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79 Cards in this Set

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We tend to think
Three elements of the Biblical worldview
Symbol of Salvation
People of Israel
Examples of the anticipation of Messianic salvation in the OT
The Exodus
2 Samuel 7
Psalm 2
Luke 2:25-35
The Apocalyptic Approach
you need to wait til God does it all. You can not do anything
The nomistic approach
Believes God will not visit us unless we are pure and keep all the laws
The Militant approach
We have to get started. (move action) We have to do it
John the baptist
Repent. He preached graces produces good works. He spoke of the coming messiah
Jesus' intervention
1.Jesus is the king of hearts
2.Jesus' analysis of the social and human condition goes to the root of the dilemna: man's glory and man's misery
3. Jesus knows that dilemma of man's glory and man's misery is only solved by overcomign the power of sin and self-centeredness
The Gospel is ....
the message of the rule of God, with Jesus as its ruler; it hits home to the heart
The summary of Paul's concern
Col 3:17
In the name of Jesus means
for the sake of the person
for the sake of the Lord
Our natural disposition is to
deny god in our thinking, our life etc.
The purpose of the Pauline epistles
pickup the people he is writing to where they are and cut to their hearts and change their lives
Lecture 2- Literary Structure of Acts
Church government
Work of the Holy Spirit
Lord's Supper and Baptism
Acts is a
Narrative text- indirect
involves you in circumstances of story
gives you possibility to become involved
Discourse Text
can cause defensiveness
Narrative ________ of details
Narrative___________of central issues
The Purpose of Acts is to show
internal and external growth despite opposition and tension
Why can we not take Luke's own purpose as the sole purpose statement of Acts?
The proposed purpose statement is a more focused statement of Acts in subordinate to Luke 1:1-4
Hope for us: God intervened in history then so,
he has access to our experiences now
Salvation History-
Luke understood the importance of placing event in a historical context. Salvation-historical continuity
Theological Statement in Acts 1:8
fits internal and external growth
spread the message and God's deep concern that witnesses will capture hearts of men and women
Major theme
inclusion of gentiles
Lecture 3- Internal growth =
maturing in Christ
difficulties that prohibit growth
External Growth=

External Opposition=
new converts being added

when opposition is present against work of God
Acts 1
Long awaited event
Seal of the spirit
Christ's atonement precondition for
people drawn into salvation God comes close to the people he is calling to him
Purity, closeness and familiarity
intimate fellowship with Holy spirit
Lecture 3- Acts 2
Jesus is the agent of the spirit
First peterine speech
Outpouring of the spirit is an end time event
Fruit of repentance call is fellowship
Lecture 3 Acts 3
Content: healing the lame beggar
2nd peterine speech
Faith= trusting, and believing
*** To reject Jesus is to reject the God you worship***
Lecture 3 Acts 4
Content: Peter and john before the sanhedrin

External persecution
Internal felowship and encouragement
Lecture 3 Acts 5
Internal Tension
Purpose of God: bring the fellwoship together, move people from jealousy to surrender
Lecture 3 Acts 6
Internal tension
issue: one group of Jews are better than the other
Lecture 3 Acts 7
Stephen's speech
Salvation- historical line
Rebellion- historical line
Lecture Acts 8
Scattering of believers

opposition as the cradle of growth
Persecution as the cradle of blessing
Lecture 3 Acts 9
Saul's Coversion
Lecture 4 Acts 1:8
Signpost and signal for the rest of the book of acts
Lecture 4 Acts 1:1
Acts is the second volume , second part of the gospel
Two interpretations: what Jesus did- greek
what jesus began to do and teach and what he continues to so with the help of the holy spirit
Lecture 4 Acts 1:3
theme "kingdom of god' continued here

Rule of God not so much realm of God
Lecture 4 Acts 1:4
Gift: of baptism of the holy spirit
Jerusalem - place where god reveals himself throughout the ages
Lecture 4 Acts 1:6-7
Israel is the symbol of God's faithfulness and unmerited grace
Restoration theme picked up
Major title wave coming: including Gentiles in the process of salvation
One way for Jew and Gentile alike fore salvation
Lecture 4 Acts 1:8
Power- being poured out in the holy spirit
Purpose statement: you shall be my witnesses
To witness- to give testimony to the fact that there is one who solved the dichotomy of the glory of man and the misery of man
Lecture 4 Acts 1:8 continued
Apostolic witness: primarily those that Jesus worked with

God tells us his agenda, which is carried out on his terms
Lecture 4 Acts 1:9

Acts 1:11
Point of transition

referring to the second coming of christ
Lecture 4 Excursus: Missiological Approach
Public Speeches:
Jewish: reference OT texts
Gentiles: reference to creation
B)Witness in the household domain
C)Personal Evangelizing
D)The literary means of presenting of Gospel
Lecture 4 Missionary Strategy
uses what is at hand for the sake of the Gospel and is dependent upon God
Lecture 5 The holy spirit in the OT
OT references to the outpouring of the spirit
Purpose of the spirit in OT: circumcision of heart

Feast of firstfruits (pentecost)

Law on Stone
Salvation by Jesus

Receiving the Holy spirit

Law written on heart
Lecture 5: The Gospel is neither legalistic nor antonomian it is meant to
help one lead a Godly life
Lecture 5: Description of the outpouring of the Holy spirit
Speaking in tongues

Instruction and understanding leads to worship

it is a misracle of_____, not an ___________-miracle
Lecture 5: What is happening in the book of acts?
people from different backgrounds are brought together as on Covenant people with one task and one purpose

Purpose of Acts is not to describe details
Lecture 5: There is a narrative_____________ of details and a narrative _________ of central issues

Lecture 5: Sub-purpose of Acts
to give examples of various groups and how they are joined to one covenant people
Lecture 5:Examples of different groups
Acts 8:27- philip and ethopian eunuch
Acts 9:17- Ananias and Paul
Acts 10:44- Cornelius and his household
Acts 19:1- disciples of John
Lecture 6: Acts 8:5-25
History of Samaria
the gospel being preached by Philip

temp. delay of the holy spirit b/c of unique circumstances whereby God secures the inclusion of samaritans among his covenant people
Lecture 6: Acts 19
Only other text where there is a distinction between coming to faith in God and receiving the holy spirit
Lecture 7: Speeches in Acts
Acts 1/3 speeches, 2/3 narratives
24 speeches- 8 of Peter, 9 of Paul, 1 of Stephen, 1 of James
Lecture 7: Summary concerning the work of the Holy Spirit
1. The spirit of God has worked on people's hearts in the OT as well
2. The spirit's coming and his promised presence in th life of the believers is something to look forward to
Lecture 7:F.F. Bruce's observations of speeches in Acts
Speeches do not attempt rhetorical elegance

The speeches contain basic elements of the Gospel
The speeches fit into their context very well
Lecture 7: Structure of Speeches
Testimony concerning Jesus
The disciples as witnesses
References in OT
Call to repentance
Lecture 7: repentance Speech
1. God's faithfulness "remember" and loyalty toward his people
2. God's present deeds
3. Rebellion
4. Call to repentance
Lecture 7 Bipartite Structure
God's deed
man's response
shows connection of apostolic ministry with prophetic ministry
Lecture 7: Setting of speeches
Only one speech addressed to insiders
Rest of speeches outward bound
Missological explanation for similarity of speeches
Lecture 8: Acts 2:14-40

four major sections:
1. explanations of the phenomenon of the outpouring of the Spirit
2. Presentation of the earthly jesus
3. The exalted Jesus
4. Call to repentance
Lecture 9:Acts 2:36
Faith and history interwined
Jesus' explanation: Messiah suffering, Messiah exalted
Lord= Kyrios
Blaspheme= cursing
resurrection: anticipation of exaltation
Lecture 10: Pattern
external, internal
External and internal growth

External opposition and interbal tension
Lecture 10: Four pillars of the church
teaching of the apostles
breaking of bread
Lecture 10: the apostles had received teaching about the rule of God by the 'ruler' by means of
stories, parables
exposure to work
Lecture 10: where the word of god is taught,
and where there is deviation from his word, there is death
Lecture 11: Groups in the NT
Palestinian Jews
Diaspora Jews
god-fearing Gentiles
Lecture 11: important centers in the NT church
Lecture 11: Pattern for expanison of the church
Lecture 11: Blueprint from Acts 10
Acts 10:37- Baptism
10:38- Itinerant Preacher
10:38-39 Disciples as witnesses
10:39b Death of Jesus
10:40- resurrection of jesus
10:41- Appearances
10:42 jesus as Judge
Lecture 12: Acts 17: 22-31
Marketplace is social center
Athens: the city of thinkers
Lecture 12: Stoics
Zeno, the philosopher
Worldview: materialistic
Identified sin as destructive drive of man
Lecture 12: Stoics: two ways to deal with these basic drives
1. develop a solid apathy
2. discipline
Lecture 12: Epicureans
worldview: materialistic
Identified sin as : destructive drive of man
Solution: moderation is the key to control harmony
Lecture 12: three parts characterize Paul's address to those people
1.addresses relationship of God to his world
2.relationship between God and man
3. relationship between man and God
Lecture 12: Speech challenges Stoics and Epicureans in a fundamental way
1. man is created for the worship of God
2. jesus is the judge of everyone
3. resurrection of the body