Bibl 364 Research Paper Outline

...The Calling of Saul of Tarsus The calling of Saul of Tarsus is in the Books of Acts and Romans in the New Testament. Paul born a Jew in Tarsus, and breathing threats and murder against Christ disciples. Paul works against the church years before his calling he witness the death of the first Christian Martyr. Paul considered himself chief sinner among peers. Paul finally met face to face the one persecuted. 1. Paul questionable calling. a. Born a Jew from Tarsus. b. Paul was commissioned by Jerusalem High priest to pursues any followers of The Way 2. Paul brag of being passionate about his mission. a. Self-proclaim number one sinner b. Paul stood by as a witness to martyrdom 3. Saul on Damascus Road a. Saul see a bright light b. Saul is converted and baptizes 4. Saul of Tarsus as a final point, meet face to face the one persecuted Bibliography Bock, Darrell L., Acts, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, 2007, 354-372 Bruce, F. F., The Book of the Acts, The new International Commentary on the New Testament, 1988, 414-423 Brawley, Robert L. Luke-Acts and the Jews Conflict, Apology, and Conciliation. Scolars Press Atlanta, Georgia. 1987, 73, 155 Cadbury, Henry J., The Book of Acts...

THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE BOOK OF ACTS Luke as the author of The Book of Acts of the Apostles shows the reader the ministry of Jesus Christ through the discharge of the Holy Spirit within the apostles and His church. Luke was a historian as well as a theologian. Luke accentuates the captivating facets of the Holy Spirit prophesied in the Old Testament. Luke speaks to the reader of Acts about the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Luke emphasizes the “filling with,” the Holy Spirit “comes upon” them, and the Holy Spirit speaking to the apostles. In the Gospel of Luke, Luke wrote compellingly about Christ’s birth, ministry, death, resurrection and ascension. He completes his narrative about Christ with the ministry work of the Holy Spirit, written within Acts of the Apostles. Luke shows the reader a forceful and vibrant Holy Spirit that is driving and compelling the apostles to spread the gospel throughout the Roman Empire to satisfy Christ’s Great Commission, “to spread the good news to all people and all nations to the ends of the earth.” Acts from the beginning to end has recorded the theological history of the Holy Spirit working through the church and disciples to take the gospel to the world. The Holy Spirit is introduced in the first chapter by Luke, in explanation to the disciples, of how Jesus Christ will speak through the Holy Spirit to guide and help them in their task. (Acts 1:2-13), holds the descent at Pentecost of the Holy Spirit and how they will be baptized in the Holy Spirit for their witnessing mission. (Acts 1:4-5), is a vital lesson that the Spirit at Pentecost was also the origin of the church whose purpose was to unite the Jews and the Gentiles. 1 Luke’s purpose in this first powerful chapter is to immediately put forth the promise and the power of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 1:8), is parcel and part of Christ’s statement in (Matthew 28:19-20), (Mark 16:15), and (Luke 1 C. Gordon Olson, What in the World is God Doing? (Lynchburg: Global Gospel, 2011), pg. 63

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