Topic #8: Doctrine, Opinion, and the Church (Acts 15)
A. Circumcision in OT-Genesis 17:10-14; Exodus 12:48-49
a. Made to be part of Doctrine and Law
B. Circumcision in NT
a. Not wrong to do so-Timothy; Acts 16:1-3
b. Not wrong not to do so-Titus; G
Shipwreck On The Voyage To Rome
1. Journey to the Isle of Crete (1-8):
a. Paul is on his last journey, to Rome to defend his case before Caesar.
b. Two things in the passage are encouraging to Paul:
b.i. The kindness of the Roman centurion, J
Pauls Apologia Speech Before Agrippa
1. Pauls Defense (1-23):
a. Agrippa calls on Paul to present his defense.
b. The speech is very similar to the one before the Jerusalem mob in chapter
c. He attempts to show that neither his manner of
Know list of people we meet in the text (Apostles, etc.)
Every place mentioned in the text
Word meanings (Sabbath days journey-meaning they were limited on how much
they could walk on the Sabbath day)
Principles/concepts (Peter and John were
Paul, Festus, and Agrippa
1. Festus Visits Jerusalem (1-5):
a. Festus was a better man than Felix.
b. After three days in office, he visits Jerusalem to meet with the Sanhedrin.
c. They try to persuade him to send Paul back to them for trial.
Paul Arrives in Rome
1. Paul and the Viper (1-6):
a. Paul and his companions land on the island of Malta.
b. Notice Pauls example of helping gather firewood.
c. A poisonous snake bites Paul but he is not harmed.
d. The natives expect Paul to
Acts 24: 1-27
Paul at Caesarea Before Felix
1. Tertullus Accusation of Paul Before Felix (1-9):
a. Tertullus states the case against Paul.
b. He begins with nauseating flattery of Felix.
c. His charges against Paul are untrue:
c.i. A mover of insurrection
Pauls Defense Before the Jerusalem Rioters
1. Pauls Life Story (1-21):
a. Paul defends his conversion to Christ before the mob by simply telling the
details of his story.
b. He seems to stress two points:
b.i. His identity with the rioters, J
Paul in Jerusalem
1. Paul Appears Before the Sanhedrin (1-10):
a. Paul begins his defense before the Jewish Supreme Court with a great
statement; I have lived in good conscience until this day.
b. The high priest, Ananias, instructs an office
Miracle means when the supernatural power of God overwhelms the nature of
Peter and John, on the opening day, are on the way to the holy temple (worship
place of the Jewish people)was built 1,000 BC by Solomon
Silver and Gold have I none.
Introduction to the Book of Acts
I. The Importance of the Book:
a. Without it, we would have no information about how the Church began.
b. We would be without knowledge of how to enter the Church, how the
Church grew, and of the eight major examples of co
MEMORY VERSES FOR ACTS
MVT #1, Acts 2:1-8, 12-13
January 28. 2011
1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind,
and it filled the whole house where the
Topic #12 (Acts 25-28)- Politics & the Church
Felix and Drusilla [Living in Adultery]
1. Felix: Gov./ Procurator (Pilot)
2. Drusilla: Jew, 16 yrs old (seduced from her ex-husband [Aziz] by
B. Accusation: Paul reasoned abo
Topic #11: Tradition Troubles the Church (Acts 21-26:32) #1
Jews of Jerusalem (Acts 21:15-26) [circumcision, custom, church building]
A. Jews Accusation- customs denounced hearsay
Zeletes; zealots (extremists, religious terrorists)
James is on
Topic #9: Acts 16-18 [continued]
Act17:16- Paul talking to individuals known as philosophers. Smart man talking to smart
men. Known by how they are described and how they spent their time.
Phileo (love) sophos (wisdom); a love for wisdom.
Started in Antio
Acts of the Apostles
Study Guide for the Third Exam
Though this contains most of the items on the test, it may not contain all of
All the things in this study guide may not be on the test.
Things you need to know:
What was the p
Acts 2:36-42 - Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus,
whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.
37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the
Group 1:August 29th
Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when
the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you
shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all
Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the
Acts 2:22-24 - Men of Israel, hear these
Acts of the Apostles
Study Guide for the Second Exam
What does the Greek pentekostos refer to in Jewish
50 day which could be 50th day after the Pentecost.
What brought the people together at the temple in
1. Now Saul was consenting to his death.
At that time a great persecution arose
against the church which was at
Jerusalem; and they were all scattered
throughout the regions of Judea and
Samaria, except the apostles.
2. And devout men
Paul in Ephesus
1. Paul Returns to Ephesus (1-7):
a. Paul meets twelve men who knew only the baptism of John.
b. Johns baptism was in anticipation of the Christ.
c. Paul therefore rebaptized the men in Christ,
d. He then laid his hands upon t
Pauls Last Journey to Jerusalem
1. His Arrival in Tyre (1-6):
a. Paul visits with the saints in this city.
b. They encourage him not to go to Jerusalem.
c. But he was determined to make one more visit there.
2. His Arrival in Caesarea (7-14).
People, places, words, concepts
11 is basically a repeat of 10
Grecian widows, Stephen and Phillip
Left Jerusalem, gone to Samaria, Damascus, Joppa, etc.
Apology=defense of what I believe or what I practice
When the Ethiopian asks what hinders him from be
Acts 9: 1-43
The Conversion of Saul of Tarsus
1. The Appearance of Jesus to Saul (1-9):
a. Saul receives permission to pursue Christians in Damascus
b. Christianity is here described as THE WAY.
c. The appearance of Jesus to Saul in a bright light just ou
The Appearance of Stephen
1. The Appointment of Seven Men to Serve Tables (1-7)
a. As the early church grew in Jerusalem it began to encounter all the
problems common to organization
a.i. The church was composed of both Hebrews (Aramaic-speaki
The Death of Stephen
1. Stephens Speech Before the Sanhedrin (1-53)
a. His defense of Christianity was to show that it was the natural outgrowth
and fulfillment of Jewish history
a.i. He begins with ABRAHAM, the God selected father of the
The Second Persecution of Christians
1. The tragedy of Ananias and Sapphira (1-11)
a. Their deception: they lied about the amount of money they received for
property they were donating to the church
b. Their discovery: Peter provides the oppor
The First Persecution of Christians
1. The Arrest of Peter and John (1-4)
a. The healing of the lame man caused a public response
b. The arrival of the captain of the Temple
c. Who were the SADDUCEES?
d. Notice the number of Christians is now
Pentecost: The Day the Church Began.
I. The Day the Holy Spirit Came (1-13):
a. Pentecost was one of the three great Jewish festivals.
b. It came fifty days after the Passover feast, which was the time of the
crucifixion of Jesus.
c. The Holy
Acts 3:1-26 peters Second Sermon
1. The Healing of the Lame Man (1-10)
a. The Jewish tradition of hours of prayer
b. Customary for beggars to sit at the entrance to the Temple in hopes of
receiving alms (gifts).
c. Peters famous statement: Silver and gold