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33 Cards in this Set

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4 conditions in 1st century that aided the spread of the gspl.
common language
socal order=safe travel
roads increased travel
3 hellenistic features in greco-roman world that affected the growth of christanity
greek common language
building of cities
religious syncritis
4 philosophies found in NT times
3 ways in which early chrisians affected the jewish comunity
christians continue to go to temple
continue to worship at synagogues
priests and pharasees who became christains held their vocations
3 factors that divide jews and gentiles
influx of gentiles into the church
growing hostility of jewish religious leaders
distruction of temple
2 factors jews and gentiles dont agree on
uniqueness of jesus
jesus' death and ressurection
7 ways early christians describe themselves
followers of the way
servents of the messiah
the remanent
the true israel
the church (called out ones)
early ad 60's
the gospel of jesus christ to the ends of the earth
to narrate the development and spread of the gospel of Jesus in the ancient greco-roman empire
the witness to christ in and around jerusalem (1:1-7:60)
the witness to christ in judea and samaria (8:1-12:25)
the witness to christ to the ends of the earth (13:1-28:31)
2 possible names for the book of acts
the acts of the apostles
the acts of the holy spirit
5 suggested places of authorship
asia minor
rome (best guess)
4 other purposes for the book of acts
gives historly of the christian church AD 30-60
tells of the spread of christian message and growth of christian church
shows christianity is not a political threat
serves as a necessary bridge between the gospels and the epistles
3 things acts is not
an exhaustive history of the early chruch
does not tell us how every church was est.
does not tell us the work of all the apostles, only a few
2 distinguishing characteristics of acts
historical value
theological insight
8 disinct results of penticostal experience on common daily life of early christians
the centrality of the apostles teaching
the developing of fellowship
a prevailing since of awe
sharing of material possessions
meeting in the temple courts
heartfelt praise of god
the favor the apostles enjoyed with outsiders
the spiritual growth of belevers
3 themes that dominate ch 3-7
continuing the work of the gospel to the the working miricals and the message
life together and community of believers
conflict between believers and religous leaders
10 individuals who responded to the gspl or promoted spreading of gspl in acts 8-12
the ethiopian eunich
simon the tanner
james the brother of john
2 who rejected the gspl
simon the sorcerer
herod agrippa
3 individuals who were promenant in rise and growth of the church
4 glimpses of paul in ch 8-12
saul is persecuting followers of jesus
saul is confronted by jesus on the road to damacus
saul recruted by barnabas to nurture the church at antioch
completes first missionary journey with barnabas
acts 1:8
"but you will recieve power when the holy spirit has come upon you and you shall be my witnesses to jerusalem and judea and samaria and to all the remotest parts of the earth"
5 features of acts
it describes 3 separate missionary journeys
it summarises theological debate of the jerusalem counsil about what the church was to do with the gentils
sees pauls imprisonment in 2 different locations
shows fulfillment of pauls desire to speek in rome
describes continued spread of gspl. to new peoples in new lands
3 significancesof antioch in spread of gspl
center of gentils missionary enterprise
it modled ethnic diversity appropriate to gspl message of one family of god
become primary missionary church of early christianity
3 parts of letter drafted and why jerusalem council for gentile churches
discredited false teachings that salvation is through christ and works
affermed letter couriers judas and silas
suggest areas of jewish concern that gentile church should consider observing
4 areas of jewish concern that gentile christians should observe
abstain from food sacrifised to idols
abstain from blood
meat of strangled animals
abstain from sexual immorality
4 areas of pauls ministry at rome
allowed own lodgings under guards
permitted visitors
preached the gspl
wrote prison epistles
3 govt officals at caesarea that paul appealed his case to before rome
herod aggrippa II
4 barriers broken by gosple and acts
4 occaitions where the holy spirit signified gods acceptance of special groups into church
1st jewish believers-ch 2 (pentacost)
samaritans-ch 8
gentiles-ch 10
partially taught disciples of john the baptist-ch 18