Ingrid ShihREL 1310-314 November 2010Christianity between Jesus and Paul: The Witness of the Acts of the ApostlesOverview of Acts1.The People and Places of the Jerusalem Church Acts 1-12- Death and Resurrection of Jesus because something happened that caused the Apostles to come out and tell the story of Jesusa.Paul has his view changed on the way to Desmascus.b.Why? The first gathering of the following of Jesus was here, the mother church, where Paul keeps returning c.The Sense of a Beginning 1:1-7:60i.Luke has a vested interest in something happeningii.Matthew: Judas hangs himself vs Luke: Runs out and his bowels fall out (EWWWW) iii.The death of Judas: 11 apostles left. 12 represents the 12 tribes and Jesus’s intention to restore the 12 tribesiv.The beginning of the mission of the apostles has to parallel Jesus’ public ministry1.Dove (Holy Spirit)- Jesus is filled by the Spirit, at Pentecost, the 12 apostles are filled by the Spirit2.
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