Descent of the Spirit, Ascent of the Church – Acts 2:1-13: Reflection Guide

Key Terms Pentecost – The Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks (Ex. 34:22; Lev 23:15-16; Deut 16:9) that occurred 50 days after Passover (pentecost literally means “fiftieth”); many Jews travelled to Jerusalem to celebrate the festival. Galileans – People from the northernmost region of Israel, called Galilee; Galileans were often thought of as…

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Readiness for the Mission – Acts 1:12-26: Reflection Guide

Key Terms The women – In addition to Jesus’ twelve male disciples, Jesus also had several female disciples including Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Susanna (Luke 8:1-3), Mary and Martha (Luke 10:48-42), and likely others who are not explicitly named in the gospels. Baptism of John – John the Baptist was sent by God to prepare…

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Glad Hearts, Bold Church – Acts 1:1-11: Reflection Guide

Key Terms Theophilus – The recipient of the book of Acts and also the recipient of the gospel of Luke. Kingdom of God – The rule of God over his people in his creation, which is now present in the physical world, but is awaiting completeness (or fullness) at the second coming of Christ; however,…

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