The Conflict of the Ages Story, Vol. 4. The Acts of the Apostles

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   The Prolonged Struggle of Supernatural Forces for Creation’s Loyalty as Revealed In— 

Vol. IV.—The Times and Ministry of the Early Christians —The Acts of the Apostles. 

Heritage Edition—Over 100 Century-Old Illustrations, 385 pages. 

This fourth volume—The Acts of the Apostles—covers the experience of the early Christian Church. While the Bible’s book of Acts covers a period of only a little more than three decades, it is filled with important lessons for the church in every age. God clearly indicates that the Christian today shall experience the presence of the same Spirit who came with power at Pentecost and fanned the gospel message into a flame. The acts of the Holy Spirit through Peter and Paul, John and James, and others can be repeated in the modern disciple. The abruptness with which the book of Acts closes is not accidental; it deliberately suggests that the thrilling narrative is unfinished, that the acts of God through the Spirit are to have their sequel throughout the Christian dispensation—each successive generation adding a chapter full of beauty and power to the one that preceded it.  

CONTENTS

SECTION I. — CHRIST ESTABLISHES HIS CHURCH
1. God’s Purpose for His Church 
2. The Training of the Twelve .
3. The Great Commission
SECTION II. — PERSECUTED CHURCH GROWS
4. Pentecost 
5. The Gift of the Spirit
6. At the Temple Gate 
7. A Warning Against Hypocrisy
8. Before the Sanhedrin 
9. The Seven Deacons
10. The First Christian Martyr
11. The Gospel In Samaria
12. From Persecutor to Disciple
13. Days of Preparation
14. A Seeker for Truth
15. Delivered From Prison
16. The Gospel Message In Antioch
SECTION III. — PAUL’S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS
17. Heralds of the Gospel
18. Preaching Among the Heathen 
19. Jew and Gentile
20. Exalting the Cross
21. In the Regions Beyond
22. Thessalonica
23. Berea and Athens 
24. Corinth
25. The Thessalonian Letters
26. Apollos at Corinth
27. Ephesus 
28. Days of Toil and Trial 
29. A Message of Warning and Entreaty
30. Called to Reach a Higher Standard 
31. The Message Heeded 
32. A Liberal Church 
33. Laboring Under Difficulties
34. A Consecrated Ministry
35. Salvation to the Jews
36. Apostasy In Galatia
SECTION IV. PAUL’S ARRESTS AND TRIALS
37. Paul’s Last Journey to Jerusalem
38. Paul, a Prisoner
39. The Trial at Caesarea
40. Paul Appeals to Caesar
41. “Almost Thou Persuadest Me” 
42. The Voyage and Shipwreck 
43. In Rome
44. Caesar’s Household
45. Written From Rome 
46. At Liberty
47. The Final Arrest 
48. Paul Before Nero 
49. Paul’s Last Letter
50. Condemned to Die
SECTION V. PETER’S LATER MINISTRY
51. A Faithful Under-Shepherd
52. Steadfast Unto the End 
SECTION VI. JOHN’S MINISTRY AND THE REVELATION
53. John the Beloved
54. A Faithful Witness
55. Transformed by Grace
56. Patmos 
57. The Revelation 
58. The Church Triumphant

The Companion Volumes are:
Vol. I.—Adam & Eve Through King David’s Reign — Patriarchs and Prophets.
Vol. II.—King Solomon Until the Promised Deliverer — Prophets and Kings.
Vol. III.—The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ — The Desire of Ages.
Vol. V.—The Christian Era Until Victory is Unanimously Achieved — The Great Controversy.

* Supernatural Revelations Explaining Past, Present, & Future *
— TRANSFORMING TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION —

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  The Prolonged Struggle of Supernatural Forces for Creation’s Loyalty as Revealed In— 

Vol. V.— The Christian Era Until Victory is Unanimously Achieved — The Great Controversy. 

Heritage Edition—Some 125 Century-Old Illustrations, 558 pages. 

This volume is a portrayal of the history and future of the Christian Church from the destruction of ancient Jerusalem in A.D. 70 until the establishment of the New Jerusalem as God’s eternal capital of the universe on this earth restored, with emphasis upon the end-time prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation. A clear description is provided of the over-arching great controversy between Christ and Satan, which began in heaven but is presently battling over the souls of mankind and will be brought to an end here on this earth. 

CONTENTS

Preface
Author’s Introduction
SECTION I.— FROM FAITHFUL TO HARLOT
1. The Destruction of Jerusalem
2. Persecution in the First Centuries
3. An Era of Spiritual Darkness (The Apostasy)
SECTION II.— FROM REMNANT TO REFORMATION
4. The Waldenses
5. John Wycliffe
6. Huss and Jerome
7. Luther’s Separation From Rome
8. Luther Before the Diet
9. The Swiss Reformer
10. Progress of Reform in Germany
11. Protest of the Princes
12. The French Reformation
13. The Netherlands and Scandinavia
14. Later English Reformers
15. The Bible and the French Revolution
SECTION III.— TRIALS IN THE NEW WORLD
16. The Pilgrim Fathers
17. Heralds of the Morning
18. An American Reformer
19. Light Through Darkness
20. A Great Religious Awakening
21. A Warning Rejected
SECTION IV.— BIBLE TRUTHS REDISCOVERED
22. Prophecies Fulfilled
23. What Is the Sanctuary?
24. In the Holy of Holies
25. God’s Law Immutable
26. A Work of Reform
27. Modern Revivals
28. Facing Life’s Record (The Investigative Judgment)
29. The Origin of Evil
30. Enmity Between Man and Satan
31. Agency of Evil Spirits
32. Snares of Satan
33. The First Great Deception
34. Can Our Dead Speak to Us? (Spiritualism)
SECTION V.— TRIALS AT THE END
35. Liberty of Conscience Threatened (Aims of the Papacy)
36. The Impending Conflict
37. The Scriptures a Safeguard
38. The Final Warning
39. The Time of Trouble
SECTION VI.— TRUTH TRIUMPHANT
40. God’s People Delivered
41. Desolation of the Earth
42. The Controversy Ended
Appendix
 
The Companion Volumes are: 
Vol. I.— Adam and Eve Through King David’s Reign — Patriarchs and Prophets  
Vol. II.— King Solomon Until the Promised Deliverer — Prophets and Kings 
Vol. III.—The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ — The Desire of Ages 
Vol. IV.—The Times and Ministry of the Apostles — The Acts of the Apostles 

* Supernatural Revelations Explaining Past, Present, & Future *
— TRANSFORMING TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION —

 

The Prolonged Struggle of Supernatural Forces for Creation’s Loyalty as Revealed In— 

Vol. I.—Adam and Eve Through King David’s Reign — Patriarchs and Prophets  

Heritage Edition—Some 110 Century-Old Illustrations, 658 pages. 

This volume gives the account of the beginning of this world, of mankind, and of the evil so prevalent today. Starting with creation week with the founding of God’s holy day as a memorial of His creative power, this volume recounts the struggle of mankind as buffeted by the forces of evil through the awesome world-wide flood, the lives of the patriarchs, the slavery of Israel in Egypt, their miraculous deliverance and establishment as God’s chosen people entrusted with His eternal commandments in the Promised Land down through the reign of king David. 

CONTENTS

SECTION I. — PARADISE & PARADISE LOST
1. Why was Sin Permitted? 
2. The Creation 
3. The Temptation and Fall
4. The Plan of Redemption
5. Cain and Abel Tested
6. Seth and Enoch 
SECTION II. — THE CREATOR “REPENTS”
7. The Flood 
8. After the Flood 
9. The Literal Week
10. The Tower of Babel
SECTION III. — THE FRIEND OF GOD
11. The Call of Abraham
12. Abraham in Canaan 
13. The Test of Faith 
14. Destruction of Sodom 
15. The Marriage of Isaac 
SECTION IV. — FROM SUPPLANTER TO ISRAEL
16. Jacob and Esau
17. Jacob’s Flight and Exile
18. The Night of Wrestling
19. The Return to Canaan
20. Joseph in Egypt
21. Joseph and His Brothers
SECTION V. — DELIVERANCE FROM SLAVERY
22. Moses
23. The Plagues of Egypt
24. The Passover
25. The Exodus
26. From the Red Sea to Sinai
27. The Law Given to Israel
28. Idolatry at Sinai
29. Satan’s Enmity Against the Law
30. The Tabernacle and Its Services
31. The Sin of Nadab and Abihu
32. The Law and the Covenants
33. From Sinai to Kadesh
34. The Twelve Spies
35. The Rebellion of Korah
36. In the Wilderness
37. The Smitten Rock
38. The Journey Around Edom
39. The Conquest of Bashan
40. Balaam
41. Apostasy at the Jordan
42. The Law Repeated
43. The Death of Moses
SECTION VI. — “THE PROMISED LAND”
44. Crossing the Jordan
45. The Fall of Jericho
46. The Blessings and the Curses
47. League With the Gibeonites
48. The Division of Canaan
49. The Last Words of Joshua
50. Tithes and Offerings
51. God’s Care for the Poor
52. The Annual Feasts
SECTION VII. — THEOCRACY WITH JUDGES
53. The Earlier Judges
54. Samson
55. The Child Samuel
56. Eli and His Sons
57. The Ark Taken by the Philistines
58. The Schools of the Prophets
SECTION VIII. — ISRAEL DEMANDS A KING
59. The First King of Israel
60. The Presumption of Saul
61. Saul Rejected
62. The Anointing of David
63. David and Goliath
64. David a Fugitive
65. The Magnanimity of David
66. The Death of Saul
67. Ancient and Modern Sorcery
SECTION IX. — “AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART”
68. David at Ziklag
69. David Called to the Throne
70. The Reign of David
71. David’s Sin and Repentance
72. The Rebellion of Absalom
73. The Last Years of David
Appendix

The Companion Volumes are:
Vol. II.—King Solomon Until the Promised Deliverer — Prophets and Kings
Vol. III.—The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ — The Desire of Ages
Vol. IV.—The Times and Ministry of the Apostles — The Acts of the Apostles
Vol. V.—The Christian Era Until Victory is Unanimously Achieved — The Great Controversy

* Supernatural Revelations Explaining Past, Present, & Future *
— TRANSFORMING TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION —

 The Prolonged Struggle of Supernatural Forces for Creation’s Loyalty as Revealed In— 

Vol. III.—The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ — The Desire of Ages.  

Heritage Edition—Over 300 Century-Old Illustrations, 724 pages. 

This third volume—The Desire of Ages—covers the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded in the four gospels. This is the heart-molding story of Jesus of Nazareth, the promised Seed of the Woman which was to conquer and eventually destroy the adversary of mankind—the serpent, the devil. This is the story of the central theme of all Scripture, the account of the life and ministry of the long-looked-for, and yet misunderstood and rejected by most, Messiah, Emmanuel—God with us.

This third volume—The Desire of Ages—covers the life and ministry of Jesus Christ as recorded in the four gospels. This is the heart-molding story of Jesus of Nazareth, the promised Seed of the Woman which was to conquer and eventually destroy the adversary of mankind—the serpent, the devil. This is the story of the central theme of all Scripture, the account of the life and ministry of the long-looked-for, and yet misunderstood and rejected by most, Messiah, Emmanuel—God with us. Take time to meditate upon the life of He whom accepted into one’s life, transforms the mind and heart and promises to each repentant son and daughter of Adam time without end—eternal dwelling with Him who during His three-and-one-half years of ministry demonstrated His ability to deliver us from sin, and to wipe away all tears from our eyes. 

CONTENTS

SECTION I. — AN OUTLOOK
1. “God With Us” ................................................................... 14
2. The Chosen People ............................................................ 22
3. “The Fullness of the Time” ................................................ 26
SECTION II. — EARLY YEARS
4. Unto You a Saviour ............................................................ 35
5. The Dedication ................................................................... 40
6. “We Have Seen His Star”................................................... 47
7. As a Child .......................................................................... 55
8. The Passover Visit .............................................................. 62
9. Days of Conflict ................................................................. 71
SECTION III. — THE ANOINTED ONE
10. The Voice in the Wilderness............................................. 81
11. The Baptism ..................................................................... 92
12. The Temptation ................................................................ 97
13. The Victory .................................................................... 106
14. “We Have Found the Messias” .......................................113
15. At the Marriage Feast ..................................................... 124
16. In His Temple ................................................................. 133
17. Nicodemus ..................................................................... 144
18. “He Must Increase” ........................................................ 153
19. At Jacob’s Well .............................................................. 157
20. “Except Ye See Signs and Wonders” ............................. 168
21. Bethesda and the Sanhedrin ........................................... 173
22. Imprisonment and Death of John ................................... 185
SECTION IV. — DAYS OF PROMISE
23. “The Kingdom of God Is at Hand” ................................ 197
24. “Is Not This the Carpenter’s Son?”................................ 201
25. The Call by the Sea ........................................................ 208
26. At Capernaum ................................................................ 214
27. “Thou Canst Make Me Clean”....................................... 223
28. Levi-Matthew ................................................................ 232
29. The Sabbath ................................................................... 240
30. “He Ordained Twelve” ................................................... 248
31. The Sermon on the Mount ............................................. 255
32. The Centurion ................................................................ 269
33. Who Are My Brethren?.................................................. 275
34. The Invitation ................................................................. 282
35. “Peace, Be Still”............................................................. 286
36. The Touch of Faith ......................................................... 294
37. The First Evangelists ..................................................... 299
38. Come Rest Awhile .......................................................... 307
39. “Give Ye Them to Eat” .................................................. 312
SECTION V. — FALLING SHADOWS
40. A Night on the Lake ....................................................... 320
41. The Crisis in Galilee ...................................................... 327
42. Tradition ......................................................................... 338
43. Barriers Broken Down ................................................... 342
44. The True Sign................................................................. 347
45. The Foreshadowing of the Cross ................................... 353
46. He Was Transfigured ...................................................... 361
47. Ministry.......................................................................... 367
48. Who Is the Greatest? ...................................................... 372
SECTION VI. — THE REJECTED ONE
49. At the Feast of Tabernacles ............................................ 384
50. Among Snares ................................................................ 391
51. “The Light of Life” ........................................................ 398
52. The Divine Shepherd ..................................................... 410
53. The Last Journey From Galilee...................................... 417
54. The Good Samaritan ...................................................... 427
55. Not With Outward Show................................................ 434
56. Blessing the Children ..................................................... 438
57. “One Thing Thou Lackest” ............................................ 444
58. “Lazarus, Come Forth” .................................................. 449
59. Priestly Plottings ............................................................ 460
SECTION VII. — NEARING THE END
60. The Law of the New Kingdom ...................................... 467
61. Zacchaeus....................................................................... 471
62. The Feast at Simon’s House ........................................... 476
63. “Thy King Cometh” ....................................................... 486
64. A Doomed People .......................................................... 495
65. The Temple Cleansed Again .......................................... 502
66. Controversy.................................................................... 513
67. Woes on the Pharisees .................................................... 521
68. In the Outer Court .......................................................... 531
69. On the Mount of Olives ................................................. 536
70. “The Least of These My Brethren” ................................ 545
71. A Servant of Servants ..................................................... 550
72. “In Remembrance of Me” .............................................. 559
73. “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” ................................ 567
SECTION VIII. — THE CRUCIFIED
74. Gethsemane .................................................................... 585
75. Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas ....................... 596
76. Judas ............................................................................... 611
77. In Pilate’s Judgment Hall ............................................... 618
78. Calvary ........................................................................... 634
79. “It Is Finished” ............................................................... 648
SECTION IX. — TO THE FATHER’S THRONE
80. In Joseph’s Tomb ........................................................... 656
81. “The Lord Is Risen” ....................................................... 665
82. “Why Weepest Thou?” .................................................. 672
83. The Walk to Emmaus ..................................................... 678
84. “Peace Be Unto You” ..................................................... 683
85. By the Sea Once More ................................................... 689
86. Go Teach All Nations ..................................................... 696
87. “To My Father, and Your Father” .................................. 706
Appendix.............................................................................. 712
 
The Companion Volumes are: 
Vol. I.—Adam & Eve Through King David’s Reign — Patriarchs and Prophets  
Vol. II.—King Solomon Until the Promised Deliverer — Prophets and Kings  
Vol. IV.—The Times and Ministry of the Apostles — Acts of the Apostles 
Vol. V.—The Christian Era Until Victory is Unanimously Achieved — The Great Controversy 

* Supernatural Revelations Explaining Past, Present, & Future *
— TRANSFORMING TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION —

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