Introduction to Acts, Part 2

This week, we finished up the introduction to our new study of the “Acts of the Apostles” with a broad overview of the book and the six-panel structure which shows the continual growth of Christianity from A.D. 30 through A.D. 62-63. This introductory study will cover date, authorship, purpose, key themes, and audience.

You’ll need a Bible and some colored pencils (optional) for our study today!

Acts of the Apostles (Introduction, pt. 2)

6-Panel Structure, Key Words & Themes

* Recorded: LIVE. This audio has been edited for class member privacy, time, and content.

Acts of the Apostles (Introduction, pt. 2)

Image Credits: Banner and social media images feature Miniscule 223 (Gregory-Aland) which features the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles. This dates to the 14th century and was copied beautifully by a monk named Antonius. The image is in the public domain, but can be found at the following link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Minuscule_223_(GA)_f11r.jpg

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About the author: Laura Zielke

Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission), and she is on the board of directors at Shield Your Faith (an apologetics ministry). She and her husband of 21 years have one son who is in the 10th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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