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Mobile Ed: NT217 Key Events and Speeches in Acts (4 hour course)

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Explore the book of Acts in depth with Dr. Darrell L. 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.”

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Trace the major themes of Acts through the key events and speeches in Acts
  • Discuss the authorship, date, and purpose of Acts
  • Summarize Luke’s view of the ot promises in relation to the gospel of Christ
  • Explain the roles of God, Jesus, the Spirit, Peter, Paul and James in Acts
  • Articulate a broad understanding of the entire scope of the book of Acts
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of Christian ethics for Luke
  • Make a coherent argument for the open ending of Acts

Course Outline


  • 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


  • The Open Ending

Product Details

  • Title: NT217 Key Events and Speeches in Acts
  • Instructor: Darrell L. Bock
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 4
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About Darrell L. Bock

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.


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