Witness the beginning of the Church and understand its mission.
This course is an exposition of the book of Acts. This course traces the victorious spread of the Gospel from Jerusalem, Judea/Samaria, to the ends of the earth, enabling the student to grasp the significance of the events that God used to bring about this movement. The book of Acts establishes the theological-historical framework for the church and its mission.
Meet your Teacher: J. Michael McKay Jr. is Assistant Professor of Biblical Theology at Cedarville University. Michael earned a PhD in Biblical Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts in Exegetical Studies from Grace Theological Seminary. Michael taught at EBI’s Michigan campus for many years. Michael and his wife Lee-Ann have been married for 25 years and have three children.
Learning Objective Statements: Upon completion of this course the student will;
- Be able to trace the spread of the Gospel from Jew to Gentile historically and geographically by describing the major events that led to that end under the providence of God.
- Be able to articulate a Biblical Theology of enduring persecution based upon the book of Acts.
- Be able to explain how the individual stories in the book of Acts contribute to the overall message of the book.
- Understand the significance of the miracles in Acts as they relate to the historical setting in which they are found and the meta-narrative of the book as a whole.