To get baptized and not leave Jerusalem but to wait
In the story 'Ascension', what instructions did Jesus give his followers?
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?
In the story 'The Replacement Disciple', what seems to be the primary activity of Jesus' followers?
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?
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?
Greek word meaning Lord and Messiah - found in Pentecost story when Peter proclaims those two things about Jesus
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?
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?
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?
Religious - before the Sanhedrin
Jesus' was private and Stephen's was public
Jesus vs. Stephen type of trial?
"Lord Jesus, receive my spirit... Lord do not hold this sin against them"
What were Stephen's last words?
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?
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?
Healing, speaking in different languages, and boldness, courage, and confidence
In the gift of power is the power of
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
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
Prime actor in the book of acts; 3rd person of trinity; 3 in 1 God
3 things it gives:
Judas' replacement - chosen to be one of the 12 when they cast lots and prayed for guidance
Martyr; full of Holy Spirit; death is similar to Jesus' death; chosen to see over council to feed the Hellenistic widows
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?
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"?
Apostles begin to understand Jesus' death as a sacrifice
An example of how the Holy Spirit helps us understand the scripture