By Allen, Ronald James
Acts of the Apostles is helping the preacher determine chances for sermons in keeping with texts and topics within the booklet of Acts. whereas providing a easy exegetical framework for reading 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 global this day. It is also important 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 issues within the Gospel hold ahead into Acts. He notes how specific passages give a contribution to constructing issues and to how the notice of any such subject matter can give a contribution to the preacher's paintings with a specific passage
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The witnessing church becomes ever more inclusive. The witness of the church today, then, is in continuity with Acts when it also extends the boundaries of community. As Jesus ascends, his followers simply stare upward at the place where Jesus went. Two figures from heaven ask a question to the disciples that the preacher might ask the congregation. ” (Acts 1:11). ” The Coming of the Reign of God: Preparing the Community to Represent the Realm (Acts 1:12-26) In Luke 24:40 and Acts 1:4-5, the risen Jesus instructs the community to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit, the power that comes from on high.
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. ↵ 4 Index of Passages from the Book of Acts in the Revised Common Lectionary Index of Passages from the Book of Acts in the Revised Common Lectionary Acts Liturgical Date Page Number The Realm of God Acts 1:1-11 Ascension: ABC 15–20 Acts 1:6-14 Easter 7: A 17–23 Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Easter 7: B 23–25 Acts 2:1-21 (alt) Pentecost: ABC 26–31 You Will Be My Witness in Jerusalem and Judea Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Easter 2: A 26–29 Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Easter 3: A 26, 36–38 Acts 2:42-47 Easter 4: A 38–40 Acts 3:12-19 Easter 3: B 42–44 Acts 4:5-12 Easter 4: B 45–50 Acts 4:32-35 Easter 2: B 50–53 Acts 5:27-32 Easter 2: C 57–59 Acts 7:55-60 Easter 5: A 68–69 You Will Be My Witnesses in Samaria Acts 8:14-17 Baptism of Jesus : C 74–76 You Will Be My Witnesses to the Ends of the Earth Acts 8:26-40 Easter 5: B 78–83 Acts 9:1-6 (7-20) Easter 3: C 83–89 Acts 9:36-43 Easter 4: C 91–93 Acts 10:34-43 Baptism of Jesus : A 97–99 Acts 10:34-43 (alt) Easter: ABC 97–99 Acts 10:44-48 Easter 6: B 99–101 Acts 11:1-18 Easter 5: C 101–104 Acts 16:9-15 Easter 6: C 128–132 Acts 16:16-34 Easter 7: C 132–135 Acts 17:22-31 Easter 6: A 141–143 Acts 19:1-7 Baptism of Jesus : B 148-150 5 Introduction IntroductionWith the shadow of next Sunday’s sermon falling over the study, the preacher using this commentary may be tempted to bypass the Introduction and go directly to the passage that is the starting point for the sermon.
Those who follow the contemporary cult of personality are often disappointed when encountering biblical figures because we can know so little about these ancient personalities and personal stories. In this vein, we do not know the name, the personality, or many other facts about the author of Acts. The earliest records that attach the name “Luke” to the Gospel and Acts do not appear in our records until the second century. To be sure, biblical materials refer to a figure named Luke (Col. 4:14; 2 Tim.
Acts of the apostles by Allen, Ronald James