ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, 13 in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
1. The connection between the work of the apostles and that
of Jesus (Acts 1:1-11).
2. The equipment of the early disciples for their task (Acts
1:12 through 2:47).
(a) The disciples obeying Christ's parting command (Acts
(b) The place of Judas filled (Acts 1:15-26).
(c) Miraculous manifestations of the presence of the Holy
Spirit (Acts 2:1-13).
(d) Peter's interpretation of the situation (Acts 2:14-36).
(e) The immediate effect of the sermon (Acts 2:37-41).
(f) The new spirit in the Christian community (Acts 2:42-
3. The development of the work in Jerusalem (Acts 3:1
(a) An incident in the work of Peter and John with Peter's
apologetic (Acts 3).
(b) Opposition of the Sadducees aroused by the preaching of
the resurrection of Jesus (Acts 4:1-31).
(c) An internal difficulty, the problem of poverty (Acts
4:32 through 5:11).
(d) Great progress of the cause in the city (Acts 5:12-16).
(e) Renewed hostility of the Sadducees and Gamaliel's retort
to the Pharisees (Acts 5:17-42).
(f) A crisis in church life and the choice of the seven
Hellenists (Acts 6:1-7).
(g) Stephen's spiritual interpretation of Christianity stirs
the antagonism of the Pharisees and leads to his violent
death (Acts 6:8 through 8:1a).
4. The compulsory extension of the gospel to Judea, Samaria
and the neighboring regions (Acts 8:1b-40).
(a) The great persecution, with Saul as leader (Acts 8:1b-
(b) Philip's work as a notable example of the work of the
scattered disciples (Acts 8:5-40).
5. The conversion of Saul changes the whole situation for
Christianity (Acts 9:1-31).
(a) Saul's mission to Damascus (Acts 9:1-3)...