Unit 8: The Holy Spirit (Acts part 1)

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What connection is there between Luke and Acts Ascension?

The Ascension

What event begins the book of Acts?

Luke

Who wrote the book of Acts?

In Jerusalem

Where does the book of Acts begin?

To get baptized and not leave Jerusalem but to wait

In the story 'Ascension', what instructions did Jesus give his followers?

Jerusalem, Judea, and Symeria

In the story 'Ascension', where shall the apostles witness?

That he will come the same way he went

In the story 'Ascension', what is the disciples expectation (received from the two men in white) after his ascension?

Prayer

In the story 'The Replacement Disciple', what seems to be the primary activity of Jesus' followers?

Peter

In the story 'The Replacement Disciple', who seems to be the leader of the group?

Jerusalem

In the story 'The Replacement Disciple', where is the group located?

The 12 tribes of Israel and Jesus' sign

In the story 'The Replacement Disciple', why do they want to have 12 men in the group?

One who was already following them from the beginning (John's Baptism) and who was baptized

In the story 'The Replacement Disciple', what are the requirements for the new member of the group?

They pray and ask for guidance from the Holy Spirit and use lots

In the story 'The Replacement Disciple', in what way is their choice guided by God?

Pentecost

In the story 'Pentecost', what Jewish festival is taking place?

Wind and tongues of fire

In the story 'Pentecost', what signs are there of the presence of the Holy Spirit?

To speak in different languages

In the story 'Pentecost', what power does God's spirit give the apostles?

Uses Old Testament prophet - Jesus would quote from the Old Testament

In the story 'Pentecost', how does Peter try to explain to the crowd what has happened? How does this remind you of Jesus' teaching?

That he is both Lord and Messiah (Kerygma)

In the story 'Pentecost', Peter proclaims two things about Jesus, what are they?

Kerygma

Greek word meaning Lord and Messiah - found in Pentecost story when Peter proclaims those two things about Jesus

Get baptized

In the story 'Pentecost', what does Peter say the new converts must do?

Communitas - they were a community that had things in common, broke bread together, and shared with each other

In the story 'Pentecost', what was the "lifestyle" of early believers?

They speak of God in old terms, like "God of Abraham" and "God of Ancestors"; they don't say that Jesus healed the beggar; they go to a temple during the hour of prayer

In the story 'Healing the Beggar', what indication is there that Jesus' followers did not consider themselves "Christians"?

With the power of the Holy Spirit

In the story 'Healing the Beggar', how are Peter and John able to heal the beggar?

For preaching and teaching Jesus

In the story 'Peter and John Arrested', why are Peter and John arrested?

He suddenly had boldness

In the story 'Peter and John Arrested', what new attitude seems to be present in Peter? (Remember this is the man that denied Jesus 3 times out of fear)

The Holy Spirit

In the story 'Peter and John Arrested', where does Peter get his new attitude of boldness?

The healing of the lame man because Jesus was accused of healing on the Sabbath and they wanted to arrest him

How does the story 'Peter and John Arrested' remind you of Jesus' ministry?

To speak word with boldness

In the story 'Prayer for Boldness', for what did the people pray?

The place where they gathered together shook

In the story 'Prayer for Boldness', what sign is there of the presence of God?

They had no possessions and love as a community; communitas - sold possessions

In the story 'Prayer for Boldness', what is the lifestyle of Jesus' followers?

The Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food and the disciples say, "It is not right that we should neglect the word of God in order to wait at tables"

In the story 'The Hellenist Conflict', what is the source of conflict among Jesus' followers?

Men of good standing and full of the Spirit and wisdom

In the story 'The Hellenist Conflict', what are the qualifications for the men who will be chosen to solve this problem?

They stood before the apostles who prayed and laid their hands on them

In the story 'The Hellenist Conflict', how is power bestowed upon the men?

A man full of faith and the Holy Spirit

In the story 'The Hellenist Conflict', what kind of man is Stephen?

Grace, power, wisdom, and spirit

In the story 'Stephen Martyred', what characteristics does Stephen possess?

Blasphemy

In the story 'Stephen Martyred', of what crime do the synagogue leaders accuse Stephen?

That they killed the prophets - they had never gotten it right since the beginning

In the story 'Stephen Martyred', what kind of a defense does Stephen make?

Blasphemy

Jesus vs. Stephen accusation?

Religious - before the Sanhedrin
Jesus' was private and Stephen's was public

Jesus vs. Stephen type of trial?

Jesus was crucified
Stephen was stoned

Jesus vs. Stephen death?

"Lord Jesus, receive my spirit... Lord do not hold this sin against them"

What were Stephen's last words?

"Father empty your hands I commit my spirit - it is finished"

What were Jesus' last words?

Martyr

Someone who is killed for their beliefs

Saul

In the story 'Stephen Martyred', what young man holds the cloaks of those who conduct the execution?

Persecution; since the disciples were like teachers now, the believers were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria

In the story 'Stephen Martyred', what happens to the "church" after the death of Stephen?

They spread it to multiple places and attention is drawn to them (publicity)

In the story 'Stephen Martyred', how does the scattering of disciples help the spread of the Gospel?

Saul - he is working for the Tribal Council

In the story 'Stephen Martyred', who is attacking the followers of Jesus? For whom is he working?

He was an Ethiopian - a different race

In the story 'Ethiopian Eunuch', why would the man have been unwelcome in the Jewish temple?

He says he needs to be baptized right away and Philip baptizes him

In the story 'Ethiopian Eunuch', what is the Ethiopian's reaction to Philip's preaching? What does he do?

Full of wisdom, possesses grace, loving, life giving, comforter, and powerful

What are the attributes of the Holy Spirit?

Rush of wind, tongues of fire, and a dove

What are signs of the presence/coming of the Holy Spirit?

Breathes Holy Spirit on disciples

How is the Holy Spirit spread by Jesus?

In Samaria through the laying on of hands

How is the Holy Spirit spread by Peter and John?

Baptism and confirmation

How is the Holy Spirit spread today?

Sacrament

An outward and visible sign of inward and invisible grace

An outward and visible sign of inward and invisible grace

Sacrament

The figurative cleansing away of sins through water

What is an outward and visible sign of what is happening in the sacrament of Baptism?

The rebirth or new life in the gift of the Holy Spirit

What is the inward and spiritual grace in the sacrament of Baptism?

Power, guidance, and understanding

What are the three gifts of the Holy Spirit?

the three gifts of the Holy Spirit

Power, guidance, and understanding are

Healing, speaking in different languages, and boldness, courage, and confidence

In the gift of power is the power of

When Peter and John heal the beggar

An example of the power of healing is

Occurs at the Time of Pentecost

An example of the power to speak in different languages

Preaching of Peter and Stephen; Peter is no longer afraid as with denial

An example of the power of boldness, courage, and confidence is

Choosing a replacement disciple and guidance to choose seven to take care of widows

The gift of guidance is guidance through

When they pray and ask for guidance with lots

An example of guidance through choosing a replacement disciple is

Grace and spirit

An example of guidance to choose seven to take care of widows is

Scripture

The gift of understanding is the new understanding of

Why Jesus suffered, was persecuted, and died, and why/how they need to spread the word

Two examples of the new understanding of scripture are

...

Apostle vs. Disciple what are the requirements?

Acts of the Apostles

The book of Acts; the story of the early church

Apostle

One who is sent out from God; have to have known Jesus

Disciple

Follower of Jesus; baptized

Barnabas

Son of encouragement; one of the 12 disciples (now apostles)

Hellenists

Greek believing Jews

Holy Spirit

Prime actor in the book of acts; 3rd person of trinity; 3 in 1 God
3 things it gives:
1. Power
2. Guidance
3. Understanding

Matthias

Judas' replacement - chosen to be one of the 12 when they cast lots and prayed for guidance

Pentecost

The Holy Spirit came; wind and fire came; Jewish festival; 40 days after Easter

40 days

How long after Easter is Pentecost?

Pentecost

What is the holiday celebrating the Holy Spirit?

Red - fire

What is the color of Pentecost and why?

Wind and fire

What are the signs of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost?

Philip

He converts and baptizes Ethiopian Eunuch

Repentance

Turn away from sins and towards God; required of disciples and apostles

Stephen

Martyr; full of Holy Spirit; death is similar to Jesus' death; chosen to see over council to feed the Hellenistic widows

To see over council to feed the Hellenistic widows

What was Stephen chosen to do?

Christians

Who are People of the Way?

People of the Way

What were Christians in that time called?

Saul

Who persecutes People of the Way?

The Holy Spirit

Jesus tells his followers to wait in the city for what?

Pentecost/ascension

What event occurs 40 days after the resurrection?

Acts

What is the book about the history of the followers of Jesus called?

the book about the history of the followers of Jesus

Acts is

Luke

Who wrote the book of Acts?

Jerusalem

Where does the book of Acts begin?

The Holy Spirit

Who is the primary actor in the book of acts?

"Nothing can stop the spread of the Gospel"

What is the motto of the book of Acts?

1. Even when Stephen was killed and everyone was scattered and being persecuted, that helped the spread of the Gospel since people were in so many different places
2. Not even when Peter was arrested did he stop teaching Jesus

What are two examples of when the motto of the book of acts is true?

Saul

Pharisee who persecutes Christians

People of the Way

"Christians"; anyone who followed Jesus; called this because Jesus called himself "the way" in John 14:6

Because Jesus called himself "the way" in John 14:6

Why are followers of Jesus called "People of the Way"?

Martyr

Someone who is willing to die for their beliefs; Stephen

Someone who is willing to die for their beliefs

What is a Martyr?

Baptism

One of the sacraments

Boldness of the proclamation

An example of the power of the holy spirit

Apostles begin to understand Jesus' death as a sacrifice

An example of how the Holy Spirit helps us understand the scripture

Repent and be baptized

What the new believers were told to do

Pentecost

Holiday celebrating the holy spirit

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