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  Encyclopedia: Book of Acts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
All agree that the Acts of the Apostles is the work of an author of no mean skill, and that he has exercised careful selection in the use of his materials, in keeping with a definite purpose and plan.
The Acts of the Apostles is in fact an Apology for the Church as distinct from Judaism, the breach with which is accordingly traced with great fulness and care.
Acts 15.22-24 from the seventh century Codex laudianus in the Bodleian Library, written in parallel columns of Latin and Greek.
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 Acts of the Apostles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The book of Acts contains many descriptions of miraculous events (which were given as signs from God to validate the apostles' teachings), which were performed by the Holy Spirit through the apostles.
The structure of the book of Luke is closely tied with the structure of Acts.
While the complete title of the book is the Acts of the Apostles, really the book focuses on only two of the apostles: Peter (chapters 1-12) and Paul (chapters 13-28).
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 Book_of_Acts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Acts of the Apostles is in fact an Apology for the Church as distinct from Judaism, the breach with which is accordingly traced with great fullness and care.
The medical cast of much of its language, which is often of a highly technical nature, points strongly the same way; while the early tradition that Luke was born in Antioch admirably suits the fullness with which the origin of the Antiochene Church and its place in the further extension of the Gospel are described.
Acts 6:7 — Impact of the gospel in Jerusalem.
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 The Book of Acts & Archeology
All these radical higher critical views have in common the notion that the book of Acts is a late second century work at best, and is unreliable, and therefore, untrustworthy as a historical source for the earliest years of the church, or for that matter most of the topics it touches upon.
Acts 25:16 records the statement that "...it is not the Roman custom to hand over any man before he has faced his accusers and has had opportunity to defend himself against their charges." This remark by procurator Festus, written down by Luke, accords perfectly with Roman jurisprudence of the first century (see Sherwin-White, RSRL, p.48).
Acts has been acquitted by objective testimony and evidence of the serous charges of errors in the geopolitical sphere and conversely has shown itself to be an extremely trustworthy document on the geopolitical landscape of the first century communities it mentions.
www.apologeticsinfo.org /papers/actsarcheology.html   (7316 words)

  
 Book of Acts
Acts begins where the Gospel leaves off, and continues the account of God revealing himself in mercy and grace, not just to Jews but to the whole world.
Acts can also be looked at from the point of view of the characters the Lord used.
Acts could be called The Preaching of the Apostles as it records a number of sermons or speeches, mostly by Peter and Paul.
www.gracemagazine.org.uk /articles/Acts.htm   (1231 words)

  
 Exploring the Book of Acts
The traditional name for this book is "Acts of the Apostles," but a more accurate name might be "A Few Acts of a Few of the Apostles." Peter and Paul are particularly prominent; the other apostles play little or no role.
Speeches in Acts argue that Jesus is the Messiah, that he fulfilled Old Testament prophecies, that God raised him from the dead and that he is the answer to Jewish and gentile hopes.
This is particularly important when we read the epistles of Paul, because, without the book of Acts, we would not know who Paul was or how he entered the picture or what motivated him to preach to gentiles or why he wrote to such far-flung regions.
www.wcg.org /lit/bible/acts/actsintro.htm   (3169 words)

  
 Bible Book Of Acts
Acts 13:40 Beware therefore, lest come upon you, which is spoken of in prophets; 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, perish: for I...
Acts 13:12 Then deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.
Acts 17:24 God that made world all things therein, seeing he is Lord heaven earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 17:25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he Visit Light to My Path Publications look for "Book Acts" correspondence course.
www.shadowglimpsesbook.com /ChristianBibleBooks/bible-book-acts.html   (1136 words)

  
 The Book of Acts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Acts is divided into 3 main sections and fulfills GOD's plan for worldwide salvation for all people.
This all begins to unfold in Acts 1:8, "..but you shall receive POWER when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be witnesses for me in Jerusalem (local), and in all Judea and Samaria (spreading out), and even to the very ends of the earth (worldwide, Universal, Catholic).
Acts 8:5 to 13:1 is about the Church spreading to Judea and Samaria.
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 The Book Of Acts
Acts 1:1, we are immediately impressed with the truth that God used the same human author to write both books.
The book of Acts records the various persecutions inflicted upon the church.
Some have argued that the book was written to contradict the claim that Peter and Paul were rivals.
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 Acts: Lesson 1 Getting Our Bearings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
It traces this growth in the face of persecution and inner crises until the Gospel is freely preached in the capital of the world by the apostle of the Gentiles.
God is the central character in the book of Acts as he is in all other Bible books.
All that happens in Acts, however far the scene is from Jerusalem, it is still the work which was begun in and is connected with Jerusalem.
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 Book of Acts
However, in light of the teaching in Acts 6:1-6 it is very possible that the actual administration and distribution of these gifts were accomplished through trusted servants operating under the guidance of the elders.
The congregation was part of the "reception committee" for the delegation from Antioch (Acts 15:4), and some within the congregation even spoke out at this time (vs. 5).
A few translations of Acts 20:28 have "feed the church of God" (KJV and ASV), rather than "shepherd the church of God." This, however, is much too limited, and limiting, a translation of this word.
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 Acts
Introduction, Outline and Selected Bibliography for the Book of Acts, by David Malick at the Biblical Studies Foundation.
"The Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts," from A Historical Introduction to the New Testament, Robert M. Grant, 1963.
Acts, John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament.
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 The book of Acts
Acts 5:16: Notice that healing went to the "sick" and the "tormented": all sickness is not demonic...
Acts 9:5: KJV adds "it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks." (mention the 'textus receptus' and the 'alexandrian' or majority text) "pricks" - a sting of poison; to goad, to prick.
Acts 15:1 Appeared to have some level of authority, for it is this incident that sends them to the council in Jerusalem to settle the matter.
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 Dinosaurs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Now you may note the first book was quite large and very thorough in in the material covered.
The book, like it's predecessor, is very heavily illustrated with fl and white photos, fossil drawings and restoration images.
The book acts as a true supplement or may be seen as a collection of reviews of important recent discoveries.
www.indyrad.iupui.edu /public/jrafert/Books/glutsupp.htm   (366 words)

  
 Book of Acts Study
Conversation about the text from the Book of Acts...assigned in two chapter increments for each week and to be read before arriving for the study.
The Book of Acts is an amazing statement of the Holy Spirit’s at work in the early church, from the stirring winds of Pentecost to the blinding light that transformed Saul soon to be Paul to the earth shattering force that set free Paul and Silas from prison and led others to believe.
It seems to me that the Book of Acts offers us guidance, not quick fixes and easy solutions, but a blueprint of how we can come to see God’s vision for us as the Church.
www.ascensionaustin.org /actstudy.htm   (1073 words)

  
 The Book Of Acts
Consequently, the book of Acts exemplifies a different literary purpose after chapter 12.
Though his book is still the Gospel of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit works through the missionary activity of Paul and his associates.
Next to the description of Pentecost in the second chapter of Acts, this passage is the most important in the entire book, for what takes place here opens up for the church its largest field for expansion and makes possible the eventual winning of the Roman Empire to Christianity.
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 bible.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Birth of the Church at Philippi (Acts 15:36–16:40)
The Conversion of the Samaritans in Acts 8:14-17 and the Unified Progress of the Gospel in the Book of Acts
The Apostle in Athens, Preaching to Philosophers (Acts 17:15-34)
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 About the Bible - ChristianAnswers.Net WebBible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Bible is unique among "Holy Books"; it is rooted in and intertwined with actual human history.
This book of books is the world's all-time best seller and the world's most translated book.
If you don't have time to read the whole thing immediately, we suggest that you begin with Genesis (the book of beginnings) and then read the book of John.
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 Book of Acts Syllabus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
I have lectured many times on the Book of Acts as an integral component of the four-unit course, "New Testament Historical Books." In the fall of 1998 I recorded these lectures using a portable digital audio recorder and, after some rudimentary editing, compressed these files to a series of nine lectures in RealAudio format.
Summarize the relationships between Luke's gospel and the Book of Acts as well as major introductory issues relating to authorship and dating, especially with reference to the dating and destination of Paul's letter to the Galatians.
Explore the ministry principles implied in the Book of Acts in the areas of evangelism, church planting, church discipline, and missions.
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 Amazon.com: Vanishing Acts: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Delia Hopkins was six years old when her father allowed her to be his assistant in the amateur magic act he performed at the local senior center's annual Christmas pageant.
As "Vanishing Acts" progresses, it becomes obvious that Delia has had an unusually intense interest in loss, of both people and memory, stemming from her third year of life.
I'll admit, the book picked up a little steam after the half way point, but I was very disappointed with the ending.
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In Acts, the person who meets the fl man on the road is named Philip -- your name." Father Rasch was so upset by the resemblance that he could not even locate the scene in his Bible.
And my character Felix Buckman is a high-ranking police general; in fact, in my novel he holds the same office as Felix in the Book of Acts: the final authority.
This quote is not from a religious book or a book on theology; it is an analysis of the earliest philosophers by a Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Oxford.
www.prism.gatech.edu /~gte484v/wakinglife/philipkdick.doc   (8163 words)

  
 BibleGateway.com Passage Lookup: Acts
In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach
Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles.
Acts 1:12 That is, about 3/4 mile (about 1,100 meters)
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 list of publications
Note: This opera was the last written by Gilbert, as well as the last composed by German.
Note: This is the first ever recording of the complete original musical play, first presented in 1904-05.
Book and Lyrics by L. Frank Baum, Music by Paul Tietjens.
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 The Book Of Acts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Book Of Acts by William R. Cannon
Who the book is addressed to, the ascension of Christ, and when and how the eleven disciples became apostles are addressed.
The study of Acts closes with the last trip of Paul, this one to Rome.
www.religion-online.org /showbook.asp?title=693   (253 words)

  
 The Book of Acts - Course B, Lesson 1
The truth has always had opponents, and as in the case of Simon in Acts 8, the opponent in this story was a sorcerer.
As in Acts 8:5-13, true prophets, who had the power to do true miracles, were perfectly willing to use their power in the presence of unbelievers and false teachers.
Just as Peter had done in Acts 2, Paul said this could not be a prophecy about David himself (who spoke it), because David saw corruption.
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 Acts 1
In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning
This became known to all the residents of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their language Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyrighted 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, and are used by permission.
www.hope.edu /academic/religion/bandstra/BIBLE/ACT/ACT1.HTM   (678 words)

  
 Book Of Acts
Within and Without the Void, was The All That Is which Has always Been, and Always Will Be.
From The Long Lost Second Book Of Acts
The Long Lost Second Book of Acts by Luke
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