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  1. The witness of the church in Judea and Samaria 27:1 – 28:31 The Orchestrated Power of the Progressive Witness of the Church Acts

  2. 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.

  3. Acts 1:1 – 5:42 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.”

  4. Acts 1:1 – 5:42 Opening thoughtsA key verse • 2:32 “This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.”

  5. Acts 1:1 – 5:42 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.”

  6. Acts 1:1 – 5:42 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

  7. Acts 1:1 – 5:42 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.”

  8. 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.”

  9. 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.”

  10. Acts 8:1 – 12:25 Continuing onA key verse • 8:22“Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.”

  11. Acts 8:1 – 12:25 Continuing onA key verse • 9:5 “And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

  12. Acts 8:1 – 12:25 Continuing onA key verse • 10:39 “And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree,”

  13. Acts 8:1 – 12:25 Continuing onA key verse • 11:18 “When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

  14. Acts 8:1 – 12:25 Continuing onA key verse • 12:24 “But the word of God increased and multiplied.”

  15. Acts 13:1 – 14:28 Continuing onA key verse • 13:38“Let it be known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you, and by him everyone who believes is freed from everything from which you could not be freed by the law of Moses.

  16. Acts 13:1 – 14:28 Continuing onA key verse • 14:22 “strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.

  17. Acts 15:1 – 34 Continuing onA key verse • 15:16-18 “‘After this I will return, and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it, that the remnant of mankind may seek the Lord, and all the Gentiles who are called by my name, says the Lord, who makes these things known from of old.’”

  18. Acts 15:34 – 18:22 Continuing onA key verse • 16:30-32“Then he brought them out and said, ‘Sirs, what must I do to be saved?’ And they said, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.’ And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.”

  19. Acts 15:34 – 18:22 Continuing onA key verse • 17:30-31“The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

  20. Acts 15:34 – 18:22 Continuing onA key verse • 18:4“And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks… • 18:9 …And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent”

  21. Acts 18:23 – 21:16 Continuing onA key verse • 19:17 “And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled.”

  22. Acts 18:23 – 21:16 Continuing onA key verse • 20:24 “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”

  23. Acts 18:23 – 21:16 Continuing onA key verse • 21:13 “Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”

  24. Acts 21:17 – 28:31 Continuing onA key verse • 21:19b-20a“he related one by one the things that God had done among the Gentiles through his ministry. And when they heard it, they glorified God.”

  25. Acts 21:17 – 28:31 Continuing onA key verse • 22:8 “And I answered, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And he said to me, ‘I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you are persecuting.’” • 22:21 “And he said to me, ‘Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles.’”

  26. Acts 21:17 – 28:31 Continuing onA key verse • 23:11 “The following night the Lord stood by him and said, “Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify also in Rome.’”

  27. Acts 21:17 – 28:31 Continuing onA key verse • 24:14-15 “But this I confess to you, that according to the Way, which they call a sect, I worship the God of our fathers, believing everything laid down by the Law and written in the Prophets, having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.’”

  28. Acts 21:17 – 28:31 Continuing onA key verse • 25:9“But Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, “Do you wish to go up to Jerusalem and there be tried on these charges before me?”

  29. Acts 21:17 – 28:31 Continuing onA key verse • 26:9 “And Paul said, “Whether short or long, I would to God that not only you but also all who hear me this day might become such as I am—exceptfor these chains.”

  30. Acts 21:17 – 28:31 Continuing onA key verse • 27:25“So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.”

  31. Acts 21:17 – 28:31 Continuing onA key verse • 28:24“And some were convinced by what he said, but others disbelieved.” • 28:31 “proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.”

  32. Acts 1:1 – 28:31A 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)

  33. 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%

  34. Acts 21:17 – 28:31 Opening thoughtsHow Section III is structured • 1. Paul in Jerusalem (21:17-23:35) III. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (13:1 – 28:31) • 2. Paul in Caesarea (24:1-26:32) F. The Journey across all boundaries (21:17 – 28:31) • 3. Paul in Rome (27:1-28:31)

  35. 3. Paul in Rome (27:1-28:31) III. THE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (13:1 – 28:31) • The Sea Voyage to Italy (27:1-28:15) • Paul as a Prisoner in Rome (28:16-31) F. The Journey across all boundaries (21:17 – 28:31)

  36. F.Across All Boundaries (21:17 – 28:31) (27:1-28:15)