Acts of the Apostles

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Acts of the Apostles

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Acts of the Apostles

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(Bible) the fifth book of the New Testament, describing the development of the early Church from Christ's ascension into heaven to Paul's sojourn at Rome. Often shortened to: Acts

Acts′ of the Apos′tles


n.
a book of the New Testament. Also called Acts.
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Noun1.Acts of the Apostles - a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at RomeActs of the Apostles - a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
Translations
Apostelgeschichte
Apostolien teot

Acts of the Apostles

n (Bible) the Acts of the Apostlesgli Atti degli Apostoli
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According to her 'what inspired this visit is the love of Christ, the Bible tells us in the book of Act 10:38, that God anointed Jesus Christ, and he went about doing good, when Jesus was in this world, all he was doing was to make life more comfortable for the better for people, and that is the inspiration we had.
It would be a very wise course for Mrs Dunn to take to heart the counsel presented by the Pharisee Gamaliel, recorded in the Bible, Book of Acts, Chapter 5, Verses 34 to 39.
Looking in turn at the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, they explore such topics as the woman who crashed Simon's party: a reader-response approach to Luke 7:36-50, a woman's touch: manual and emotional dynamics of female characters in Luke's gospel, the presence and presentation of Jesus as a character in the book of Acts, sight and spectacle: "seeing" Paul in the book of Acts, and Herod as Jesus' executioner: possibilities of Lukan reception and Wirkungsgeschichte.
In the Book of Acts we see Paul, one of the Apostles, escaping Jewish assassins in Damascus by leaving the city at night in a basket lowered by Paul's followers through an opening in a wall.
Called to Lead: Paul's Letters to Timothy for a New Day continues the discussion from the authors' previous Called to Be Church: The Book of Acts for a New Day, and comes from the collaboration of a biblical scholar and a pastoral leader who use 1 and 2 Timothy as a foundation for congregational change.
AS I AM READING THROUGH the book of Acts right now I am again struck at how markedly different the gospel the first Christians preached was from what we so often hear today.
Death and resurrection; the shape and function of a literary motif in the book of Acts.
One of the interesting and helpful parts of the book are the eleven Tables which look at Paul's works from various perspectives, including the differences between Paul and Jesus and a fascinating table which charts how the Book of Acts construes the parallel "passions" of both Jesus and Paul (Table 9).
IT IS RECORDED in the Book of Acts that the earliest Christians "held everything in common and gave to each according as he had need".
He weaves Old and New Testament contexts together in the Book of Acts as he applies the scriptures to the 21st century, comparing for example, Ananias and Sapphira with Achan.
In the book of Acts, Peter becomes a strong and fearless leader of the early Christian community.
The Book of Acts is one of the most chaotic ones of the Bible.