By Allen, Ronald James
Acts of the Apostles is helping the preacher establish percentages for sermons in response to texts and topics within the e-book of Acts. whereas supplying a simple exegetical framework for analyzing passages in Acts of their ancient, literary, rhetorical, and theological contexts, this quantity additionally indicates ways that the preacher can relate passages and motifs from Acts to the congregation and international at the present time. It is also invaluable in sessions that search to hyperlink textual content and sermon, and for congregational Bible study.
Throughout his statement, Ron Allen examines the connection of Acts to the Gospel of Luke, discussing parallel passages among the 2 volumes and staring at how topics within the Gospel hold ahead into Acts. He notes how specific passages give a contribution to constructing subject matters and to how the notice of this sort of subject matter can give a contribution to the preacher's paintings with a selected passage
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It envisions a church whose message and life are magnetic to people from every race, tribe, people, and tongue. It envisions a church with the courage to face the most savage powers of its time to invite repentance as the first step on the journey to restoration and to the Realm. I send this book forward with a prayer that the church of our time may be such a community. On the text as other, see Ronald J. ↵ See further Ronald J. ↵ Ronald J. ↵ Ronald J. Allen, “The Story of Jesus According to ‘Luke’ and “The Story of the Church According to ‘Luke,’” in The Chalice Introduction to the New Testament, ed.
Indeed, the church was to embody qualities of the Realm while inviting others to prepare for its final arrival. Third, Luke believed that the apocalypse was delayed. One purpose of the Gospel and Acts is to urge the community to continue their witness during the delay by assuring them that the Holy Spirit continued to empower them even in the face of conflict. At one time, many preachers and scholars thought Luke-Acts was a political apologetic, a document designed to persuade the Romans that the church had no plans for sedition.
The Coming of the Realm of God: The Main Theme of the Book of Acts Acts 1:1—2:13 2. You Will Be My Witness in Jerusalem and in all Judea Acts 2:14—8:3 3. You Will Be My Witnesses in Samaria Acts 8:4-25 4. You Will Be My Witnesses to the Ends of the Earth Acts 8:26—28:29 Appendix 1: The Chiastic Structure of Luke-Acts Appendix 2: Table Correlating Lectionary Readings from Luke with Chiastic Parallels from Acts Appendix 3: Sermon Series from the Book of Acts: Representative Texts, Characters, and Themes Appendix 4: Suggestions for Further Reading ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries Copyright © 2013 Fortress Press.