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  • 1. Acts: The Church Unleashed Sunday Evenings @ Grace Fall 2012
  • 2. Week One:IntroductionOctober 7, 2012
  • 3. Class Process 10 9 8 7 6 0 1 2 3 4 5In your groups:• What is your name?• How long have you been at Grace?• Why did you take this course?• What comes to your mind when you think of the terms “epicenter” or “ground zero”?
  • 4. LUKE THEOPHILUS PURPOSEDESCRIPTIVE DEFENSIVE DEEPENING of against in HISTORY HERESY HOLY SPIRIT
  • 5. Small Group Read Acts 1:8 Who will receive what from whom and when? As a group, draw a picture of this verse. What are the spaces described in this text? 15 14 13 12 10 11 9 8 7 6 0 1 2 3 4 5
  • 6. Acts 1:8“But you will receive powerwhen the Holy spirit has comeupon you; and you will be mywitnesses in Jerusalem, in allJudea and Samaria, and tothe ends of the earth.” -Jesus to his disciples
  • 7. Acts 1:8“But you will receive powerwhen the Holy Spirit has comeupon you; and you will be mywitnesses in Jerusalem, in allJudea and Samaria, and tothe ends of the earth.” -Jesus to his disciples
  • 8. Acts 1:8“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” -Jesus to his disciples
  • 9. Acts 1:8“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” -Jesus to his disciples
  • 10. Acts 1:8“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses 1. in Jerusalem, 2. in all Judea and Samaria, 3. and to the ends of the earth.” -Jesus to his disciples
  • 11. THE ENDS OF THE EARTH JUDEA & SAMARIA JERUSALEM PENTECOST JESUS 1:1-2:4 HOLY SPIRIT 2:5-47 PETER - JEWS 3:1-8:3PETER,JOHN, PHILIP 8:4-12:25 PAUL - GENTILES 13:1 - 28:31
  • 12. Gospel of Luke
  • 13. Over the centuries of persecution, the Jewish people had been dispersed throughout the world. This is the Diaspora. As a result, there were synagogues in nearly every major city of the Roman Empire. This resulted in two major types of Jew: • Hellenistic Jew • Hebraic (Palestinian) Jew
  • 14. Small Group Discuss what your Jerusalem, Judea/Samaria, and ends of the earth look like. How do you feel about being a witness to Jesus in each of these spaces? Why? 15 14 13 12 10 11 9 8 7 6 0 1 2 3 4 5