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.
- 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
Measurements: 360′ x 218′ x 20′
Source: Surface Drainage
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.