Read them in the archive below. Acts 21:8-9 indicates that Philip's daughters had the gift of prophecy. Many things were omitted, and Luke was not completely unbiased in all that he wrote, but given these limitations, Luke produced a remarkable piece of work whose inclusion in the New Testament contributes a great deal toward a better understanding of the entire work. Our contention, however, that the catalyst for the writing of Acts was the upcoming trial of Paul. Paul thinks this is a swell idea, but he just wants to know one thing—do Gentile converts need to follow Jewish law and be circumcised? Jerusalem is pictured as a currently thriving center of Judaism, with the temple service and sacrifices being carried out in a normal manner. The Acts of the Apostles and the Book of Revelation are the last two books in the New Testament. Forty Jews vow not to eat or drink until they have set an ambush to kill Paul.
Matthias is chosen as an Apostle to replace Judas. He sees Jesus standing on the right hand of the father. The Conclusion and Application 15:19-35 a. Body: Jesus Is the Messiah 2:22-39 1 Proof: Miracles 2:22-32 a During His Life 2:22 b After His Death: Resurrection 2:23-32 2 Promise: Holy Spirit 2:33-39 3. This is an indication of Luke's careful practice of using language appropriate to the time and place being described.
Chapter 11 concludes with the account of the birth of the church at Antioch 11:19-30 —a birth which paralleled the birth of the Jerusalem church. The Book of Acts and the Gospel of Luke were originally one book and only later, during canonization, was it separated into two different books but we do know that the author was Luke and it appears that is was written prior to A. In Acts we see basic principles being applied to specific situations in the context of problems and persecutions. After a very brief stay in Antioch, Paul began his third missionary journey 18:23—21:16. This explanation seems a quite desperate expedient.
Luke was keenly aware of the way in which Christianity was being attacked by enemies of the movement, and he wanted to present the story of its development in a most favorable light. Analysis In writing the Book of Acts, Luke traces the expansion of the Christian movement from its earliest beginnings to the time when it reached worldwide proportions. Aramaisms are used when Luke is describing happenings that took place in the Holy Land chs. If this is the case, then to charge Luke with an apologetic motive is not to deny his being an accurate historiographer. Act One The church is founded in Jerusalem only by means of and after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and the boldest of sermons by Peter on the Day of Pentecost and which is the fulfillment of Joel where God said that He would pour out His spirit Joel 2:28-32. It is only a book of beginnings, a history of the founding of churches, the initial steps in the formation of the Christian society in the different places visited by the apostles.
Although we would affirm this statement of Talbert, there is one caveat: Talbert goes on to suggest that Luke created much of his material, while we would argue instead that he selected and arranged it. There is more evangelistic success in Berea. In the last section of Acts, a number of Paul's sermons are recorded in considerable detail. The Sign: Tongues 2:4b-11 c. When the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples, Peter understood this had come from God. Peter refers to Deuteronomy 18:15, 18-19, where Moses says a prophet will be raised up like him, and that whoever rejects that prophet will be utterly destroyed. Thus, even in the key term there is an impasse.
You know what really puts them at ease though? And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. It is our contention that Acts is both historical and apologetic, that Luke wrote the work both for Theophilus as an apologetic piece and for secondary readers both for apologetic and historical reasons. Christians appear to have differing views on the matter. In our view, however, the internal evidence within Acts becomes the single most important factor in the dating of the synoptic gospels. For example, we are told of Peter's sermon to a group of about one hundred and twenty people, another sermon that he delivered on the day of Pentecost, and a third one that he preached in Jerusalem, standing on Solomon's porch in front of the Temple. The Acts of the Apostles was addressed to the people of God or a man named Theophilus. Many listeners become converts, but many also contradict Paul, and the missionaries are expelled from the territory.
Acts recounts the story of the early church from the time of Jesus' ascension to Paul's arrival as a prisoner in Rome. The Coming of Saul to Jerusalem 9:26-30 D. The evidence is as follows: 1. Paul says he is willing to die for the Lord Jesus. Immediately, he gives us a glimpse of one of his organizational schemes, for the birth of the Church parallels the birth of Christ. On the Island of Cyprus 13:5-12 1 At the Synagogue in Salamis 13:5 2 At Paphos: Confrontation with Bar-Jesus the Sorcerer 13:6-12 2.
Paul and Barnabas set out for their second missionary journey 36 Acts 16 Paul meets Timothy, circumcises him and take him along on his missionary trip. · The theme of the return of Christ was introduced early in the story 1:6-11. The Exorcism of a Slave Girl 16:16-18 c. Having established that Paul was an authentic apostle and that his message was ratified by Peter himself, Luke now concentrates especially on the historical side to his tome. Philip does miracles and signs.
Paul Before Felix 24:1-21 3. Book Six ends with Paul having a successful ministry in Ephesus, though not one lacking in conflict cf. Those who prefer the later date hold that see note there reveals one of the purposes Luke had in writing his history, and that this purpose influenced the way the book ended. To him, the question had to be settled in a manner that was satisfactory to everyone. A good start is made from Crete, but the ship quickly encounters great difficulty in a storm. The customary approach in critical circles when faced with such discrepancies is to give the benefit of the doubt to Paul, since his material is autobiographical. Peter preaches the risen Jesus — the Christ refered to by David in the psalms.