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Lesson 19 of 50 - The Book of Acts(part one of four)
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Introduction to Book of Acts
Day of Pentecost
Preaching on Temple Mount

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Preaching on Temple Mount

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Introduction to the Book of Acts  

The Day of Pentecost  

Preaching on the Temple Mount  

Church on Temple Mount;
Stephen's Speech 
 

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Introduction to the Book of Acts

Day of Pentecost

Preaching on the Temple Mount

Church on Temple Mount;
Stephen's Speech

The Book of Acts

Book

Acts of the Apostles

Author

Luke

Date

62 AD

Earliest
Existing
Manuscript

  • P29. Consisting of Acts 26:7-8, 20 dating from the third century.
  • P38. Consisting of Acts 18:27-19:6, 12-16 from circa 300 CE.
  • P48. Consisting of Acts 23:11-17; 4:31-5:13 from the third century.

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Purpose

 

“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.”
   
Jesus, Acts 1:8

Jerusalem

Judea and Samaria

Ends of the Earth

Acts 2-7

Acts 8-12

Acts 13-28

30-32 A.D. – 2 years

33-48 A.D. (15 years)

48-62 A.D. (14 years)

Peter and John

Peter and Philip

Paul

Jews

Jews and Samaritans

Jews and Gentiles

Jerusalem

Judea and Samaria

Syria, Asia Minor, Macedonia, Greece, Italy

Outline

Acts 2
The Day of Pentecost

Because of the day of Pentecost we know that a church began in both Cyrene and Rome.  Both these churches began without an apostle planting the church.  The churches in Rome and Cyrene grew, maintained correct doctrine and began missionary work.  Other churches would also have been started when the new converts took the gospel back to their home towns.

Acts 3 and 4
Herod's Temple In Acts 3 at 3:00 in the afternoon, Peter heals a lame man at the Gate Beautiful (also called Nicanor Gate) which led from the court of the Gentiles into the court of women.   The people came running out to Solomon’s Porch or Colonnade to see. (Acts 3:11) Peter began to preach about Jesus.  The priests, the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees (Acts 4:1) came out and seized Peter and John.  They were put in jail for the night and the next day Peter and John appeared before the Sanhedrin for questioning. (Acts 4:5)  Peter preaches to the Sanhedrin but is warned not to preach in Jesus name anymore.

Acts 5 and 6
The Jerusalem church is growing in numbers and in organization.  They would meet in Solomon’s Colonnade (Solomon’s Porch).  The apostles continue to perform many signs and wonders (5:12).  People were bringing their sick from nearby towns to the temple in Jerusalem to be healed by the apostles. (5:16)  The high priest and his political party, the Sadducees, had the apostles put in jail but an angel opened the doors and told them, “Go stand in the temple courts and tell the people the full message of this new life.” (5:17-20)  The next morning the Sanhedrin met to question the apostles but they could not find them in jail.  Instead they were found preaching in the temple courts. (5:21-26)  A Pharisee and member of the Sanhedrin named Gamaliel (the Apostle Paul’s teacher) suggested a policy of tolerance against the apostles until their momentum faded away. (5:33-40) The apostles were released but they continued to proclaim the good news that Jesus was the Christ in the temple courts and from house to house. (5:42)  To help the apostles maintain and organize their growing movement seven deacons where appointed to help them manage the material needs of the young church. (6:1-7) 

 

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