The book of Acts begins with Jesus urging His disciples to spread the Gospel worldwide. Jesus is then crucified and raised from the dead (resurrected). Judas commits suicide Judas which made the other eleven disciples elect Matthias as the new twelfth disciple. The disciples do the work of the Lord after His death by starting the early church. The speaking of tongues also represents itself in this book because the Holy Spirits presence.
Jesus Christ- The Hope Of All Nations Jesus Christ was the light that came to earth to brighten the lives of the people. He taught phenomenal and meaningful lessons that changed many hearts and caused people to accept Jesus as their Lord. Jesus Christ is the life of Christianity; the Word of God in flesh. His life, his ministry, and his crucifixion where prophesied long before he was born and Christians believe that they were all fulfilled. He had so much love for human kind that he came to earth to die for the sins of the people, so that their souls would be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1; 1, King James Version). The word of God is all powerful when he spoke things happened, one word from our master and mountains would move. The birth of Jesus was a prophecy that came to pass so this lets me know that this was foreseen as an act of love from our Lord and savior. Jesus giving of himself to save the soul and sins of man shows unconditional love that no one can compare to. God’s purpose impacts my worldview because of the lessons he taught, the miracles he performed, and the death and resurrection he faced.
The Book of Acts was written to provide a history of the early church. Acts emphasis the importance of the day of Pentecost and being empowered to be effective witnesses for Jesus Christ. Acts sheds light on the ministry gift of the Holy Spirit, which empowers, guides, teaches, and serves as our Counselor. When reading the Book of Acts many of the readers will be enlightened and encouraged by the many miracles that were being performed during this time by the disciples Peter, John, and Paul. The Book of Acts emphasizes the importance of obedience to God’s Word and the transformation that occurs as a result of knowing Christ.
He was called by the Lord to preach about his miracles and truth. Through peter and the church, God’s work of bringing wholeness and salvation was accomplished. God was working through his disciples immensely. The theme of Leadership is evident throughout Acts. Paul and Peter were remarkable leaders who continued to contribute to the early church even during times of persecution, sin, and conflict.
The epistle was written to the church in Ephesus, to help them with their unity. Thychicus deliver... ... middle of paper ... ... showed all this and rewarded us so that one day we would be notice his kindness. The Christian is made alive in God and does good works for him. He does this to show his everlasting grace to everyone. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith.
Paul learned that he could do all things with Christ who gave him strength, and that was one of the main things he taught. “ I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13) Paul came a long way from where he first was, a merciless persecutor of the Christian church, who approved of the stoning of Stephen. Paul was martyred for the faith that he had once persecuted. They prized the letters he wrote to the churches, and he became one of the most recognized apostles of his time Works Cited Schmisek, Brian 2011.Paul’s Vision of the Risen Lord, vol 41 number 2 Pgs 76-83 Awwad,Johnny 2011. From Saul to Paul: The Conversion of Paul the Apostle.
Jesus came down to Earth from heaven even though he did not have to and died for every single person’s sins. The Gospel deepens our Christian faith and life in numerous ways. The Gospel offers instruction on how to live righteously, guides us to who we are destined to be, gives us teaching on how we can share Christ with others, and teaches us to pray and grow our relationship with Christ. In NT Wrights explanation of what is the Gospel, he explains that the world and culture is constantly changing. He is saying in order to understand the truths of the world; we must personally go seek for them.
Chapter 2 The coming of the Holy Spirit appears in the form of tongues of fire and descends on thousands of Jews, and as a result, they begin to speak in their native tongues. Paul gives a sermon to repent, and those who follow his message are baptized and added to the church. As these new Christians devote themselves to the teachings of the apostles, the Lord would also guarantee their salvation. Chapter 3 On their way to the temple, Peter and John come upon a crippled beggar asking for alms. They do not have silver to offer, but instead, they give this man the ability to walk again.
Studying the Bible is extremely important in understanding what a Christian believes and why they believe it. Gods speaks to his people all the time through many ways. He used to speak through prophets, but then God came down to earth as a man called Jesus Christ to speak directly to the people of the world. Jesus Christ is God’s right hand man and above even the angels in heaven. Jesus is part of the Trinity, prime reality in a Christian worldview, and he is the Savior of all mankind at the end of history.