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  1. The witness of the church in jerusalem 2:5 – 7:60 The Orchestrated Power of the Progressive Witness of the Church Acts

  2. Six weeks into Semester… • Our fifth time together • Hope you had a great week  Today’s activities • If you did Commentary #1, this is the day to hand it in; • We review our last lecture with the Pop Quiz on Acts 3-5 • Then we engage in: Acts 6:1–8:4 “Mission in Jerusalem.”

  3. B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) (6:1-7)

  4. Acts Opening thoughtsIts place in connection with the Gospels • • If Luke’s first work in the Gospel was to communicate the person and ministry of Jesus – that is, what Christ began, • • then Luke’s second work in the book of Acts was to communicate about the Holy Spirit’s work in the lives and activities of the apostles in the early church – what the Holy Spirit continued to do.

  5. Acts 1:1 – 7:60 Opening thoughtsA key verse • 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

  6. Acts 1:1 – 7:60 Opening thoughtsA key verse • 2:32 “This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.”

  7. Acts 1:1 – 7:60 Opening thoughtsA key verse • 3:26 “God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”

  8. Acts 1:1 – 7:60 Opening thoughtsA key verse • 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Jesus

  9. Acts 1:1 – 7:60 Opening thoughtsA key verse • 5:32“And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

  10. Acts 1:1 – 7:60 Opening thoughtsA key verse • 6:14 “for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us.”

  11. Acts 1:1 – 7:60 Opening thoughtsA key verse • 7:60 “And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.”

  12. Acts 1:1 – 7:60 Opening thoughtsA reminder of the structure of the book • THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JUDEA AND SAMARIA (8:1 – 12:25) • THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (13:1 – 28:31)

  13. The Book of Acts: Amount of time spent on each section Inception of the Church 1:1 – 2:4 3% Jerusalem 2:5-7:60 22% Judea Samaria 8:1-12:25 18% End of the Earth 13:1-21:16 32% All boundaries 21:17-28:31 25%

  14. Acts 1:1 – 7:60How Section I is structured I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • A. The Inception of the Church in Jerusalem (1:1 – 2:4) • B. The Witness of the Church in Jerusalem (2:5 – 7:60)

  15. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • The Witness of Stephen (6:1-7:60) • His designation (6:1–7) • His detention • His defence • His death B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60)

  16. B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) (6:1-7)

  17. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:1 a complaint by the Hellenists arose 6:1 against the Hebrews 6:1 were being neglected B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His designation (6:1–7)

  18. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:2 “It is not right that B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His designation (6:1–7)

  19. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:3 men of good repute 6:3 full of the Spirit 6:3 [full of] wisdom B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His designation (6:1–7)

  20. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:4 ourselves to prayer 6:4 of the word B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His designation (6:1–7)

  21. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:5 And … pleased the whole gathering B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His designation (6:1–7)

  22. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:6 and laid their hands on them B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His designation (6:1–7)

  23. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:7 and a great many of the priests B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His designation (6:1–7)

  24. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • And so we come to a division… • The Witness of Stephen (6:1–7:60) • His designation (6:1–7) • His detention (6:8-15) • His defence • His death B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60)

  25. B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) (6:8-15)

  26. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:8 Stephen B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His detention (6:8–15)

  27. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:9 [from lots of places] B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His detention (6:8–15)

  28. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:10 the wisdom and the Spirit B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His detention (6:8–15)

  29. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:11 Moses and God B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His detention (6:8–15)

  30. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:12 and seized him B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His detention (6:8–15)

  31. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:13 never ceases to speak B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His detention (6:8–15)

  32. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:14 this Jesus of Nazareth B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His detention (6:8–15)

  33. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 6:15 saw that his face B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His detention (6:8–15)

  34. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • And so we come to a division… • The Witness of Stephen (6:1-7:60) • His designation (6:1–7) • His detention (6:8-15) • His defence (7:1-53) • His death B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60)

  35. B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) (7:1)

  36. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 7:1 Are these things so?” B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His defence (7:1–53) High Priest’s Question (7:1)

  37. B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) (7:2-8)

  38. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 7:2 The God of glory appeared B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His defence (7:1–53) Patriarchs of Israel (7:2-8)

  39. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 7:3 that I will show you B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His defence (7:1–53) Patriarchs of Israel (7:2-8)

  40. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 7:4he went out B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His defence (7:1–53) Patriarchs of Israel (7:2-8)

  41. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 7:5 inheritance B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His defence (7:1–53) Patriarchs of Israel (7:2-8)

  42. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 7:6 sojourners B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His defence (7:1–53) Patriarchs of Israel (7:2-8)

  43. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 7:7 they serve 7:7 will judge 7:7 they shall come out 7:7 and worship me B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His defence (7:1–53) Patriarchs of Israel (7:2-8)

  44. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 7:8 the covenant of circumcision B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His defence (7:1–53) Patriarchs of Israel (7:2-8)

  45. B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) (7:9-19)

  46. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 7:9 jealous 7:9 God with him B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His defence (7:1–53) Oppressors of Israel (7:9-19)

  47. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 7:10 rescued him 7:10 made him ruler B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His defence (7:1–53) Oppressors of Israel (7:9-19)

  48. I. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH IN JERUSALEM (1:1 – 7:60) • Highlights: 7:11 a famine 7:12 there was grain B. The Witness of the Church (2:5 – 7:60) Witness of Stephen (6:1 – 7:60) His defence (7:1–53) Oppressors of Israel (7:9-19)