5 edition of Acts of the Apostles found in the catalog.
Acts of the Apostles
F. J. Jackson
June 1985 by Baker Books .
Written in English
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The place where the book was written was probably Rome, to which Luke accompanied Paul. The Holy Spirit descends upon them. Covering a period of roughly 30 years, the story gives valuable insights into the Jewish Christian church in Palestine, led by Peter and James; but it finds its major focus in the remarkable growth of the mission to the Gentiles, pursued by Paul, who is thus the primary "hero" on the human level. Authorship Scholars agree that the Acts of the Apostles was written by the same person who wrote the Gospel of Luke. Paul wrote his Epistles.
The Sadducee high priests of the temple, who do not believe in the resurrection of the dead, bring Peter and John before the Jewish high court, where Peter preaches the Gospel fearlessly. For those who insist that divine inspiration extends also to these minor details there are valid solutions. Up to Paul's conversionthe inspired historian of the Acts has given us a condensed statement of the growth of the Church among the Jews. The fervour of the Christians at that epoch was very great. We see therefore that a more proper title of this book would be "The Beginnings of the Christian Religion".
In virtually every chapter, apostles such as Peter and Paul powerfully present the gospel to individuals and groups of people. Peter was the leading member of the Twelve Acts15a miracle worker like Jesus in the gospel Acts — 10 ; — 1115 ; — 3536 — 42the object of divine care Acts — 21 ; — 11and the spokesman for the Christian community Acts — 36 ; — 26 ; — 12 ; — 32 ; — 43 ; — 11who, according to Luke, was largely responsible for the growth of the community in the early days Acts ; The few writings which were produced were considered as supplementary to the greater economy of preaching. They all give glory to God and pray for boldness to speak the word of God. This was the beginning of the Judeo-Christian Church. See Paul.
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The cardinal truth of the Apostles' teaching was: Life Everlasting through JesusWho was crucified for our sinsand Who is risen from the dead. Theodas is a contraction of Theodoros, and is identical in signification with the Hebrew name Mathias, both names signifying, "Gift of God".
They were especially opposed to the Christian religion on account of the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead. Stephen's martyrdom he is declared full of the Holy Ghost; when Peter makes his defense before rulers, elders, and scribes, he is filled with the Holy Ghost; often it is declared that the Apostles are filled with the Holy Ghost; Philip is chosen as a deacon because be is full of faith and the Holy Ghost; when Ananias is sent to Paul at Damascus he declares that he is sent that Paul may receive his sight and be filled with the Holy Ghost; Jesus Christ is declared to be anointed with the Holy Ghost; Barnabas is declared to be full of the Holy Ghost; the men of Samaria receive the Holy Ghost by the laying on of the hands of Peter and John.
Remy Lafort, S. Second-century Christian tradition identifies the author of Luke and Acts as Luke, a traveling companion of the missionary Paul of Tarsus. Although the ministry continued in Jerusalem, witnessing the Gospel also included those who were not completely Jewish Samaritans and Proselytes.
A bitterly hostile council of the chief Jews of Jerusalem is obliged to declare that a notable miracle had been wrought, which it cannot deny, and which is manifest to all that dwell in Jerusalem. This is the opinion of Cornely in his "Introduction to the Books of the New Testament" second edition, page It is also the custom of the Church to read the book of Acts over the tomb of Christ on Holy Fridayand over the body of a deceased priest at the wake prior to his burial.
Up to Paul's conversion, the inspired historian of the Acts has given us a condensed statement of the growth of the Church among the Jews. A great number believe, and turn to the Lord.
Paul preached to the Greek philosophers on Mars Hill and next sets out on his third missionary journey. Libros Sacros Paris, ; ID. The author devotes but two verses to the two years which Paul spent at Rome. On information that they are teaching in the Temple, they send and take them, but without violence, fearing the people.
But now some converts from Cyprus and Cyrene come up to Antiochand preach the Gospel to the Gentiles.
In tracing the emergence of Christianity from Judaism, Luke is insistent upon the prominence of Israel in the divine plan of salvation see note on Acts ; see also Acts — 6 ; — 15 ; ; — 41 ; — 15 and that the extension of salvation to the Gentiles has been a part of the divine plan from the beginning see Acts — 18 ; — The design of Luke's Gospel was to give an exhibition of the character and work of Christ as seen in his history till he was taken up from his disciples into heaven; and of the Acts, as its sequel, to give an illustration of the power and working of the gospel when preached among all nations, "beginning at Jerusalem.
For those who insist that divine inspiration extends also to these minor details there are valid solutions. Every one who has examined Josephus must be struck by his carelessness and inaccuracy. To Philemon 24 Paul calls Luke his fellow-worker.
Beginning with the martyrdom of Stephen, a great persecution arose against the Church at Jerusalem ; all were scattered abroad throughout Judea and Samaria, except the Apostles.
Foremost among these Christian Hellenist leaders is Stephen. Peter regarding the transaction. The calling of the Gentiles was not yet understood by them.Acts of Apostles is Part II St.
Luke's work on the advent and mission of the Redeemer Messiah. In Part I that is his Gospel, St. Luke presented Jesus' mission to establish the Kingdom of God in bringing salvation to the "lost sheep of Israel" and to mankind in general. Acts of Apostles Chapters 20 Now in the Book of Psalms it says: Reduce his encampment to ruin and leave his tent unoccupied.
And again: Let someone else take over his office. 21 'Out of the men who have been with us the whole time that the Lord Jesus was living with us. Like Ben Witherington's previous commentary Conflict and Community in Corinth, this commentary breaks fresh ground in providing a detailed social and rhetorical analysis of the book of Acts.
Written in a readable style, with more detailed interaction with scholarly discussion found in the various excursuses, this commentary draws on the best new insights from a number of disciplines 5/5(7). At Mass, Easter Sunday through Pentecost Sunday, the first reading is usually taken from the New Testament book titled “Acts of the Apostles.” In this column and in the next FYI column we will take a closer look at this book and better understand its historical significance in the story of the early Church.
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES. The Acts of the Apostles, the second volume of Luke’s two-volume work, continues Luke’s presentation of biblical history, describing how the salvation promised to Israel in the Old Testament and accomplished by Jesus has now under the guidance of the holy Spirit been extended to the Gentiles.
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