Background Material On Acts by Ronnie Floyd

BACKGROUND MATERIAL ON ACTS
Authorship: Luke(Gospel and Acts) He was a Gentile and a
well educated man. He traveled with Paul!
He was a phsician, well beloved man, a man
of culture, and a team man.
Date: 62-64 AD
Purpose.- A historical a-ccount of the church of Jesus
Christ fulfilling the Great Commission of the
Lord.
Key Verse: Acts 1:8
Key Phrase: "Filled with the Holy Spirit" or "full of the
Holy Spirit"
Title of Series: "The Church Alive"
Outline of the Book:
I. The Church Alive in Jerusalem.(1:1-8:4)
II. The Church Alive in Judea.and Samaria.(8:4-12:25)
III. The Church Alive To the End of the Earth.(13:1-28:31)
"The Church Alive"
Acts 1:8
Introduction: Publicity: The Church Alive! All program-
ming and ministries must demonstrate life. We are the church
alive!
T.S. The book of Acts is d book about the church. What does
it say about a church being alive. What makes a church
alive?
1. THE CHURCH ALIVE IS CENTERED IN THE PERSON OF JESUS CHRIST.t
(1:1) --I
Exp: Relationship between Acts 1:1-3 and Luke 1:1-3
"Theophilus"-Greek-a friend or lover of God. The
precise identification of who this is is impossible.
a. A new convert in need of knowing the initiation
and growth of Christianity.
b. Interested, but unconverted Greek to whom Luke
is committed to winning to Christ.
c. A friend of high Roman office to whom Luke dedi-
cates his book which is intended for a general
audience.
"all that Jesus"-He is the center of the message of
Acts which means he is the center of the church.
"began to do and teach"-miracles, benevolent acts,
death, suffering, and resurrection for man's salva.
Ill: We must not shift Jesus from the center of the
church. We worship him. We obey him.
App: An alive church centers everything on Jesus. We
preach, s-ing, worship, and talk about Jesus-.
Ill: WIN Strategy is centered on Jesus not the church.
2. THE CHURCH ALIVE PROPAGATES THE MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST.
(1:2-3)
Ill: Football Days:Before game we w ...


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