These are exhortations from The Book of Acts series from the “50 Days of Power”.
Proposition: God is active in history and your story. God is about to “but” into your life. (vs. 30)
Exposition: Paul preaches from a theological proposition and prism. This preachment of Paul was designed to herald the acts of God. Great preaching inspires a better understanding of God.
The acts of God were never more on display than at the empty tomb (vs. 30). Seven times in the context of this chapter the Apostle Paul uses the word, “raised” (vs. 22,23,30,33,34,37,50). He refers to the Resurrection. The Resurrection is the premier act of God that has made salvation, the forgiveness of sins and eternal life possible. The Resurrection vindicates and confirms the purpose and power of the Cross.
Paul preaches that God is active in history and happens in your story. God happens the following ways according to the Apostle Paul:
1) God chose (vs. 17).
2) God exalted (vs. 17).
3) God brought (vs. 17).
4) God suffered (vs. 18).
5) God destroyed (vs. 19).
6) God divided (vs. 19).
7) God gave (vs. 20-21).
8) God removed (vs. 22).
9) God gave testimony (vs. 22).
10) God fulfilled (vs. 33).
11) God begat (vs. 33).
12) God said/saith (vs.34-35).
Application: We should invite and expect God to be active in our situations. God is activating changes in your life.