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LUKAN CONTEXT. KEY TERMS CLUSTERED IN LUKE 1-2

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1. THE BOOK OF ACTS ACTS

11. LUKAN CONTEXT KEY TERMS CLUSTERED IN LUKE 1-2 & ACTS Fulfillment, witness, certainty Worship, temple, forgiveness of sins, holy, Holy Spirit, Israel, Jerusalem, Promise of the Father, Salvation, Savior

12. RESTORING FORTUNES OF ISRAEL 6 “Restoration of Israel” Themes Luke 19: “Seeking & Saving the Lost” = children of Abraham (recovering sinful Israelites) Luke 24:44-47: Christology & Mission Galatians 3:8= Gospel to Abraham!

13. ACTS 1 Vv.1-3: “Kingdom of God” About God’s kingly rule Mission still above the messenger (?!) VV.5-7 Statement of JB (Lk 3:16) attributed to Jesus Expected parousia replaced by “promise of the Spirit” Spirit makes it possible for Church to exist in the world

14. ACTS 1 V. 8 “witness”: Eye-witness, bearing testimony to what God has doen in the Messiah “promise of the Father”: Holy Spirit “wait in Jerusalem”: Temple community Restore the Kingdom to Israel? Jer 31:31-37 Jer 33:19-22

15. ACTS 1 JUDEA, SAMARIA, ENDS OF THE EARTH Acts 2:1- Jerusalem Acts 8:1- Judaea, Samaria Acts 10-11- Gentiles Acts 13:47 (Isa 49:5-6): Ends of Earth/ Gentiles GENESIS 12. Faithfulness of God!

16. ACTS 1 VV.15-26 Why 12 Apostles? Luke 22: “sitting on thrones judging 12 tribes”; “rulers of Israel” Thus, “witnesses”

17. ACTS 2 Acts 2: V.13: Rabbi’s told of how God’s voice was divided into the seventy languages of the world on Sinai. Vv.16-21 (Joel 3) implies a time for repentance before the great and coming day of the Lord V.19: fulfillment in terms of the life of Jesus V.21: “calling on name of the Lord”: technical expression (Rom 10:13; 1 Cor 1:2; Acts 9:14, 21; Acts 22:16)

18. ACTS 2 V.25-28 2 Samuel 7:8-16 Foundational text for royal/Davidic covenant V.37 Cut to the heart (Psalm 109:16)

19. ACTS 2 V.38 Repentance and Baptism for (unto) forgiveness of sins (Community/Discipleship) Name of Jesus Christ (Christology) Gift of Spirit (Eschatological)

20. ACTS 2:42-47 COMMUNITY Continue in Apostles teaching House to House (not Temple) Equality and communal approach “Breaking of Bread”

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