Sep 29, 2011 posts about summary acts 7 written by atozmom. The beautiful, amazing, powerful, weak, dysfunctional church a chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts. Acts 7 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. Acts 7 and the high priest said, are these things so. The new testament without acts leaves a great, yawning gap. It is intended to help you better understand some of the background and issues in lukes second volume. Acts is a bridge between the gospels and the epistles. These include all the prophets and john the baptist, and finally, jesus hiself 2 it makes us deliberately disobey gods word, though we know gods word was received from the hands of angels. It follows that this commentary, like all commentaries, was written by an uninspired, fallible human. Acts 7 ananias and sapphira 5 but a man named ananias, with his wife sapphira, sold a piece of property, 2 and with his wifes knowledge v he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and w laid it at the apostles feet.
Mar, 20 study of the book of acts chapter 7 ivy baptist church. This commentary is based upon my personal devotional notes and reflections on the book of acts. This is a summary of the seventh chapter of acts, the most important verse, and what i think god is wanting us to do in response to it. You can downloadsave a pdf document with all the verse by verse lessons in acts facts part two, from chapter 1 through the first half of chapter 9. Acts 7 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. Conversion of the samaritans and of simon the sorcerer 8. Book of acts versebyverse bible study and indepth commentary of the acts of the apostles in plain english for everyone to understand. A commentary on the acts of the apostles by pastor galen l. For details on an introduction to the four gospels, i recommend my commentary on the introduction to the gospels, matthew, and mark. Acts and the epistles bible study questions and commentary. Acts 7 commentary f f bruce agrees commenting that such a speech as this was by no means calculated to secure an acquittal before the sanhedrin. Acts 7 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity.
It is the greatest sequel ever written, the sequel of sequelsthe sequel to the story of christ see 1. God said, i will bless those who bless you, and i will curse him who curses you. Chapterbychapter bible studies acts kathleendalton. Acts macarthur new testament commentary moody publishers. Comm is the campus ministrys core bible study content. Luke mentions the city name five times in acts chapter 1. Earl, the polemical character of the joseph episode in acts 7, journal of biblical. The god of glory appeared to our father abraham while he was still in mesopotamia, before he lived in harran. Acts 7 niv stephens speech to the sanhedrin bible gateway. The high priest said, men, brethren, and fathers, hearken.
Who asked the council if the accusations against stephen was so. Bible study lesson sheets these are lessons designed for either a class or personal study. The progress of the word of god in jerusalem, acts 6. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. At this time, the church was quite young, but growing rapidly. Study the bible online using commentary on acts 7 and more.
This workbook was designed for bible class study, family study, or personal study. Read acts 7 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible concise. Jesus was standing to come down from heaven, but when they stone stephen, the second coming of jesus was delayed, jesus sat back down at the right hand of god. Bradd words in boldboldbold and underlined are the answers to the blanks on the acts study guides acts 1 the book of acts was written by luke to a man named theophilus. Acts 7 is the seventh chapter of the acts of the apostles in the new testament of the christian. Acts furnishes a ladder on which to place the epistles. Bible commentary seventhday adventistegw vol 18 pdf. Contents viii a note to readers ixx introduction to the new living translation xvv why the life application study biblee is unique xviii what is application. Doughty southside christian church january 2014 introduction. It might appropriately be called some of the acts of some of the apostles since it does not try to describe all of the acts of all the apostles. The high priest mentioned here was probably still caiaphas, the same one who presided over the trial of jesus matthew 26. We only have a chapter and a half about stephen in the whole bible, yet he emerges as one of the most impressive characters in the entire scripture. Acts 7 the church of jesus christ of latterday saints. Stephen, one of the deacons, becomes very eminent, and confounds various jews of the synagogues of the libertines, etc.
In addition, it gives personal help, teaching notes, and sermon ideas that will address needs, answer questions, and provide insight for applying gods word to life today. The slow steps by which the promise made to abraham advanced toward performance, plainly show that it had a spiritual meaning, and that the land intended was the heavenly. As the book of acts begins, an important transition takes place. Study of acts discussion notes chapter 6 introduction acts 6 is a brief chapter preceding a very lengthy chapter 7. Welcome to ivy baptist churchs bible study on demand before beginning this study, please take an opportunity to download the worksheet for this bible study.
He reminds the sanhedrin that god appeared to abraham while he was still in mesopotamia and told him to go to haran. It quickly became one of the most popular bible translations in the englishspeaking world. Stephen had been accused of blasphemy against moses, and even against god. Also the great missionary commission, which appears in all four gospels, is confirmed in the book of acts. Texas, and has contributed many of his bible study series for use by the foundation. Acts 7 comme tary edited by gle pease stephens speech to the sanhedrin 1 then the high priest asked stephen, are these charges true.
We have enlisted hundreds of friends biblical scholars, theologians, homileticians and pastors dedicated to the craft of biblical preaching to provide you timely, compelling and trustworthy content. Verse 3 and as he journeyed, it came to pass that he drew nigh unto damascus. Acts 7 indepth versebyverse commentary and bible study of acts chapter 7 in plain english. The waiting period introduction the gospel story has a sequel. Jun 30, 2017 this is a summary of the seventh chapter of acts, the most important verse, and what i think god is wanting us to do in response to it. Many of these were jews from other countriesjews of the. Acts sometimes called the 5th gospel, it is a continuation of the gospel of luke.
There i cover an overview of the gospels that includes the nature and critical issues of the gospels along with a brief. If the book of acts were gone, there would be nothing to replace it howson. In 1777, william dodd, a wellknown london clergyman, was condemned to be hanged for forgery. The slow steps by which the promise made to abraham advanced toward performance, plainly show that it. Acts chapter 7 coffmans commentary of the new testament. All of chapter 21 is about jerusalem, as are chapters 22, 23, and 24. The gospel will be preached in jerusalem and judea acts chapters 1 7, in samaria chapter 8, and eventually all the way to rome chapters 28. The working preacher team believes that god uses good biblical preaching to change lives. Acts 7 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written.
On the 40th day after the resurrection the disciples wait in jerusalem 10 more days the holy spirit comes on the day on the 50th day after. Stephen recounts the history of israel and names moses as a prototype of christhe testifies of the apostasy in israelhe sees jesus on the right. The reader is now prepared for the grand opening of the kingdom in acts, chapter 2. The pulpit commentary notes stephens words in acts 7. The events of this chapter begin as the 12 apostles 1.
This content ensures continuity and transferability of our teaching from campus to campus and student to student. The high priest mentioned here was probably still caiaphas, the same one who presided over the trial of jesus. God is our guideif men would walk in the path he has made for them, they will have a counselor whose wisdom far exeeds any human wisdom. When his last sermon, delivered in prison, was published, a friend commented to samuel johnson that the effort was far better than he had thought the man capable of. On the day of pentecost, three thousand souls were added to the small band of jesus disciples. Verses 58 and he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on. Thats why i spent as much time in genesis as i did when we first started this through the bible study.
A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 7 jesus shows himself to his followers for 40 days after the after he is resurrected resurrection jesus goes up to heaven. A chapter by chapter bible study of the book of acts 7 jesus shows himself to his followers for 40 days after the after he is resurrected resurrection jesus goes up to heaven. Chapters 1 7 chapter 1 gives the postresurrection ministry and ascension of jesus, and the 10day intervalbefore the coming of the holy spirit at pentecost. Acts of the apostles, ancient gestures, cloaks, death of stephen, outer garments, stoning. As with any bible study, the aim is to provide the student a better understanding of. The first disciples experienced considerable opposition at the hands of jewish leaders. Our story starts off where the gospel of luke left offjesus is back now that hes resurrected, jesus decides to hang out and chat with his disciples whom luke calls apostles for forty days. Acts 7 new international version niv stephens speech to the sanhedrin. Johnson replied, depend upon it, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates the mind wonderfully. This seminarylevel study also retains its depth and uses an engaging interactive format. And that analogy draws all the way through acts chapter 7. It has since been updated on their site due to the firestorm caused over the book. One chapter later, luke records that jesus was full of the holy.
The book of acts furnishes a ladder on which to place the epistles. All of our resources exist to guide you toward everlasting joy in jesus christ. Acts 7 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. It would be an enriching experience to read them together, as acts gives the history of the founding of. Over 110 bible studies, written to ensure that everyone involved in our ministry is grounded in our classic, biblical teaching and training. Working preacher is a ministry brought to you by luther seminary. In answer to this accusation, rehearsing as it were the articles of his historical creed, he speaks of. He departs from a careful analysis of apostles experiences in jerusalem.
Verses 116 stephen was charged as a blasphemer of god, and an apostate from the church. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. The context for this story has its roots in the covenant that god made with abram. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the esv study bible, the interactive knowing the bible study series, the preaching the word commentary series, and more. Acts chapter 7 summary and what god wants from us youtube. Nobody remembers who named the book, but for me it was the beginning of three decades of intensive bible study as i wrote additional commentaries, all of them falling under the new be series. The best title i have for acts chapter 7 is whos on trial here anyway.
It thrills us to receive letters telling us we are teaching on a level that almost anyone can comprehend. Acts of the apostles bible study notes, commentary, and comments. Acts 7 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. The life application bible commentary series provides versebyverse explanation, background, and application for every verse in the new testament. In this long defense stephen takes a much wider range, and goes less directly into the point raised by his accusers, than we should have expected. Acts chapter 9 coffmans commentary of the new testament.
In this case the high priest seems to have presided in the council. It was either caiaphas still serving as the official high priest, or annas, his fatherinlaw who had been removed as the high priest by the romans see annas and caiaphas. Acts 7 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. The apostles and the first believers attended the temple worship at the hours of prayer. A note to readers the holy bible, new living translation, was first published in 1996. Click here for a pdf of the original love wins faq. The priests, the captain of the temple, and the sadducees arrested peter and john and tried them before the council 4. Stephen was charged as a blasphemer of god, and an apostate from the church. David guzik commentary on acts 7 describes the martyr death of stephen who has a glorious vision of jesus before he is executed by stoning. They suborn false witnesses against him, to get him put to death, acts 6. If folks dont understand genesis, they will never understand the gospel of grace. Stephen the martyr, tripp hudgins, the hardest question, 2011.836 29 1198 362 186 624 668 106 809 496 21 464 115 630 1026 134 279 316 1442 1202 540 583 21 936 1064 106 152 789 64 118 714 985 65 1482 500 773 618 1282 983