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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 (?!)
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?
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”
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
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”