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Luke's Sequel

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Ben Lovelady

on 18 June 2017

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Transcript of Luke's Sequel

Acts
A Look at Evangelism
Positive & Negative Characters
Normative or Descriptive?
"The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus
began
to do and teach...."
Acts 1:1 (emphasis added)
Acts: A Sequel
"I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed."
Genesis 12:3
"Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth."
Genesis 11:9
"After this I will return, and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it, that the remnant of mankind may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are called by my name, says the Lord, who makes these things known from of old."
Acts 15:16-18
"After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, 'Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!'"
Revelation 7:9-10
Jerusalem
Luke
Acts
Similarities between Luke & Acts:
Miracles (Luke 5:17-26 & Acts 9:32-35)
Journey Motif (Jerusalem/Cross & Rome/Caesar)
Ascension of Jesus overlap
Acts & OT: the Spirit
"Theography"
Supporting Themes:
The Holy Spirit
God's Sovereignty
The Church
Prayer
Suffering
Gentiles
Witness
Organizational Strategy:
Acts 1:8
Jerusalem (ch. 1)
Judea & Samaria (ch. 6)
Gentiles (ch. 13)
Read individual passages in light of others.
Look big picture to determine what's normative.
Look for repeated patterns & themes.
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