Homework #15: Gospel in Jerusalem | Online Assignment Help
Reread 3:1-16 carefully. Based on what you see in this passage, what is the significance of Peter telling the man to be healed in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth?
Reread 4:23-31. How do the followers of Jesus fundamentally react to persecution in this passage?
Reread 5:1-11, about the curious case of Ananias and Sapphira, as well as the surrounding passages, 4:32-37 and 5:12-16. This is one of the notoriously strange/troubling passages of Acts, so make sure you read this material carefully and thoughtfully. Based on your reading, what are we to understand happened to Ananias and Sapphira? Were they killed by God? Satan? Something else? Make sure you explain the textual basis for your answer
a) Reread Stephen’s speech in 7:1-53, as well as the narrative context for this speech, found in 6:8-15. How does Stephen’s speech “answer” the accusations that were brought against him? Make sure you provide a thorough answer here
b) Reread 7:54-8:1, where Stephen is executed. Talk about any parallels you see between the death of Stephen and Luke’s account of the death of Jesus