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Mobile Ed: NT326 Book Study: The Acts of the Apostles (8 hour course)

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In the course Book Study: The Acts of the Apostles (NT326) Dr. Joshua Jipp walks through the story of the early church as narrated in the book of Acts. You will see how the early church grew from a tiny Jewish sect after the death and resurrection of Jesus into a multi-ethnic community that spread throughout the ancient world “to the ends of the earth.” Dr. Jipp reveals important background information that will help you appreciate the book in context, and you’ll gain an understanding of the various episodes of the early church as the apostles carry out the mission of the risen Jesus and preach Him as the one Lord over all.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Discuss the authorship, date, genre, and historical reliability of the book of Acts
  • Indicate the relationship between the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts
  • Explain the importance of Acts and the best ways to interpret the book
  • Outline the book of Acts and identify its major scenes
  • Describe the characters of the book of Acts and how they are characterized by Luke
  • Identify the literary parallels that exist in the book of Acts
  • Recall how Luke uses the ancient cultural practice of hospitality to show how distinct groups are able to become socially incorporated into the one Christian movement
  • Recognize the major themes and subjects in the book of Acts
  • Express the relationships the early church has with the Jews and the Gentiles

Course Outline


  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Background for the Study of Acts

  • The Authorship of Acts
  • The Date of Acts
  • The Genre of Acts
  • The Historical Reliability of Acts
  • The Relationship of Acts to Luke
  • The Importance of Acts
  • Interpreting Acts

Unit 2: Spirit, Kingdom, and Commission (Acts 1:1–26)

  • The Continuing Story of Jesus
  • Enactment and Proclamation
  • Narrating the Church’s Testimony
  • Judas, Peter, and the Twelve

Unit 3: Pentecost and the Spirit (Acts 2:1–47)

  • The Event of Pentecost: Part 1
  • The Event of Pentecost: Part 2
  • Peter’s Speech: Part 1
  • Peter’s Speech: Part 2

Unit 4: The Power of the Resurrected Messiah (Acts 3:1–4:31)

  • The Lame Man Healed
  • Jesus’ Witnesses
  • God’s Fulfillment and the People’s Response
  • The Beginning of a Conflict
  • The Conflict between the Apostles and the Jewish Leaders: Part 1
  • The Conflict between the Apostles and the Jewish Leaders: Part 2

Unit 5: Threats to the Church and God’s Response (Acts 4:32–6:7)

  • The Unity of the Church
  • The Threat of Ananias and Sapphira
  • The Threat to Israel’s Leaders
  • The Threat of the Hellenists and Hebrews

Unit 6: Stephen, the Hellenists, and the Church’s Expansion (Acts 6:8–9:31)

  • The Persecution of Stephen
  • Stephen’s Speech: Israel’s History of Rejection
  • Stephen’s Speech: God’s Unbound Glory
  • Stephen’s Speech: The Temple Idolatry
  • The Fulfillment of God’s Promises and Acts 1:8
  • The Significance of Samaria
  • The Samaritans and the Filling of the Spirit
  • The Turf Battles
  • The Ethiopian Eunuch: Part 1
  • The Ethiopian Eunuch: Part 2
  • The Conversion of Paul

Unit 7: Peter, Cornelius, and the Gentiles’ Inclusion (Acts 9:32–11:30)

  • The Beginnings of Gentile Inclusion
  • The Story of Cornelius and Peter: Part 1
  • The Story of Cornelius and Peter: Part 2
  • The Story of Cornelius and Peter: Part 3

Unit 8: The Jerusalem Church (Acts 12:1–25)

  • From Upheaval to Growth
  • The Epiphany of the Angel in Prison
  • The Epiphany at Mary’s House
  • The Epiphany of Herod and the Angel in Caesarea

Unit 9: Paul’s First Missionary Journey (Acts 13:1–14:28)

  • Witnesses to the End of the Earth
  • Paul and Barnabas on the Island of Cyprus
  • Paul’s Sermon in the Synagogue: Part 1
  • Paul’s Sermon in the Synagogue: Part 2
  • The Responses to Paul’s Sermon
  • Paul and Barnabas in the City of Iconium
  • Paul and Barnabas in Lystra

Unit 10: The Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:1–35)

  • Gentile Salvation and Inclusion
  • A New Community

Unit 11: Paul’s Second Missionary Journey (Acts 15:36–18:22)

  • Divine Initiative
  • The Role of Gentile Hospitality
  • Lydia’s Hospitality
  • The Philippian Jailer’s Hospitality
  • Gentile Hospitality in Thessalonica and Corinth
  • Christianity and Conflict
  • Paul’s Speech at the Areopagus: Part 1
  • Paul’s Speech at the Areopagus: Part 2

Unit 12: Paul’s Third Missionary Journey (Acts 19:1–20:38)

  • Christ’s Agent in Ephesus
  • The Conflict with Artemis
  • Paul’s Return to Jerusalem
  • Paul’s Speech to the Ephesian Elders

Unit 13: Paul in Jerusalem (Acts 21:15–26:32)

  • Introduction to the Final Chapters of Acts
  • Paul’s Relationship to Judaism
  • Paul in the Temple
  • Paul’s Defense Speeches: The Teacher of Israel
  • Paul’s Defense Speeches: Jesus, the Fulfillment of Scripture

Unit 14: Paul’s Journey to Rome (Acts 27:1–28:31)

  • The Importance of a Narrative Ending
  • The Voyage to Rome
  • The Shipwreck on Malta: Theoxeny
  • The Shipwreck on Malta: The Barbarians
  • The Shipwreck on Malta: The Success of the Divine Visitation
  • Paul, the Prophet to Israel


  • Summary of the Course

Product Details

  • Title: NT326 Book Study: The Acts of the Apostles
  • Instructor: Joshua Jipp
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 8
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About the Instructor

Dr. Joshua Jipp has taught New Testament in a variety of settings, including as a teaching fellow at TEDS, before joining the faculty at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He enjoys baseball, basketball, hiking outdoors, and spending time with his wife, Amber, and their two sons. His most recent scholarly work includesPaul’s Areopagus Speech of Acts 17:16–34 as Both Critique and Propagandain theJournal of Biblical Literature, andDivine Visitations and Hospitality to Strangers in Luke–Acts: An Interpretation of the Malta Episode in Acts 28:1–10(Brill). He’s currently working on a book on Pauline Christology for Fortress Press and the Two Horizons Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles for Eerdmans.


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