Stories of the Jewish Church I: Acts 1-5
Many people see the book of Acts as a history of the early church. But too often people forget that it was a Jewish Church. And when we say the Jewish Church – that is not something most people know. Though the books of Acts chronicles some historical descriptions of the times, it also preserves beautiful sermons and tells many inspiring stories of the early Jewish Christ-followers. The book preserves a record of how early believers understood their own faith in the first-century context. This course focuses on these ancient stories of faith and relates them to the historical and cultural context, to the climate of first-century Jerusalem. This second part of the course focuses on Chapters 1-5 as disciples are emboldened by the Holy Spirit as they proclaimed their Messiah in the Temple daily. Explore the perspective of believers who worshipped in the Temple and met from home to home in anticipation of Yeshua’s return. Re-discover the stories of this Jewish Church.
“Very interesting and important- important to see what happened through ancient Jewish eyes. Professor Shir does a good job getting us to read Acts through those eyes.” – Edward Wright
“I am full. Overwhelmed. So happy I took this course. Lecture well presented; points well expounded. Shalom to you.” – Enoch Ofori
“Thank you for a very informative (and formative) presentation of the early situation of the early assembly of believers.” – Michael Rohrkemper
- Sessions 24
- Duration 6 hours
- Language English