The Acts of the Apostles
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The Acts of the Apostles

Prof. N.T. Wright guides students on the movement of the message of the Gospel
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1,447 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 36 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand how the message of the reign of the resurrected Jesus spread throughout the Roman Empire.
  • Describe the key events in the Acts of the Apostles.
  • Express the overall purpose of this important book of the Bible in the context of the New Testament.
  • Explain the theological importance of key sections of the Acts of the Apostles.
  • Delineate the geographical movement of the story and the significance of that movement.
  • Propose current day application of this study of the Acts of the Apostles.
  • Learn to live out your commitment to King Jesus with the new reality of the one family of God
Requirements
  • Students should have a hunger to learn more about the New Testament.
  • Students should be ready to engage in theological thinking with other students and through interaction with the instructors.
  • (Optional, but helpful) Students should acquire the textbooks Acts for Everyone, Parts One and Two
Description

The Acts of the Apostles is the second book written by the biblical writer Luke. Luke continues the story of the risen Jesus who will now extend His reign through the apostles and others to the furthest reaches of the Roman Empire. The story will provide rich insight into the working of God through the Holy Spirit to establish churches in cities large and small and we will see how Peter, Paul and others interacted with a sometimes hostile environment as they proceeded. 

We follow the movement of the inaugurated Kingdom of God through this wonderful book. There are many exciting events that provide a sense of the amazement and the challenge of spreading the message of Christ throughout the Empire. The course won't answer every question we have about the Acts of the Apostles, but we shall follow the journeys where they take us geographically and theologically!

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone with a desire to understand the New Testament book The Acts of the Apostles which describes the growth of the Christian Church after Jesus's death and resurrection.
  • Students of virtually any age with a hunger to learn more about God and His ways.
Course content
Expand all 104 lectures 10:26:50
+ The Acts of the Apostles: Course Introduction
10 lectures 40:55

Prof. David P. Seemuth gives a brief introduction and welcome to students.

Preview 02:55
The Geography of the Acts of the Apostles
00:07
Acts 1:1-8 KNT Text
01:10

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Preview 01:26
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 1:1-8
12 questions
Acts 1:9-11 KNT Text
00:27

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 1:9-11 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
00:43
Session Two: Acts 1:9-11 with Prof. N.T. Wright
17:10
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 1:9-11
11 questions
Practice Exercises #1: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
00:41
+ The Message of Jesus as Risen King Brought to Judea
22 lectures 02:28:19
Acts 2:1-11 KNT Text
01:05

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 2:1-11 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:34
Session Three: Acts 1:12-2:13 with Prof. N.T. Wright
19:09
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 1:12-2:13
12 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 2:29-36 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:26
Acts 2:29-36 KNT Text
00:58
Session Four: Acts 2:29-36 with Prof. N.T. Wright
19:42
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 2:14-47
12 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 4:8-12; 32-37 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:42
Acts 4:8-12; 32-37 KNT Text
01:11
Session Five: Acts 4:8-12; 32-37 with Prof. N.T. Wright
20:53
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 3-4
12 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 4:23-31 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:34
Acts 4:23-31 KNT Text
01:05
Session Six: Acts 4:23-31 with Prof. N.T. Wright
17:09
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 4:23-31
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 5:27-33 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:02
Acts 5:27-33 KNT Text
00:43
Session Seven: Acts 5:27-33 with Prof. N.T. Wright
18:36
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 5:27-33
6 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 7:48-60 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:56
Acts 7:48-60 KNT Text
01:19
Session Eight: Acts 7:48-60 with Prof. N.T. Wright
19:29
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 7:48-60
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 8:26-40 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
02:05
Acts 8:26-40 KNT Text
01:34
Session Nine: Acts 8:26-40 with Prof. N.T. Wright
13:33
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 8:26-40
10 questions
Practice Exercises #2: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
00:32
+ The Story of the Apostle Paul Begins
13 lectures 01:15:46

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 9:1-9 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:19
Acts 9:1-9 KNT Text
00:57
Session Ten: Acts 9:1-9 with Prof. N.T. Wright
20:11
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 9:1-9
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 10:23-33 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:34
Acts 10:23-33 KNT Text
01:15
Session Eleven: Acts 10:23-33 with Prof. N.T. Wright
16:18
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 10:23-33
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 11:25-30 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:00
Acts 11:25-30 KNT Text
00:42
Session Twelve: Acts 11:25-30 with Prof. N.T. Wright
15:36
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 11:25-30
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 12:20-25 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:03
Acts 12:20-25 KNT Text
00:43
Session Thirteen: Acts 12:20-25 with Prof. N.T. Wright
14:35
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 12:20-25
8 questions
Practice Exercises #3: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
00:32
+ The Message of Jesus as King Enters the Gentile World
37 lectures 04:07:09

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 13:44-51 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:22
Acts 13:44-51 KNT Text
01:01
Session Fourteen: Acts 13:44-51 with Prof. N.T. Wright
19:51
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 13:44-51
8 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 14:8-20 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
02:02
Acts 14:8-20 KNT Text
01:30
Session Fifteen: Acts 14:8-20 with Prof. N.T. Wright
17:42
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 14:8-20
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 15:12-21 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:27
Acts 15:12-21 KNT Text
01:02
Session Sixteen: Acts 15:12-21 with Prof. N.T. Wright
17:02
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 15:12-21
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 16:6-10 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
00:56
Acts 16:6-10 KNT Text
00:37
Session Seventeen: Acts 16:6-10 with Prof. N.T. Wright
18:41
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 16:6-10
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 16:25-34 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:23
Acts 16:25-34 KNT Text
01:01
Session Eighteen: Acts 16:25-34 with Prof. N.T. Wright
15:26
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 16:25-34
7 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 17:1-7 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:22
Acts 17:1-7 KNT Text
00:58
Session Nineteen: Acts 17:1-7 with Prof. N.T. Wright
19:11
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 17:1-7
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 17:22-34 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
02:20
Acts 17:22-34 KNT Text
01:40
Session Twenty: Acts 17:22-34 with Prof. N.T. Wright
16:15
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 17:22-34
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 18:12-17 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:04
Acts 18:12-17 KNT Text
00:42
Session Twenty One: Acts 18:12-17 with Prof. N.T. Wright
20:42
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 18:12-17
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 19:23-28 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:16
Acts 19:23-28 KNT Text
00:52
Session Twenty Two: Acts 19:23-28 with Prof. N.T. Wright
20:35
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 19:23-28
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 20:28-35 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:21
Acts 20:28-35 KNT Text
00:59
Session Twenty Three: Acts 20:28-35 with Prof. N.T. Wright
18:44
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 20:28-35
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 21:27-36 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:35
Acts 21:27-36 KNT Text
01:13
Session Twenty Four: Acts 21:27-36 with Prof. N.T. Wright
18:00
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 21:27-36
10 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 23:6-9 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
00:56
Acts 23:6-9 KNT Text
00:38
Session Twenty Five: Acts 23:6-9 with Prof. N.T. Wright
15:05
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 23:6-9
10 questions
Practice Exercises #4: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
00:32
+ 'I Appeal to Caesar'
13 lectures 01:23:06
Acts 25:6-12 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:23
Acts 25:6-12 KNT Text
01:02
Session Twenty Six: Acts 25:6-12 with Prof. N.T. Wright
18:32
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 25:6-12
9 questions
Acts 26:24-32 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:24
Acts 26:24-32 KNT Text
01:06
Session Twenty Seven: Acts 26:24-32 with Prof. N.T. Wright
17:21
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 26:24-32
10 questions
Acts 27:33-44 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:44
Acts 27:33-44 KNT Text
01:19
Session Twenty Eight: Acts 27:33-44 with Prof. N.T. Wright
19:06
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 27:33-44
8 questions

Prof. N.T. Wright reads the relevant biblical text from the Kingdom New Testament.

Acts 28:23-31 Reading with Prof. N.T. Wright
01:30
Acts 28:23-31 KNT Text
01:05
Session Twenty Nine: Acts 28:23-31 with Prof. N.T. Wright
17:01
Comprehension Assessment: Acts 28:23-31
8 questions
Practice Exercises #5: Processing Ideas and Probing Questions
00:32
+ Q&A with Prof. Wright
9 lectures 31:32

Q: Is the book of Acts prescriptive or descriptive for how the Church should operate today?

Q&A with Prof. Wright: Prescriptive or Descriptive
04:36

Q: What guidance does Acts give about baptism; what it means and how to do it?

Q&A with Prof. Wright: Baptism
04:09

Q: How do we reflect today upon the signs and wonders performed by the Apostles in Acts?

Q&A with Prof. Wright: Signs and Wonders
04:42

Q: What is the relationship of Galatians with the Jerusalem Council?

Q&A with Prof. Wright: Jerusalem Council
02:37

Q: How does Acts contribute to doctrinal discussions?

Q&A with Prof. Wright: Doctrinal Discussions
03:12

Is speaking in tongues the mark of Christian maturity?

Q&A with Prof. Wright: Speaking in Tongues
03:54

Q: How does the Paul of Acts compare to the Paul of the Letters?

Q&A with Prof. Wright: The 'Real' Paul
03:38

Q: What do we learn from Acts about our calling to spread the Gospel?

Q&A with Prof. Wright: Spreading the Gospel
04:09
Bonus Lecture
00:35