Christ’s body: A brief history (Ephesians 4:11–13)
Paul didn’t write Ephesians 4:11–13 to give us a detailed blueprint for how to organise our ministries. He wrote these verses to point us to God’s grace in Christ.
The message is the mission (Ephesians 1:13)
What is God’s mission? What means is God using to bring about his purposes in Christ? What does that mean for our own mission as Christians and churches?
What was Paul’s former “zeal”? Divine jealous passion for Israel’s purity
In my book, I argue that the ζῆλ* word-group in Paul and in Acts should normally be understood as a “divine jealous passion” for the purity of the people of Israel and their Law.
Paul’s Apostolic Ministry as Presented in the Book of Acts
Lionel Windsor (2002) ‘In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach’, writes Luke, at the beginning of his second volume (Acts 1:1, emphasis mine). The implication is that Jesus continued to act and to teach after his ascension (So Köstenberger and O’Brien 2001, 128). So Paul, […]
The New Testament Book of Acts – an overview
Lionel Windsor, 2001 Contents Purpose Date Importance Themes Quotations Structure Summary of themes Opposition / suffering The Holy Spirit The message Purpose Second part of Luke’s two-volume work Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost” Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit […]