By Chalmer E. Faw
Chalmer E. Faw brings Acts to lifestyles for our day. He blends thorough biblical scholarship with knowledge from vast and sundry event in missionary paintings and Bible educating. His cautious exposition of the e-book of Acts is supplemented with literary and theological dialogue. the major notice in Acts is witness for Jesus Christ, from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth. God's Spirit anoints the church at Pentecost, leads believers in dealing with conflicts among converts new and previous, and empowers Christians to beat fake ideals and magic. In Acts, Luke tells this dramatic tale with refined humor.
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14:41-42; in Jon. 1:7, even pagans use it). In Nehemiah 11:1. lots were cast to see which one out of every ten men is to live in Jerusalem. The basic idea is that God, in control of all that goes on in the world, uses the lot to make divine choices, beyond all human wisdom or will. " The common practice is to write the names of persons involved on stones and put them in a jar. This is shaken, after prayer and great Page 36 ceremony. The name on the stone drawn out first is the one divinely chosen.
Page 1 Elmer A. Martens and Willard M. Swartley, Editors Page 2 EDITORIAL COUNCIL David Baker Brethren Church Estella B. Horning Church of the Brethren Robert B. Ives Brethren in Christ Church Lydia Harder General Conference Mennonite Church Gordon H. Matties Mennonite Brethren Church Paul M. Zehr Mennonite Church OLD TESTAMENT EDITOR Elmer A. Martens Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Fresno, California NEW TESTAMENT EDITORS Willard M. Swartley Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries Elkhart, Indiana Howard H.
It is the goal of the Lord's entire mission (Luke 22:16, 18, 30) and at the center of early apostolic preaching (Acts 8:12; 19:8; 20:25; 28:23, 31). This kingdom, the universal reign of God through the Messiah, will not be complete until the consummation of all things. Meanwhile, it will be visibly represented on earth by the church of Jesus Christ. The rest of Acts will tell how this new era gets under way. Jesus' Ministry Moves from Earth to Heaven According to Luke, Jesus also prepares for this move.