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Acts

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									Acts


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       NTS/Class Fourteen   1
                                           Acts 1:1-6:7

• Acts 3:-26
  – Acts 3:1-10, Miraculous Signs are given to
    validate the message.
  – Acts 3:11-26, Peter’s Sermon.
     • 3:13, Charges the Jews w/a miscarriage of justice.
     • 3:15, He whom you killed God raised to life
     • 3:19, Therefore, repent from your sins



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                                       Acts 1:1-6:7

• Acts 4:1-31
  – Acts 4:4, c. 5,000 believed on account of
    Peter’s sermon
  – Acts 4:17-22, Peter & John ordered not to
    preach about Christ.
  – Acts 4:23-31, Conscious of God’s provision
    and care for them.


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                                        Acts 1:1-6:7

• Acts 4:32-5:42, Caring for those with needs
  – Acts 4:32-36, Concern for the Poor.
  – Acts 5:1-11, Ananias & Sapphira – God
    demonstrates his concern for the purity of his
    people. That he does not continue to punish in
    this fashion is a sign of grace.
  – Acts 5:33-42, Continuation of signs and
    persecution, see esp. 5:29-42

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                                        Acts 1:1-6:7

• Acts 6:1-7, The Choosing of the Seven
  – Tension between the Grecian & Hebraic Jews
  – They did not want the care of widows to detract
    from the ongoing ministry.




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             Acts 6:8-8:3/Dispersion

• Ministry of Stephen
  – 6:8, described as a man full of God’s grace &
    power
  – 6:11, he was falsely accused
  – 6:14, charge – Destroy the place & change the
    customs handed down to us.
  – 7:1-53, Stephen’s speech in response to the
    charges

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               Acts 6:8-8:3/Dispersion
– 7:1-53, Stephen’s speech in response to the
  charges
   • Provides a superb description of the OT
     background, links Christ w/Moses.
   • Points too God’s progressive revelation & the out-
     datedness of the temple rituals.
– 7:54-60, Stoning of Stephen
   •   Furious
   •   Note vision in 7:56
   •   Stoned him, an illegal act
   •   Response: A work of grace, 7:60
   •   Saul observed, giving his approval
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             Acts 6:8-8:3/Dispersion

• 8:1-3, Persecution
  – Church scattered throughout Judea & Samaria
  – Saul as Chief Persecutor of the church.




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