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Book of Acts Final
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Peter and John heal lame man, explain it, power in Jesus
suffering Messiah as part of Gospel
Longenecker's concept that this healing is illustration A for how the early Christians attended temple worship, did miracles, attracted awe by those around them, and the apostles' teaching on the implications of the gospel
The first trial of the lame man that centered on the power/name used in the healing not the validity of the healing itself
Longenecker's concept that the first arrest and trial were necessary according to Jewish jurisprudence to inform the disciples of their crime before being able to be punished for it.
The "second" filling of Peter and the early church with the power of the Holy Spirit for boldness to preach and teach
The positive example (Barnabas) of the early church's charitable giving.
Ananias and Sapphira
"poster children" of the NT
The crime was deceit in the gift
extraordinary miracles of Peter:
healing via shadow
Peter's first deliverance from prison.
Gamaliel's counsel against fighting the disciples
The first major problem in the early church concerning too much work and not enough workers.
The first problem in the church regarding discrimination and internal divisions as perceived by the treatment of widows.
The choosing of the 7 to help the apostles in the ministry of money, word, and prayer and Luke's introduction of Stephen and his ministry.
The sermon that Luke used to show the ultimate resistance of the Jews to the gospel that proved that they, like their fathers, always resist the Holy Spirit.
Saul's participation in the first martyrdom and his involvement in the persecution of the early church.
Luke shows that salvation and the reception of the Holy Spirit for empowerment can be separated by time by the example of the Samaritan's experience as verified by the apostolic visit to Samaria.
Philip's ministry to the Ethiopian
Saul the persecutor becomes Paul the convert and Longenecker's thesis that perhaps during Paul's physical blindness he came to have new spiritual insight regarding his theology on his work and zeal for God, the identity of Jesus, his eschatology, and the theology of the church as Christ's body.
Ananias's vision that serves as a summary of Paul's future ministry played out in the rest of Acts.
Luke's summary of the beginning of Paul's ministry that needs to be cross-referenced with Paul's version of it in Galatians.
The involvement of Peter in the healing of Aeneas and Tabitha/Dorcas that gets Peter to Joppa for the Cornelius story.
The spread of Christianity beyond Jewish or semi-Jewish territory through the story of Cornelius and God's use of visions for the verification of the Gentile ministry through Peter and Cornelius.
Luke again connects the Spirit's empowerment with tongues; shows that water baptism in not necessary for salvation though is still normative; shows the evidential value of tongues by the early church; and that Spirit empowerment was actually a proof to the early church that the Gentiles could actually be saved>all in the Cornelius story
The Jerusalem response to Cornelius' conversion which shows the evidential value of tongues not just for empowerment but as proof of Gentile conversion.
New role of Antioch as a center for Christianity and the disciples first called "Christians" in the new center for Christianity>Antioch.
Famine relief for Jerusalem which helps with dating issues in Acts and the epistles.
Divine comedy>James killed; Peter freed; Herod eaten by worms.
Luke's way of showing that God is not finished with the Jews (Peter is rescued from jail even though James is killed) even though Luke needs to proceed to talk about Paul and the Gentiles.
First missionary journey led by Paul and Barnabas and the role of fasting, prayer, ministry to the Lord, laying on of hand, and the Holy Spirit's leading in sending out the 1st missionaries.
Ministry on Cyprus and Paul's encounter with Elymas the magician
Luke gives the reader the historical and biblical/theological support for the movement from the Jews to the Gentiles in the story and sermons of Paul at Pisidian Antioch and the growing distinction between Judaism and Christianity.
Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe with the Iconium persecution leading the apostles to a new political region
Lystra>healing of the lame man by Paul to parallel Peter's miracle earlier and the ensuing confusion over the identity of Paul and Barnabas as the gods, Zeus and Hermes. The challenge of confronting a pagan worldview with a biblical one.
Jerusalem Council-Early church wrestles with what it means to be a Christian>must the Gentiles be circumcised and embrace the Law of Moses.
How the early church decided and received the verdict on salvation, sin, and scruples in matters of faith and fellowship.
Macedonian vision and the role of the Spirit in the 2nd missionary journey
Philippi>Lydia and the demon possessed girl>Paul's acceptance of women in the church. Luke pastors Philippi and it becomes one of Paul's strongest supporting churches
Thessalonica>Paul combines proclamation and persuasion but meets intense persecution by the Jews that will follow after him.
Berea>noble minded people who search the Scriptures to find truth
Athens>Confrontation with the philosophers of the day and Paul's use of the pagan literature to reach his audience
Ministry in Corinth with the apologetic value of Gallio's ruling that paved the way for the preaching of the Gospel for the next 10 years.
The introduction and explanation of Apollos that helps to explain Paul's encounter with the Ephesian disciples.
The Ephesian Pentecost with the issues of "disciples," subsequence, and theological assumptions in questions and answers
The "extraordinary" miracles of Paul at Ephesus, the relational aspect of miracles, the power of the Gospel to overcome pagan magicians, the background on Ephesus necessary to understand the other NT books written to Ephesus
The start of panel 6 with a "veiled" reference (depending on the translations) to the leading of the spirit/Spirit on the part of Paul.
Troas>long-winded preaching can produce death>Eutychus falls out of the window, dies, and is raised again only to endure more long-winded preaching
Paul's farewell speech to the Ephesians that helps to clarify and connect the offices and responsibilities of pastors, teachers, elders, and bishops.
Paul to Jerusalem and arrested in Jerusalem and the role of the Spirit in guidance with the possible distinction between words of wisdom and knowledge.
Paul's defense to the crowds and to the Roman soldiers in Jerusalem
Paul before the Sanhedrin, the plot to kill Paul, and Paul's move to Caesarea
Paul before Felix
Paul before Festus
Paul before Herod Agrippa II
The longest "we" section in Acts with the voyage to Rome and the shipwreck
Ministry in Malta, Rome, and the Gospel as "unhindered
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