2. LAUNCH THE SOCIETY

as in the Acts of the Apostles

 

 

Section A

 

 

INTRO TO IDENTITY AND THE

THE RE-TRACING OF STEPS

 

1:1-6:8

V.4

186

V5

 

160

Section B

 

RECOGNISE OUTSIDE AUTONOMY

6:8-11:29

195

 

168

Section C

COPE WITH OPPOSITION

TO OUTREACH

12:1-15:29

206

179

Section D

 

HEED MULTIPLE VOICES AND

THE LIVING WORD

15:30-20:32

214

 

186

Section E

RECOGNISE

THE RANGE OF AUTHORITY

21:1-26:32

224

196

Section F

CHALLENGE THE SOCIAL CENTRE

OF THE WORLD

27-28

240

205

 

 

 

2. LAUNCH THE SOCIETY

as in the Acts of the Apostles

SECTION A:

INTRO TO IDENTITY AND THE RE-TRACING OF STEPS

Acts 1:1-6:8

 

 

1

1:1-14

Introduction

2

1:15-26

Replacement of Judas

3

2:1-47

Holy Spirit converts crowds

4

3:1-4:4

Cure of lame man

5

4:5-31

Peter's address

6

5:32-37

All things in common

7

5:1-11

Reprimands couple

8

5:12-16

Healed all

9

5:17-6:7

Angel opened door

 

 

 

"multiplied the number of disciples in Jerusalem (6:7)

 

 

 

Section B

RECOGNISE AUTHENTICITY OF OUTSIDERS

Acts 6:8 - 11:29

Paragraph "hooks" are places where New Converts are Located

 

 

 

 

Beyond religious law system

Ref

Location

disciple and 'outsider'

V4

Page

V5

Page

1. . Power is in Person (not a system)

6:8-8:3

Outside Jerusalem

Stephen & Saul

196

169

2. . Separation of spiritual favour and money

8:4-25

Samaria

Philip & Samaritans

199

 

172

3. . Inter-racial

8:26-40

Ethiopia

Philip & Ethiopian

199

172

4. . Power outside of priests

9:1-31

Damascus

Ananias & Saul

201

174

5. . Movement promoted

9:32-34

Lyydda

Peter & Aeneas

202

175

6. . Oriented towards re-birth

9:35-43

Joppa

Peter and Dorcas

202

175

7. . Inter-cultural

10:1-48

Caesarea

Peter & Cornelius

203

176

8. . Readiness to adjust

11:1-1-18

Jerusalem

Peter & ones of circumcision

204

 

177

9. . Mutual financial support

11:19-29

Antioch

Barnabas, Paul & 'Christians'

205

 

178

 

Christians at Antioch sending alms to elders in Judea . .c/f 11:25

 

 

 

 

Section C

COPE WITH OPPOSITION TO OUT REACH

Acts 12:1 - 15:29

Paragraph "hooks" are those who Oppose New Conversions

 

Coping Response

Reference

Opposer

Likely Motive

V.4

Page

V.5

Page

1. . Power through Prayer

12:1-23

Herod

Politics

207

180

2. . Power through truth

12:24-13:12

Sorcerer

Monetary

208

181

3. . Material Independence

13:13-52

The Jews

Influence amongst wealthy

209

182

4. . Perception to escape

14:1-6

The disobeying Jews

Crowd influence

210

183

5. . Stress on humanness

14:7-18

Crowds

Adulation

211

183

6. . Brotherly Support

14:19-28

Iconium Jews

Desire for leadership

211

184

7. . Salvation through grace

15:1-29

Some of Pharisee sect

Sect control

213

184

 

Apostles and elder brothers sending reduced rules throughout Antioch, Syria and Cilicia 15:29

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section D

HEED MULTIPLE VOICES AND THE LIVING WORD

Acts 15:30 - 20:32

Paragraph "hooks" are references to the 'Word of God'

V4 V 4

Page Page

Steps

1. .The "word" is taught and preached by many

15:30-35

 

 

. . Paul and Barnabas . .teaching and preaching . . others many the word of the Lord

 

15:35

215

187

2. . The "word" continues to live on with those who 'have' it

15:36-41

 

 

. .let us visit . .(where) . we announced the word . (and see) how they have (it)

 

16:33

215

187

3. .Speaking the "word" is permitted by the Ultimate Spirit

16:1-16:10

 

 

. . prevented by - Holy Spirit to speak - word in Asia . .not allowed them - Spirit of Jesus

 

16:6

216

188

4. . The "word" is spoken to those ready to believe

16:11-40

 

 

. Believe . . and they spoke to him the word of God with all . . in the house of him

 

16:32

217

189

5. . The "word" is received by people who include the wealthy

17:1-34

 

 

. . and these were more noble . . who received the word with all eagerness

 

17:11

218

190

6. . The "word" has opponents

17:13-34

 

 

. . announced by Paul the word of God, they (Jews) came there also . .troubling

 

17:13

219

190

7. . The "word" urges proclamation

18:1-6

 

 

. . ..Paul was urged by the word to solemnly witness to ... Jesus being the Christ

 

18:5

220

191

8. . Teaching the "word" is commanded by the Final "I AM"

18:7-23

 

 

. . said . Lord . speak and not keep silence . I am with thee . .teaching . . word of God

 

18:11

220

192

9. . The "word" expects attention

18:24-19:10

 

 

. . some hardened and disobeyed, (others) came to hear word

 

19:9

221

193

10. The "word" is increased and strengthened by the "I AM"

19:11-20

 

 

. . by might of the Lord the word increased and was strong

 

19:20

221

194

11. . The "word" is linked in with "the way"

19:21-41

 

 

. no small amount of trouble concerning 'the way'

 

19:23

222

194

12. . The "word" continues the work of "I AM"

20:1-38

 

 

. . I commend you to the Lord and to the word of the grace of him being able to build

 

20:32

223

195

The "flock" accompany Paul to the ship toJerusalem - 20:28

 

 

 

Section E

RECOGNISE AUTHORITY IN THE RANGE OF FIGURES

Acts 21:1 - 26:32

Paragraph "hooks" are Parties Who Promote the Power of One

 

 

Authority Figure

Reference

Names

Assistance given

V4

Page

V5

Page

1. . Disciples

21:1-6

disciples,women, children, brothers

accompanied

225

197

2.. .Prophets

21:7-14

Philip's daughters & Agabus

warned

225

197

3.. . Church leadership

21:15-26

ancient disciples and James and elders

required purification

226

198

4. . Law-enforcers

21:27-39

Chillarch of the cohort

protected

226

198

5.. . the people

21:39-22:23

the crowd

challenged

227

199

6. . . State Law

22:24-29

re rights of citizens

imposed respect

229

200

7.. . Religious leadership

22:30-23:10

the chief priests and all the council

provided forum

230

200

8. . Kith and kin

23:11-24

son of Paul's sister

gave secret help

231

201

9. . the Governor

23:25-24:27

Felix

gave on-going protection

234

202

10. . the Successor

25-1-12

Festus

weighed up case

236

203

11. . the Emperor

25:8-12

Caesar

provided base for world outreach

236

203

12. . Monarchy

25:13-26:32

Agrippa & Bernice

gave a hearing

237

203

Paul to Caesar at Rome . 26:32

n27

 

 

Section F

CHALLENGE THE POWER BASE OF THE WORLD

Acts 27:1 - 28:20

Paragraph "hooks" are References to Centurion

 

Authority Figure (Centurion)

Ref

Background

V. 4 Page

V. 5 Page

1. Kingdom figure sets sail

under secular law enforcer

27:1-5

"we" set sail for Italy

241

 

206

2. Kingdom figure offers advice

27:6-10

"now dangerous"

241

206

3. Law enforcer refuses

Kingdom figure's advice

27:11-29

he took wrong advice and shipwreck looms

241

207

4. Law enforcer heeds

Kingdom figure's warning

27:30-41

Centurion forbids the killing of prisoners

242

208

5. Law enforcer saves Kingdom figure

27:42-28:10

Paul's 'internalised law' accepted

242

208

6 Law enforcer accepts internalised law

28:11-31

Paul's 'internalised law' accepted

244

209

 

 

 

Paul in Rome proclaiming the kingdom (to the world) 28:31