ACTS OF THE APOSTLES--OVERVIEW OF KEY EVENTS, PEOPLE, DATESCHAPTERS1Jesus spent 40 days on earth after Resurrection; then Jesus’ ascendedto his Father in heaven; his followers were to await the “promise of the Father”: baptized with the Holy Spirit; waiting community includes Mary& Peter; appointment of Matthiasto replace Judas.2Pentecost is 50days after Easter; coming of Holy Spirit; charism of tongues; Peter’s speech: crucifixion, resurrection; how to be saved, receive Holy Spirit at baptism; communal life.3Another speech by Peter. Jesus is put to death and raised; Jews’ ignorance. (And read Rom 11: 25-29 chosen, Mt 27:25 blood, Lk 23:34 forgive them, Dt 7: 6-9 chosen, all families blessed promised to Abraham in Gn. 12:3.)4Jesus is raised…no salvationthrough anyone else; property in common.5Ananias and Sapphira; jail.6-7 Deacons(hierarchical structure); large group of Jewish priestsconvert; deacon Stephenis first Christian martyr; Saulat the martyrdom.
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