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BNEW 213 – Acts of Apostles – Bruce Mc. Larty – Fall 2011 Name: BNEW 213 – Acts of Apostles – Bruce Mc. Larty – Fall 2011 Name: _______________ Date: ________ I have read the entire book of The Acts of the Apostles January 1, 2010. _______________________________ (Printed Name) (Signature) -OR I have read _______ chapters of The Acts of the Apostles since January 1, 2010 _______________________________ (Printed Name) (Signature)

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The Name of Acts • ½ of Luke/Acts, known as “A History of Christian The Name of Acts • ½ of Luke/Acts, known as “A History of Christian Origins” • By 2 nd century known as “The Acts of the Apostles” • Actually “Some of the Acts of Some of the Apostles” • Since 4 th Century – “Acts of the Holy Spirit”

Recipient • Theophilus = “Loved of God” (Luke 1: 1 -4; Acts 1: 1) Recipient • Theophilus = “Loved of God” (Luke 1: 1 -4; Acts 1: 1) • A wealthy patron • Eventually to more than one person – to the whole church (Philemon, 1 & 2 Timothy, and Titus were to more than just individuals)

Two Books – One Prologue Luke 1: 1 -4 Luke Acts Two Books – One Prologue Luke 1: 1 -4 Luke Acts

? Purpose ? • Historical Purpose (orderly account) • Apologetic Purpose (know the certainty) ? Purpose ? • Historical Purpose (orderly account) • Apologetic Purpose (know the certainty) • Theological Purpose (the things you have been taught)

Luke the Writer • The Beloved Physician (Col. 4: 14) • A Gentile (Acts Luke the Writer • The Beloved Physician (Col. 4: 14) • A Gentile (Acts 1: 19 – their) • The Greek is formal & polished. • Frequently with Paul (we – 16: 6 -10) • With Paul in Roman Prison (Philemon 23 -24; Col. 4: 10 -17)

Luke the Writer • Irenaeus (A. D. 180) says Acts was written by Luke. Luke the Writer • Irenaeus (A. D. 180) says Acts was written by Luke.

 • 2 Timothy 3: 16 -17 • 2 Peter 1: 21 • 2 Timothy 3: 16 -17 • 2 Peter 1: 21

 • Theophilus – “loves…God” • Starts where Luke ends • Jesus appeared 40 • Theophilus – “loves…God” • Starts where Luke ends • Jesus appeared 40 days (3)

Kingdom of God (3) • Political? (Herod, Crowds Jn. 6: 15) • Not of Kingdom of God (3) • Political? (Herod, Crowds Jn. 6: 15) • Not of this world (John 18: 36) • Kingdom = “Reign or rule of God” • Restore the kingdom to Israel? (6)

Promised Holy Spirit Luke 24: 49 Acts 1: 4 Promised Holy Spirit Luke 24: 49 Acts 1: 4

Theme of Acts You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; Theme of Acts You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1: 8)

Outline of Acts 1: 8 Outline of Acts 1: 8

Outline of Acts Jerusalem – (1 -7) Judea & Samaria – (8 -12) 1: Outline of Acts Jerusalem – (1 -7) Judea & Samaria – (8 -12) 1: 8 Ends of the Earth – (13 -28)

Witnesses of the Resurrection • • “Witness” appears 29 times in Acts Greek (martus) Witnesses of the Resurrection • • “Witness” appears 29 times in Acts Greek (martus) – martyr Means “eyewitness” Eyewitnesses of the Resurrection (Acts 4: 20; 1 John 1: 1 -3)

nd 2 Ascension Now The In-Between Time Coming Jesus…. will come back! (11) nd 2 Ascension Now The In-Between Time Coming Jesus…. will come back! (11)

Waiting (12 -14) • Mount of Olives – overlooks Jerusalem • Sabbath Day’s Walk Waiting (12 -14) • Mount of Olives – overlooks Jerusalem • Sabbath Day’s Walk – ¾ Mile • Upper Room • The Women (Lk. 8: 1 -3; 23: 49)

Mary, Mother of Jesus This is the last time she appears in the New Mary, Mother of Jesus This is the last time she appears in the New Testament (1: 14).

Replacement for Judas (15 -26) • Peter takes the lead (15) • 120 Believers Replacement for Judas (15 -26) • Peter takes the lead (15) • 120 Believers were together • Judas had killed himself (1: 18; Matthew 27: 3 -9) • Their language = Aramaic (1: 19) • Akeldama = Field of Blood

Requirements for New Apostle (Acts 1: 21 -22) • A man (anēr = male) Requirements for New Apostle (Acts 1: 21 -22) • A man (anēr = male) • Been with them the whole time from John’s baptism to the Ascension

Apostle Selection Process • Prayed • Cast lots (Barsabbas or Matthias) – Leviticus 16: Apostle Selection Process • Prayed • Cast lots (Barsabbas or Matthias) – Leviticus 16: 8 – Numbers 26: 56 – 1 Samuel 10: 20 -21 – Proverbs 16: 33 – Jonah 1: 7 – Last appearance of “casting lots” in New Testament – Not used to select elders (Timothy & Titus)

Matthias is Chosen • Replaces Judas • Apostleship was a mission, not an office. Matthias is Chosen • Replaces Judas • Apostleship was a mission, not an office. • Eyewitnesses of the ministry and Resurrection of Jesus • James was not replaced (12: 2). • Ready for the greatest chapter in the Bible.