Acts The Gospel of the Spirit

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ISBN-13: 9781570753985
Edition: 2001
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Copyright Year: 2001
Publisher: Orbis Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

General Introduction
The Nature of the Book
The Author
Date of Composition
The Purpose of the Book
Introduction (1:1-26)
Dedication and Prologue (1:1-3)
The Acts of the Spirit
The Promise of the Spirit (1:4-8)
The Reign of God and Our Reality
The Ascension (1:9-11)
A Sight Set on Heaven
The Election of Matthias (1:12-26)
Mission and Structure
Pentecost (2:1-41)
The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit (2:1-13)
The Disadvantage of the Advantaged
Each in Our Own Tongue
Explanation and Response (2:14-41)
Peter's Speech (2:14-36)
The Response of the Crowd (2:37-41)
The Community of the Spirit
The Last Days
Dual Citizenship
A Leveling Spirit
The Church in Jerusalem (2:42-8:3)
A Summary (2:42-47)
The Church between Fear and Joy
A Miracle and Its Consequences (3:1-4:31)
The Miracle (3:1-10)
Peter's Explanation (3:11-26)
The Reaction of the Powerful (4:1-22)
The Intervention (4:1-6)
Peter's Speech (4:7-12)
The Verdict (4:13-22)
The Response of the Faithful (4:23-31)
Today's Conflicts
The Use of Goods (4:32-5:11)
Another Summary (4:32-35)
Concrete Cases (4:36-5:11)
The Nature of the Church and Its Inner Life
Interpretation and Ideology
Mission and the Use of Resources
The Price of Grace
Persecution Increases (5:12-42)
The Gospel Gains Popularity (5:12-16)
Another Attempt to Silence Peter and John (5:17-42)
The Matter of Miracles
Beware of Gamaliel!
Those Who Turn Justice to Wormwood
Hellenists and Hebrews (6:1-7)
Pluralism in the Church
Stephen (6:8-8:3)
His Arrest (6:8-12)
The Trial (6:13-7:56)
Stephen's Death: Beginning of Persecution (7:57-8:3)
When the Enemy Calls Us to Obedience
New Horizons (8:4-12:24)
Philip (8:4-40)
In Samaria (8:4-25)
Between Simon Magus and Simon Peter
The Ethiopian (8:26-40)
When the Promise Is Fulfilled
Saul's Conversion (9:1-31)
The Conversion (9:1-19)
Saul as a Disciple (9:20-31)
Damascus Roads
Renewed Calls
Peter's Work (9:32-11:18)
Two Miracles (9:32-43)
The Healing of Aeneas (9:32-35)
The Resurrection of Dorcas (9:36-43)
Peter and Cornelius (10:1-48)
The Vision of Cornelius (10:1-9a)
The Vision of Peter in Joppa (10:9b-23a)
The Events in Caesarea (10:23b-48)
Reporting to the Church in Jerusalem (11:1-18)
What God Has Made Clean, You Must Not Call Profane
The Church in Antioch (11:19-30)
The Greatness of the Small
Two-Way Mission
Herod's Persecution (12:1-24)
Introduction: James Is Killed (12:1-2)
Peter Imprisoned and Freed (12:3-19a)
Herod's Death (12:19b-24)
Faith and Persecution
The Mission Is Defined (12:25-15:35)
The Sending (12:25-13:3)
Calling and Community
Cyprus (13:4-12)
Saul, also Known as Paul
Antioch of Pisidia (13:13-51a)
The Power of the Gospel
Iconium (13:51b-14:6a)
Gospel and Polarization
Lystra and Derbe (14:6b-21a)
The Messenger and the Message
The Return (14:21b-28)
Mission to Antioch
The Council in Jerusalem (15:1-35)
The Problem Is Posed (15:1-3)
Events in Jerusalem (15:4-29)
First Reception and Difficulties (15:4-5)
The Assembly (15:6-29)
Peter Intervenes (15:6-11)
James Intervenes (15:12-21)
The Decision (15:22-29)
Return to Antioch (15:30-35)
Mission and Vision
Mission to Europe (15:36-18:22)
The Calling (15:36-16:10)
Paul and Barnabas Part (15:36-41)
Timothy Joins the Mission (16:1-5)
The Vision of the Macedonian Man (16:6-10)
Missionary Lessons
Philippi (16:11-40)
The Beginning of the Mission in Europe (16:11-15)
Mission, Challenge, and Opportunity
The Girl with a Spirit of Divination (16:16-24)
When Evil Produces Good, and Good Produces Evil
The Jailer in Philippi (16:25-34)
A Radical Conversion
The Missionaries Are Absolved and Expelled (16:35-40)
Humility and Dignity
Thessalonica (17:1-9)
A Subversive Message
Berea (17:10-14)
The Zeal of the Opposition
Athens (17:15-34)
Preaching and Popularity
The Purpose of the Human Creature
Corinth (18:1-17)
The Acts of the Spirit and the Acts of History
The Return (18:18-22)
Mission and Connection
At and around Ephesus (18:23-20:38)
Deficient Disciples (18:23-19:7)
Apollos (18:23-28)
A Summary (18:23)
The Preaching of Apollos (18:24-28)
A Woman Who Taught Theology
The Twelve Disciples in Ephesus (19:1-7)
Jesus and the Spirit
Miracles in Ephesus (19:8-22)
Paul's Teaching (19:8-10)
False Miracles (19:11-16)
A Summary about Miracles (19:11-12)
The Sarcastic Demon (19:13-16)
The Reaction of the People (19:17-20)
An Outline of the Future (19:21-22)
Victory over Today's Demons
The Riot at Ephesus (19:23-41)
Serving the Pocket
Journey to Macedonia, Greece, and Troas (20:1-12)
The Journey (20:1-6)
Eutychus (20:7-12)
The Greatest Miracle
Farewell at Miletus (20:13-38)
From Troas to Miletus (20:13-16)
Farewell to the Ephesian Elders (20:17-38)
Paul's Past Work (20:18-21)
Paul's Present Situation (20:22-24)
The Future (20:25-31)
Conclusion (20:32-38)
Ministry Today
Paul's Captivity (21:1-28:31)
From Miletus to Jerusalem (21:1-16)
The Mandates of the Spirit
Turned over to the Gentiles (21:17-22:24)
Arrival at Jerusalem (21:17-25)
Paul's Arrest at the Temple (21:26-36)
Paul's Dialogue with Lysias (21:37-39)
Paul's Speech to the People (21:40-22:24)
Powers of Opposition
Paul in the Custody of Lysias (22:25-23:33)
Paul Claims Roman Citizenship (22:25-29)
Paul before the Council (22:30-23:10)
A Plot against Paul (23:11-22)
Paul Is Sent to Caesarea (23:23-33)
Amidst the Powers
Paul in the Custody of Felix (23:34-24:27)
First Interview with Felix (23:34-35)
The Trial before Felix (24:1-23)
Interview with Felix and Drusilla (24:24-27)
Power, Patience, and Corruption
Paul in the Custody of Porcius Festus (25:1-26:32)
The Trial before Festus (25:1-12)
Paul before Agrippa and Bernice (25:13-26:32)
Witnessing amid Power, Indecision, and Curiosity
Paul Is Sent to Rome (27:1-28:10)
The Beginning of the Voyage (27:1-12)
The Authority of the Experts
Storm and Shipwreck (27:13-44)
The Church, Hope of the World
On the Isle of Malta (28:1-10)
Beware of Cheap Theology!
Paul in Italy (28:11-31)
On the Way to Rome (28:11-15)
Paul in Rome (28:16-31)
Epilogue: The Acts of the Spirit

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