About the Course
Acts is Luke’s second volume that recounts the expansion of the gospel that finishes with Paul in Rome awaiting trial following his appeal as a Roman citizen to the emperor, Nero. Most Christians do not have a comprehensive understanding of Acts which Luke himself divides into 5 sections. At the end of each section he pauses to recount how the Word of Lord is growing and is unstoppable.
This course aims to help understand not only the Book of Acts in its First Century Setting but also assist in grasping its overall message and its relevance for contemporary discipleship in Singapore.
In the course, participants will:
a) Develop an overview of the Book of Acts, understanding its authorship, purpose, structure, themes and message.
b) Gain rich insight into the historical background to the people, places, speeches and other references in Acts.
c) Grow spiritually, through appreciating the unfolding of God’s sovereign plan for the gospel, as recounted in Acts.
Students enrolling are required to have read the Book of Acts through twice before the course begins. During the lectures copies of the relevant section of the series The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting will be distributed for reading.
- MCQ [20%]
- Book Review [20%]
- Essay [60%]