The Book Of Acts (AD The Bible Continues)(Hardcover)David Jeremiah
A.D. The Bible Continues: The Book of Acts is a perfect gift for those who want to explore the true story behind the riveting NBC television series A.D. The Bible Continues.
Popular author and Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah will be your guide to the book of Acts, which tells the true story of how the first band of followers of Jesus quickly grew into an international movement after his death and resurrection. Discover what motivated and inspired this small group and how the message of Jesus set the world on fire.
It’s the beginning of a whole new era, and you can have a front-row seat with A.D. The Bible Continues: The Book of Acts.
Size150 x 193 mm
Number of Pages208 pp
PublisherTyndale House Publishers
It’s a turn of phrase that crops up occasionally in our ver-
nacular: “Such and such is the crux of the matter.” Crux,
which means “the most important thing,” is the Latin
word for “cross.” That provides a nice play on words
when it comes to Christian theology: “The cross of Christ
is the crux of Christianity.” Without the cross of Christ,
Christianity loses its redemptive message.
The story of the cross is not just a history lesson that
we read about in a book. It’s a reminder to each of us
that our sin—our falling short of God’s glory—is the very
reason that Jesus Christ died on the cross:
•“Christ has rescued us from the curse
pronounced by the law. When he was hung on
the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our
wrongdoing. For it is written in the Scriptures,
‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree’”
•“He canceled the record of the charges against
us and took it away by nailing it to the cross”
•“He personally carried our sins in his body on
the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live
for what is right. By his wounds you are healed”
(1 Peter 2:24).
God picked the best that heaven could offer, his per-
fect and only Son, and sent him to earth to pay the penalty
for our sins. The cross is the crux of Christ’s work—and
our lives—because it is the way God has chosen to bring
us back into a loving relationship with him.
The crucifixion of Christ is inseparable from the resur-
rection of Christ. One without the other is only half of the
story of redemption. The apostle Paul said it this way:
“If Christ has not been raised, then all our preaching is
useless, and your faith is useless” (1 Corinthians 15:14).
But Christ has been raised, and his resurrection has
wonderful implications for all of our lives (1 Corinthians
15:20). When we come to believe the Resurrection, it will
change our pasts, our presents, and our futures.