ACTS

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ACTS
ACTS
Purpose: To give an accurate
account of the birth and growth of
the Christian church
Author: Luke
Key Verse in ACTS
Acts 1:8 “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.”
From Jerusalem to Rome (Acts)
Acts 2
Pentecost
7
Stephen
8
Philip in Samaria
9
Peter in Judea
10
Cornelius
11
Antioch
13-14
15
Acts 1:8
Cyprus & Galatia
Jerusalem Council
16-18
Europe
19-20
Asia & Europe
28
Rome
Pentecost
Acts 2:1-41
Supernatural Signs
• Sound of wind – power
• Tongues of fire – purity
• Speaking in tongues universality
Persecution and Response
Acts 2:14 – 4:31
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Bold preaching and healing
Peter and John arrested
Threats and warning
Prayer of the believers
– Enable your servants to
speak with boldness
– Heal and perform miracles
Potential Division
Acts 6:1-7
• Uneven distribution to widows
• Seven chosen to take responsibility
• Qualification – full of the Spirit and
wisdom
• Result – the word of God spread
Stephen
Acts 6:8 – 7:53
• Wonders, signs, wise argument
• Accused of blasphemy against the
temple and the law
• Defense:
– Temple: God is not limited by place
– Law: Jews consistently disobeyed
• Martyred by stoning
Cause & Effect Chain
Acts 8:1
Martyrdom
Persecution
Persecution
Scattering
Scattering
Evangelism
Philip in Samaria
Acts 8:5-25
• Mass Evangelism
• Signs and miracles
• Gift of the Holy Spirit
Philip on the Road to Gaza
Acts 8:26-40
• Personal Evangelism
• Leading of the Spirit
• Isaiah 53:7-8
Saul
From Persecutor
To Missionary
Acts 10:1-48
- Peter’s Vision
- Gentile Pentecost
Ministry in Antioch
Acts 11:19-30; 12:24-25
• Barnabas sent from Jerusalem
• Saul invited from Tarsus
“The disciples were called
Christians first at Antioch.”
(Acts 11:26c)
Paul’s First Missionary Journey
Commissioning (Acts 13:1-3)
Paul’s First Missionary Journey
Pisidian Antioch (Acts 13:14-52)
Synagogue sermon
Jealousy among Jews
Turn to the Gentiles
Pisidian Antioch Synagogue Foundation
Paul’s First Missionary Journey
Lystra (Acts 14:8-20)
Healing of cripple
Paul and Barnabas worshiped
Stoning
The Judaizers
• Required circumcision of
Gentile converts
• Opposed by Paul and
Barnabas
Peter and Paul
• Peter – God accepted the
Gentiles and gave them the
Holy Spirit; He made no
distinction between Jews
and Gentiles
• Barnabas and Paul spoke of
signs and wonders God had
done among the Gentiles
PAUL
The Decision of the Council of
Jerusalem (Acts 15:22-29)
• Provided freedom from
circumcision for new
converts
• Prohibited sacrifice to idols,
the eating of blood, and
sexual immorality
• Established the principle of
the unity of the church in
spite of different traditions
of the believers
PAUL
Paul’s Second Missionary Journey
Philippi (Acts 16:11-40)
Lydia (riverside)
Slave girl
Jailer
Temple of Zeus
Parthenon
Athens
Agora
Mars Hill (site of the Areopagus sermon) from the Acropolis
Paul’s Second Missionary Journey
Corinth (Acts 18:1-17)
Synagogue first
House teaching
Paul’s Third Missionary Journey
Ephesus (Acts 18:24 - 19:41)
Paul remains 2+ years
Ephesian Pentecost (19:1-7)
Temple of Artemis Ruins
Paul’s Third Missionary Journey
Miletus (Acts 20:17-38)
Paul sent for Ephesian elders
Only speech in Acts to Christians
Paul in Jerusalem
Acts 21:17-27
Participated
in vows
Riot, Arrest and Trial
Acts 21:27-23:11
• Accusation
– Bringing Gentile into Temple court
– Being an enemy of the people, the Law
and the Temple
• Paul rescued by Roman troops
• Trial before the Sanhedrin
Trials in Caesarea
• Before Felix,
Acts 24:1-22
• Before Festus,
Acts 25:1-12
• Before Agrippa,
Acts 25:23-26:32
Journey to Rome
Storm at Sea
Paul’s Journey to Rome
Storm and shipwreck
Snake bite
Healing ministry
Appian Way
Three Taverns
Rome
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