Ray Bentley is the Senior Pastor at Maranatha Chapel. As a prophecy expert, he is known for combining Scripture and historical context to create a compelling picture of the Bible. Journey through the book or message you would like to study by choosing in the dropdown menu below.
Ray Bentley - Acts 1:1-7
Power came down from Heaven. The only thing that will move the world are lives ignited by the Spirit of God. The early Church had none of the things we think essential for success, yet the Church turned Rome up...
Ray Bentley - Acts 1:8-14, July 12, 2020
You shall receive power: The Spirit of God will indwell every believer. The Greek term for power is "dunamis," which means force, miraculous power, ability, strength, violence, and mighty. It a...
Power and Purity / ACTS 1:12 - 2:4 / July 19, 2020
Ray Bentley - Acts 1:12 - 2:4
It is time to pray as never before! Prayer played a significant role in the story of the early Church as recorded in the book of Acts. They prayed for guidance in making decisions, for courage to witness for C...
Shake Up and Wake Up! / ACTS 2:5-47, August 16,2020
Ray Bentley, Acts 2:5-47
Supernatural phenomena accompanied the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church as they celebrated Pentecost: A sound like a rushing mighty wind. Divided tongues of fire above the followers’ heads. Speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Peter s...
In the Name of Jesus! / ACTS 3:1-10 / August 23, 2020
Ray Bentley, ACTS 3:1-10
The emphasis in the book of Acts is on the Name of the Lord Jesus. A name implies much more than ID. It carries with it Authority, Reputation and Power!
The healing of a lame man is the first recorded miracle through the Believers, the Church. Peter exercised his faith an...
Healing On Solomon's Porch / Acts 3:9-26 / August 30, 2020
Ray Bentley, Acts 3:9-26, August 30, 2020
Always take advantage of answered prayers or miracles to preach Jesus. When the lame man was healed on Solomon's Porch, and the people were amazed, Peter asked, "Why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we ha...
Ray Bentley, Acts 4:1-22 / September 6, 2020
Study notes: https://www.maranathachapel.org/s/ActsNotes090620.pdf
Peter preached with boldness and power! Four lessons in witnessing for Jesus: 1) God is long suffering with lost sinners. The leaders of Israel already rejected John the Baptist, and ...
Persecution and Fire / ACTS 5:17-42 / September 27, 2020
Ray Bentley, Persecution and Fire / ACTS 5:17-42 / September 27, 2020
Study Notes: https://www.maranathachapel.org/s/ActsNotes092720.pdf
As the Apostles began preaching with power, they were persecuted by the High Priest and associates for three reasons: 1) Signs and miracles. What the world do...