By Allen, Ronald James
Acts of the Apostles is helping the preacher determine chances for sermons in line with texts and subject matters within the publication of Acts. whereas delivering a easy exegetical framework for reading passages in Acts of their ancient, literary, rhetorical, and theological contexts, this quantity additionally indicates ways that the preacher can relate passages and motifs from Acts to the congregation and international this day. It is also precious in periods that search to hyperlink textual content and sermon, and for congregational Bible study.
Throughout his remark, Ron Allen examines the connection of Acts to the Gospel of Luke, discussing parallel passages among the 2 volumes and watching how issues within the Gospel hold ahead into Acts. He notes how specific passages give a contribution to constructing issues and to how the notice of the sort of subject can give a contribution to the preacher's paintings with a selected passage
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You Will Be My Witnesses to the Ends of the Earth Acts 8:26—28:29 Appendix 1: The Chiastic Structure of Luke-Acts Appendix 2: Table Correlating Lectionary Readings from Luke with Chiastic Parallels from Acts Appendix 3: Sermon Series from the Book of Acts: Representative Texts, Characters, and Themes Appendix 4: Suggestions for Further Reading ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries Copyright © 2013 Fortress Press. All rights reserved. Except for brief quotations in critical articles or reviews, no part of this book may be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission from the publisher.
For example, many people in the progressive Christian circles in which I move long for multicultural community. Many Christians believe that God values all cultures and that a central feature of the Realm of God is multiple cultures living alongside one another in mutual respect. I frequently hear preachers read this agenda into Acts. But the church in Acts is not a straightforward prototype of the kind of respect for different cultures that progressives and others hope to find in today’s schools, work places, and neighborhoods in which people of different racial and ethnic groups, genders, religions, and sexual orientations live together in mutual respect while celebrating many of their differences.
Furthermore, God not only restored the community of Jesus’ followers but filled them with the Holy Spirit to empower them to continue the ministry of Jesus but also promises to empower the congregation to whom Luke wrote so continue Jesus in their own time and place. The Coming of the Realm of God: The Ascension Confirms the Coming of the Realm (Acts 1:1-11) In many writings in antiquity the first and last scenes involving a major character are often keys to understanding the identity of that character, as well as the purpose of the story.
Acts of the apostles by Allen, Ronald James