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WCF.M2.L42 - World Christian Foundations Study Guide

Objectives: To be able to...
  • Explain the mismatch between semantic structures in different languages.
  • Describe how Acts 12 demonstrates a non-rational dimension of faith.
  • Describe the substantiality of the pre-Christian penetration of the gospel into the Gentile world.


Assignments:
  • Introduction
  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 152-153Lesson 42 Introduction

  • General
  • The Bible
  •  Acts 3-12

  • Gallagher, ed: Mission in Acts: Ancient Narratives in Contemporary Context
  • 59-72Cross-cultural Mediation: From Exclusion to Inclusion (Acts 6:1-7)
  • 103-113The Magical Mystery Tour: Philip Encounters Magic and Materialism in Samaria (Acts 8:4-25)
  • 114-122The Ethiopian Eunuch: A Key Transition from Hellenist to Gentile Mission (Acts 8:26-40)
  • 157-166Hope in the Midst of Trial (Acts 12:1-11)

  • Moreau, ed: Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions
  • 291-292Dreams and Visions

  • Glasser: Announcing the Kingdom
  • 269-284The Jerusalem Church Proclaims the Kingdom of God

  • Winter and Hawthorne, eds.: Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (4th edition)
  • 113-117#21 Piper: Discipling All Peoples
  • 143-145#23 Thomas: The Turning Point: Setting the Gospel Free

  • Winter, ed: WCF Module Two Lesson Overviews
  • 153-155Lesson 42 Review

  • Inductive Bible Study
  • Traina: Methodical Bible Study
  • 31-44aCh.1: Observation

  • The Bible
  •  Romans 3–4

  • Snodderly, ed: WCF Degree Study Programs: All Module Reader
  • 101Graham: Inductive Bible Study Syllabus: An Inductive Study of Romans, Lesson 2

  • Optional
  • Hawthorne, ed: Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • 211-213Diaspora
  • 812-819Revolutionary Movements

  • Mandryk: Operation World: The Definitive Prayer Guide for Every Nation 7th Edition
  • 802-804Syria
Personal Response, Intellectual Journal, Notes



Reflection Questions
  • Study the use of the Greek words pneuma and ethnos in the LXX concordance and the New Testament Greek concordance. What confusion is likely for English speakers when they deal with these two words?


  • The episode in Acts 12 when Peter is left standing at the gate is regarded by some as at once the most hilarious and the severest criticism of human believers to be found in the Bible. How do you account for such an appraisal?


  • In what ways is the following statement both true and not true: “Acts 3–12 portrays the first time the gospel ever penetrated the Gentile world”?


Notes