While aggressive in persecuting disciples of the lord b. We read of the evangelistic methods and message of the early apostles and preachers 3. Three times in the book of acts it is reported, the first time in the third person. The book of acts reflection and discussion questions acts 1 the apostles knew they needed to replace judas. How can we apply this principle to the relationships in our own lives. Acts chapter 9 questions for discussion the living. Do miracles like this still happen in the church today. Welcome to ivy baptist churchs bible study on demand before beginning this study, please take an opportunity to download the worksheet for this bible study. The questions and reflections will invite you into a conversation about the role of an apostlein the. Therefore they trusted god to place the right person in that spot. Luke records many examples of conversion in the book of acts e.
Now, here we come to one of the great days in the history of the church, the conversion of saul of tarsus. Preparation for the coming of the spirit, chapter 1 1. Luke begins with a global perspective, dating the birth of jesus to the reign of the roman emperors in luke 2. I like to call chapter 9 the ministry to the great and small. Robertson notes a sense of deja vu with stephens sermon, accusations. Acts 9 nasb the conversion of saul now saul, bible. In fact, the work is given in detail of only two of the apostles, peter and paul. A second purpose in writing acts was to give a written defense of christianity. The partitive genitive of apeiles threats and phonou murder means that threatening and slaughter had come to be the very breath that saul breathed, like a warhorse who. Acts 9 is the ninth chapter of the acts of the apostles in the new testament of the christian bible. Bound by the connivance, if not authority, of the governor, under aretas the king. The acts of the apostles is the second book written by st. He had been a part of the private conversations among the pharisees and sadducees about this christ. Until chapter 7, the church had been mostly contained in jerusalem.
Scott fitzgeralds the great gatsby follows jay gatsby, a man who orders his life around one desire. And suddenly when god suddenly and vehemently attacks a sinner, it is the highest. Acts sequel to luke the structure of the books of luke and acts are closely tied. This chapter reveals the conversion of saul of tarsus, the mighty persecutor acts 9.
Acts is an utterly incarnational book that focuses on flesh and blood her. Our story starts off where the gospel of luke left offjesus is back now that hes resurrected, jesus decides to hang out and chat with his disciples whom luke calls apostles for forty days. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. Acts 9, new international version niv the bible app. Study of acts discussion notes chapter 9 introduction in chapter 9 of acts, luke begins to give a broader view of what is taking place in the new testament church. God is able to convert the most unlikely of sinners and use them as his chosen instruments in the cause of the gospel.
There has been much debate as to the purpose of acts. Chapter 9 depicts the conversion of saul on the road to damascus, when. Acts chapter 9 commentary northwest college of the bible. To make the picture abundantly clear, god has given us a hand picked record of the activities of the early church. For assurance of our own salvation, we can compare our own conversion experience with those in acts.
To find those of the way and bring them bound to jerusalem 2. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to jerusalem. Saul was 3 days without sight and neither did eat or drink. The main issues revolve around whether he is a man perhaps a greek official for whom lukeacts is an apologetic for the gospel or a kind of generic. An understandable version of acts translation by william e. From the conversion of the ethiopian, we now turn our attention to the most famous conversion in the new testament.
Carefully, paragraph by paragraph, the book of acts has been evaluated in the following pages. Concise presentation notes by charles dailey black underlined words match words in the bible text. The emphatic yet is intended to note the remarkable fact, that up to this moment his blind persecuting rage against the disciples of the lord burned as fiercely as ever. A free bible version and commentary on the book of acts in easyenglish. In the first 7 chapters, he describes how the good news spread in jerusalem. Acts 9 niv sauls conversion meanwhile, saul bible gateway. Paragraphbyparagraph outline for the book of acts josh. As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching damascus, and suddenly a light from.
Paul would make much more of this point in the first chapter of galatians. Verse 9 luke also described this event in his gospel luke 24. A third purpose in the writing of acts was to provide stability to the new faith. Pony slams down five aspirins while no one is looking. Church of christ bible group lesson on the book of acts chapter 9. Previous index next the book of acts the conversion of saul 9. The acts of apostles gives us a unique insight into how the church began. We need to know it for when we talk with others about spiritual matters, since. Still apprehensive about the rumble, pony questions everyones motivation for the fight. Acts 9 commentary matthew henrys complete commentary on.
Then saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the lord, went to the high priest and asked letters from him to the synagogues of damascus, so that if he found any who were of the way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to jerusalem. The lord jesus christ at work by the holy spirit through the apostles in jerusalem, chapters 17 a. Acts of the apostles chapter nine objectives in studying this chapter 1 to study the conversion of saul, comparing lukes account in this chapter with sauls own words recorded later on in chapters 22 and 26 2 to note two miracles by peter, and the affect they had on many people who heard about them summary not content with persecuting. Acts 2 outsiders looking in thought jesuss followers were drunk because they were so filled with the. The summary verse at the end brings the narrative to the main thread, with. Our story starts off where the gospel of luke left offjesus is back. See appendix1, sequence of pauls activities, at the end of these notes.
Acts chapter 9 barnes notes on the new testament on. Acts of the apostles chapter ten objectives in studying this chapter 1 to study the conversion of cornelius and his household, the first gentiles to obey the gospel 2 to note the need for religious and devout people to be saved, despite their good works 3 to ascertain the purpose of the holy spirit falling upon the gentiles, based on the. And ananias went his way, and entered into the house. This gives us a full indication of the manner in which saul passed the three days mentioned in acts 9. Chapter 6 notes the growing community of disciples. It traces christianity from its beginnings in jerusalem, following jesus resurrection, to the arrest of the apostle paul in rome, the heart of the empire. Acts 9 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section.
The rumble between the greasers and the socs is set for 7 p. Both books are most easily tied to the geography of the book. Each paragraph in the esv translation of acts has been evaluated and a factual statement about its content was recorded in one sentence. He arose from the earth, when christ commanded him, but probably not without help, the vision had made him so faint and weak, i will not say like belshazzar, when the joints of his loins were loosed and his knees smote one against another, but like daniel, when upon the sight of a. The book is called acts or the acts of the apostles because it contains an account of some of the apostles. In volume ii acts he told the story of the words and works of christ that were done through his apostles. The book of acts is a vital link between the gospels and the epistles. Before you attempt to answer the questions below you should read these chapters in the bible and answer the questions at the end of each chapter found at the website answer the questions below and then click ok to send your answers. An overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles. The conversion of saul now saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the lord, went to the high priest, and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to jerusalem.
That of saul of tarsus, chief persecutor of the early church ac 8. Acts chapter 9 kjv king james version amazing scripture with so much to learn. The book of acts is the first history of the christian church. He departs from a careful analysis of apostles experiences in jerusalem. The conversion of saul, reported next, is one of the most important in acts. The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early christian tradition. Pauls conversion is such an important point in church history that it is recorded three times in the book of acts. They are talking about the great things that god has done. The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. It records sauls conversion and the works of saint peter. The initial question regards the identity of theophilus, the one for whom the book is written. It is plain, from what follows, that ananias regarded saul as a foe to christianity, and that he would have been apprehensive of danger if he were with him, acts 9. But after stephens martyrdom the church was forced to scatter.1199 1067 1105 931 236 1270 1668 608 137 1503 1034 571 1348 681 1101 134 360 1659 1400 131 1497 48 575 854 1240 991 1107 670 538 1396 613 1267