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BFF Update April 16, 2005

"Even to the remotest part of the earth!"

The Book of Acts

~ Studies on Spreading God's Word ~

Luke's book of Acts demands that we respond to Christ's great commission God's way. We are God's servants doing God's work in God's way. Church history is littered by faulty attempts to complete this task. May Christ awaken His church and call us again to seriously evaluate our churches in light of the pattern given to us in the Book of Acts. We far too quickly give attention to some parts of the scriptures while avoiding other parts. Balance only comes as we give even attention to the Word of God.

Outlines and Overview of the Book of Acts
The power and will of God creates such a power in the Gospel that nothing can hold back God’s purpose of bringing the gospel to the ends of the world! Here we see it like a budding seed, not fully grown.
Acts 1:8 and the Power of the Gospel
The Mission
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8, NASB).
Note the three stages: (1) Jews, (2) Samaritans (half-Jews) and (3) all others – the world.
The gospel is a specially crafted arrow designed to break the resistant walls of men’s heart.
Acts 1:8 and the Power of the Gospel Unleashed
In this picture we see the Gospel having its full and proper impact on the world. God continues to work out His strategic method today.

Steps to Participation in an Expanded Mission

Acts 7:1-8:25

Two Roadside Conversions: Ethiopian and Saul

Intersecting in Time: Two Visions

Acts 10:1-48

Intro |
Vision #1: Cornelius (Acts 10:1-8) |
Vision #2: Simon Peter (Acts 10:9-16) | 
The Meeting (Acts 10:17-48) | 
The Message (Acts 10:34-44)|

Taking the Church Over Cross-cultural Boundaries

Intersecting in Time: Two Visions of Cornelius and Peter in Acts 10


Paul's First and Second Missionary Journeys: Acts Map

Larger map of Paul's first journey Larger First Journey map

Paul's third Missionary Journey and Trip to Rome: Acts Map

Center of Christianity moved from Jerusalem to Antioch

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