By Ajith Fernando

ISBN-10: 0310494109

ISBN-13: 9780310494102

So much Bible commentaries take us on a one-way journey from the 20 th century to the 1st century. yet they go away us there, assuming that we will be able to by some means make the go back trip on our personal. In different phrases, they specialize in the unique that means of the passage yet do not speak about its modern program. the data they provide is effective -- however the task is barely part performed! The NIV program observation sequence is helping us with either halves of the interpretive job. This new and precise sequence exhibits readers the best way to carry an historical message into sleek context. It explains not just what the Bible capacity but additionally the way it can communicate powerfully this present day.

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So important was this that they were not to launch out on the urgent mission for which they had been so consistently prepared by Christ (1:4–5) until they received this power. More urgent than the mission at this time was having the right equipment to carry out the mission. This, then, is the abiding principle we glean from the emphasis on baptism with the Spirit in Acts 1: The fullness of the Spirit is essential for Christian life and ministry. Two implicit rebukes. The question that the disciples asked about the time of restoring the kingdom to Israel elicits two implicit rebukes from Christ (vv.

Godly scholarship with reverent application. Keener, Craig S. The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament. : InterVarsity, 1993. Helpful insights on the cultural and historical background of the text. Kistemaker, Simon J. New Testament Commentary: Exposition of the Acts of the Apostles. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1990. Good all-round larger commentary. Knowling, R. J. ” The Expositor’s Greek Testament. Vol. 2. Ed. W. Robertson Nicoll. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1974 reprint. On the Greek text. , Jr.

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