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Transcript of ACTS

ACTS
Luke opens Acts, his second Book, with a review of the ascension of Jesus. The twelve apostles choose Matthias to replace Judas Iscariot

A
scension,
A
ngels,
A
postle
*Christ ascended to heaven
Chapter 1  

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.
B
irth (of the church), 
B
eginning, 
B
aptized
*Beginning of the church at Pentecost
*3000 were baptized




Chapter 2
Peter filled with the Holy Spirit, heals a crippled beggar and preaches in the Temple
C
ripple (
c
ure),
C
olonnade
*Peter and John heal the lame man at the gate


Chapter 3

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.
D
ungeon,
D
elivered,
D
isciples pray bold

*High Priest placed Peter and John in Prison



Chapter 4

Chapter 5

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.

E
vil (enters the church),
E
nvy
*Annanias and Sapphira
*Sadducees envious of growing church



Chapter 6

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
F
eed the 
F
amilies, 
F
alse Witnesses, 
F
ace (of an angel)
*
F
eeding of the Grecian widows (7 deacons)
*
F
alse witnesses were called against Stephen
*Stephen’s
f
ace was like the
f
ace of an angel



Chapter 7 

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.

G
lory of 
G
od
*Stephen saw the
G
lory of
G
od (heaven)



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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.

H
avoc, 
H
S,
H
umiliation,
H
ear

*Saul persecutes the church (creating
h
avoc)
*
H
oly Spirit comes to the Samaritans
*Simon is
h
umiliated
*Eunuch
h
ears the word of Jesus from Philip



Chapter 8

Chapter 9

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.

I
 AM, 
I
nstrument, 
I
nauguration

*Saul’s conversion (Christ says “
I
am Jesus”)
*Saul was God’s
i
nstrument to the Gentiles
*Saul’s
i
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.

J
oppa (
J
ourney to),
J
ustice

*Conversion of Cornelius (Peter in
J
oppa)
*
J
ustice to the Gentiles
Chapter 10

Chapter 11

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.

K
insmen,
K
ingdom advances

*Peter defends himself to
his Jewish brothers (his
k
insmen)
*
K
ingdom grows with
Saul & B's preaching



Chapter 12

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!

L
ife,
L
iberation,
L
O
L

*Herod takes James’
l
ife, threatens Peter’s,
l
ater his own
l
ife is taken
*Angel
L
iberated Peter….
L
O
L
Rhoda forgets him at the door
New places, new companions and new dangers abound in Saul’s (Paul) first missionary journey

M
issionary, John
M
ark joins (& leaves)
*Paul’s & Barnabas first
m
issionary journey



Chapter 13  

Paul and Barnabas continue their missionary journey.
Iconium Lystra Dyrbe Return through Lystra, Iconium & Antioch Antioch of Syria

N
ew (
n
o
n
)Gods,
N
ew Organization,

*P&B confused with gods, then stoned, Established elders
Chapter 14 - (N) 

The Jerusalem council must decide if traditional customs are for new Christians
O
pposed - 1, 
O
pposed - 2
*
O
pposing of false teachers (end of 1st MJ)
*
O
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
P
urple, 
P
hilippi,
P
rison
*Conversion of Lydia (seller of
p
urple cloth)
*Conversion of
P
hilippian jailer after God brings down the
p
rison



Chapter 16  

The missionary journey continues & Paul gives a sermon in Athens

Q
uest (for knowledge)

*Athens – Alter to unknown god - Paul
Q
uestions them, and they
q
uestion this new idea



Chapter 17  

Paul meets new friends, God encourages Paul, and his friends instruct a new preacher.

R
ome,
R
etrain
*Aquilla and Pricilla
r
ejected from Rome,
r
etrain Apollos



Chapter 18

- 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.

S
ilversmith,
S
ceva’s
S
ons
*Diana – goddess of the Ephesians
*Paul does
s
ome
s
upernatural miracles (handkerchiefs heal)
*A Demon beats up
S
ceva's
s
ons,

Chapter 19

Paul continues his journey. Eutychus sleeps through a sermon and dies, Paul brings him to life and keeps preaching!
T
roas, 
T
ragic,
T
eary farewell

*
T
arried 7 days to break bread with church
*Death of Eutychus – how
t
ragic!
*In his teary farewell, Paul warns of False teachers in the church
Chapter 20 - (T) 

T
Despite prophecies and warnings, Paul travels to Jerusalem. Here he is eventually arrested and taken before the city’s Roman commander
U
ninformed,
U
nder arrest,

Paul
u
nfairly accused of bringing Gentile into the temple
Paul in
u
nder arrest for being a terrorist - clearly the people are
u
ninformed.
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
V
ictory,
V
ersion,
V
oice

*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.

W
isdom

*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
Feli
X

*Paul appears before Felix
*Paul's release is denied!



Paul testifies before Porcius Festus, who is Governor Felix's replacement, and Herod Agrippa.

Y
ield
*Paul would not
Y
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) 

Class videos:
2012-13 Class videos


2013-14 Class videos

2014-2015 videos
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/faf163a9-89f6-4b94-bd4c-12e83d9751b9
Chapters 15-20
kahoot.it
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/873df67e-c3aa-4ecd-a923-ebedb90c900c
Chapters 8-14
Chapters 21-28
http://goo.gl/3rRn06
https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/2becd27a-474c-4dae-9e09-f121b1610d18
Chapters 1-7
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