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By Ajith Fernando

So much Bible commentaries take us on a one-way journey from the 20th century to the 1st century. yet they depart us there, assuming that we will be able to by some means make the go back trip on our personal. In different phrases, they specialise in the unique which means of the passage yet do not speak about its modern software. the knowledge they give is efficacious -- however the task is just part performed! The NIV software statement sequence is helping us with either halves of the interpretive activity. This new and distinctive sequence indicates readers easy methods to convey an historical message into glossy context. It explains not just what the Bible skill but additionally the way it can converse powerfully this day.

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Banner of Truth Magazine 127 (April 1974): 5–22. 22. Grudem, Systematic Theology, 767–68; Dunn, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, 127–31. 23. Erwin, Conversion-Initiation, 100. 24. , 102. 25. ” But, as Leon Morris points out, even if this were the meaning, it could be achieved only through the work of the Holy Spirit (Expository Reflections on the Letter to the Ephesians [Grand Rapids: Baker, 1994], 176–77). 55 Acts 1:1–8 The early church showed that being filled with the Spirit was mandatory for Christians by making it a basic qualification for those who were to administer the distribution of food (Acts 6:3).

Larry W. Hurtado, Mark, NIBC (1989), 176. 51 Acts 1:1–8 the verb, the noun and the adverb of their sentence all betray doctrinal confusion about the kingdom. 11 Jesus’ answer about not knowing times and dates set by the Father (v. 7) is consistent with what he said elsewhere on the topic of the timing of the last things (cf. Matt. 24:36, 42, 44; 25:13; Luke 12:40). Verse 8 begins with “but” (alla), suggesting that Jesus is presenting an alternative aspiration for the disciples. Their primary concern should not be the political power that will come with the restoration of Israel’s kingdom.

A Fresh Look at the Acts of the Apostles. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1992. Basic contemporary introduction to Acts. 47. See also the abbreviations for other books consulted in this commentary. , and Ervin R. Stutzman. Creating Communities of the Kingdom: New Testament Models of Church Planting. : Herald, 1988. Relevant application of Acts. Stronstad, Roger. The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke. : Hendrickson, 1984. Theology from a charismatic perspective. , eds. The Book of Acts in Its First Century Setting.

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