A New Remnant

Acts 2:42-47 ~ A New Remnant

This week we finished our study of the second chapter of Acts (phew!) by examining the summary paragraph which Luke wrote to separate the events on Pentecost from the healing of the lame man at the Temple. We see a sketch of what daily life was like in this nascent community as they shared their belongings, ate at each others’ homes, observed the Lord’s Supper together, and devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and prayer. Luke makes a point to show how Christianity was birthed out of Judaism with his reference to their daily visits to the Temple (which is the backdrop for the next chapter).

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Acts 2:42-47 ~ A New Remnant

Summaries, Koinonia, Transitions

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

Whiteboard Notes:


  • Psyche = Soul (root of our English word “psychology”)
  • A better Venn Diagram is in the PowerPoint


Sources of Water:

Remains of the Second Temple Pool of Siloam
Measurements: 50′ x 16′ x 18′
Source: Gihon Spring

Pool of Siloam
Photo by MarkbarnesOwn work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

Upper Gihon
Measurements: 360′ x 218′ x 20′
Source: Surface Drainage

Lower Gihon
Measurements: 592′ across
Source: Dam blocked the Valley of Kidron

In celebration of this lesson being taught on Easter Sunday 2017 and the fact that we FINALLY finished Acts 2, I’m including this fantastic live performance of “The Easter Song” by The Second Chapter of Acts.


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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). She and her husband of 22 years have one son who is in the 11th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and 1w9 on the Enneagram. She 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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