A Bible Handbook to the Acts of the Apostles

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Mal Couch has combined the talents of numerous evangelical scholars to present an in-depth look at the major doctrinal themes and issues in the Book of Acts.

This three-part work begins with a discussion of the major theological issues in the Book of Acts. The second section explores the person and work of the Holy Spirit. The third section presents a verse-by-verse handbook to Acts; discussing the background and significance of the people, ...

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Overview

Mal Couch has combined the talents of numerous evangelical scholars to present an in-depth look at the major doctrinal themes and issues in the Book of Acts.

This three-part work begins with a discussion of the major theological issues in the Book of Acts. The second section explores the person and work of the Holy Spirit. The third section presents a verse-by-verse handbook to Acts; discussing the background and significance of the people, places, and events.

Contributors to this work are Paul Benware, Mal Couch, Thomas Figart, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Robert Lightner, Steven McAvoy, Russell Penny, and J. Randall Price.

  • Contributors are well-known and respected theologians from across the country
  • Includes numerous charts and maps
  • Deals with a pivotal book in the Bible
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825423918
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Pages: 455
  • Sales rank: 1,270,632
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mal Couch (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, Th.D., Lousiana Baptist Seminary) is founder and president of Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute in Fort Worth, Texas. He previously taught at Philadelphia College of the Bible, Moody Bible Institute, and Dallas Theological Seminary.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Contributors 8
Additional Researchers and Writers 9
Part 1 The Theology of the Book of Acts 11
1. Introduction 12
2. The Church and the Book of Acts 34
3. The Person of Jesus Christ in Acts 72
4. The Use of Prophecy in Acts 82
5. Demonology and the Book of Acts 92
6. Paul in the Book of Acts 102
7. The Temple in the Book of Acts 109
Part 2 The Theology and Work of the Holy Spirit in Acts 119
1. The Theology of the Holy Spirit in Acts 120
2. The Work of the Holy Spirit in Acts 157
Part 3 A Verse-by-Verse Background Guide to the Book of Acts 177
1. The Wait for the Coming of the Holy Spirit 178
2. The Outpouring and Empowerment of the Holy Spirit 198
3. The Healing of the Lame Man and Its Results 215
4. The First Organized, Official Persecution 223
5. Problems in the Church; Persecution Outside 234
6. The Selection of Deacons; Stephen Before the Sanhedrin 243
7. Stephen's Sermon and Martyrdom 255
8. The Gospel in Samaria; the Ethiopian Eunuch 263
9. The Conversion of Saul; Saul's Journey to Jerusalem 270
10. Peter and the First Gentile Conversions 281
11. The Gentile Witness Controversy; Saul and the Antioch Church 287
12. Increasing Persecution and the Death of Herod 295
13. First Missionary Journey; Paul at Pisidian Antioch 302
14. Outreach to Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe; Return to Antioch 312
15. The Jerusalem Council; Second Missionary Journey 317
16. The Gospel in Macedonia; the Ministry at Philippi 323
17. The Ministry at Thessalonica, Berea, and Athens 334
18. The Ministry at Corinth; Third Missionary Journey 343
19. The Ministry at Ephesus 354
20. Travels Through Greece and Asia Minor 361
21. Return to Jerusalem; the Arrest of Paul 368
22. Paul's Defense Before the Jerusalem Crowd 374
23. Paul Before the Sanhedrin; Journey to Caesarea 378
24. Paul's Address Before Felix 381
25. Paul's Testimony Before Festus 385
26. Paul's Defense Before Agrippa 388
27. Paul's Journey to Rome 390
28. Paul's Arrival at Rome; Meetings with the Roman Jews 395
Appendixes 401
Timelines Acts 1-28 402
1. The Laying on of Hands in the Old Testament and the Gospels 405
2. The Sign Gifts 412
3. Progressive Dispensationalism and the Book of Acts 417
Endnotes 425
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