The Book of Acts / Ray Bentley

The Book of Acts / Ray Bentley

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The Book of Acts / Ray Bentley
  • My Grace is Sufficient / Acts 14:19-28 / March 21, 2021

  • Breakthrough / Acts 14:1-18 / March 14, 202

  • Persecution Ignites Boldness / Acts 13:42-52 / March 7, 2021

  • The Good News / Acts 13:31-41 / February 28, 2021

    Apostle Paul set up a pattern for us to follow in sharing the Gospel of Good News. Paul is teaching us about evangelism. The truth is there is no other kind of evangelism than “lifestyle evangelism,” for your life will either validate the truth or deny it! Evangelism is sharing the Gospel in th...

  • Disciplship Is Caught Not Taught / Act 13:1-12 / Ray Bentley / February 21.2021

    Ray Bentley / Acts 13:1-12
    The most challenging call ever given is to bring the whole Gospel to the whole world. The Church is now launched. The Antioch Church was committed to a global impact; they thrived because they sent out leaders as a team. They reached all classes of people, all national...

  • The Revealing of the Hidden / Acts 12:20-13:3 / February 14, 2021

    Ray Bentley
    Study Notes: https://www.maranathachapel.org/s/ActsNotes021421.pdf
    God deals with our enemies. Herod beheaded the Apostle James which pleased the Jewish leaders. Then he arrested Peter. He was an evil wicked man. He allowed rhe people to worship him as God. Until angel of the Lord s...

  • Wake Up To A Miracle / Acts 11:27-12:24 / February 7, 2021

    Study Notes: https://www.maranathachapel.org/s/ActsNotes020721.pdf

  • A New Stream of Ministry / Acts 11:1-26 / January 31, 2021

    Study Notes: https://www.maranathachapel.org/s/ActsNotes013121.pdf

  • Visitation and Restoration / Acts 10 / Ray Bentley / January 24, 2021

    Study Notes: https://www.maranathachapel.org/s/ActsNotes012421.pdf
    It's a two word year: Visitation and Restoration. A Roman centurion, the apostle Peter had visitations. God sent an Angel to the centurion,a man of prayer/giving. Peter experienced an earthly visitation that mae him let go of pri...

  • Divine Unity / Acts 9:32-43 / Ray Bentley / January 17, 2021

  • Radical Change / Acts 9:10-25 / Ray Bentley / January 3, 2021

    Ray Bentley/ACTS 9:10-25
    When Saul of Tarsus met the risen Jesus, a radical person underwent a radical change. Into the darkened chambers of Saul’s mind an explosion of light revealed the ignorance and error of his entire former life. Saul became the Apostle Paul. His conversion teaches us the Go...

  • A Life Changing Experience / Acts 9:1-9 / Ray Bentley / November 29, 2020

    Have you ever known someone you think will never become a Christian? They embarrass you or mock you; they seem to live to make your life miserable. Welcome to a fitting description of Saul of Tarsus, who became the apostle Paul. Young Saul was the Enemy, Persecutor and relentless pursuer of Chris...

  • How the Spirit Leads Us / Acts 8:26-40 / November 22, 2020

    God leads us by the Holy Spirit, one step at a time. He led Philip, instructing, "Go to Gaza...a desert." Take the first step. God sees every heart yearning for Him, and will take extraordinary measures to bring His Love and truth to every true seeker. He sent Philip to the Ethiopian Jew. The...

  • Rejoice In Tribulations / Acts 8:1- 25 / Ray Bentley / November 8, 2020

    Trials are actually good for the Kingdom of God. Persecution does for the Church what wind does to seed; it scatters it and produces a harvest! Saul, (who became Apostle Paul), persecuted men and women, often to death. But God used Saul's rage. Years later, Saul/Paul spent time in fellowship wit...

  • The Crown of Glory! / Acts 7 / Ray Bentley / November 1, 2020

    Acts 7 tells the story of Stephen, whose name means crown. Stephen had a fire and boldness for the Gospel, as he became the first martyr of the church. He began by teaching the spiritual leadership of Israel, reminding them of their spiritual roots, beginning with Abraham. Abraham was the foun...

  • Crowned By God / Acts 6 / Ray Bentley / October 25, 2020

    Crowned By God / Acts 6 / Ray Bentley / October 25, 2020
    https://www.maranathachapel.org/s/ActsNotes102520.pdf
    There is a calling on your life. You might ask: What is God's purpose for my life now that I am a believer? Stephen, the first martyr of the Church, was faithful in life and in death. T...

  • 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...

  • Purity and Power / Acts 4:23-5:16 / Ray Bentley / September 13, 2020

    Purity and Power • Acts 4:23-5:16 • Ray Bentley / September 13, 2020

  • Be Bold! / Acts 4:1-22 / September 6, 2020

    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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Power and Purity / ACTS 1:12 - 2:4 / July 19, 2020

    Ray Bentley - Acts 1:12 - 2:4
    Notes: https://maranathachapel.org/s/ActsNotes071920.pdf
    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...

  • Power to Witness / ACTS 1:8-14 / July 12, 2020

    Ray Bentley - Acts 1:8-14, July 12, 2020
    Notes: https://www.maranathachapel.org/s/ActsNotes071220.pdf
    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...