Mission in ActsMission in Acts



The book of Acts is a missional text, containing many different missionary episodes and concepts. This work argues that Luke's primary purpose in writing Acts is to inspire and equip the church of his day for effective mission.

Author: Daniel M. McGinnis

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The book of Acts is a missional text, containing many different missionary episodes and concepts. This work argues that Luke's primary purpose in writing Acts is to inspire and equip the church of his day for effective mission. It takes the form of a detailed linguistic and narrative analysis of key words, phrases, and missional passages in Acts. These are examined in the framework of four overlapping conceptual categories: missional stimuli, structures, strategies, and suffering. Acts' missional stimuli are the motivators and the power sources for mission. Acts' missional structures are the foundational physical and social building blocks for successful mission. Acts' missional strategies articulate how the worldwide mission of Jesus is to be carried out. Acts' missional suffering is practical instruction about how to respond to persecution and imprisonment when a missionary experiences it. Luke expresses all of these, with the goal of calling the church to missional action, that his readers might be Christ's witnesses, even to the ends of the earth.

The Samaritan Mission in ActsThe Samaritan Mission in Acts



A review of the socio-ethnic and religious contexts of the Samaritans points to the conclusion that they struggled to establish the legitimacy of their identity and status as a people.

Author: V. J. Samkutty

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567044645

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A review of the socio-ethnic and religious contexts of the Samaritans points to the conclusion that they struggled to establish the legitimacy of their identity and status as a people.

The Gospel UnhinderedThe Gospel Unhindered



This book deals with issues such as current approaches to Bible translation, churches undergoing persecution, spiritual warfare and animists, and the possibility of a greater understanding between Muslims and Christians.

Author: Doug Priest

Publisher: William Carey Library

ISBN: 0878082565

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This book deals with issues such as current approaches to Bible translation, churches undergoing persecution, spiritual warfare and animists, and the possibility of a greater understanding between Muslims and Christians. All discussions use the book of Acts as their starting point. The various contributors explore these and other issues from their years of experience in over fifteen countries.

The Gentiles and the Gentile Mission in Luke ActsThe Gentiles and the Gentile Mission in Luke Acts



The aim of this thesis is twofold. First, to make a detailed study of the theme of the Gentiles and the Gentile mission in Luke-Acts.

Author: Stephen G. Wilson

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The aim of this thesis is twofold. First, to make a detailed study of the theme of the Gentiles and the Gentile mission in Luke-Acts. And second, to use these results as an avenue of approach to broader problems in the teaching of both Jesus and Luke. As regards Jesus, how his teaching on the Gentiles is related to his eschatology. As regards Luke, both how he sees the relationship between Jesus' view of the Gentile mission and eschatology and how far his account of this mission in Acts squares up with the actual course of events so far as they can be deduced from the illogicalities and tensions within Acts itself and from the first-hand accounts of Paul. Jesus' attitude to the Gentiles is studied and used as a key to understanding his eschatology. Luke's presentation of Jesus' attitude to the Gentiles is then examined, to see how far it differs from the views both of Mark and of Jesus himself. Luke's presentation of Jesus' eschatology is then considered, to see if and how he alters Jesus' eschatology to fit his presentation of Jesus' attitude to the entiles. The main sections in Acts which relate to Luke's presentation of the Gentile mission are then examined, in order to discover both Luke's view of the Gentile mission and how close his account is to the historical facts. The main conclusions are that Jesus did not foresee a Gentile mission such as occurred after his death, a fact which is explained by his eschatology and which explains many of the problems which arose in the early stages of the Gentile mission, that Luke's presentation of the Gentile mission and Jesus' eschatology shows him to be a pastor and a historian rather than a theologian, a point which is emphasized by a comparison with Paul, and that while Luke's account in Acts is often misleading, he has left enough loose ends to make it a valuable historical source for the careful and critical reader.

The Gentile Mission in Old Testament Citations in ActsThe Gentile Mission in Old Testament Citations in Acts



... Luke–Acts.10 Jacob Jervell found the 'center of Scripture' for Luke in 'the
suffering and death of Messiah' and 'the exaltation of this very suffering Messiah'
and relegated the Gentile mission to 'other phenomena in the gospel and even in
the ...

Author: James A. Meek

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567124388

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Scholarship on the uses of the Old Testament in Luke-Acts has tended to focus upon the role played by the Old Testament in the development of the author's Christology. James Meek, however, draws out the theme of the Gentile mission in Acts as it relates to the Old Testament, and gives particular attention to four texts:13:47 (Isa 49:6); 15:16-18 (Amos 9:11-12); 2:17-21 (Joel 3:1-5 MT); 3:25 (Gen 22:18). The quotations in Acts 13 and 15 receive greater attention because they explicitly address the issue of the Gentile mission (the two earlier texts anticipate it) and because of particular interpretive questions raised by these texts. Meek argues that while there are similarities in the quotations in Acts with the Old Greek form of the cited texts, the argument never depends on distinctive readings of the Old Greek. He therefore rejects claims that the author's use of Old Testament texts is dependent entirely on the Old Greek. He also maintains that all four quotations are used in a manner consistent with their sense in their original contexts, contrary to the common assertion that the New Testament commonly cites Old Testament texts without regard for original sense or context. His third principal argument is that these Old Testament quotations function as "proof from prophecy," contrary to the argument of some. In particular, they are cited to demonstrate the legitimacy of the Gentile mission as conducted by the early church and of the Gentiles' place among the people of God, showing these ideas to be central to the author's purpose.

The Mission of the Early Church to Jews and GentilesThe Mission of the Early Church to Jews and Gentiles



This volume is based on a symposium held at the School of Mission and Theology in Stavanger, Norway, in 1998 on 'The Mission of the Early Church to Jews and Gentiles'.

Author: Jostein Ådna

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 316147242X

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This volume is based on a symposium held at the School of Mission and Theology in Stavanger, Norway, in 1998 on 'The Mission of the Early Church to Jews and Gentiles'. Four authors discuss the question of the mission to the Jewish people with particular regard to the gospel of Matthew and the Great Commission. Further papers address different phases and aspects of early mission. Finally the volume contains four essays relating to the Acts of the Apostles and to the Pauline letters.

Witness to the GospelWitness to the Gospel



A distinguished group of scholars here provides a comprehensive survey of the theology of the early church as it is presented by the author of Acts.

Author: I. Howard Marshall

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802844359

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A distinguished group of scholars here provides a comprehensive survey of the theology of the early church as it is presented by the author of Acts. The twenty-five articles show the current state of scholarship and the main themes of theology in Acts.

Paul s Early PeriodPaul s Early Period



This monumental work by German scholar Rainer Riesner examines both biblical and extra-biblical sources to establish the chronology of Paul's early ministry and also illumines our understanding of his work by portraying him in his cultural ...

Author: Rainer Riesner

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 080284166X

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This monumental work by German scholar Rainer Riesner examines both biblical and extra-biblical sources to establish the chronology of Paul's early ministry and also illumines our understanding of his work by portraying him in his cultural context."

Teen ACTS Retreat ManualTeen ACTS Retreat Manual



The TEEN ACTS Retreats Manual intends to provide all priests, deacons, and lay ACTS Retreat Team leaders and members with the necessary information to facilitate the TEEN ACTS Retreat process in a way that grounds the experience in the ...

Author: ACTS Missions

Publisher: ACTS Missions

ISBN: 9781545753217

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The TEEN ACTS Retreats Manual intends to provide all priests, deacons, and lay ACTS Retreat Team leaders and members with the necessary information to facilitate the TEEN ACTS Retreat process in a way that grounds the experience in the invitation to encounter Jesus Christ and be His disciple.

Christian Missions in their principles a sermon on Acts i 8 for the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church etcChristian Missions in their principles a sermon on Acts i 8 for the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church etc



What is the scriptural theory of missions , and to what extent does our church act
on this theory ? This is the inquiry which I take leave to institute in your presence .
In the first place , it is an established principle that the necessity for these ...

Author: Edward P. HUMPHREY

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The Mission of the KingdomThe Mission of the Kingdom



Further, Luke is unique because he provides the big picture story of the kingdom, from the birth of Jesus, through his life and ministry, then Pentecost, and then into the early church and right up to Rome.

Author: Derek Morphew

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ISBN: 0987017500

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The Mission of the Kingdom is a study of the theology of Luke in Luke and Acts. Luke's two volumes cover about 25% of the New Testament. Any writer who has contributed this much has to be important. Further, Luke is unique because he provides the big picture story of the kingdom, from the birth of Jesus, through his life and ministry, then Pentecost, and then into the early church and right up to Rome. Luke-Acts is the missions document in the New Testament. As one delves into his works there is so much more that emerges.

Picturing Christian WitnessPicturing Christian Witness



In Picturing Christian Witness, missiologist Stanley Skreslet searches for new, more holistic images of mission from Scripture.

Author: Stanley H. Skreslet

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802829562

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Christian mission in previous centuries often drew on images of imperial expansion and war. Today, foreign mission in so-called restricted-access countries is envisioned as a kind of holy espionage. But are “civilizing” crusades and warfare, even covert, appropriate images to associate with the good news of Jesus Christ? In Picturing Christian Witness, missiologist Stanley Skreslet searches for new, more holistic images of mission from Scripture. Skreslet undertakes a novel exegetical study of mission in the New Testament that focuses on the first followers of Jesus. Skreslet highlights five actions that depict the witness of these disciples: announcing good news, sharing Christ with friends, interpreting the gospel, shepherding, and building/planting. After carefully examining key biblical passages, he draws out the implications of these five images for the theology of mission and lets each image take shape visually through an array of Western and non-Western art. Picturing Christian Witness will provoke students of mission and of the Bible to imagine what mission will look like when actively embodied by contemporary disciples of Jesus.

The Acts of the ApostlesThe Acts of the Apostles



"Complete biblical texts with sound, scholarly based commentary that is written at a pastoral level; the Scripture translation is that of the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms (1991)"--Provided by publisher.

Author: M. Dennis Hamm

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814628648

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"Complete biblical texts with sound, scholarly based commentary that is written at a pastoral level; the Scripture translation is that of the New American Bible with Revised New Testament and Revised Psalms (1991)"--Provided by publisher.

Miracle and MissionMiracle and Mission



James A. Kelhoffer explores this passage's distinct witness to the use of gospel traditions and the development of Christian thought.

Author: James A. Kelhoffer

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161472438

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The Longer Ending of the Gospel of Mark (Mark 16:9-20) was appended to the Gospel of Mark in the first half of the second century. James A. Kelhoffer explores this passage's distinct witness to the use of gospel traditions and the development of Christian thought. Concerning the origin of this passage, he argues that a single author made use of the New Testament Gospels in forging a more satisfactory ending to Mark. He studies the passage's sometimes innovative literary forms as well. Also of interest is the passage's claim that the ascended Lord will help those who believe to perform miraculous signs - casting out demons, speaking in new languages, picking up snakes, drinking poison with impunity and healing the sick - when they preach the gospel (verses 17-18, 20). This expectation is compared with portraits of miracles, especially in the context of mission, in the New Testament, various apocryphal acts and Christian apologists of the second and third centuries. In the two final chapters the author interprets the signs of picking up snakes (verse 18a) and drinking a deadly substance with impunity (verse 18b) in their history of religions contexts. An Epilogue summarizes the findings of this study and explores what can be ascertained about the otherwise unknown Christian author of Mark 16:9-20.

The Holy Spirit and Christian MissionThe Holy Spirit and Christian Mission



This is a collection of articles from various church backgrounds and theological viewpoints. It reaffirms the necessity and urgency of a pneumatic missiology.

Author: Roji T. George

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532693083

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This is a collection of articles from various church backgrounds and theological viewpoints. It reaffirms the necessity and urgency of a pneumatic missiology. It does not speak of God’s saving mission as originating simply from God; it highlights the central role of the Spirit in the effective mission of the church.