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  1. Name ____________________________Theology 10 Sacred ScriptureMr. Phillips Unit Four: Acts of the Apostles

  2. Introduction to Acts • Author: _____________________________________ • ____________-Christian, perhaps a _______________ • Companion of ________ on 2nd and 3rd missionary journeys • Audience: _____________________ • Date of Composition: ______________ • Purpose: • Two Main Characters: ________________________

  3. Pentecost(Acts 2) • Christian feast celebrating the coming of the _______________ • Peter preaches afterward and _________ are baptized • Called the “ ____________________________ ” • Celebrated _____ days after Easter

  4. The Early Christian Community in Jerusalem • Characteristics: • Practiced ____________ as an initiation ritual • Common prayer, especially the __________________________ • Shared _________________ with one another • First conflict in early church • One group ( ______________ or Greek-speaking widows) were being ignored • Seven men commissioned (through “____________________”) by the apostles to serve their needs • Diakonia(diakonia) = ______________ (in Greek)

  5. Martyrdom in the Early Church • Martyr(martuV) = ______ (in Greek) • Someone who gives his/her ______ for what he/she believes • Gives _______________ with his/her life • First Christian Martyr: ________________ • Stephen’s death resembles ______________ death (esp. as told in Lk) • Ultimate act of Christian discipleship: _________________________________________

  6. Saul/Paul • Saul was his __________ name, Paul his _________ name • Jewish Roman citizen from ____________ • Before conversion: • _______________ Christians • ID’d himself as a _______________ (Phil 3:5) • After conversion: • _____________ Christianity - Went on ____ missionary journeys • Called the “______________________________”

  7. Conversion of Saul(Acts 9) • Occurred on the road to _______________ • Extraordinary experience of the ________________ • Baptized in Damascus by ____________ • After several years, he returned to ________________ Gentile Mission Begins(Acts 10) • First Gentile Christian: _____________ (a Roman centurion) • Baptized by ___________

  8. Paul’s Missionary Journeys • Antioch (in Syria) • All 3 journeys begin here, like Paul’s “_________________” • First place where believers in Jesus were called __________________ • Traveled throughout Roman Empire • Established ________________ in various cities • Some traveling companions: _______________________________ _______________________________ • Wrote ______________ to the churches (ex. 1 Thess) • Experienced great _________________

  9. Council of Jerusalem(Acts 15) • Probably c. _________ • Held to settle issue: ___________________________________________________ • In favor of requirement: Christian _______________ • Against requirement: • __________ and _______________ • ____________ (who baptized Cornelius) • ____________ – supports his argument by quoting Hebrew Scriptures (Amos) • The moment when Christianity and Judaism __________ • Entire Mosaic Law no longer ___________ Christians • Christianity still retains ______________________

  10. Paul’s Final Journey to Rome • Paul arrested for bringing a _____________ into the Jerusalem temple • Brought to _______________________ for trial • Appealed to ____________; brought to __________ • Acts ends with Paul’s arrival in ______________ • Later tradition (not in Acts): Paul was martyred in Rome c. 65 A.D. by ________________