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The Book Of Acts

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A look at the amazing pattern of three's found in the book of Acts

                           OUTLINE OF ACTS

30 AD                                                                           1/3 means "first of three"

Ac.1                  3 Destinations for gospel

                              Jerusalem - Judea/Samaria – World

              3 Admonitions / 3 Persecutions, in 3 Years.

Ac. 2                1st Admonition      Get rid of sin. Repent and be baptized.

                                      1/3 of Peter's sermons - Ac.2:14-40; 3:12-26; 10:34-48

                                Numerical growth   Ac.2:41,47

Ac.3,4              1st Persecution      Sanhedrin arrests Peter/John,

                               Warned not to speak or teach in the name of Jesus  Ac.4:18

                               Spiritual growth   Ac.4:31

Ac. 5:1-16        2nd Admonition      Get rid of hypocrisy – Ananias/Sapphira

                               Numerical growth  Ac.5:14

Ac. 5:17-42      2nd Persecution     Sanhedrin jails the apostles

                                       1/3 miraculous jail breaks - Ac.12:7; 16:27;

                               Re-arrested, Gamaliel defends - beaten - then released.

                               Speak no more in the name of Jesus.

                               Spiritual growth  Ac.5:41

Ac.6:1-7           3rd Admonition       Get rid of partiality - Hellenistic widows

                                        1/3   7 good men   Ac.11:12; 20:4;

                               Numerical growth   Ac.6:7

Ac.6:8-7:60      3rd Persecution      Sanhedrin kills Stephen.

33 AD                              1/3   martyrs - Ac.12:1-3   James; Ac.14:19; Paul

                               Spiritual growth - church was scattered.

Ac.8:1-9:30       3 Conversions

                                1. Simon sorcerer   Ac.8:1-25

                                        1/3 magicians  Ac.13:8 Bar/Jesus;  Ac.19:19 Ephesus

                                2. Ethiopian Eunuch  Ac.8:26-40

34 AD                     3. Saul  Ac.9:3-19 blind for 3 days.

                                       1/3 Paul's conversion - Ac.22:3-21; 26:1-202

                                       1/3 plots to kill Paul - Ac.20:3; 23:12-14

37 AD                      Saul to Arabia 3 yrs. Gal.1:17; 18;  Ac.9:26-30;    34 - 37 AD

                                Saul to Tarsus 3 yrs. Gal.1:21; Ac.11:25;             37 - 40 AD

9:31-11:18         3 Acts of Peter

                                1. Miracles - heals Aenaeus/ raises Dorcas  Ac.9:36-43

                                        1/3 resurrections  Ac.14:20; 20:9;

40 AD                      2. Cornelius 10:1ff - vision 3 times - 3 men arrive

                                       1/3 acts human worship  Ac.12:22,23; 14:11-15

                                3. Defends Gentile conversion in Jerusalem  Ac.11:1-18

11:19-30            3 Missions converge on Antioch

41AD                         1. Men from Cyprus and Cyrene -  Ac.11:20;

                                  2. Jerusalem sends Barnabas     Ac.11:22;

                                  3. Barnabas gets Saul.   Ac.11:26;

12                       3 Acts of Herod

                                  1. Kills James the brother of John   Ac.12:1,2;

                                  2. Imprisons Peter.   Ac.12:3-19;

44AD                        3. Herod dies for accepting worship   Ac.12:20-24;

                   3 Missionary Journeys

13,14               1st Missionary Journey 45 - 48 AD

                              3 missionaries - Barnabas, Saul, Mark,

                                    1. Cyprus - Proconsul Sergius Paulus impressed. Ac.13:7;

                                           Saul has name changed to Paul Ac.13:9;

                                               1/3 authorities see Christianity as innocent -   Ac.18:12-17; 19:41

                                    2. Pisidian Antioch - Paul's first recorded sermon    Ac.13:16-41

                                               1/3 sermons of Paul - Ac.18:16-41; 17:22-31; 20:18-35;

                                            3 point sermon to the Jews of Pisidian Antioch:

                                                   1. 3 times God delivered His people

                                                   2. 3 witnesses for Jesus to be the Messiah

                                                   3. 3 scriptures to prove the resurrection of the Lord.

                                 3. Lystra - the stoning of Paul  Ac.14:19.20;

                                           Paul and Barnabus returned to Antioch for 3 yrs. 48 - 51 AD

15                     Conference in Jerusalem

51 AD                      3 Defend Gospel Given to Gentiles - Jerusalem Council

                                              1. Peter, 2. Paul & Barnabas 3. James Ac.15:7-13;

                                3 Things for Gentiles to abstain from -

                                              1. Idolatry 2. Fornication 3. Blood.  Ac.15:29;

                                      1/3 letters written, Ac.15:23; 18:27; 23:25

16 - 18:21      2ND Missionary Journey 51 - 54 AD

                                     Paul, Silas, Timothy

                                3 cities Paul visits:

                                      1. Derbe 2. Lystra (Tim.) 3. Troas (Luke)

                                3 messages from the HS:  Ac.16:6-10;

                                      1. Don't go to Asia vs.6

                                      2. Don't go to Bithynia vs.7

                                      3. Told go to Macedonia vs.10

                                3 Souls in Philippi:  Ac.16:15,18,33;

                                      1. Lydia 2. Slave girl 3. Jailer

                                          1/3 officials afraid for breaking law - Ac.19:40; 22:29;

                                3 important cities in Macedonia:

                                      1. Philippi  2.Thessalonica 3. Berea

                                3 last cities of journey:

                                      1. Athens 2. Corinth 3. Ephesus

                                3 point sermon to worldly souls in Athens:   Ac.17:22-31

                                       1. God is Creator of all.   Ac.17:22,23;

                                       2. God is Within reach of all.  Ac.17:27-29;

                                       3. God will Judge all.   Ac.17:30,31;

                                3 brethren in Corinth:

                                       1. Aquilla/Priscilla 2. Titius Justus 3. Crispus

                                             1/3 Jesus speaks to Paul Ac.9:4-6; 19:9,10; 23:11;

                                Paul returns to Antioch, only to leave shortly on 3rd journey.

18:21 - 20       3rd Missionary Journey 54 - 58 AD

                                 Apollos meets Priscilla/Aquila in Ephesus

54 AD                     3 R's to remember Ephesus by:

                                       1. Re-baptism of 12 disciples    Ac.19:1-7

                                       2. Rejection of 7 sons of Sceva    Ac.19:8-20

                                       3. Riot of Demitrius the Silversmith.   Ac.19:23-41

57 AD                    3 stops for Paul on trip to Jerusalem:

                                       1. Corinth - plot discovered    Ac.20:1-5;

                                       2. Troas - Eutychus, 3rd floor   Ac.20:6-16;

                                       3. Miletus - sermon to elders   Ac.20:17ff

                               3 point sermon to Ephesian Elders: 

                                       1. Paul's example - taught whole Truth.   Ac.20:18-27

                                       2. Paul's warning - false teachers rise up   Ac.20:28-31

                                       3. Paul's admonition - be grounded in the Truth   Ac.20:31-35

58 AD

21:1-14               3 Warnings to Paul, not to go to Jerusalem.

                                       1. The disciples at Tyre -   Ac.21:4;

                                       2. Agabus from Judea -     Ac.21:11;

                                       3. The disciples at Caesarea -  Ac.21:12;

21-23:35            3 Rescues by Lysias the Commander

                                      1. At the temple -   Ac.21:27 - 40;

                                      2. Before the Sanhedrin -    Ac.23:10;

                                      3. From Assassins -   Ac.23:12-35;

22-23:35             3 Trials before the Jews

                                      1. At the temple -   Ac. 22:1-22;

                                      2. Before the Sanhedrin -   Ac.23:1-10;

                                      3. Aborted trial because of plot -   Ac.23:12-35;

24-26:32             3 Trials before Gentiles

                                      1. Before Felix - Ac.24:1-27;  jails Paul two yrs.

                                      2. Before Festus - Ac. 25:1-12;   appeals to Caesar

                                      3. Before Agrippa - Ac.26:1-32;

27:1-8                  3 Landings - Sidon, Myra, Fair Havens  Ac.27:1-8;

27:9- 44               3 Admonitions from Paul:

                                      1. Paul warns of impending danger.  Ac.27:10;

                                      2. Paul warns of shipwreck but all will survive. Ac.27:21-26;

                                      3. Paul encourages them to eat,  Ac.27:33-35;

28:1-10                 3 Months on Malta  Ac.28:1-10;

28:11-15               3 landings before Rome  Ac.28:11-15;

                                      Syracuse,3 days at Rhegium, Puteoli

61 AD

28:30,31                Paul spent two years under house arrest:  Ac.28:30,31;

                                     1. Welcoming all who came to him

                                     2. Preaching the kingdom of God

                                     3. Teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ

63AD                      Paul was released. Re-arrested 2 years latter.

 

Book of Acts 30 AD  - 63 AD = 33 yrs

Book of Luke   4 BC - 30 AD = 33 yrs

Number of Books in Bible 66

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