Book of Acts and Missions

The Book of Acts of the Apostles is a sequel to Luke’s gospel. It is the handoff of Jesus earthly ministry to his apostles at his ascension and their empowerment by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to carry out Jesus final command. We will concentrate on the sections of Acts that deal with carrying out Jesus’ command to take the Gospel to 'Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the the ends of the earth' (Acts 1:8). Below is a summary of what to expect for this upcoming course. We do hope you will join us!

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Summary: Study of Book of Acts and Missions at Hope Church

Session 1: Introduction, Ascension and the Giving of the Holy Spirit

Readings: Acts 1:1-11 and 2:1-41

Session 2: The Church in Jerusalem

Readings: Acts 2:42-47, 3:1-26, 4:1-36

Session 3: Persecution and spread of the Church

Readings: Acts 5:12-42, 6:1-15, 7:51-8:1a

Session 4: Persecuted, Scattered, and the Damascus Road

Readings: Acts 8:1b-40,  9:1-31

Session 5: Peter and Cornelius

Readings: Acts 9:32-43, 10:1-48, 11:1-18, 12:1-19

Session 6: Church in Antioch, Barnabas, and Saul, First Mission Trip

Readings: Acts 11:19-30, 12:25, 13:1-52, and 14:1-28

Session 7: Council of Antioch, Paul’s Second Mission Trip with Silas, Part 1

Readings: Acts 15:1-16:40

Session 8: Second Mission Trip Continued

Readings: Acts 17:1-18:22

Session 9: Paul’s third mission trip

Readings: Acts 18:23-21:16

Session 10: Return to Jerusalem, arrest, trials

Readings: Acts 21:17-40, 22, 23

Session 11: Paul’s Journey to Rome

Readings Acts 24:1-28:31

Session 12: Recap and application of mission support function at Hope