section →
Sermon Notes for John 1:1 ← Prior Book
Sermon Notes for Romans 1:16 Next Book →
CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.

Loading...

Interlinear
Bibles
Cross-Refs
Commentaries
Dictionaries
Miscellaneous
Verse Tools Arrow
Login to your account

Email / username or password was incorrect!

Check your email for password retrieval

 

Complete the form below to register  [?]

Error: That Email is already registered

Error: Please provide a valid Email

Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters

Error: Passwords do not match

Error: Please provide a valid first name

Error: That username is already taken

Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores

[ Cancel ]← Login to Your Account

Passwords should have at least 6 characters.
Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores.

Thank you for registering. A verification email has been sent to the address you provided.

Error: That Email / Username is not registered

Enter Your Email or UsernameUsername or Email Address

 

← Return to Login

Close LoginCLOSE
Tap to Close