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  1. The Word Is AliveThe Book of Acts Summary of Acts Narrated by Tony Gillon

  2. Introduction • Following Christ’s ministry we now have the foundation of His church.

  3. Introduction • Following Christ’s ministry we now have the foundation of His church. • The grain of wheat has produced a crop.

  4. Introduction • Following Christ’s ministry we now have the foundation of His church. • The grain of wheat has produced a crop. • Although all 11 original apostles continued in the work, Luke only talks of Peter and John in this book.

  5. Introduction • The book starts with Jesus giving final instructions before his ascension and then the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

  6. Introduction • The book starts with Jesus giving final instructions before his ascension and then the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. • The martyrdom of Steven and James.

  7. Introduction • The book starts with Jesus giving final instructions before his ascension and then the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. • The martyrdom of Steven and James. • The introduction of Saul of Tarsus (Paul).

  8. Introduction • The book starts with Jesus giving final instructions before his ascension and then the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. • The martyrdom of Steven and James. • The introduction of Saul of Tarsus (Paul). • The introduction of James, the Lord’s brother.

  9. Introduction • The book starts with Jesus giving final instructions before his ascension and then the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. • The martyrdom of Steven and James. • The introduction of Saul of Tarsus (Paul). • The introduction of James, the Lord’s brother. • The Gospels spreads as far as Rome.

  10. Theme • The believers are empowered by the Holy Spirit to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ among both Jews and Gentiles

  11. Purpose of the Book of Acts • Luke had an historian’s interest in providing ‘an orderly account’ - ‘of the things that have been fulfilled among us’.

  12. Purpose of the Book of Acts • Luke had an historian’s interest in providing ‘an orderly account’ - ‘of the things that have been fulfilled among us’. • The purposes are best determined through the emphases and themes found throughout the book.

  13. Chapter One • Luke provides a summary of proof for the resurrection of Jesus.

  14. Chapter One • Luke provides a summary of proof for the resurrection of Jesus. • The embryonic church of 120 chooses a replacement for Judas Iscariot by divine selection.

  15. Chapter Two • The Day of Pentecost.

  16. Chapter Two • The Day of Pentecost. • The Holy Spirit is given.

  17. Chapter Two • The Day of Pentecost. • The Holy Spirit is given. • Peter speaks to the crowd.

  18. Chapter Two • The Day of Pentecost. • The Holy Spirit is given. • Peter speaks to the crowd. • Peter quotes from the prophet Joel.

  19. Chapter Two • Peter tells them that salvation is still at hand for the guilty ones.

  20. Chapter Two • Peter tells them that salvation is still at hand for the guilty ones. • Many accept the message and come to faith.

  21. Chapter Two • Peter tells them that salvation is still at hand for the guilty ones. • Many accept the message and come to faith. • The early church.

  22. Chapter Three • Work in the temple continues.

  23. Chapter Three • Work in the temple continues. • A crippled man begs at the Beautiful Gate.

  24. Chapter Three • Work in the temple continues. • A crippled man begs at the Beautiful Gate. • The crippled man is miraculously healed.

  25. Chapter Three • Work in the temple continues. • A crippled man begs at the Beautiful Gate. • The crippled man is miraculously healed. • A crowd gathers to witness this.

  26. Chapter Three • Work in the temple continues. • A crippled man begs at the Beautiful Gate. • The crippled man is miraculously healed. • A crowd gathers to witness this. • Peter gives a major discourse to the crowd.

  27. Chapter Four • Peter and John arrested.

  28. Chapter Four • Peter and John arrested. • Peter and John before the Sanhedrin.

  29. Chapter Four • Peter and John arrested. • Peter and John before the Sanhedrin. • The Holy Spirit equips them to speak.

  30. Chapter Four • Peter and John accuse the Jewish leaders of murdering the Christ.

  31. Chapter Four • Peter and John accuse the Jewish leaders of murdering the Christ. • Peter and John return to their church to pray and give thanks.

  32. Chapter Four • Peter and John accuse the Jewish leaders of murdering the Christ. • Peter and John return to their church to pray and give thanks. • The unity and generous spirit of the early church is on display.

  33. Chapter Five • Ananias and Sapphira.

  34. Chapter Five • Ananias and Sapphira. • Hope for the church.

  35. Chapter Five • Ananias and Sapphira. • Hope for the church. • Many healing miracles.

  36. Chapter Five • The apostles jailed but freed by an angel.

  37. Chapter Five • The apostles jailed but freed by an angel. • Gamaliel – a voice of reason in the Sanhedrin.

  38. Chapter Five • The apostles jailed but freed by an angel. • Gamaliel – a voice of reason in the Sanhedrin. • The apostles are flogged but rejoice in their suffering.

  39. Chapter Six • As opposition to the church increased, so God grew the church even more: • You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder(Isaiah 9:3).

  40. Chapter Six • The apostles solve a church problem.

  41. Chapter Six • The apostles solve a church problem. • The Hellenist widows.

  42. Chapter Six • The apostles solve a church problem. • The Hellenist widows. • The choosing of the seven.

  43. Chapter Six • The apostles solve a church problem. • The Hellenist widows. • The choosing of the seven. • Stephen’s ministry and arrest.

  44. Chapter Seven • Overview of the chapter.

  45. Chapter Seven • Overview of the chapter. • Stephen brought before the Sanhedrin.

  46. Chapter Seven • Overview of the chapter. • Stephen brought before the Sanhedrin. • Stephen’s potted history of Israel.

  47. Chapter Seven • The Law was never intended to last forever, especially the Ceremonial Law.

  48. Chapter Seven • The Law was never intended to last forever, especially the Ceremonial Law. • Stephen accuses the present-day leaders.

  49. Chapter Seven • The Law was never intended to last forever, especially the Ceremonial Law. • Stephen accuses the present-day leaders. • Stephen is stoned to death.

  50. Chapter Eight • The outcome of Stephen’s death.