Theme of Acts

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Theme of Acts
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.
(Acts 1:8)
Theme of Acts
1:8
Healing of the Lame Man
• 3:1-10
• Peter and John
• Beautiful gate
Beautiful
Gate
Model of Herod’s Temple
Healing of the Lame Man
• 3:1-10
• Peter and John
• Beautiful gate
• Going up to the
temple…. (3:1)
• Lame from
birth – 40 years
Healing of the Lame Man
• Silver and gold I do not have,
but what I have I give you. In
the name of Jesus Christ of
Nazareth, walk! (6)
• Instantly…. (7)
• …walking and jumping and
praising God. (9)
The
nd
2
Great Gathering
• Sounds like the Pentecost story!
• People came running.
• Solomon’s Colonnade
Solomon’s
Colonnade
Model of Herod’s Temple
A praising
community
preaches to
answer questions
raised by its
praise.
(p. 31)
Peter’s Tough Sermon – 12-26
• You handed him over to be killed (13)
• You disowned him before Pilate (13)
• You disowned the Holy and
Righteous One (14)
• You killed the author
of life (15)
Peter’s
Invitation
Repent, then, and turn to God, so
that your sins may be wiped out,
that times of refreshing may
come from the Lord, and that he
may send the Christ…. (3:19)
• Rich & Powerful
• No Resurrection
• No angels
• Saw no authority in tradition
• Controlled the temple
Peter and John
In Jail (4:3)
st
1
recorded
persecution
of Christians
But many who heard the message
believed, and the number of men
grew to about 5,000.
(Acts 4:4)
Sanhedrin
• Council of 71
• Presided over
by the High
Priest
• Jewish High
Court
Question:
By what power
or what name
did you do this?
Answer:
It is by the name
of Jesus Christ
of Nazareth!
He is “the stone you builders
rejected, which has become
the capstone.”
(4:11; Ps. 118; 1 Peter 2:7)
Salvation is found in no one else,
for there is no other name under
heaven given to men by which we
must be saved. (4:12)
Peter and John
• Told not to speak at all in the name
of Jesus
• Judge for yourselves whether or not
it is right in God’s sight to obey you
rather than God. For we cannot help
speaking about what we have seen
and heard. (4:19-20)
What is the
Good News
we have
“seen and
heard”?
Journal Assignment
In what way(s) is the
gospel of Jesus truly
good news?
#1
After Their Release
•
•
•
•
Went back to their own people (4:23)
Prayed (4:24)
The place was shaken
They were filled with
the Holy Spirit
• They spoke the word
of God boldly
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