Essay on Jesus, Prophetic Church Is A Book Written By Thomas Johnson

1123 Words Mar 6th, 2015 5 Pages
Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church is a book written by Thomas Johnson. Johnson wrote this book to challenge taking the Luke-Acts Christianity into contemporary Christianity. The challenge is that the church would have an ear to hear its prophetic calling. The overall purpose of the book is to offer a scriptural foundation for the ministry of the church so that it is grounded and coherent in the ministry of Jesus. Johnson argues that Luke and Acts, presents Jesus and the apostles in terms of prophecy. According to Johnson, the position of Luke and Acts in the scriptures implies their value in the modern-day church. This challenges us to look at our contemporary Christianity, and see just how well we follow scriptures. Johnson helps the reader to understand the distinctive witness of Luke and Acts by analyzing the literature in these gospels. In the material analysis, Johnson discusses the distinguishable gospel of Luke and its relationship with the other synoptic gospels. He also discusses how Luke used sources to fit his writing style. He points out that in Luke’s gospel he pays special attention to geography and the use of prophecy. The prophetic shape of Luke and Acts, develops the theme of the book. Johnson expresses this theme by bringing attention to the dimensions of prophecy used as the skeleton for these gospels. One feature is the fulfillment of the Torah, and the second is Luke’s use of prophecy as a literary technique. Johnson discusses and defines the…

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