Acts (study guide)

“The Acts of the Apostles” is the sequel to Gospel of *****.
Luke
Acts is the only NT narrative to describe early ********* (AD 30-62). Acts describes how the Jesus movement transitioned from a**** sect to a distinct world religion inclusive of ****.
church history
Jewish
Gentiles
Traditionally, Luke has been considered the author based on the *********
“we-sections”
It was probably written around AD 70-90. The ending of Acts is ****** since it doesn’t describe the outcome to Paul in ****** in AD 62
unexpected
Rome
Acts is addressed to *******, who possibly was a Roman official and a ******.
Theophilus
Gentile
Acts was *** intended as a comprehensive history of the *** in all directions, or a history of all *********, or a biography of ****
not
church
twelve apostles
Paul
The purpose of Acts seems to be: (1) to describe the gospel going to the *****
Gentiles
(2) to show Christianity was not ********.
anti-Roman
In the process, Acts emphasizes major themes such as the ******, divine ***** of history, and the **** of the church in the world.
Holy Spirit
guidance
progress
Acts 1:8 is the programmatic verse for the narrative of ***.
Acts
The followers of Jesus were to be witnesses in: (1) ****;
Jerusalem
(2) Judea and ******
Samaria
(3) to the *********. The narrative of Acts then shows this ethnic and ******* progression.
“ends of the earth”
geographical
During the Jewish festival of ********, a phenomenal manifestation of the Spirit occurs
Pentecost
***** preaches and 3,000 were baptized. Acts 3-7 describe the church in Jerusalem facing Jewish ******* and yet growing.
Peter
opposition
******* becomes the first Christian ****** after speaking strong words about the Temple and the *** of Jesus. This incident forces the church out to Judea and *****.
Stephen
martyr
death
Samaria
****** preaches the gospel among the Samaritans and they are ******
Philip
converted
Another manifestation of the Spirit occurs with them. Philip is then led by the Spirit to preach the gospel to an ***********, who ******* and is then baptized
Ethiopian eunuch
converts
*******, who initially opposed Christianity, becomes a believer in a dramatic “conversion” experience when he encounters the risen Jesus on the road to *******
Saul of Tarsus
Damascus
In this experience, ***** (later known as Paul) is commissioned to proclaim Jesus among the *****.
Saul
Gentiles
After visions of a sheet with *********, Peter is led by the Spirit to Caesarea to proclaim the ******** (a Roman centurion & Gentile), who becomes a ******
unclean animals,
gospel to Cornelius
believer
Another manifestation of the Spirit occurs showing God’s approval of the ******. Afterward, ****** defends his actions to Jewish believers in Jerusalem
Gentiles
Peter
******** is martyred (12:1-2), and Peter is miraculously released from prison
James the Apostle
**** takes his “first missionary journey” (13:1-14:28) with ***** and John Mark to Cyprus and south Galatia, starting churches among the ****, without them having to become *** first.
Paul
Barnabas
Gentiles
Jewish
Afterward, the ********* (ca. AD 49) is led by James (the brother of Jesus) to decide the official position on the inclusion of the ****
Jerusalem Conference
Gentiles
Paul takes his “second missionary journey” (16:1-18:22) with *** (and others) starting churches in p**** (16:12-40), T****** (17:1-10), and C***** (18:1-18)
Silas
Philippi
Thessalonica
corinth
In ******, Paul made a memorable speech at the A****** (17:15-18:1), but did not start a church there
athens
Areopagus
Paul spends most of his “third missionary journey” in ****** (2+ yrs) and revisits churches he had started earlier
Ephesus
In Jerusalem, Paul is falsely accused and *****, and speaks to defend himself in the Temple. He is imprisoned in Caesarea (2 yrs), and defends himself before *******
arrested
Herod Agrippa 2
With no other recourse, Paul appeals to Caesar and is taken on a traumatic voyage to ****.
rome
Acts ends with Paul under arrest in Rome without mentioning either the outcome of his *** or how he eventually ****
trial
dies