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Dr. J. Vernon McGee :: Outline for Acts

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I. The Lord Jesus Christ at work by the Holy Spirit through the apostles in Jerusalem, Chapters 17

A. Preparation for the coming of the Spirit, Chapter 1

1. Introduction, vv. 1, 2

2. 40 days post-resurrection ministry of Jesus, vv. 3-9

3. Ascension and promise of the return of Jesus, vv. 10, 11

4. Waiting for the Spirit, vv. 12-14

5. Appointment of an apostle, vv. 15-26

B. Day of Pentecost (Bethlehem of the Holy Spirit), Chapter 2

1. Coming of the Holy Spirit, vv. 1-13

2. 1st sermon in the church age by Peter, vv. 14-47

C. 1st miracle of the church; Peter’s 2nd sermon, Chapter 3

1. Healing of lame man, vv. 1-11

2. Appealing and revealing address of Peter, vv. 12-26

3. Believing 5000 men (results), Act 4:4

D. 1st persecution of the church; power of the Holy Spirit, Chapter 4

E. Death of Ananias and Sapphira; 2nd persecution, Chapter 5

(Discipline within and persecution without)

F. Appointment of deacons; witness of Stephen, a deacon, Chapter 6

G. Stephen’s address and martyrdom (1st martyr), Chapter 7

II. The Lord Jesus Christ at work by the Holy Spirit through the apostles in Judæa and Samaria, Chapters 812

A. Conversion of Ethiopian Eunuch (son of Ham), Chapter 8

B. Conversion of Saul of Tarsus (son of Shem), Chapter 9

C. Conversion of Cornelius, Roman centurion (son of Japheth), Chapter 10

D. Peter defends his ministry; gospel goes to Antioch, Chapter 11

E. Death of James; arrest of Peter, Chapter 12

III. The Lord Jesus Christ at work by the Holy Spirit through the apostles to the uttermost part of the earth, Chapters 1328

A. 1st missionary journey of Paul, Chapters 13, 14

B. Council at Jerusalem, Chapter 15

C. 2nd missionary journey of Paul, Chapters 15:3616:40

D. 2nd missionary journey (continued)

Paul in Thessalonica, Athens, Chapter 17

E. 2nd missionary journey (concluded)

Paul in Corinth; Apollos in Ephesus, Chapter 18

F. 3rd missionary journey, Chapters 18:2321:14

Paul in Ephesus, Chapter 19

G. 3rd missionary journey of Paul (continued), Chapter 20

H. Paul goes to Jerusalem and is arrested, Chapter 21

I. Paul’s defense before the mob at Jerusalem, Chapter 22

J. Paul’s defense before the Sanhedrin, Chapter 23

K. Paul before Felix, Chapter 24

L. Paul before Festus, Chapter 25

M. Paul before Agrippa, Chapter 26

N. Paul goes to Rome via storm and shipwreck, Chapter 27

O. Paul arrives in Rome, Chapter 28

(Last seen preaching to Gentiles)

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