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Detailed Observation: Acts 1:1 – 8:3

General Materials: Narrative/History

Acts 1:1 – 8:3 provides the reader with a brief introduction of the purpose for the book.

Immediately the author begins to provide an account of the events surrounding the disciples prior

to and after the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost. The Pentecost outpouring serves as the hinge

of the narrative revealing the necessity of the Spirit’s empowerment to fulfill the Acts 1:8

worldwide evangelism commissions.

Specific Chapter Titles:

Chapter 1. Commission, Selection, Promise, Ascension and Waiting.


Chapter 2. Promise fulfilled, Peter Preaches and 3000 converted.
Chapter 3. Miracles: Peter and John.
Chapter 4. Persecution, Prayer and Possessions.
Chapter 5. Internal and External Problems.
Chapter 6. The Seven and Stephen.
Chapter 7. Stephen and Saul.
Chapter 8. Philip and Samaria: The Church’s Witness to Judea and Samaria

Outline: (Acts 1:1 – 8:3 / Detailed Outline From Section I & II of Book Survey)

I. Preparation By The Spirit to Establish the Church (1:1-2:47)


a. Purpose of the Book (1:1-3)
b. Events Before Outpouring of the Spirit (1:4-26)
i. Promise of Holy Spirit (1:4-8)
ii. Jesus Ascends to Heaven (1:9-11)
iii. Disciples Wait on the Promise (1:12-14)
iv. Selection of Matthias (1:15-26)
c. The Outpouring of the Spirit at Jerusalem (2:1-4)
d. Events After the Outpouring of the Spirit (2:5-47)
i. Peter explains what is happening to the curious crowd (2:5-21)
ii. Peter preached Christ to the curious crowd (2:22-36)
iii. The curious crowd responds and 3000 are converted (2:37-41)
iv. The New Testament Church Begins (2:42-47)
II. The Church’s Witness in Jerusalem (3:1-8:3)
a. Healing of the lame man / Peter Speaks (3:1-26)
i. Healing of lame man (3:1-12)
ii. Peter Speaks (3:13-26)
b. Persecution, Prayer and Possessions (4:1-37)
i. Persecution (4:1-22)
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ii. Prayer (4:23-31)


iii. Possessions Shared (4:32-37)
c. Internal Problems and External Persecution (5:1-42)
i. Internal Problems (Ananias & Sapphira) (5:1-11)
ii. Miracles by the Apostles (5:12-16)
iii. External Persecution (5:17-42)
d. Solving An Internal Problem and Greater Persecution (6:1-15)
i. Solving an Internal Problem (Grecian Jews/Hebraic Jews/Seven) (6:1-7)
ii. Greater Persecution (Stephen’s Arrest) (6:8-15)
e. Stephen and Saul (7:1-8:3)
i. Stephen (7:1-59)
1. Speech (7:1-53)
2. Stoning (7:54-59)
ii. Saul (8:1-3)
1. Brief introduction (8:1)
2. Persecution by Saul (8:2-3)

I. - Preparation by the Spirit to Establish the Church (1:1-2:47)

Observation/Structure Questions
I.a. - Purpose of the Book (1:1-3) Definitional – Define the following terms:
Theopilus, Holy, Spirit, apostle, appeared,
Observations: kingdom, suffering
- People: Theophilus, apostles, these men Rational – What is the former book? What
- Places: heaven things might Jesus have taught during the 40
- God: Jesus, Holy Spirit days? What were the criteria for the Spirit’s
- Events: the suffering of Jesus, giving of choosing and apostle? What might have been
instructions by Jesus to apostles, Jesus some convincing proofs?
“showed” himself, Jesus “appeared” Implicational – What are the implications on the
There are three notations of time mentioned in former book written to Theophilus? What is
this section. First “former” is connected to a implied about post-resurrection events of
previously written book by the author. Second, Christ? What are the implications of the
“the day he was taken up” is a reference to connection between the Spirit and the apostles
Christ’s ascension the author would later detail. being chosen – how does this affect the writing?
Third, “a period of forty days” refers to Jesus What authority is implied in the apostles being
appearing to the apostles prior to his ascension chosen? What are the implications between the
for the express purpose of showing himself Spirit choosing apostles (v. 2) and the apostles
alive and speaking about the kingdom of God. choosing another apostle (v. 25-26)? What does
Structural Relationships: This is preparatory this imply about the eleven? About the Spirit at
summary of what the author intends to write work or not at work? What does this imply
about in the following sections of this chapter. It about Judas and what he was supposed to do or
briefly introduces us to what will be written in be?
greater detail.

There is also a possible inclusio where v. 2


begins by telling the reader the apostles were
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chosen by the Spirit but vv. 25-26 speaks of an


apostle being chosen by lots – the section
begins and ends with apostles being chosen.

I.b. - Events Before the Outpouring of the Spirit


(1:4-26)

I.b.i. – Promise of the Holy Spirit (1:4-8) Defintional: Define the following terms or
phrases: the gift my Father promises, baptized,
Observations: The writer is transitioning from Holy Spirit, restore, kingdom, receive, power,
his introduction (vv.1-3) into preparation for come upon you, authority, witnesses, ends of
the events leading up to the ascension of Christ. the earth. taken
- People: disciples, John (the baptizer), Rational: When did Jesus speak about this
- Places: Jerusalem, Judea/Samaria, ends of promise (v. 4b)? What did he say about the
the earth promise? What does it mean to have the Spirit
- God: Jesus, Father, Holy Spirit come upon you? Why would Jesus pick the
- Events: command to not leave Jerusalem, areas he does? What is the geography of His
choices?
Structural Relationships: Preparation Implicational: What is implied about the
disciples when they question Jesus about
restoring the kingdom? What are the
eschatological implications of v. 7?
I.b.ii. – Jesus Ascends to Heaven (1:9-11) Definitional: Define the following terms and
phrases: cloud, suddenly
Observations: Again the author is transitioning Rational: Who are the two men? Why does
from vv. 4-8 by the use of “After” (v.9). This Luke use the term “taken from” (v.11) where
section is the realization of the occasion of vv. previously he used “taken up” (vv. 2, 9)?
4-8. Implicational: What are the eschatological
- People: two men, disciples (inferred), implications of v. 11?
- Places: the sky,
- God: Holy Spirit, Jesus
- Events: ascension, appearing of two men,
promise of Jesus coming back

Structural Relationships: Realization and


Preperation (with a future realization)

I.b.iii. – Disciples Wait on the Promise (1:12- Definitional: Define the following terms and
14) phrases: Sabbath day’s walk, prayer
Rational: How far is a Sabbath day’s walk?
Observations: Again the writer is transitioning Implicational:
from one event to another by the use of the
word “Then” (v. 12). This section in the
immediate context is a summary of events after
the ascension up to Pentecost. In the broader
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context it serves as an introduction to the events


of the next 27 chapters.
- People: they (disciples), see list of v. 13,
the women and Mary, brothers
- Places: Jerusalem, Mt. Olives, the city,
upstairs room,
- God:
- Events: joined together in constant prayer
- Notes of Time: Sabbath day’s walk

Structural Relationships: Summary,


introduction

I.b.iv. – Selection of Matthias (1:15-26) Defintional: Define the following terms or


phrases: ministry, Akeldama, Field of Blood,
Observation: Luke uses another transitioning wickedness, cast lots, lot fell
statement v. 15, “In those days.” This seems to Rational: Why Peter? Why was a twelfth
be pointing to the days spent between arriving apostle necessary? Who were these two men
at the upstairs room and Pentecost. This section proposed for apostleship? What is the cross-
also appears to be a summary of what happened reference for Psalms and what is its original
in “those days” by giving the account of context? What does it mean to “cast lots?” Why
Matthias’s selection as an apostle. It could also does a new apostle have to have been a witness
be viewed as in introduction to Chapter 2 as it of the resurrection?
prepares the reader to understand who would be Implicational: What are the hermeneutical
the first recipients of the Spirit. implications of Peter’s use of OT Psalms? What
- People: Peter, the believers, David, Judas, does this section imply about the ministry
John, Joseph called Barsabbas/Justus, intended for Judas?
Matthias
- Places: Jerusalem, Akeldama, Field of
Blood
- God: Holy Spirit, Jesus, Lord
- Events: Peter’s speech (vv. 15-22), the
proposal of two men, prayer, casting lots,
Matthias added
- Notes of time: In those days,

Structural Relationships: Summary,


introduction, preparation

I.c. – The Outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost Definitional – Define the following terms or
(2:1-4) phrases: Pentecost, suddenly, violent, tongues of
fire, separated, came to rest, filled, enabled
Observations: The author transitions from “in Rational – What is Pentecost and why is it
those days” to a specific day: Pentecost. This important to Acts? What does it mean to have
could be viewed as particularization as the tongues of fire “rest” as compared to the Spirit
writer moves from a whole to a specific. Notice “filling” all of the believers? Is there a
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also the repeated use of the word “all.” They difference between what appears to be two
(the inhabitants of the upstairs room) were “all events or is this a long description of one event?
together” (v. 1) and they were “all” filled with Implicational – What are the soteriological
the Spirit (v. 4). There is also a causational implications of this section when compared with
structure in that cloven tongues appeared and Acts 2:38 and Peter’s preaching that all would
came to rest on each of them and all of them receive the gift of the Holy Spirit? What are the
were filled with the Spirit and spoke in other implications for today’s believers – do we or
tongues (vv. 2-4a). It seems to be implied by v. should we all speak in tongues?
4b this was a cause of the Spirits enablement.
This also appears to be the climactic hinge
between what happened before and after
Pentecost.
- People: they (infer believers in upper room)
- Places: one place, whole house,
- God: Holy Spirit,
- Events: Pentecost, sound of a violent wind,
tongues of fire resting on each believer,
filled with the Spirit, speaking in other
tongues as the Spirit enables
- Notes of Time: Day of Pentecost, suddenly

Structural Relationships: Particularization,


repetition, causation, climax, pivot

I.d. – Events After the Outpouring of the Spirit


(2:5-47)

I.d.i. – Peter explains what is happening to the Definitional – Define the following terms or
curious crowd (2:5-21) phrases: Look up the places mentioned on a
map in relationship to Jerusalem? Sound, native
Observations: The author notes a transition language, language, tongues.
between what has happened to the believers at Rational – Why are all these people at
Pentecost with the use of the word “now” (v. 5) Jerusalem? What would make them think the
and introduces the reader to the scene just after believers were drunk? Why does the author take
the outpouring of the Spirit. The word “now” the time to list the places people had come
seems to imply an immediate event happening from?
after the Spirit’s outpouring and the crowd Implicational – What does this imply about the
hearing the believer’s speaking in tongues (vv. proclamation of the gospel? If God can cause
6-12). This event and its obvious visibility is each of these believers to speak in a language of
cause for the crowd’s mocking the believers. those present can it and does it still happen
Which causes Peter to begin to speak in order to today? What is the implication of the term
explain what is really happening and its “God-fearing” Jews as it is related to Pentecost?
connection to prophetic fulfillment (vv. 14-21).
These explanatory remarks are also an
introduction to Peter’s preaching in vv. 22-36.
- People: God-fearing Jews, the crowd, Joel,
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- Places: Jerusalem, see list of vv.9-11


- God: Spirit,
- Events: God-fearing Jews hear the sound of
believers speaking in their languages, the
question about this event (vv. 7-8), question
about the meaning (v. 12), the mocking of
the believers (v. 13), Peter’s explanation
(vv. 14-21)
- Notes of Time: now (v. 5)

Structural Relationships: introduction with


causation, introduction
I.d.ii. – Peter preaches Christ to the curios Definitional: Define the following terms or
crowd (2:22-36) phrases: Men of Israel, accredited, tongue,
grave, fill me with joy in your presence, right
Observations: Peter transitions from speaking to hand of God, Lord, Christ
the curious crowd to preaching directly to the Rational: How is the Psalm about David in vv.
“Men of Israel” (v. 22). This might imply the 25-28 connected to the events of 2:1-4? What
crowd of vv. 5-21 might also have included insight does this give us to the implications of
some non-Jews. Peter’s speech is a summary of 2:1-4?
Old Testament prophecy concerning Christ and Implicational: What is the implication of Peter
the crucifixion as well as the “Men of Israel’s” addressing a large portion of his speech to the
culpability in the matter. He is also concerned “Men of Israel?” What are the implications of
with the exaltation of Christ to the “right hand Peter’s comparison of David and Jesus to the
of God” (v. 33). The climax of the speech is original hearer? What are the hermeneutical
found in v. 36. implications of the use of Psalms by Peter?
- People: the crowd, these men (infer the
believers), Joel, sons and daughters, young
men, old men, servants, Men of Israel,
David, Brothers,
- Places:
- God: God, Jesus of Nazareth, this man
(infer Jesus), Holy One, Lord, Jesus
- Events: Peter’s second half of speech.
- Notes of Time:

Structural Relationships: Summary, climax


I.d.iii. – The curious crowd responds and 3000 Definitional – Define the following terms or
are converted (2:37-41) phrases: Repent, baptized, forgiveness, promise,
Rational – How is one to be baptized in the
Observations: The response of the crowd is Name of Jesus Christ? What is the connection
caused by Peter’s speech in vv. 22-36. Vv. 38- between baptism and forgiveness?
39 is the realization of the opportunity for the Implicational – What are the soteriological
men of Israel to receive the “promise of the implications of v. 38-39?
Father” but it also prepares the reader for the
eventual spreading of the Gospel to all men
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with the phrase “those afar off - for all whom


the Lord our God will call” (v. 39). Vv. 40-41
represent a summarization by the author of
Peter’s further admonition to the crowd and
their response of being baptized.
- People: the people (them), Peter and the
other apostles,
- Places
- God: Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit
- Events: the question v. 37, the response by
Peter vv. 38-39, and further warnings v. 40,
acceptance of the message and baptism v.
41.
- Notes of Time

Structural Relationships: Preparation,


summarization

I.d.iv. – The New Testament Church begins Definitional – Define the following terms or
(2:42-47) phrases: fellowship, breaking bread.
Rational – Is this description of the church
Observations: This section records a summary appropriate for what we see in the modern
of what life was like for the believers as well as church?
an generalization of what would be Implicational – What are the implications of the
particularized in the life of Peter and John in believers selling their possessions and giving to
Chapter 3. those in need?

Structural Relationships: summary,


particularization

II. The Church’s Witness In Jerusalem (3:1-8:3)

II. a. – Healing of lame man/Peter Speaks (3:1-


26)
II.a.i. – Healing of lame man (3:1-10) Definitional: Define the following terms or
phrases: immediately, became strong, wonder
Observations: The author transitions from and amazement
speaking in general about the church and its Rational: How did the people know this was the
habits to a particular “One day” and to beggar at the temple gate?
particular members of the church: Peter and Implicational:
John. This section is also the introduction to the
speech of Peter in vv. 11-26.
- People: Peter, John, crippled man, all the
people
- Places: temple, Gate Beautiful,
- God: Jesus Christ of Nazareth, God
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- Events: beggar carried to gate, Peter and


John going to prayer, asking for money,
response of Peter and John, healing of lame
man
- Notes of Time: One day, time of prayer

Structural Relationships: generalization,


particularization, introduction

II.a.ii. – Peter Speaks (3:11-26) Defintional – Define the following terms or


phrases: Men of Israel, Solomon’s Colonnade,
Observations: Peter’s speech is effect of the turning (v. 26).
people seeing the miracle of the lame man. The Rational – How do vv. 19-20 connect with
speech is also the cause of the events of Chapter 2:38-39 and speak about salvation? How does
4. the idea of “turning” relate to repentance?
- People: beggar, Peter and John, all the Implicational – What are the eschatological
people, Men of Israel, Abraham, Isaac and implications of v. 21?
Jacob, Moses, the prophets, Samuel,
- Places: Solomon’s Colonnade,
- God: Righteous One, Jesus, God, the
Christ, the Lord your God
- Events: beggar holds onto Peter and John,
people are astonished, Peter’s speaks
- Notes of Time: While

Structural Relationships: cause and effect

II.b. – Persecution, Prayer, Possessions (4:1-37)


II.b.i. – Persecution (4:1-22) Definitional – Define the following terms or
phrases: Sadducees, Sanhedrin, rulers, elders,
Observations: teachers of the law,
This section summarizes the speech given by Rational – Why all the people? What do these
Peter to the rulers after having been arrested people have in common other than being
healing the lame man. Jewish?
- People: priests, captain of the temple guard, Implicational – What are the implications of vv.
Sadducees, Peter and John, the people, 19-20 and our response to people today who
rulers, elders, teachers of the law, Annas question our preaching? What does this imply
the high priest, Caiaphas, John, Alexander about our attitude toward suffering?
and the other men of the high priest’s
family, the Sanhedrin,
- Places: jail, court (inferred), Jerusalem
- God: Jesus, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, God,
the stone you builders rejected,
- Events: Peter and John put in jail, many
who heard the message believed and the
number grew, meeting called at Jerusalem,
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Peter and John brought in for questioning,


see the courage of Peter and John, can do
nothing, command them not to speak in
Jesus Name, Peter and John reject their
command, further threats by the rulers,
send Peter and John away
- Notes of Time: evening, next day, forty
years old (referring to healed man of Ch.
3).

Structural Relationships: summary


II.b.ii. – Prayer (4:23-31) Definitional – Define the following terms or
phrases: boldness
Observations: Rational – What does it mean when Luke
This section provides an account of Peter and writes, “the house was shaken?”
John’s retelling of 4:1-22 to the believers and Implicational – What is implied by the phrase,
the effect of that retelling was prayer and the “to their own people” (v. 23)? Does this imply
effect of the prayer was the house where they that some disciples had not yet received the
meeting was shaken, all were filled with the Spirit or is does this imply a re-filling? What are
Spirit and the word of God is spoken more the implications between being filled with the
boldly Spirit and speaking the word more boldly?
- People: Peter and John, own people,
- Places
- God: Holy Spirit, Anointed One, Holy
Spirit
- Events: Re-telling of 4:1-22, prayer, house
shaking, filled with Spirit, word of God
spoken boldly
- Notes of Time: On their release, After they
prayed,

II.b.iii. – Possessions Shared (4:32-37) Definitional – Define the following terms or


phrases: heart, mind, great power, testify, needy,
Observations: distributed, Barnabas,
This section is similar to 2:42-47 and serves as a Rational – What does it mean to be “one in
summary of the habits of the believers but also heart and mind?”
introduces the cause of 5:1-11. There is also an Implicational – What are the implications of the
eventual contrasting relationships established phrase “no needy person among them?” What
between the land owners and Barnabas (vv. 34, are the implications for stewardship?
37) and Ananias & Sapphira (5:1-11).
- People: all the believers, apostles, Barnabas
- Places: Cyprus
- God: Lord Jesus,
- Events: believers shared possessions, most
notably Barnabas who sold land and put the
money at the apostle’s feet.
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- Notes of Time

Structural Relationships: Summary,


introduction, contrast/comparison

II.c. – Internal Problems/External Persecution


(5:1-42)
II.c.i. – Internal Problems (Ananias & Sapphira) Definitional – great fear, church
(5:1-11) Rational – What does it mean to lie to the Holy
Spirit? Did Ananias and Sapphira have a choice
Observations: as to give or not? What does “at your disposal”
This section is a summary of events leading up mean (v. 4)?
to the death of Ananias and Sapphira but also Implicational – What does this imply about the
serves to compare and contrast these two authority of the apostles? What does this imply
characters with Barnabas and other land owners about stewardship?
in Chapter 4.
- People: Ananias, Sapphira, apostles, Satan,
- Places:
- God: Holy Spirit, God, Spirit of the Lord,
- Events: Ananias/Sapphira sell land and
hold back some of the money, Peter
questions them, Ananias lies and dies,
Sapphira comes in later and lies and dies.
- Notes of Time: three hours later, at that
moment

Structural Relationships: Summary,


compare/contrast

II.c.ii. – Miracles by the Apostles (5:12-16) Definitional – Define the following terms or
phrases: sick, Peter’s shadow, tormented
Observations: Rational – What does it mean for Peter’s
This section is a preparation for the later shadow to fall on some of them?
realization of persecution in the church. This Implicational – What are the implications of the
section almost seems out of place and it seems phrase “all of them were healed?”
that 5:1-11 should actually be a part of Chapter
4.
- People: apostles, believers, the sick,
Crowds, those tormented by evil spirits,
- Places: Solomon’s Colonnade,
- God: Lord
- Events: Apostles perform miracles, people
afraid to join them but people still did, the
sick and tormented were healed.
- Notes of Time
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II.c.iii. – External Persecution (5:17-42) Definitional – Define the following terms


phrases: the full assembly of the elders of Israel,
Observations: Rational – Why is it important to know the high
This section gives an account of the effect of priest was a Sadducee? What is the connection
5:12-16 which is the arrest and interrogation between receiving the Spirit and obedience (v.
- People: high priest and all his associates, 32)?
Sadducees, the full assembly of the elders Implicational –
of Israel, the officers, captain of the temple
guard, chief priests, Sanhedrin, Peter,
Gamaliel, Men of Israel,
- Places: public jail, temple court
- God: God of our fathers, Jesus, Prince and
Savior, Holy Spirit, Jesus is the Christ,
- Events
- Notes of Time: at daybreak, day after day,
never stopped
Structural Relationships: cause and effect

II.d. – Solving and Internal Problem and Greater


Persecution (6:1-15)
II.d.i. – Solving an Internal Problem (Grecian Definitional – Define the following terms or
Jews/Hebraic Jews) (6:1-7) phrases: Grecian/Hebraic Jews,
Rational – What is the daily distribution of food
Observations: and why had it become a problem? Why 7 men?
The author shifts from the arrest and release What does it mean to be a man full of faith and
event to a more general “In those days…” of the Holy Spirit? What is the ministry of the
speaking primarily of what is happening within Word?
the fledgling church. This section preparatory Implicational – What are the implication of
summary of internal church problems leading to church polity?
the realization of the need to choose men to
help the apostles.
- People: the disciples, Grecian Jews,
Hebraic Jews, the Twelve, Stephen, see list
v. 5, large number of priests
- Places: Jerusalem,
- God: Spirit
- Events: problem between Grecian and
Hebraic Jews, 7 chosen to oversee the daily
administration, word of God spreads, large
number of priests believe
- Notes of Time: In those days,

Structural Relationships: Preparation, summary,


eventual realization
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II.d.ii. – Greater Persecution (6:8-15) Definitional – Define the following terms or


prhases: full of grace and power, Synagogue of
Observations: the Freedmen, argue, blasphemy
This section connects with the previous as the Rational – How did they stir up the people?
realization of what it meant for Stephen to be Who were the Freedmen? What does it mean to
chosen and serves as introduction to Stephen’s speak by the Spirit (v. 10)?
defense of Christ before the rulers of Israel. Implicational – What are the implications about
- People: Stephen, Freedmen, Jews of Cyrene suffering or persecution? What are the
and Alexandria, the people, false witnesses, implications of true discipleship and service?
- Places: Cilicia, Asia
- God: Spirit, Jesus of Nazareth, Sanhedrin
- Events: Stephen performs miracles,
opposition arises, false witnesses testify
against Stephen, Stephen’s face was that of
an angel
- Notes of Time: Now, Then, So

Structural Relationships: Realization,


introduction

II.e. – Stephen and Saul (7:1-8:3)


II.e.i. – Stephen (7:1-59)

II.e.i.1. – Speech (7:1-53) Definitional – Define the following terms or


Observations: This section is a large narrative phrases: stiff-necked, uncircumcised heart
wherein Stephen basically summarizes the Rational –
entire history of Israel with the climax being his Implicational – What are the implications on
accusation in vv. 51-53 which is the cause of apologetics?
his eventual stoning 7:54-59
- People: Stephen, high priest, various
characters from OT history
- Places
- God: Holy Spirit, Righteous One, Most
High
- Events:
- Notes of Time:

II.e.i.2. – Stoning (7:54-59) Definitional – Define the following terms or


phrases: gnashed their teeth, glory of God, right
Observations: hand of God, fell asleep
This section is the effect of Stephen’s Rational – What does it mean to be full of the
apologetic. Holy Spirit? What is the right hand of God?
- People: they, Stephen, Implicational – What are the implications about
- Places: heaven, forgiveness?
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- God: God, Jesus, Son of Man


- Events
- Notes of Time: When, while they were
stoning him

II.e.ii – Saul (8:1-3)

II.e.ii.1. – Brief Introduction (8:1) Definitional – Define the following terms or


phrases: Saul
Observations: Rational –
This is a brief introduction into the character of Implicational -
Saul.

- People: Saul, Stephen and the people


stoning him (inferred)
- Places
- God
- Events
- Notes of Time

II.e.ii.2. – Persecution by Saul (8:2-3) Definitional – Define the following terms or


phrases: persecution, destroy
Observations: Rational –
This section further introduces Saul and his Implicational -
character and centers around the persecution he
is bringing to the church.
- People: the church at Jerusalem, apostles,
- Places: Jerusalem, Judea/Samaria
- God:
- Events: persecution, scattering, burial of
Stephen, persecution from house to house
- Notes of Time: On that day,