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Acts1 - Acts1, RN101, 4/16/08 I Introduction: Acts is the...

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Acts1, RN101, 4/16/08 I Introduction: Acts is the sequel of Luke’s Gospel (LK 1:1-4, p. 95) Take up the story of Jesus and his mission after he has departed from the scene, once the Holy Spirit takes his place; once the tiny Jesus community becomes the church ( ecclesia – those called out: citizens of a state; members of a church) at large II The Acts of the Apostles: a story of transitions From Jesus’ ascension; replacement of Judas with Matthias; focus on Peter James, and John) to Paul; From those who “were chosen by God’s as immediate witnesses, and who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead” (10: 41) to Paul, who never knew Jesus in the flesh but only heard his voice in a vision (9: 1–18); From Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, to the ends of the earth: Rome From Jews (Temple, synagogues) to Gentiles in court rooms, prisons, before imperial magistrates Athens, Rome; although after arriving in Rome Paul goes first to the “local leaders of the Jews (28: 17) From sermons (by Peter, Stephen, Paul) attempting to convince Jews that Jesus is the fulfillment of Moses, Samuel, the prophets to sermons aimed at pagans who know Greek poetry and Stoic philosophy (17: 22–34, NOAB 219) From what are initially national Jewish, Messianic expectations (“Lord, is this the
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This note was uploaded on 06/22/2008 for the course RN 101 taught by Professor Hawkins during the Spring '08 term at BU.

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