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2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” We believe Scripture is authoritative in the life of the believer not because it is endorsed by a human being but because God authenticates Himself through Scripture. God reveals Himself through the Scripture that speaks of Him. Therefore, Scripture is essential for knowledge of God and knowing the living person of God. Scripture also helps us to discern Truth (of God) and through Scripture, the Spirit (God himself) changes and forms the lives of believers. For these reasons, God’s people come to delight in Scripture and meditate on it day and night. It is foundational for the Christian to study the Bible to know and love the Lord.

 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

~ 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)

The Book of Acts II

Meeting Time: Sunday 11am-12pm, September 18 – November 27, 2022

Location:  Zoom link provided to those on the email list (Hybrid, if church reopened)

Class Description

How does understanding narrative help us to read books in the New Testament like Acts? If I am not a Bible scholar, how do I read a book like Acts more competently to nourish my life and possibly teach it? What does Acts teach us about the early church, its ministry and its mission? These are some of the questions we will address in this class on The Book of Acts I.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learning how to read narrative in the New Testament
  2. Putting into practice the skills we learned in the Introduction to Hermeneutics class
  3. Using Acts to set up a general timeline for reading the epistles
  4. To develop a competent reading of Acts to teach it
  5. To know how Acts ministers to our daily lives and sanctifies us

Study Requirements

The Bible (Recommended: Study Bible)

Class Schedule & Content

Sept 18: Acts 6:1-7 (Ken)

Sept 25: Acts 6:8-7:60 (Jaydon)

Oct 2: Acts 8:1-25 (Glen)

Oct 9: No Class (Thanksgiving)

Oct 16: Acts 8:26-40 (Ken)

Oct 23: Acts 9:1-19a (Jaydon)

Oct 30: Acts 9:19b-31 (David)

Nov 6: Acts 9:32-43 (Justin)

Nov 13: Acts 10:1-11:18 (Ken)

Nov 20: Acts 11:19-30 (Glen)

Nov 27: Acts 12:1-25 (Justin)