Peter and Paul in Acts: A Comparison of Their Ministries

Peter and Paul in Acts: A Comparison of Their Ministries

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Acts is arguably the most exciting book in the New Testament. It covers the tumultuous early years of Christianity and narrates the growth of the church throughout the Roman Empire. Luke tells this story by focusing primarily on two men, Peter and Paul. This book examines their apostolic ministries as they are revealed within the pages of The Acts of the Apostles. Their apostolic ministries are examined in the context of several different components: Leadership, Evangelism and Church Planting, Miracle Working and Healing, and Mystical or Supernatural Experiences. These categories are shown to detail particular aspects of each man's apostleship work. These categories provide a convenient way to compare and contrast the type of ministry that each apostle performed, as described by Luke. Spell also devotes a chapter each to Luke's literary method and the relationship of Peter and Paul as seen in their letters. These two chapters lay important groundwork for examining the apostles. This book will provide the reader with valuable insights from Scripture that they can apply to their own lives and ministry. By looking at how Peter and Paul conducted their ministries in the first century, we can be more effective in the twenty-first.... Luke records the story of the angels appearing to the shepherds in the infancy narrative, the parable of the rich man and the beggar, Lazarus, and the account of the widowa#39;s gift of two small coins.101 In Acts, Peter and John healed a lame beggar at the temple, the ... a double strand of teaching about the kingdom- that it was to come in the future, and that it was already operative in the activity of Jesus .

Title:Peter and Paul in Acts: A Comparison of Their Ministries
Author: David Spell
Publisher:Wipf and Stock Publishers - 2006-08-01

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