Family Bible Study - The Church Age

Introduction

This study is a chronological walk from Acts to Revelation. The purpose is to explore the early Church Age (30 AD - 100 AD) in the order of events as they unfolded and provide a new look that displays the authentic history & culture of the time.

As a result, participates will gain insight and understanding of the glory and power of God's sovereignty.

Note: The study is based on chronological order from "The Narrated Bible in Chronological Order (NIV)" and "The Chronological Study Bible: New King James Version".

Time and Format

The time will be 1.5 hours on Sunday starting 13sep2009 (Sunday after Labor Day) and concluding 23may2010.

The format of the hour will be:
00-05 Announcements (and time for people to write any prayer requests)
05-15 Prayer (prayer requests submitted on paper prior to class)
15-60 Discussion group(s) going over the questions for the week
60-90 Lecture and closing prayer

Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:1-2:47)
  3. Growth of the Early Church (Acts 3:1-6:7)
  4. Martyrdom of Stephen (Acts 6:8-8:1a)
  5. Persecution and Preaching (Acts 8:1b-40)
  6. Conversion of Saul (Acts 9:1-31)
  7. First Gentile Converts to Herod's death (Acts 9:32-12:35)
  8. Paul's First Missionary Journey (Acts 13:1-14:28)
  9. Letter to Galatia (Galations)
  10. Conference in Jerusalem (Acts 15:1-35)
  11. Letter by James (James)
  12. Paul's Second Missionary Journey (Acts 15:36-18:11)
  13. Letters to Thessalonica (1 Thessalonians-2 Thessalonians; Acts 18:12-22)
  14. Paul's Third Missionary Journey (Acts 18:23-19:22)
  15. First Letter to Corinth (1 Corinthians)
  16. Riot at Ephesus and Second Letter to Corinth (Acts 19:23-20:1; 2 Corinthians)
  17. Letter to Romans (Romans)
  18. Paul's arrest, trial, and esort to Caesarea (Acts 20:3b-24:27)
  19. Letter to Philippi (Philippians)
  20. Paul's appeal to imprisonment in Rome (Actgs 25:1-28:31)
  21. Letters to Philemon and Colosse (Philemon; Colossians)
  22. Letter to Ephesus (Ephesians)
  23. Letters to Timothy and Titus (1 Timothy; Titus)
  24. Second Letter to Timothy (2 Timothy)
  25. Letters by Peter and Jude (1 Peter; Jude; 2 Peter)
  26. Letter to Hebrews (Hebrews)
  27. Letters by John (1 John - 3 John)
  28. Revelation to John, part I (Revelation 1:1-16:21)
  29. Revelation to John, part II (Revelation 17:1-22:21)
  30. Sharing our experience