Hola, Bienvenido!. The Acts of The Apostles. -The 1 st church history Presented by Mary Tinuke Jagun. General Outline. Background Content Lessons learned Personal application. Background. Author: Generally accepted as Luke, a gentile physician and the writer of the third Gospel.
The Acts of The Apostles
-The 1st church history
Presented by Mary Tinuke Jagun
Why? (review of the book report on the Gospel of Luke)
“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.”
i.e. the development of 3 distinct but overlapping motifs all at the same time
This fact poses the challenge one faces when presenting this book
Old Testament History (Lev. 23:15-23)
New Testament Fulfillment of prophecy
Clearly, the feast was a foreshadow of the coming of the Holy Spirit
1. The First Christian Sermon (14-41) “a masterpiece”
2. The Attitude of the Fellowship of the Believers
I thought we had too many meetings in UBF, but I see that there is no such thing as too many meetings, but perhaps meetings can become cumbersome because of a lack of the Holy Spirit.
The church in Jerusalem was a happening place, they enjoyed each other’s favor, they were highly regarded among the people and they were fruitful. When you have beautiful fellowship, no one wants to go out, but…
The propagation of the ministry was as a result of persecution Acts 8:1
“On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria.”
Ongoing propagation of the ministry
“The Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.”
To the ends of the earth( “The Birth of the Gentile Church”) Now, they began to have a broad vision/ World Mission Vision
Summary statement There’s the misconception that Paul is just jumping from ministry to ministry but it is evident that he is not just randomly spreading the word as he desired, but being carefully led by the Holy Spirit and raising up leaders wherever he went. Similar to M. Paul Oh.
“Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.”
kinda makes you wonder if it really might be a trial brief in defense of Paul
Map Showing the spread of the gospel in the early days