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Luke Acts Final

What is the programmatic statement in Acts? But 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
The message went from this group to this group and then to this man Hellenists, Ethiopian and Samaratin, then Cornelius
The biggest narrative is Cornelius conversion
Transition narratives Ethiopian and Samaritan
Why was it important to replace Judas? Because the twelve disciples were supposed to represent the twelve tribes of Israel
How did Judas die according to Luke? He fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.
How does Luke end? On a positive note, “For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. 31 He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!” Acts 28:30
Typology: Scripture was applied to Jesus even though it didn’t necessarily refer directly to him, good guy/bad guy type
The major actor in Acts is The Holy Spirit
What are the four views of the law? Steven: The law is old news; Paul: Let Jews be Jews and Gentiles be Gentiles,act as a jew except when it discriminates against Gentiles; James: In charge of the Decree; Conservatives: Circumcison faction.
What did the decree say? No Porea (sexual immorality), No eating strangled animals, No eating animals with blood still in it, No eating food offered to Idols
Purpose of the counsel? What do we do about the Gentiles?
What was Paul’s request to the Romans? Pray that I may be rescued from the unbelievers in Judea and that my service in Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints there
Reason for break-up, recorded in Acts but Paul did not think it wise to take him (Mark), because he had deserted them in Pamphylia
Hellenistic characteristics
Paul’s profession Tentmaker, pharisee, persecuting Christians
Mystery religions offered Salvation
What city was the temple of Artemas in? Ephesus
Names for Artimas: Cybele, Diana
Ephesus was considered the final______ Fronteir
Why was Steven killed? Because he spoke against the law, he was a Hellenist
Paul’s conversion
Paul’s understanding of sin/grace His bible caused him to go against God…
Who said, “God does not dwell in temples made with human hands”? Steven
The Hellenists were Greek speaking Jews
Hellenistic Religions believed in _______and had confidence in _____________ demons and magic
Three aspects of mystery religions 1. Code of silence 2.Initiation ritual 3. Learning of sacred signs/formulas
Helenistic religions were syncretistic, meaning: Combines religions
Dualistic opposition of spirit and matter
T/F Paul was a Roman Citizen? True
When does Luke refer to Saul as Paul? When he begins the Gentile mission
What was Paul's attitude towards Christ? Death on a cross was a curse, Chrstians worshipped a criminal, Christians were blaspheming
As a Pharisee Paul believed in the resurrection at the end of... the Age
Paul's train of thought Jesus had been raised from the dead0only God raises ppl from the dead -Dod had raised Jesus from the dead -God would not raise a criminal -the cross is not a curse but a blessing
We are either in sin or in Christ
Sin overpowered the law
Grace is the only means of a relationship with God
T/F Rome was more acceptant of old religions so it was important to tie Christianity to Judaism and the old testament True
Created by: ok2bpure
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