He's Really Alive!

Acts 1:1-8 ~ He’s Really Alive!

This week, we started our verse-by-verse study in Acts. We looked at the overlap between the final verses of Luke’s Gospel and the first few verses of Acts–similarities and differences–and explored the Ascension as the “watershed” between this two-volume work. We talked about what “convincing proofs” are, and why Luke’s record of post-resurrection appearances and teachings sheds light on our understanding of the gospel.

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He’s Really Alive! (Acts 1:1-8)

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

Additional Resources:

  1. There was no PowerPoint this week.
  2. Most scholars agree that Luke was probably a Hellenistic Jew. Theophilus could have been anyone, possibly even a Roman official! Here’s an article that explains—better than I did—what a “Hellenistic Jew” is. I highly recommend that you read it.  https://gotquestions.org/Hellenistic-Jews.html
  3. Here’s a graphic to show the difference between the two Greek spellings of the word we translate “Jerusalem.” The way it’s spelled gives us a clue as to the intended audience.
    Two alternate spellings of Jerusalem

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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