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  1. In his account, Luke refers to the threatened Christian community as “the Way” (9:2). It seems to be a name by which the church identifies itself. Luke uses the term several times in Acts (19:9, 23; 22:4; 24:14, 22). The name recalls the words of Jesus when he said, “I am the way” ( John 14:6 ). The Qumran community also refers to its ...

  2. To Macedonia (Acts 20:1-2) A short time after the tumult caused by Demetrius was over, Paul met with the disciples to encourage them. He then set out for Macedonia. This was part of the travel that Paul had planned earlier (19:21-22). His intention was to go through Macedonia and Greece, then to Jerusalem, and from there travel to Rome.

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  4. Mar 26, 2013 · The riot in Ephesus (Acts 19:23-41) is an important story in the developing plot-line of Acts, although Paul is not really a part of the story. We are told that the silversmiths fear the rise of Christianity in Ephesus, Paul’s companions are arrested, and the city manager calms the crowd.

    • Why Luke is writing this book, 1:1-3. v1 Dear Theophilus, Jesus began to do many things and he began to teach many things. In my first book, I wrote about all those things.
    • The *Holy Spirit comes at *Pentecost, 2:1-4. v1 On the day called *Pentecost, the *disciples were all together, in one place. v2 Immediately, there was a sound from heaven.
    • Peter cures a man who cannot walk, 3:1-10. v1 One day, Peter and John were going to the *Temple to pray. This was at three o’clock in the afternoon.
    • The *Jewish leaders arrest Peter and John, 4:1-4. v1 Peter and John were speaking to the people. As they spoke, the priests, the captain of the *Temple guard and some *Sadducees arrived.
  5. Acts 6:1 describes a situation where Grecians were murmuring against Hebrews because their widows and poor were neglected in the daily ministration. The Grecians, usually referred to as Hellenists, were a group of Greek-speaking converts to the Church who were living in Jerusalem as Hellenized Jews.

  6. › articles › exploring-the-book-ofActs Chapter 1 - GCI Archive

    Luke began his book, which we call the “Acts of the Apostles” or simply “Acts,” by continuing his story where he ended it in the Gospel. Luke’s Gospel had described Jesus’ work in Galilee, Judea and especially Jerusalem. It ended, as did the other three Gospels, with Jesus’ death and resurrection. Acts continues the story.

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