In this commentary on Matthew 3-4, Stephen Manley combines exegetical commentary and expositional preaching to examine the message of John the Baptist, the baptism and temptation of Jesus, and the... More > beginning of Jesus’ ministry as He calls disciples to be “fishers of men.”< Less
Chapter one of the Book of Acts is the lighting of the fuse. Chapter two of the Book of Acts is the explosion. Chapter three and following of the Book of Acts are the rippling effects. Luke begins... More > with the preparation of those who are to be source; he continues with the production of the sourcing; he concludes with the product of a sourced life. He examines; he experiences; he expands. It all revolves around Acts chapter two!
A theological experience of “Acts chapter two” is to believe differently. A philosophical study of “Acts chapter two” embraces a new perspective. An exposure to the historical facts of “Acts chapter two” is to see His story. A careful study of the details of “Acts chapter two” is to think differently. If one will allow the reality of “Acts chapter two” to invade their life, they will live differently. If “Acts chapter two” is experienced, you will know God!< Less
Since 1981, Dr. Stephen Manley has saturated within the Gospel of Matthew, both proclaiming and writing the Truth of the Message. A combination of exegetical commentary and expositional preaching,... More > this commentary investigates Matthew 1-2, seeking to know and experience the Person of Jesus.< Less
The purpose of [Pentecost] is the ﬁlling of the Spirit of Christ. Christ comes to live within us for the purpose of ﬂowing through us to accomplish a purposed plan. This is the sourcing... More > of the Spirit which Jesus proposed to His disciples in Acts 1:8. The baptism of the Holy Spirit was to bring to death all self-sourcing.
As Jesus constantly lived in the ﬁlling of the Father, so we are to constantly live in the ﬁlling of the Spirit of Christ. As Jesus was consistently sourced by the Father, so we are to be sourced by the Spirit of Christ. Think of the life that could be lived in the power and sourcing of God! It would be the Christ life!< Less