The significance of peter in the book of acts a commentary by c

These verses record peters sermon in jerusalem on the day of pentecost following our lords ascension. We read of the evangelistic methods and message of the early apostles and preachers 3. Peter summarizes the life, crucifixion, and resurrection of jesus. Martens december 28, 2015 this is the twentyninth entry in the bible junkies online commentary on the acts of the apostles. Best acts commentaries updated for 2020 best bible. And a certain man lame from his mothers womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the. Now cornelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. Herod the kinggrandson of herod the great, and son of aristobulus. It is not improbable, besides, that peter was the most aged of the apostles. Acts in the abingdon new testament commentaries, mikeal c. He denied they had any power to perform miracles, or any great holiness requiring god to do miracles at their bidding.

The gathering crowd must have gazed with awe at peter and john, as if they gave the two apostles credit for the miracle, for when peter began to speak, he deflected all praise from themselves. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of acts. Acts 1 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Ajith fernando gives us a masterful commentary that discusses the importance of acts and its benefits for us. Thus, when preaching in solomons porch, peter enlightened the jews as to the true significance of moses prophecy. Herod agrippa i was also the nephew of herod antipas, who had a role in the trial of. The readers study of acts in the book of acts will bring new intimacy with the spirit and new joy in doing his will. But paul remembered him as the one who brokered a compromise in acts 15, and peter as sometimes amiable with paul and sometimes not galatians 2, so for paul peter was less paulfriendly than james and john, as their heated letterexchanges make clear page references redacted, was easily the most antagonistic toward paul, and hence was. The last time we left peter was in the gospel of luke. Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples probably being under a peculiar divine influence on this occasion. Now he c proclaims jesus as the exalted lord and giver of the spirit v. He served as a field missionary in bolivia for 16 years and he taught on the faculty of the school of intercultural studies at fuller seminary for 30 years.

The initial question regards the identity of theophilus, the one for whom the book is written. A good study bible we recommend the following features. In those days while they were waiting for the promise of the spirit. Peter is preaching to a jewish audience on the day of pentecost. The acts of the apostles pillar new testament commentary by david g. The churchs progress to the council of jerusalem according to the book of acts1 j. This is evident in the christological focus in peters inaugural sermon acts 2. The davidic throne was a type of the eternal throne and authority of jesus christ. 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. The book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. There is a sustained focus on unity in the book of acts. This section includes particular ministry of peter, the reception of cornelius, the gentile, into the church by peter, the extension of the church to antioch, and peters imprisonment and release, and his leaving jerusalem for another place.

Actus apostolorum, often referred to simply as acts, or formally the book of acts, is the fifth book of the new testament. But not just a scholar and teacher in mission training schools, he began as a missionary, and then also has been involved in shaping missions and the church, reforming them to biblical contours. If you have not done all the lessons of previous courses, please. The recipient of the book, theophilus, is the same person addressed in the first volume, the gospel of luke see introduction to luke. This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on acts. It is not an ivory tower work, but is not for that reason less than. Intro to acts biblica the international bible society. Therefore, when a church begins to dwindle, lose its power, and turn dull and drab in its witness, it needs desperately to get back into the spirit, expectation, knowledge and teaching of the book of acts.

Why does luke not record pauls three year excursion to arabia. Literary elements the genre of acts is historical narrative. In his speech, peter shows us the significance of the expression in the name or by the. Ancient historians described athens as a very intellectually curious and very religious place. The prophet whom moses foresaw was the same person as christ. It records the promise and delivery of the holy spirit, and the effect of that supernatural power on the spread of the gospel. Top 5 commentaries on the book of acts ligonier ministries. He at this time ruled over all his fathers dominions. The significance of tongues in the house of cornelius. Luke records many examples of conversion in the book of acts e.

The word lord, placed absolutely, denotes in the new testament almost universally the son. However, peter and hickey show the importance of the old testament even in the new government. In his speech, peter shows us the significance of the expression in the name or by the name of jesus. The reason why peter did this may be seen in the notes on matthew 16. Now peter and john were going up into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And the lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Acts or lukeacts is intended as a work of edification, meaning the empirical. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the book of acts. The second key element is the roles of peter and paul, the first representing the. This is a customary expression in the scriptures when one begins to do a thing, luke 15.

The location is the temple, with a jewish audience. Apr 10, 2016 this passage in which peter and john heal a lame man is the first scene in the book of acts after the story of pentecost in chapter 2. Acts 3 commentary peter petts commentary on the bible. There has been much debate as to the purpose of acts. The importance of the book of acts liberty university. This unity begins with believers of different races e. The account has important sociological as well as theological implications for the study of christian origins. Wheaton college graduate school the book of acts portrays stages of the development of the selfawareness of primitive christianity. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. No its not pretty, but peter is actually super psyched about the chance to follow in jesuss footsteps. Peter equated this event as a fulfillment of jesus prediction of being baptized with the spirit acts 11. Peter wagner, phd, holds graduate degrees in theology, missiology, and religion from fuller theological seminary, princeton theological seminary, and the university of southern california. This passage in which peter and john heal a lame man is the first scene in the book of acts after the story of pentecost in chapter 2.

Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. This passage provides us with an example of how misled a sincerely wrong person can be. The apostle peter forever settled this question when he declared here in acts 2. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations. Acts is the book that reveals the power of the church.

Pauls respect for others often wins a hearing for him and even turns enemies into friends, notwithstanding the boldness of his words. Paley has remarked the accuracy of the historian here. As peter was coming in, cornelius met him and fell. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. One of the earliest of the apocryphal acts of the apostles, the acts of peter reports a miracle contest between simon magus and the apostle peter in rome. Luke told us how the church was formed by the gift of the holy spirit and baptism and gathered around the apostles teaching and now moves on to narrate examples of the apostles ministry in jerusalem.

The healing of the paralytic at the gate beautiful. Wherever the established believer is driven, he carries the knowledge of the. Peter had seen jesus when jesus held the hand of jairuss daughter luke 8. This commentary has been through advanced checking. In the book of acts, the first use of the term church appears in acts 2. As a second volume to lukes gospel, it joins what jesus began to do and to teach 1. Acts of the apostles, the second part of the work that begins with the gospel. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Peters miracles in lydda and joppa america magazine. Paul, despite his zeal, did not know the true god even though. Rolf jacobson, karoline lewis, david lose, and matt skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for easter 6. And because he saw it pleased the jews whose favour he laboured by all possible means to conciliate.

Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy. Skinner, peterthe chief apostle, in go ye into all the world. I cannot think of any single biblical commentary that deserves more praise or more serious attention than the book of acts. This commentary on acts 3 treats peters sermon at the temple after he healed the beggar by the gate. Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. However, the spirit is highly significant as an agent of god reaching out. For assurance of our own salvation, we can compare our own conversion experience with those in acts. Now peter and john went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

Although the book of acts begins the transition from peter to paul, acts 9. The book of acts ends with paul proclaiming the kingdom of god and teaching about the lord jesus christ with all boldness and without hindrance acts 28. Barrett, a critical and exegetical commentary on the acts of the apostles, the international critical commentary on the holy scriptures of the old and new testaments, ed. This is surely the easiest genre to interpret, and the reason i believe a simple, literal reading of the textin its historical and literary contextis sufficient to interpret it correctly. Peter and john were both commissioned by jesus and recognized by the early christians as apostles special ambassadors of jesus. Peter did this by touching on the prophets in the old testament and showing that their prophesies were coming to fruition in the current age. The book of acts is the account of the working of a sovereign god through his spirit, by means of men, and in spite of them, to accomplish that of which men would never have conceived and in ways. Peter wagner gives us all a new acts for new timesone of crucial value and of almost unique significance in biblical literature. Joseph a alexander acts commentary 1857, 1866 over pages. This meant that he cured the man by christs power and authority. Peter is the human main character in the first 12 chapters, paul in the second part from chapter. It records the actions of the church and serves as a textbook example for the church today. The acts of the apostles often referred to simply as acts, or formally the book of acts, is the fifth. Acts 3 tells us of a specific example, one of the many.

For many basic details verse by verse, it still is of good value and often will help on word meaning and. Please take all courses in order as listed on our home page the computer will ask. The geographical centre of the first part is jerusalem, of the second antioch, where the first great assembly of converted heathens was formed. Acts 12 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. The term was first used by christ when he told peter, upon this rock i will build my church matt. What is the significance of pauls use of jesus as the son of god. To go to corneliuss house and stay there, peter must leave behind the scriptural commands of god that require separation of foods and persons into the categories of. Peter also highlights the importance and the power of the holy spirit in acts 2. Peter wagner, phd, holds graduate degrees in theology, missiology, and religion from fuller theological seminary, princeton theological seminary. The book of acts also describes the work of the two apostles peter and paul. The number of the names, or persons, together that is, who were together in the upper room. Dec 28, 2015 peter s miracles in lydda and joppa john w. Acts 12 commentary commentary critical and explanatory.

Besides linking the gospel narratives on the one hand and the apostolic letters on the. In this book, the principles of the exchanged life. Acts does much of the same when it says, tongue in cheek, that the athenians would spend their time in nothing but telling or hearing something new 17. Thus peter identifies jesus following his exaltation as lord, the. So the second recorded event of speaking in tongues in the book of acts served as a sign to jewish believers that believing gentiles, having been granted the gift of the spirit, had equal access into salvation and gods. She must also have been distinguished for faith and courage to allow such a meeting in the face of persecution. Acts stands as one of the most important books in the new testament. After one nasty runin, peter and the apostles rejoiced that they were considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name 5.

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