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Transcript of ACTS
Luke opens Acts, his second Book, with a review of the ascension of Jesus. The twelve apostles choose Matthias to replace Judas Iscariot
*Christ ascended to heaven
The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost and fills the believers. Peter, who once denied the Savior out of fear, now preaches boldly to a huge crowd, sharing the gospel. Many respond to his message by believing in Christ, and the new church begins to grow.
irth (of the church),
*Beginning of the church at Pentecost
*3000 were baptized
Peter filled with the Holy Spirit, heals a crippled beggar and preaches in the Temple
*Peter and John heal the lame man at the gate
The religious leaders arrest Peter and John and demand to know by what power the healed the cripple. Peter says it was Jesus’ power! Ordered never again to preach about Jesus, the believers pray for courage, and still more people believe.
isciples pray bold
*High Priest placed Peter and John in Prison
Ananias and Sapphira lie, and the Spirit kills them. The apostles heal many people. They are arrested, but an angel frees them. Again arrested, they are ordered not to speak about Jesus. However, they continue to preach and the church keeps growing.
vil (enters the church),
*Annanias and Sapphira
*Sadducees envious of growing church
The apostles gather the church and select seven men to be responsible for a caring program for the growing church. One of them, Stephen is arrested and brought to trial
ace (of an angel)
eeding of the Grecian widows (7 deacons)
alse witnesses were called against Stephen
ace was like the
ace of an angel
Stephen addresses the council. He has been accused of speaking against the temple, so he says that the temple is not necessary to worship God. Jesus appears to Stephen while he is testifying, and the enraged crowd drags Stephen out of the city and stones him to death. Saul is one of the official witnesses to the stoning.
*Stephen saw the
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After the stoning of Stephen, the believers flee Jerusalem still preaching the gospel. Philip preaches in Samaria and witnesses to an Ethiopian eunuch. Simon the sorcerer tries to purchase the Holy Spirit and is rebuked by the apostles.
*Saul persecutes the church (creating
oly Spirit comes to the Samaritans
ears the word of Jesus from Philip
Saul, the great persecutor of the church, receives a vision of Jesus and is blinded by a heavenly light. When he regains his sight, he begins preaching that Jesus is the Son of God! Peter heals a paralyzed man and raises a woman from the dead.
*Saul’s conversion (Christ says “
*Saul was God’s
nstrument to the Gentiles
nauguration to apostleship
Peter receives a vision from God, telling him that the Good News is for Gentiles as well as Jews. He goes to the home of Cornelius, a Roman officer, and tells him about Christ. Cornelius and his family believe and are filled with the Holy Spirit.
*Conversion of Cornelius (Peter in
ustice to the Gentiles
Some of the Jewish Christians in Jerusalem criticize Peter for associating with Gentiles. Peter explains that the Holy Spirit has come upon the Gentiles as well as the Jews. Saul and Barnabas preach in Antioch of Syria, with huge results.
*Peter defends himself to
his Jewish brothers (his
ingdom grows with
Saul & B's preaching
King Herod Agrippa kills James and puts Peter in prison. An angel rescues Peter the night before his trial. Herod accepts worship from and is killed by worms!
*Herod takes James’
ife, threatens Peter’s,
ater his own
ife is taken
Rhoda forgets him at the door
New places, new companions and new dangers abound in Saul’s (Paul) first missionary journey
ark joins (& leaves)
*Paul’s & Barnabas first
Paul and Barnabas continue their missionary journey.
Iconium Lystra Dyrbe Return through Lystra, Iconium & Antioch Antioch of Syria
*P&B confused with gods, then stoned, Established elders
Chapter 14 - (N)
The Jerusalem council must decide if traditional customs are for new Christians
pposed - 1,
pposed - 2
pposing of false teachers (end of 1st MJ)
pposing of Barnabas (beginning of 2nd Missionary Journey)
Chapter 15 - (O)
Paul’s second missionary journey begins, he is imprisoned and God sends an earthquake to free him
*Conversion of Lydia (seller of
hilippian jailer after God brings down the
The missionary journey continues & Paul gives a sermon in Athens
uest (for knowledge)
*Athens – Alter to unknown god - Paul
uestions them, and they
uestion this new idea
Paul meets new friends, God encourages Paul, and his friends instruct a new preacher.
*Aquilla and Pricilla
ejected from Rome,
- Paul's third missionary journey takes him to Ephesus, where he preaches, performs many miracles, and a riot results. The mayor calms the idol makers and Paul moves on.
*Diana – goddess of the Ephesians
upernatural miracles (handkerchiefs heal)
*A Demon beats up
Paul continues his journey. Eutychus sleeps through a sermon and dies, Paul brings him to life and keeps preaching!
arried 7 days to break bread with church
*Death of Eutychus – how
*In his teary farewell, Paul warns of False teachers in the church
Chapter 20 - (T)
Despite prophecies and warnings, Paul travels to Jerusalem. Here he is eventually arrested and taken before the city’s Roman commander
nfairly accused of bringing Gentile into the temple
nder arrest for being a terrorist - clearly the people are
Chapter 21 - (U)
Chapter 22 - (V)
Paul addresses the angry crowd but fails to placate them. The Roman commander gives orders to have Paul whipped but strangely changes his mind
*Paul recounts his conversion
Chapter 23 - (W)
Paul speaks to the high council, yet is able to turn the focus away from himself. The Lord appears to Paul and tells him to go to Rome. Paul’s nephew uncovers a secret plot.
*Conspiracy to kill Paul – foiled by commander
Chapter 24 - (X)
The Roman governor Felix interrogates Paul, then keeps him in prison for two years.
Felix reviews the charges against Paul
*Paul appears before Felix
*Paul's release is denied!
Paul testifies before Porcius Festus, who is Governor Felix's replacement, and Herod Agrippa.
*Paul would not
ield to be tried in Jerusalem, but instead appealed to Caesar.
Chapter 25 - (Y)
26 – Paul speaks to Agrippa
27- Paul is shipwrecked en route to Rome
28 – Paul and companions are treated kindly.
Z-end of the book
Chapters 26-28 - (Z)
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