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By Chalmer E. Faw

Chalmer E. Faw brings Acts to existence for our day. He blends thorough biblical scholarship with knowledge from huge and sundry event in missionary paintings and Bible instructing. His cautious exposition of the booklet of Acts is supplemented with literary and theological dialogue. the main observe in Acts is witness for Jesus Christ, from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth. God's Spirit anoints the church at Pentecost, leads believers in dealing with conflicts among converts new and previous, and empowers Christians to beat fake ideals and magic. In Acts, Luke tells this dramatic tale with sophisticated humor.

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Nevertheless, the Holy Spirit is not bound to any tradition. May this series be an instrument in breaking down walls between Christians in North America and around the world, bringing new joy in obedience through a fuller understanding of the Word. THE EDITORIAL COUNCIL Page 13 AUTHOR'S PREFACE This book has been several years in preparation, and during that time I have lived in five different locations. While such a protracted effort has presented its problems in terms of continuity and the availability of resource materials, it has also led to certain benefits.

It is employed, after prayer, to decide who committed sin (1 Sam. 14:41-42; in Jon. 1:7, even pagans use it). In Nehemiah 11:1. lots were cast to see which one out of every ten men is to live in Jerusalem. The basic idea is that God, in control of all that goes on in the world, uses the lot to make divine choices, beyond all human wisdom or will. " The common practice is to write the names of persons involved on stones and put them in a jar. This is shaken, after prayer and great Page 36 ceremony.

Meanwhile, it will be visibly represented on earth by the church of Jesus Christ. The rest of Acts will tell how this new era gets under way. Jesus' Ministry Moves from Earth to Heaven According to Luke, Jesus also prepares for this move. In the passage referred to above, the Lord promises that he will be with them in their mission to give them "a mouth and wisdom" to answer all opponents Page 37 (Luke 21:15, RSV). This is amply fulfilled in Acts; the heavenly Jesus manifests himself to key individuals and inspires them to do his will.

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