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NT- Muska Test #2
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1. How is Acts related to Luke? Who wrote Acts? How do we know? What do we know about the author of Acts?
It is the Sequel to Luke, Luke wrote it, we know because he wrote in first person, he was a doctor and gentile
2. When was Acts written? What evidence do we have for that approximate date?
early 60's AD, Acts ends with Paul preaching in Rome, not being persecuted. Nero's persecution in Rome began in 64 AD. Therefore luke ends Acts before 64 AD.
3. What are the three major sections of Acts? What verse in Acts serves as an outline for the book? What other structural markers indicate the divisions in the book?
1. The Church Begins in Jerusalem (1:1 to 6:7)
2. The Church Expands through Judea and Samaria (6:7 to 9:31)
3. The Church Expands through the World (9:32 to 28:31)
based on Acts 1:8
There are Seven summary statements
4. What is the purpose of Acts? How does God's sovereignty play a role in the purpose of the book?
To explain the beginning and expansion of the church from Jerusalem to Rome. The sovereignty is the causing the spread of the church
5. What two important sub-purposes for Acts did the professor identify?
1. Because of the Jews' rejection of Christ, all Gentiles are able to receive salvation
2. Because of the Jews' rejection of Christ, the Gentile world actually does begin to receive salvation
6. What is the Greek term for "church," and what does it mean literally?
Ekklesia- gathering or assembly
7. What are the two senses in which the church is described in the NT: universal and local?
Universal- the one group of all christians for all time
Local- the thousands of groups of christians meeting regularly in their home areas
8. How does Acts 1 relate to Luke 24?
They overlap with Jesus' words before his ascension
9. What are the apostles expecting in Acts 1, when they ask Jesus if He will now restore the Kingdom to Israel? How does Jesus respond?
They expect Jesus to restore it now. He responds by saying the kingdom will spread to the world first
10. How does Luke describe the baptism of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:1-4? What are three results of the baptism of the Spirit in Acts 2?
He describes it like a violent wind, tongues of fire on each one.
1. multitude of people hear the mighty acts of God in their language
2. peter proclaims the Gospel boldly, indicating that this event is part of the "last days" of Joel 2:14-21
3. the crowd is convicted. 3000 believe
11. What are the ways that Luke describes the church's life at the close of Acts 2?
The church is devoted to the apostles teaching, fellowship, the lords table, and to prayerA
12. How do pentecostals, charismatics, the Vineyard, and the Father's Blessing traditions understand the baptism of the Spirit applying today? What is the opposing view of the Spirit's baptism for today?
the spirit is baptizing today. non-pentecostals and others say it is not, that it is a unique
13. Describe the three stages of the church's early life and the initial resistance that it faced, recorded in Acts 3:1 to 6:7.
Peter preached and performed signs, jewish leaders threaten the apostles, the church is strengthened
14. Why is the second major section of Acts (6:8 to 9:31) a "transitional" section?
the spread of the gospel to jews is slowing but it is rapidly expanding among samaritans and gentiles
15. What three people stand out in the second major section of Acts? How does the story of each develop the transition of the section?
Stephen- the gospel starts to slow to Jews
Phillip- the gospel reaches the samaritans
Saul- the gospel messenger to the gentiles is prepared(Acts 9:10-13)
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