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But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

Acts 1:8

Acts 1-7

Spread of Gospel through Jerusalem

Acts 8-11

Spread of Gospel through Judea and Samaria

Acts 12-28

Spread of Gospel to the ends of the Earth

The Ascension/Pentecost

"A cloud took Jesus out of their sight", 10 days between


Cloud; visible sign of God

Present in Upper Room

Mary, James, Matthias


Central teachings of the church

Healing in early church--"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me."

2 Corinthians 12:9

Separation of Christianity from Judaism

100 AD (thoroughly hellanized)


Important Jewish leader, member of Sanhedrin


Elder, Presbyter--preach, take care of church


Take care of widows and orphans

Acts 7

Stephen's martyrdom, model sermon

Acts 10

PETER and Cornelius, Peter doesn't want to go in to his house, prepared by God


Roman employee, Roman army, Godfearer

Acts 10:34

Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism

Acts 11:19-26

Church begins to grow, first Gentile church, first use of "Christian"

First Gentile church



Means "asked or requested"

Paul (name)

Means "little"


From Tarsus, Roman citizen, studied under Gamaliel, Pharisee, "HEBREW BORN OF HEBREWS"


Ministers to Paul in Damascus

Acts 15

The Jerusalem Council

Three speakers at Jerusalem Council

Peter, Paul & Barnabas, James


Leader of Jerusalem Church

Judas (Barsabbas) and Silas

Bearers of letter resulting from Jerusalem church


Diet laws

Members of church of Antioch (Syria)

Barnabas, Symeon (Niger), Manaen

Sergius Paulus

First convert (MJ1), Governor of Cypus (same job as Pilate)

"Then Saul, who was also called Paul" (Saul replaced)

Acts 13:9

"From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem." (Paul mentioned first)

Acts 13:13

In Lystra (MJ1)

Paul and Barnabas worshiped as Hermes and Zeus

Lystra (MJ2)

Timothy comes to Lord

"After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia..." (LUKE joins) Which MJ and which verse?

Troas (MJ2) : Acts 16:9-10


Model church


Godfearer, Philippi, high class

First converts in Europe

Lydia, slave girl, Philippian jailor

Athens converts

Dionysius the Areopagite, Damaris (woman)

Priscilla and Aquila

Corinth, tentmakers

Corinthian converts

Titus Justus (Godfearer), Crispus (ruler of synagogue)


Roman governor, sits on Bema, dismisses Paul


Ruler of synogague after Crispus, beat up by Jews, helps write 1 Corinthians

"There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."

Galatians 3:28

Practical implications of Galatians

All good theology ends in ethics, law put into proper perspective, serve out of love

How Romans is broken up

11 chapters of theology, 4 chapters of implications

Why Romans is written

Always wanted to go to Rome, wants prayer and support, Rome would be headquarters if he went to Spain

Those impacted by Romans

Martin Luther, John Wesley, Karl Barth

"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: 'The righteous will live by faith.'" (theme/prologue of book)

Romans 1:16-17

Prevenient grace

Grace that comes before salvation

Knowledge of God =

= knowledge of yourself

5 factors of Atonement

Reconciliation, regeneration, sanctification, righteousness, justification

Model of salvation by Faith, Galatians 3:6

"So also Abraham 'believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.'"

"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?"

Romans 6:1

Simul Justus et Peccator

Martin Luther's understanding of Christian life: matter of struggle, justified in Christ

John Calvin's view of Christian Life

Life of pilgrimage

John Wesley

Living sanctified

Romans 7

Pre-Christian struggle

Romans 8

Resolution of struggle, becoming a believer

Romans 8:28-30


Abraham is not

the father of lineage--rather, the father of faith

The Remnant

True believers

Romans 11:11-24

Imagery of tree (we are the branches)

"and in this way all Israel will be saved. As it is written: 'The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob.'"

Romans 11:26


Things that are neutral--allow conscience to be your guide

2 allegiances of Christians

1) to Bible
2) to community


Bearer of epistle to Rome


From Corinth, important in church


Fellow prisoner, well known among apostles


Wrote the physical letter of Romans

Authors of Corinthians

Paul and Sosthenes

Acts 18

Paul goes to Corinth for first time (MJ2)


Leader of Corinthian church, wrote to Paul

People from Corinth who visited Paul

Stephanas, Fortunatus, Achaicus

4 parties at odds in Corinthians

1) Followers of Paul, Gentiles
2) Followers of Apollos of Alexandria (Egypt), intellectuals
3) Followers of Peter, Jews
4) Followers of Jesus, prideful

"Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in your midst? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person; for God's temple is sacred, and you together are that temple." (Reminder of nature of Church)

1 Corinthians 3:16-17

1 Corinthians 5


1 Corinthians 5:1-5

Incestuous relationship
**Body way more important than one individual

1 Corinthians 5:6-8

Leven (symbolic of evil)

1 Corinthians 5:9

Associating with immoral people

1 Corinthians 7

Marriage, singleness, divorce

"those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away."

1 Corinthians 7:31

1 Corinthians 11:23-26


1 Corinthians 11:11-12

Men and women mutually dependent

1 Corinthians 14:33-35

Possible contradiction

Gifts of the spirit

Prophecy, Healing, Tongues


Known language


Tongue OR known language

1 Corinthians 15

The resurrection--Corinthians deny it

Focus of MJ3



Silversmith, makes statues of Diana, out of work


Chained to Pretorian guard

Acts 28:30-31

Leaves us in middle of story:

"For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. 31 He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!"

Written during MJ1


Written during MJ2

1 & 2 Thessalonians

Written during MJ3

1 & 2 Corinthians, Romans

Written during MJ4

Prison Epistles


Not necessarily Pauline

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