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2 Purpose: To give an accurate account of the birth and growth of the Christian church Author: Luke

3 Key Verse in ACTS Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

4 From Jerusalem to Rome (Acts) Acts 2 Pentecost 7 Stephen Acts 1:8 8 Philip in Samaria 9 Peter in Judea 10 Cornelius 11 Antioch 13-14 Cyprus & Galatia 15 Jerusalem Council 16-18 Europe 19-20 Asia & Europe 28 Rome

5 Pentecost Acts 2:1-41 Sound of wind – power Tongues of fire – purity Speaking in tongues - universality Supernatural Signs

6 Persecution and Response Acts 2:14 – 4:31 Bold preaching and healing Peter and John arrested Threats and warning Prayer of the believers –Enable your servants to speak with boldness –Heal and perform miracles

7 Potential Division Acts 6:1-7 Uneven distribution to widows Seven chosen to take responsibility Qualification – full of the Spirit and wisdom Result – the word of God spread

8 Stephen Acts 6:8 – 7:53 Wonders, signs, wise argument Accused of blasphemy against the temple and the law Defense: –Temple: God is not limited by place –Law: Jews consistently disobeyed Martyred by stoning

9 MartyrdomPersecution Scattering Evangelism Cause & Effect Chain Acts 8:1

10 Philip in Samaria Acts 8:5-25 Mass Evangelism Signs and miracles Gift of the Holy Spirit

11 Philip on the Road to Gaza Acts 8:26-40 Personal Evangelism Leading of the Spirit Isaiah 53:7-8

12 From Persecutor To Missionary Saul

13 Acts 10:1-48 - Peter’s Vision - Gentile Pentecost

14 Ministry in Antioch Acts 11:19-30; 12:24-25 Barnabas sent from Jerusalem Saul invited from Tarsus “The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.” (Acts 11:26c)

15 Paul’s First Missionary Journey Commissioning (Acts 13:1-3)

16 Paul’s First Missionary Journey Pisidian Antioch (Acts 13:14-52) Synagogue sermon Jealousy among Jews Turn to the Gentiles

17 Pisidian Antioch Synagogue Foundation

18 Paul’s First Missionary Journey Lystra (Acts 14:8-20) Healing of cripple Paul and Barnabas worshiped Stoning

19 The Judaizers Required circumcision of Gentile converts Opposed by Paul and Barnabas

20 PAUL Peter and Paul Peter – God accepted the Gentiles and gave them the Holy Spirit; He made no distinction between Jews and Gentiles Barnabas and Paul spoke of signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles

21 PAUL The Decision of the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:22-29) Provided freedom from circumcision for new converts Prohibited sacrifice to idols, the eating of blood, and sexual immorality Established the principle of the unity of the church in spite of different traditions of the believers

22 Philippi (Acts 16:11-40) Lydia (riverside) Slave girl Jailer Paul’s Second Missionary Journey

23 Athens Parthenon Agora Temple of Zeus

24 Mars Hill (site of the Areopagus sermon) from the Acropolis

25 Corinth (Acts 18:1-17) Synagogue first House teaching Paul’s Second Missionary Journey

26 Ephesus (Acts 18:24 - 19:41) Paul remains 2+ years Ephesian Pentecost (19:1-7) Paul’s Third Missionary Journey

27 Temple of Artemis Ruins

28 Miletus (Acts 20:17-38) Paul sent for Ephesian elders Only speech in Acts to Christians Paul’s Third Missionary Journey

29 Participated in vows Paul in Jerusalem Acts 21:17-27

30 Riot, Arrest and Trial Accusation –Bringing Gentile into Temple court –Being an enemy of the people, the Law and the Temple Paul rescued by Roman troops Trial before the Sanhedrin Acts 21:27-23:11

31 Trials in Caesarea Before Felix, Acts 24:1-22 Before Festus, Acts 25:1-12 Before Agrippa, Acts 25:23-26:32

32 Journey to Rome

33 Storm at Sea

34 Storm and shipwreck Snake bite Healing ministry Paul’s Journey to Rome

35 Appian Way Three Taverns

36 Rome

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