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1 Annual Family Retreat May 2010

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4 To give an accurate account of the birth and the growth of the Christian church. To give an accurate account of the birth and the growth of the Christian church. Before Jesus Ascended to heaven he commanded his disciples to make followers of all nations Luke 24:46-49, Before Jesus Ascended to heaven he commanded his disciples to make followers of all nations Luke 24:46-49, 46 وقال لهم هكذا هو مكتوب وهكذا كان ينبغي ان المسيح يتألم ويقوم من الاموات في اليوم الثالث. 47 وان يكرز باسمه بالتوبة ومغفرة الخطايا لجميع الامم مبتدأ من اورشليم. 48 وانتم شهود لذلك. 49 وها انا ارسل اليكم موعد ابي. فاقيموا في مدينة اورشليم الى ان تلبسوا قوة من الاعالي 46 وقال لهم هكذا هو مكتوب وهكذا كان ينبغي ان المسيح يتألم ويقوم من الاموات في اليوم الثالث. 47 وان يكرز باسمه بالتوبة ومغفرة الخطايا لجميع الامم مبتدأ من اورشليم. 48 وانتم شهود لذلك. 49 وها انا ارسل اليكم موعد ابي. فاقيموا في مدينة اورشليم الى ان تلبسوا قوة من الاعالي The book of acts describes how did it happen The book of acts describes how did it happen

5 To show the fulfillment of Jesus’ words that was said in Matt. 16:18, John 16:7 describing the birth of the church and the descent and works of The Holy Spirit To show the fulfillment of Jesus’ words that was said in Matt. 16:18, John 16:7 describing the birth of the church and the descent and works of The Holy Spirit 18 وانا اقول لك ايضا انت بطرس وعلى هذه الصخرة ابني كنيستي وابواب الجحيم لن تقوى عليها. 18 وانا اقول لك ايضا انت بطرس وعلى هذه الصخرة ابني كنيستي وابواب الجحيم لن تقوى عليها. 7 لكني اقول لكم الحق انه خير لكم ان انطلق. لانه ان لم انطلق لا يأتيكم المعزي. ولكن ان ذهبت ارسله اليكم. 7 لكني اقول لكم الحق انه خير لكم ان انطلق. لانه ان لم انطلق لا يأتيكم المعزي. ولكن ان ذهبت ارسله اليكم.

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7 St. Luke (a gentile physician): was a faithful travelling companion to St. Paul (Col 4:14, 2 nd Timothy 4:11) St. Luke (a gentile physician): was a faithful travelling companion to St. Paul (Col 4:14, 2 nd Timothy 4:11) How did we know? How did we know? The Tradition (was mentioned by St. Irenaeus 180 AD) The Tradition (was mentioned by St. Irenaeus 180 AD) The book Acts and the gospel of St. Luke were both directed to the same person (Theophilus) The book Acts and the gospel of St. Luke were both directed to the same person (Theophilus)

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9 Between AD Between AD

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11 Acts 1:8 Acts 1:8 8 لكنكم ستنالون قوة متى حل الروح القدس عليكم وتكونون لي شهودا في اورشليم وفي كل اليهودية والسامرة والى اقصى الارض 8 لكنكم ستنالون قوة متى حل الروح القدس عليكم وتكونون لي شهودا في اورشليم وفي كل اليهودية والسامرة والى اقصى الارض Acts 2:46-47 Acts 2: وكانوا كل يوم يواظبون في الهيكل بنفس واحدة. واذ هم يكسرون الخبز في البيوت كانوا يتناولون الطعام بابتهاج وبساطة قلب 47 مسبحين الله ولهم نعمة لدى جميع الشعب. وكان الرب كل يوم يضم الى الكنيسة الذين يخلصون 46 وكانوا كل يوم يواظبون في الهيكل بنفس واحدة. واذ هم يكسرون الخبز في البيوت كانوا يتناولون الطعام بابتهاج وبساطة قلب 47 مسبحين الله ولهم نعمة لدى جميع الشعب. وكان الرب كل يوم يضم الى الكنيسة الذين يخلصون

12 Acts 9:31 Acts 9:31 31 واما الكنائس في جميع اليهودية والجليل والسامرة فكان لها سلام وكانت تبنى وتسير في خوف الرب وبتعزية الروح القدس كانت تتكاثر 31 واما الكنائس في جميع اليهودية والجليل والسامرة فكان لها سلام وكانت تبنى وتسير في خوف الرب وبتعزية الروح القدس كانت تتكاثر

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14 The book of Acts of The Holy Spirit, The book of Acts of The Holy Spirit, Why?? Why??

15 (Chapter 2: 1-4) (Chapter 2: 1-4) 1-Started with the descent of The Holy Spirit 1-Started with the descent of The Holy Spirit (4:23-31) & (13: 48-52) (4:23-31) & (13: 48-52) 2-The disciples continued to be filled with the Holy spirit throughout the book of Acts 2-The disciples continued to be filled with the Holy spirit throughout the book of Acts

16 (15: 28) (15: 28) 3-The Holy Spirit guided their decision when they met 3-The Holy Spirit guided their decision when they met (2:4) (11: 27-29) (2:4) (11: 27-29) 4-The Holy Spirit Supported the disciples with talents 4-The Holy Spirit Supported the disciples with talents

17 (8:29- 39), (10:17-21), (16:6-7) (8:29- 39), (10:17-21), (16:6-7) 5-Directed them in their movements to witness to Jesus 5-Directed them in their movements to witness to Jesus ( 3:6-8),(20:7-12),(19:11-12),(5:12-16),(9:36- 41) ( 3:6-8),(20:7-12),(19:11-12),(5:12-16),(9:36- 41) 6-Gave them the power to perform miracles 6-Gave them the power to perform miracles (13: 2-4) (13: 2-4) 7-Chooses disciples for work and sends them 7-Chooses disciples for work and sends them

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19 The Acts of St. Peter and St. Paul, The Acts of St. Peter and St. Paul, Why?? Why??

20 (1:1-12:25) (1:1-12:25) St. Peter’s ministry: Establishment and Expansion of the church St. Peter’s ministry: Establishment and Expansion of the church (13:1-28:31) (13:1-28:31) St. Paul’s ministry: 1 st,2 nd, 3 rd missionary journeys of St. Paul St. Paul’s ministry: 1 st,2 nd, 3 rd missionary journeys of St. Paul

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22 Our spiritual fathers (The apostles) we empowered by the Holy Spirit to be God’s witnesses throughout the whole world. That same power is available to us to be witnesses to Jesus Christ in all of the earth Our spiritual fathers (The apostles) we empowered by the Holy Spirit to be God’s witnesses throughout the whole world. That same power is available to us to be witnesses to Jesus Christ in all of the earth

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24 The Holy Spirit: repeated 54 times The Holy Spirit: repeated 54 times God: repeated 40 times God: repeated 40 times Jesus: repeated 37 times Jesus: repeated 37 times Prayer (or Praying) 35 times Prayer (or Praying) 35 times

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26 The author? The author? Date written? Date written? Other names for the book? Other names for the book? Key Verse(s)? Key Verse(s)? Key Words? Key Words?


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