Acts使徒行傳

 

Book of Acts:

 

 

The book of Acts provides a detailed, orderly, eyewitness account of the birth and growth of the early church and the spread of the gospel immediately after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its narrative supplies a bridge connecting the life and ministry of Jesus to the life of the church and the witness of the earliest believers. The work also constructs a link between the Gospels and the Epistles.

 

Written by Luke, Acts is the sequel to Luke's Gospel, furthering his story of Jesus, and how he built his church. The book ends quite abruptly, suggesting to some scholars that Luke may have planned to write a third book to continue the story.

 

In Acts, as Luke describes the spread of the gospel and the ministry of the apostles, he focuses primarily on two, Peter and Paul.

 

 

Author of the Book of Acts:

 

Authorship of the book of Acts is attributed to Luke. He was a Greek and the only Gentile Christian writer of the New Testament. He was an educated man, and we learn in Colossians 4:14 that he was a physician. Luke was not one of the 12 disciples.

 

Although Luke is not named in the book of Acts as the writer, he was credited with authorship as early as the second century. In later chapters of Acts, the writer uses the first-person plural narrative, "we," indicating that he was present with Paul. We know that Luke was a faithful friend and travel companion of Paul.

 

 

Date Written:

 

Between 62 and 70 A.D., with the earlier date being more likely.

 

Written To:

 

Acts is written to Theophilus, meaning "the one who loves God." Historians are not sure who this Theophilus (mentioned in Luke 1:3 and Acts 1:1) was, although most likely, he was a Roman with an intense interest in the newly forming Christian faith. Luke may also have been writing in general to all those who loved God. The book is written to Gentiles as well, and all people everywhere.

 

Landscape of the Book of Acts:

 

The book of Acts details the spread of the gospel and the growth of the church from Jerusalem to Rome.

 

Themes in the Book of Acts:

 

The book of Acts begins with the outpouring of God's promised Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost. As a result, the preaching of the gospel and the witness of the newly formed church sparks a flame that spreads across the Roman empire. The opening of Acts discloses a primary theme throughout the book. As believers are empowered by the Holy Spirit they bear witness to the message of salvation in Jesus Christ. This is how the church is established and continues to grow, spreading locally and then continuing to the ends of the earth.

 

It's important to recognize that the church did not begin or grow through its own power or initiative. Believers were empowered and guided by the Holy Spirit, and this remains true today. Christ's work, both in the church and in the world, is supernatural, born of his Spirit. Although we, the church, are his vessels, the expansion of Christianity is God's work. He provides the resources, enthusiasm, vision, motivation, courage and ability to accomplish the work, by the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

 

Another overriding theme in the book of Acts is opposition. We read about imprisonments, beatings, stonings and plots to kill the apostles. Rejection of the gospel and persecution of its messengers, however, worked to accelerate the church's growth. Although discouraging, resistance to our witness for Christ is to be expected. We can stand firm knowing God will do the work, opening doors of opportunity even in the midst of severe opposition.

 

 

 

Key Characters in the Book of Acts:

 

The cast of characters in the book of Acts is quite numerous and includes Peter, James, John, Stephen, Philip, Paul, Ananias, Barnabas, Silas, James, Cornelius, Timothy, Titus, Lydia, Luke, Apollos, Felix, Festus, and Agrippa.

 

Key Verses:

 

Acts 1:8
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (NIV)

 

Acts 2:1-4
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. (NIV)

 

Acts 5:41-42
The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. (NIV)

 

Acts 8:4
Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. (NIV)

 

Outline of the Book of Acts:

 

• The preparation of the church for ministry - Acts 1:1-2:13.

 

• The witness begins in Jerusalem - Acts 2:14-5:42.

 

• The witness spreads beyond Jerusalem - Acts 6:1-12:25.

 

(The focus shifts here from Peter's ministry to Paul's.)

 

• The witness reaches Cyprus and Southern Galatia - Acts 13:1-14:28.

 

• The council in Jerusalem - Acts 15:1-35.

 

• The witness reaches Greece - Acts 15:36-18:22.

 

• The witness reaches Ephesus - Acts 18:23-21:16.

 

• Arrest in Jerusalem - Acts 21:17-23:35.

 

• The witness reaches Caesarea - Acts 24:1-26:32.

 

• The witness reaches Rome - Acts 27:1-28:31.

使徒行傳書

使徒行傳中提供了詳細的,有序的,目擊者早期教會和福音的後擴散的誕生和成長的帳戶耶穌基督的復活。其敘事提供耶穌的生命和事奉連接到教會和信徒最早的見證生命的橋樑。這項工作還構造之間的聯繫的福音書信

作者是路加,使徒行傳是續集路加福音,推動他的故事耶穌,以及他如何建造他的教會。這本書結尾很突然,這表明一些學者認為盧克可能已計劃寫第三本書,繼續這個故事。

在使徒行傳,盧克描述了福音的傳播和部使徒,他主要專注於二,彼得和保羅

作者使徒行傳中:

使徒行傳的作者是由於盧克。他是希臘和新約聖經的唯一外邦基督徒作家。他是一個受過教育的人,我們學習在歌羅西書4:14說,他是一名醫生。路加是不是12門徒之一。

雖然盧克是不是在使徒行傳的作家的書命名,他相信了作者早在公元二世紀。在使徒行傳後面的章節中,作者用第一人稱複數敘述,“我們”,這表明他是存在與保羅。我們知道路加是一個忠實的朋友和保羅的旅行伴侶。

寫日期:

之間的62和70年,與較早的日期更加容易。

寫入:

使徒行傳被寫入提阿,意思是“一個誰愛上帝。” 歷史學家不知道誰該提阿(路加福音1:3和使徒行傳1:1提到的)是,但最有可能的,他是在新形成的基督教信仰的強烈興趣羅馬。盧克也一直在寫,一般所有那些誰愛上帝。這本書是無處不在寫入外邦人為好,和所有的人。

景觀使徒行傳中:

使徒行傳書中詳細介紹了福音的傳播和教會從耶路撒冷到羅馬的增長。

在使徒行傳書的主題:

使徒行傳始於神的應許的澆灌聖靈五旬節。因此,福音的宣講和新成立的教會的見證火花的火焰在整個羅馬帝國的傳播。使徒行傳的開放公開了一種主要的主題貫穿全書。作為信徒是由聖靈的能力,他們見證的消息救恩耶穌基督。這是怎樣的教會被建立,並繼續增長,在本地蔓延,然後繼續到天涯海角。

重要的是要認識到,教會沒有開始或者通過自身力量或主動成長。信徒被授權和指導下聖靈,今天這仍是如此。基督的工作,無論是在教會和世界,是超自然的,生他的靈。雖然我們,教會,是他的船,基督教的擴張是上帝的工作。他提供的資源,熱情,願景,激勵,勇氣和完成工作的能力,藉著聖靈的充滿。

在使徒行傳中的另一個壓倒一切的主題是反對。我們讀到監禁,毆打,stonings和圖謀殺害使徒。它的使者福音和迫害的抑制,然而,努力加快教會的增長。雖然沮喪,耐我們為基督作見證是可以預料的。我們可以站穩知道上帝會做的工作,即使在嚴重對立之中打開機會的大門。

在使徒行傳中的關鍵字符:

該鑄字在使徒行傳中是相當多,包括彼得,雅各,約翰,斯蒂芬,菲利普,保羅,亞拿尼亞,巴拿巴,西拉,詹姆斯,科尼利厄斯,提摩太,提多書,沈殿霞,盧克,亞波羅,菲利克斯,非斯,和阿格里帕。

鑰節:

使徒行傳1:8 
“但你就必得著能力的聖靈降臨在你們,而你將是我的證人在耶路撒冷,猶太全地,和撒瑪利亞,到天涯海角」NIV

使徒行傳2:1-4 
當五旬節到了,門徒都聚集在一處。突然,好像一陣大風吹過一個聲音從天上來,充滿整個房子了他們所坐。他們看到了什麼似乎是火舌出來,分開放置於每個人。所有的人都充滿了聖靈,並開始在其他說方言的精神使他們。NIV

使徒行傳5:41-42 
使徒們離開公會,心裡歡喜,因被算是配苦難恥辱的名字。日復一日,在殿裡,並從房子到房子,他們從未停止過教學和宣講好消息,耶穌是基督。NIV

使徒行傳8時04分
這些誰已散講道闖蕩江湖。NIV

使徒行傳書的概要:

•教會事奉的準備 - 徒1:1-2:13。

•證人開始在耶路撒冷 - 徒2:14-5:42。

•證人傳播超越耶路撒冷 - 使徒行傳6:1-12:25。

(重點轉移從這裡彼得的服事保羅的。)

•證人到達塞浦路斯和南部加拉太 - 使徒行傳13:1-14:28。

•在耶路撒冷的議會 - 使徒行傳15:1-35。

•證人到達希臘 - 使徒行傳15:36-18:22。

•證人到達以弗所 - 使徒行傳18:23-21:16。

•逮捕耶路撒冷 - 使徒行傳21:17-23:35。

•證人到達凱撒利亞 - 使徒行傳24:1-26:32。

•證人到達羅馬 - 使徒行傳27:1-28:31。

 

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