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The Book of Acts a Second Look

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I have fallen in love with the Book of Acts and there doesn’t seem to be an end of my interest. I keep finding new things, so I thought I would share them with people who have an interest here. Your comments are welcome whether you agree or not. I will endeavor to be a gentleman in my replies. In other words, I don’t wish to try to make you submit to my understanding. We are all entitled to what our hearts tell us, so we can discuss things amicably even when we cannot agree with one another. Anyway, below is a list of posts containing my thoughts along my second journey. The two blogposts identifying Luke and Theophilus were part of my first study; I have kept them here in case someone begins browsing my second journey without looking at the first. These two blogposts are important to much of my understanding concerning how the book was written and how some seemingly cryptic sections should be seen. Some posts will simply amplify what I’ve already said in my first study of the book, although I have tried to look for something different to write about. Others may correct errors in my thinking, while still others will show a completely new study on a matter perhaps left untouched in my first round. I hope the reader enjoys these blogs as much as I have in writing them.

The Book of Acts a Second Look:

  1. Acts       Who Is the Author of the Book of Acts?
  2. Acts       The Structure of the Book of Acts ~ Part 1
  3. Acts       The Structure of the Book of Acts ~ Part 2
  4. Acts       The Structure of the Book of Acts ~ Part 3
  5. Acts 1    Who is Luke’s Theophilus
  6. Acts 1     A Theme for Acts
  7. Acts 1     A Judas Contradiction
  8. Acts 1     He Was Numbered with Us
  9. Acts 2    The Coming of the Kingdom of God
  10. Acts 2     Speaking in Tongues
  11. Acts 2     The Day of the Lord
  12. Acts 2     Jesus is Lord of All
  13. Acts 2     The Conclusion of the First Pentecost
  14. Acts 3     Lame Man Walking
  15. Acts 4     The Blunder of the Powerful
  16. Acts 4     Jesus is Alive and Here’s the Proof
  17. Acts 4     The Builders and the Stone
  18. Acts 4     Authority But Not ‘Our’ Authority
  19. Acts 4     The Son of Consolation
  20. Acts 5     Discerning Between Holy and Common
  21. Acts 5     The Enemy Retaliates
  22. Acts 5      The Gospel Cannot Be Bound
  23. Acts 5     Between a Rock and a Hard Place
  24. Acts 6     Who Were the Seven?
  25. Acts 6     The Stephen Conspiracy
  26. Acts 7     Blasphemy Against God and Moses
  27. Acts 7     A Prophet Like Moses – His Coming
  28. Acts 7     A Prophet Like Moses – His Rejection
  29. Acts 7     A Prophet Like Moses – Savior
  30. Acts 7     A Prophet Like Moses And Worship
  31. Acts 7     The Tent of Witness
  32. Acts 7     The Tenth Temptation of God
  33. Acts 7     The First to Die for Christ
  34. Acts 8     The Great Persecution
  35. Acts 8     Who Were Scattered Abroad
  36. Acts 8     The Reluctant Evangelists
  37. Acts 8     The Samaritan – The Great Pretender
  38. Acts 8     Samaria Believes!
  39. Acts 8     Simon – The Great One
  40. Acts 8     The Samaritan Pentecost
  41. Acts 8     Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch
  42. Acts 8     The Ethiopian Eunuch and the Body of Christ
  43. Acts 9     Saul’s Conversion and the Body of Christ
  44. Acts 9     Saul and the Persecution
  45. Acts 9     The Wrath of Saul
  46. Acts 9     The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb
  47. Acts 9     Three Blind Nights
  48. Acts 9     Was Paul Converted or Called
  49. Acts 9     Paul’s Vision on the Road to Damascus
  50. Acts 9     Luke v/s Paul – Truth or Confusion?
  51. Acts 9     Does Paul Contradict Luke in Damascus?
  52. Acts 9     Do We Rescue Luke at Paul’s Expense?
  53. Acts 9     Yet Another Contradiction in Damascus?
  54. Acts 9     Why is Paul’s Conversion so Important?
  55. Acts 9     When Did Paul Return to Jerusalem?
  56. Acts 9     What Was Paul’s Gospel?
  57. Acts 9     No One in Jerusalem Believed Paul
  58. Acts 9     Jerusalem’s Hesitancy to Agree with Paul
  59. Acts 9     Why Didn’t Peter Fully Embrace Paul?
  60. Acts 9     Paul Spoke Boldly in Jerusalem
  61. Acts 9     Paul’s Flight Out of Jerusalem
  62. Acts 9     From Where Did the Church Gain Rest?
  63. Acts 9     Building Up the Church
  64. Acts 9     The Churches of God Were Multiplied
  65. Acts 9     The Power of God to Heal
  66. Acts 9     Jesus and Raising the Dead
  67. Acts 10   Cornelius, the Centurion
  68. Acts 10   The Ends of the Earth
  69. Acts 10   Peter’s Heart
  70. Acts 10   Cornelius and Circumcision
  71. Acts 10   Salvation – God Removes All Doubt
  72. Acts 11   Church Unity at Risk!
  73. Acts 11   The Interrogation of Peter
  74. Acts 11   Cornelius Answers Jerusalem’s Big Problem
  75. Acts 11   They Called Us Christian at Antioch
  76. Acts 11   Famine-Relief from Antioch
  77. Acts 12   Persecution Renewed Under Agrippa
  78. Acts 12   The Apostles Were Persecuted for Treason
  79. Acts 12   Herod’s Official Story about Peter
  80. Acts 12   Mary, the Mother of Mark
  81. Acts 12   Agrippa Abode in Caesarea
  82. Acts 12   The Death of Agrippa
  83. Acts 13   Who Are These People?
  84. Acts 13   Barnabas ~ Whom Jesus Loved
  85. Acts 13   The Gospel Goes Out From Antioch
  86. Acts 13   Why Did the Outreach Begin in Cyprus?
  87. Acts 13   Who Was Elymas-Bar Jesus? ~ Part 1
  88. Acts 13   Who Was Elymas-Bar Jesus? ~ Part 2
  89. Acts 13   How Did Saul Become Paul?
  90. Acts 13   Sergius Paulus, Proconsul of Cyprus
  91. Acts 13   Why Did Mark Leave Paul?
  92. Acts 13   Who’s the Leader– Barnabas or Paul?
  93. Acts 13   Paul and the Jewish Lectionary System
  94. Acts 13   Paul Preaches in Pisidian Antioch
  95. Acts 13   As the Leaders Go, So Goes the Nation
  96. Acts 13   Jewish Missionaries and God-Fearers
  97. Acts 13   Paul’s Name Revisited
  98. Acts 13   Paul and the Marriage Supper
  99. Acts 14   Barnabas and Paul in Iconium
  100. Acts 14   Barnabas and Paul in Lystra
  101. Acts 14   Concluding the First Missionary Journey
  102. Acts 15   When Was Paul’s 2nd Visit to Jerusalem
  103. Acts 15   The Union of Jews and Gentiles
  104. Acts 15   The So-Called Silent Years of Paul
  105. Acts 15   Paul’s Fourteen-year Journey
  106. Acts 15   The Jerusalem Council
  107. Acts 15   The ‘Men from James’
  108. Acts 15   The Peter-Paul Faceoff at Antioch
  109. Acts 15   Circumcision ~ What’s at Stake?
  110. Acts 15   What Was to Become of Holiness?
  111. Acts 15   The Council’s Sequence of Events
  112. Acts 15   The Jerusalem Council’s Verdict
  113. Acts 15   It Seemed Good to the Holy Spirit and Us!
  114. Acts 15   The Pharisees Who Believed
  115. Acts 15   The Apostolic Decrees
  116. Acts 15   Dividing Barnabas and Paul
  117. Acts 16   Who Received the Apostolic Decrees
  118. Acts 16   Paul Returns to Galatia
  119. Acts 16   Prevented by the Spirit?
  120. Acts 16   The Gospel Goes to Europe
  121. Acts 17   Imprisonment at Philippi
  122. Acts 17   Paul Visits Thessalonica
  123. Acts 17   Paul’s Debate in Thessalonica
  124. Acts 17   Opposition to the Gospel at Thessalonica
  125. Acts 17   Off the Beaten Track to Beroea
  126. Acts 17   A Plan Sensitive to the Spirit of God
  127. Acts 17   Trouble in Thessalonica
  128. Acts 17   Paul and the Man of Sin
  129. Acts 17   Paul in Athens
  130. Acts 17   Paul at the Areopagus
  131. Acts 17   Unveiling the Unknown God
  132. Acts 17   Paul Unveils the Truth about Mankind
  133. Acts 17   Paul and the Greek Poets
  134. Acts 17   Paul’s Call to Repentance at Athens
  135. Acts 17   The Areopagus and Judgment
  136. Acts 17   Paul and the Church at Athens
  137. Acts 18   Corinth and Aquila and Priscilla
  138. Acts 18   Paul in the Synagogue at Corinth
  139. Acts 18   Claudius Expels Jews From Rome
  140. Acts 18   The Return of Silas and Timothy
  141. Acts 18   Corinth and the People of God
  142. Acts 18   Paul’s Vision at Corinth
  143. Acts 18   Paul’s Prophetic Role in Corinth
  144. Acts 18   Paul Appears Before Gallio
  145. Acts 18   Luke, Gallio and Sosthenes
  146. Acts 18   Paul’s Vow at Corinth
  147. Acts 18   Did Paul Intend to Visit Jerusalem?
  148. Acts 18   How Are We to Understand Appolos?
  149. Acts 19   Paul’s Firstfruits in Asia
  150. Acts 19   The Ephesians Pentecost
  151. Acts 19   The School of Tyrannus
  152. Acts 19   The Kingdom of God in Diana’s Land
  153. Acts 19   Can Evil Be Made to Destroy Evil
  154. Acts 19   The Word of God Grew and Prevailed
  155. Acts 19   Paul’s Collection for Jerusalem’s Poor
  156. Acts 19   The Riot at Ephesus
  157. Acts 19   Not Just Another Contender
  158. Acts 19   Paul and Grace
  159. Acts 20   Has the Sabbath Morphed into Sunday?
  160. Acts 20   Does the Church Ever Get ‘Lukcy’?
  161. Acts 20   Paul’s Defense Before Believers
  162. Acts 20   Paul Bound in the Spirit
  163. Acts 20   Purchased by the Blood of God
  164. Acts 20   Wolves Shall Come in Among You
  165. Acts 21   Paul and Believing the Holy Spirit
  166. Acts 21   Paul’s Mixed Reception at Jerusalem
  167. Acts 21   Overview of Paul’s Journey to Jerusalem
  168. Acts 21   Paul in the Image of Christ
  169. Acts 21   Paul in Chains
  170. Acts 22   Paul’s Defense-“I Am a Jew!”
  171. Acts 22   Paul’s First Defense
  172. Acts 22   Paul, the Roman Citizen
  173. Acts 23   Who Was the High Priest in 56 CE?
  174. Acts 23   Paul Before the Sanhedrin
  175. Acts 23   The Plot on Paul’s Life
  176. Acts 23   Paul and Roman Benevolence
  177. Acts 24   Paul’s Trial Before Felix
  178. Acts 24   Why Didn’t Felix Release Paul?
  179. Acts 25   Festus and Paul’s Accusers
  180. Acts 25   Paul in Festus’ Court
  181. Acts 25   Paul’s Appeal and Festus’ Predicament
  182. Acts 25   Festus’ First Consultation with Agrippa
  183. Acts 26   The Matter Set Before King Agrippa
  184. Acts 26   Paul’s Defense Before Agrippa
  185. Acts 26   This Is Madness!
  186. Acts 26   A Contrast of Paul’s Conversion Accounts
  187. Acts 26   Paul, Balaam and Heliodorus
  188. Acts 26   Paul’s Post-Council Journeys
  189. Acts 26   Paul’s Life in the New Testament
  190. Acts 27   The Voyage to Rome Begins
  191. Acts 27   Famines and Fair Havens
  192. Acts 27   The Storm and Paul’s — I Told You So…
  193. Acts 27   Shipwreck and Safety
  194. Acts 27   The Gospel and the Voyage to Rome
  195. Acts 27   Paul on the Island of Malta
  196. Acts 28   Paul’s Triumphal Entry
  197. Acts 28   Did Rome Know Nothing of Paul?
  198. Acts 28   Paul’s Argument in Rome
  199. Acts 28   How Can You Be So Obtuse?
  200. Acts 28   The Gospel Cannot Be Hindered!
 

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