Acts of the Apostles

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Luke

writer of the Acts of the Apostles

the early Christian community/Church

described by the Acts of the Apostles

50 days

time span between Easter and Pentecost

40 days

about how long Jesus stays after he rises from the dead

Jerusalem

the starting point of the early Church

Judea and Samaria

two places Christianity traveled

Roman Empire

The ends of the world actually meant the ends of the ___________ _____________.

evangelization

spread of Good News

diversity

the multi-cultural nature of the Church

universal

literal meaning of "Catholic"

partiality; favoritism

God shows no ____________ or ____________.

red

color for Pentecost

tongues of fire

symbol of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

Council of Jerusalem

settled the dispute allowing Gentiles to become Christians, not just Jews

Peter and Paul

two people who argued at the Council of Jerusalem

Peter

man who thinks only Jews can become Christians

Paul

man who thinks everyone can become Christians

James

Bishop of Jerusalem

James

man who was beheaded at the Council of Jerusalem

persecution

The early Christian community scattered to escape _____________.

misunderstood

Christians were _____________.

trials, beatings, imprisonment, and death

four penalties given to some Christians

martyr

someone who dies for their faith

witness

synonym of martyr

Stephen

first martyr of the Church

deacons

Saint Stephen is the patron saint of ___________.

Rome

Christians were persecuted by _________.

Christian essentials

Gospel, Eucharist/other sacraments, service, love, joy, hope, faith, sharing goods/community, and prayer

thanksgiving

meaning of "Eucharist"

hope

trust in God's promises

faith

belief in God

prayer

talking and listening to God

Holy Spirit

has care of the Church, is creative and unpredictable, gives power and wisdom, and guides the Church

conscience

the supreme authority

Confirmation

when we are sealed with the Spirit

chrism

holy oil of the Church used in Confirmation

Paul

Saul became ________.

James

first Apostle martyr

Pharisee

Paul was a well-educated _____________.

wealthy

Paul's family social status

Roman citizenship

bought by Paul's family

trial and beheading

two rights of Roman citizenship

Christians

Paul was a bounty hunter of ______________.

conversion

Paul had a major _______________.

prison

Paul wrote his letters in _____________.

13

number of letters Paul wrote while in prison

laity

Paul is the patron saint of the ___________.

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