169. The Function of a euaggelistēs (2 Timothy 4:5).

Although the noun euaggelion (“good news, gospel”) and its cognate verb euaggelizomai (“communicate good news”) occur frequently in the New Testament, the related term euaggelistēs (“one who proclaims good news”) only appears three times (Acts 21:8; Eph. 4:11; 2 Tim. 4:5). No one applied this … Continue reading

166. What is a proseuchē? (Acts 16:13,16)

When Paul, Luke, and Silas arrived at Philippi in the initial stages of their second church planting journey (Acts 16:13,16), they associated with Jewish people and proselytes at a proseuchē, located outside the city gate and near a river. What does … Continue reading

116. Selecting and Appointing Church Leaders (cheirotonein) in the New Testament (Acts 14:23)

Alexander Strauch in his book Biblical Eldership. An Urgent Call To Restore Biblical Church Leadership devotes an entire chapter to the issue of appointing elders (chapter 6). He focuses attention upon the use of the verb cheirotonein used by Luke … Continue reading

85. The “Coming of the Holy Spirit Upon You”
Luke 1:35 and Acts 1:8

It is probable that the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles form one literary work split into two volumes. The overlap between the ending of this Gospel and the beginning of Acts, with focus upon the Ascension … Continue reading