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Jason Zhang CIS Bible Mr. Simmons 12/1/13 Acts is the second volume of Luke, and it is written as a narrative. However, we don't interpret it as a general narrative. 1. Acts is recording history. It has good entertaining stories, but we do need to pay more attention to Luke's purposes. Steps: Read the text. Take notes. Go back and look for observations. Ask why Luke wrote this book. 2. Luke's purpose: General Principles: could be explicit commanded or may be inferred we need to understand. 1. Narrative is only normative when intended. 2. It is incidental teaching has less value. (speaking in tongues) It has less value compare to the overall intention of the book. 3. It is historical precedent. It is tied to intent. It is meant to be followed. Specific Principles: 1. No analogies of precedent. You have to take it literally. 2. Sometimes there are patterns. 3. Repeatable patterns are not always normative. Acts 5:1-11 It records an interesting story of two sinful and selfish people selling their land and donating part of their money, but they claimed to donate everything. They both ended
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