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Mobile Ed: Studies in Acts Bundle (3 courses)
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Mobile Ed: Studies in Acts Bundle (3 courses)

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Overview

The Studies in Acts Bundle develops your understanding of Acts with the help of today’s foremost scholars of this important book. Dr. Craig Keener begins by laying the groundwork, focusing on the genre and historical elements, and then Dr. Darrell Bock takes you chapter by chapter through the key speeches and events. Dr. Lynn Cohick examines both Acts and Paul’s letters to paint a vivid picture of who Paul of Tarsus was, what he did, and what he believed.

If you want to learn more about how first-century Christians defended their faith, functioned as a body, and began to spread the good news to all people, these courses will take you there.

Individual Courses

NT216 Introductory Issues in Acts

  • Instructor: Craig S. Keener
  • Video hours: 2

Dr. Craig Keener, award-winning scholar and author of one of the largest and most thoroughly documented Acts commentaries available, provides students with an introduction to the book of Acts which focuses on such fundamentals as genre and historical context. He also explores key themes including mission, ethnic reconciliation, and evangelism, and discusses the Spirit’s power to bring these about.

Dr. Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and is the author of 17 books, four of which have won Christianity Today book awards. One, IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million copies. He has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John (two volumes), Acts (four volumes), and more briefly on Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Revelation.

NT217 Key Events and Speeches in Acts

  • Instructor: Darrell L. Bock
  • Video hours: 4

Explore the book of Acts in depth with Dr. Darrell Bock, who is internationally recognized for his scholarship in Luke-Acts. You will hear Dr. Bock’s commentary on key speeches and significant events such as Pentecost, the expansion of the gospel to the Gentiles, and the Jerusalem council that decided how Jews and Gentiles would function as one body. You will learn how Luke’s writings are the “glue” that coheres the New Testament, and how these works explain the way the Old Testament fits into the New.

“Luke-Acts is fundamentally about legitimization,” says Dr. Bock. “Even though Christianity seems to be new, it actually is the realization of promises that go back all the way to Abraham, all the way to Moses. It’s been around a long time. It’s the completion of Jewish hope. That legitimizes the early church.”

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Common Themes in Luke-Acts
  • Setting the Context
  • Tracing Luke’s Involvement in Acts
  • God, Scripture, and Jesus
  • The Spirit and the Kingdom
  • Salvation, Jews, and Gentiles
  • Christian Ethics and Israel
  • Speeches in Acts
Unit 2: The Church Begins
  • Ascension, Promise, and Mission
  • A Community in Expectation
  • Pentecost: The Spirit Comes
  • Peter’s Pentecost Speech
  • Researching the Greek Word for “Filling”
  • Peter’s Miracle
  • Peter’s Temple Speech
  • Finding Old Testament Quotes and Allusions in Acts
  • The Old Testament in Peter’s Speech
  • Jesus Is the Only Way
  • Community Issues
  • Responding to Injustice
  • Stephen’s Speech
Unit 3: The Church Spreads
  • Movement beyond Jerusalem
  • The Ethiopian Eunuch and Isaiah 53
  • The Calling of Saul
  • Peter and Cornelius
  • Finding Old Testament Laws about Food Restrictions
  • Peter’s Speech Analyzed
  • Peter’s Defense and Antioch
  • Peter and Herod Contrasted
Unit 4: Paul the Missionary
  • The First Missionary Journey
  • Using Louw-Nida to Find All the Places Paul Visited in Acts
  • Paul’s Synagogue Speech
  • Persecution and a New Missions Context
  • The Jerusalem Council
  • Peter’s Council Speech
  • The Second Missionary Journey
  • Paul in Thessalonica, Berea, and Athens
  • Paul’s Speech in Athens
  • The Mission in Corinth
  • The Third Missionary Journey
  • Eutychus and the Ephesian Elders
  • Paul’s Speech to the Ephesian Elders
  • Researching the Idea of Leaders as Shepherds with Cultural Concepts
Unit 5: Paul the Prisoner
  • Paul’s Arrest in Jerusalem
  • Paul’s Defense and Citizenship
  • Paul’s Defense Speech
  • A Plot to Kill Paul
  • Paul’s Speech to the Sanhedrin
  • Paul’s Defense before Felix
  • Paul versus Tertullus
  • Paul’s Appeal to Caesar
  • Paul before Agrippa
  • A Personal Testimony
  • A Threefold Defense
  • From Israel to Rome
  • Paul Arrives in Rome
Conclusion
  • The Open Ending

Dr. Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary, serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today, and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Bock served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society.

He has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar for his work in Luke-Acts, historical Jesus study, biblical theology, as well as with messianic Jewish ministries. He has published articles in the Los Angeles Times and The Dallas Morning News and is a well-known author of over 30 books. His publications include Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods, Jesus according to Scripture, an NIV Application Commentary on Luke, Breaking the Da Vinci Code, and commentaries on Acts and Luke in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series.

NT231 Paul of Tarsus

  • Instructor: Lynn H. Cohick
  • Video hours: 5

Who was Paul of Tarsus? In this course, Dr. Lynn Cohick draws from the book of Acts as well as Paul’s letters to paint a vivid picture of who he was, what he did, and what he believed. “We want to take a look both at Acts and at Paul’s letters because we want to make sure that we understand Paul not simply as someone who thinks about theology, sits at a desk and writes letters, but also as someone who is doing, who is living out what they claim.”

Dr. Cohick begins with Luke’s perspective in Acts, and draws attention to Paul’s desires and actions and the major events in his life. Then, using Acts as a narrative framework, she looks at Paul’s own writings to reveal more about his personal thoughts and fears. If you want a guided tour through the life and teachings of one of the most influential figures in the Christian church, this is it.

Contents:

Introduction
  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course
Unit 1: Paul’s Background
  • Introduction to Paul
  • Paul’s Setting
  • Ancient Rhetoric
  • Roman Empire
  • Example from Shakespeare
  • Jewish World
  • Using Community Tags to Enhance the Factbook
Unit 2: Paul the Apostle
  • Paul of Tarsus
  • Pharisee
  • Using Cultural Concepts and Clippings to Research the Pharisees
  • Persecutor of the Church
  • Paul’s Calling in Acts
  • Calling in Galatians
  • Called, Not Converted
  • Followers of Jesus
  • Discovering Early Names for Christians with the Factbook
  • Paul’s Theology
  • Center of Paul’s Theology
  • Social Implications of the Gospel
  • Future Implications of the Gospel
  • Paul and Empire
  • Paul and the New Perspective
  • Researching the “Works of the Law” with Searching and Notes
  • Paul the Letter Writer
  • Rhetorical Approaches in Paul’s Letters
Unit 3: Paul’s Travels
  • Starting Our Journey
  • Galatians 2 and Acts 11 or 15?
  • Paul and Barnabas in Pisidian Antioch
  • First Corinthians 15
  • Jerusalem Council and the Law
  • Galatians, Part 1
  • Galatians, Part 2
  • Paul’s Visit to Philippi
  • Visit to Thessalonica
  • Paul’s Message in Athens
  • Using Media Search to Find Images and Videos of Mars’ Hill
  • Visit to Corinth
  • The Message of Thessalonians
  • Paul’s Third Missionary Journey
Unit 4: Paul’s Epistles
  • First Corinthians
  • Paul’s Reconciliation
  • Theological Themes
  • Romans
  • Using Bible Book Guides to Research the Purpose of Romans
  • Themes of Romans
  • Two Views of Salvation History
  • Faith and Justification
  • Romans 5–7
  • Romans 8–11
  • Romans 12
  • Paul Arrested in Jerusalem
  • Using Ancient Literature to Discover Temple Purity Regulations
  • Paul Arrives in Rome
  • Colossians
  • Ephesians
  • Using Propositional Outlines to Trace the Structure of a Passage
  • Authorship Question
  • Philemon
  • Philippians
  • Philippians 2–4
  • Using Literary Typing to Find All Poetry in the New Testament
  • Theology of Philippians
Conclusion
  • Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles

Dr. Lynn H. Cohick is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. Dr. Cohick’s special interests include women in the ancient world, the ways that Jews and Christians lived out their faith in the Graeco-Roman world, and building understanding between Jews and Christians today. She has written commentaries on Ephesians and Galatians, Women in the World of the Earliest Christians and coauthored The New Testament in Antiquity.

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