Social Justice: Social Gospel?

VOL 20; ISSUE 5

09/01/2011

Articles

Acts 5: The Compassion of the Kingdom

Thursday, 01 Sep 2011

The opening words of Acts sum up the contents of Luke's "first book"’his Gospel’as "all that Jesus began to do and teach" until his ascension (Acts 1:1). These words imply, first, that the narrative in Acts will continue the account of Jesus' activity, as he now carries on his work from his heavenly throne through the Holy Spirit, who transforms, empowers, and deploys his people as his ambassadors on earth. Second, Jesus' twofold ministry while on earth’doing and teaching‘will continue to ...

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