The God Who Hears: Acts 12:1-25

https://soundcloud.com/david-i-453005345/god-who-hears-acts-12-1-25 SETTING Our story begins by carrying forward the story that began in chapter seven with the persecution of Christians that broke out after Stephen was martyred, and advancing the narrative about what happened to those Christians who were forced to flee from their homes into Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch. The apostle Paul came to …

The Ministry of Love: Acts 6:1-15

  https://soundcloud.com/david-istre/the-ministry-of-love-acts-61-15 INTRODUCTION Acts 6:1– 8:3 are an important transition in Luke’s account of the Apostles as he begins to turn from the early beginnings of the Church in Jerusalem to its maturing, growth, and spread throughout the known world.  The significance of these chapters can be seen in the fact that the longest speech …

NOTES On The Acts of the Apostles: 2:14-47

The structure of this section contains the following features: Introduction: The Constitutive Events of the Christian Mission (Acts 1:1–2:41) Part I: The Christian Mission to the Jewish World (Acts 2:42–12:24) Panel 1—The Earliest Days of the Church at Jerusalem (Acts 2:42–6:7) Longenecker, R. N. (1981). The Acts of the Apostles. In F. E. Gaebelein (Ed.), …