New Testament crossword puzzle: Acts of the Apostles

Word puzzle from Sacred Scripture

Draws on material in chapter 22 of Discovering the Bible by Alex Varughese, a textbook for Introduction to Biblical Literature

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Bible reading for this assignment: Acts 1-28

Challenge: Can you solve this puzzle even if you do not have the book by Varughese?

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This crossword puzzle was created for use in the course Introduction to Biblical Literature. The words and clues come from the textbook Discovering the Bible: Story and Faith of the Biblical Communities edited by Alex Varughese and published by Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, now called The Foundry.

    -- Howard Culbertson,

What's in the Book of Acts?

A newcomer to the book of Acts can expect to find an exciting narrative that chronicles the early days of the Christian church following the ascension of Jesus Christ. Here are some key aspects they might encounter:

Historical Context: Acts provides a glimpse into the cultural, religious, and political landscape of the first-century Roman Empire, particularly in the eastern Mediterranean region. The Holy Spirit's Work: Acts highlights the role of the Holy Spirit in empowering the early Christians for ministry and spreading the message of Jesus Christ.

The Apostles' Mission: The book follows the journeys and activities of key figures such as Peter, Paul, and other apostles as they establish and expand the Christian faith in various regions of the Mediterranean world

Miracles and Conversions: Acts is filled with accounts of miracles, healings, and supernatural interventions, as well as numerous stories of people coming to faith in Jesus Christ.

Conflict and Persecution: The early Christians faced opposition and persecution from various quarters, including religious authorities and governmental powers. Acts depicts the challenges they encountered and how they persevered in the face of adversity.

Expansion of the Church: Acts records the growth and spread of the early Christian community from Jerusalem to other parts of the Roman Empire, including cities like Antioch, Ephesus, and Rome.

Councils and Decision Making: The book also describes important gatherings and decisions made by the early church leaders, such as the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15), which addressed issues of doctrine and practice.

In short, a newcomer to Acts can expect to encounter a dynamic and inspiring account of the birth and growth of the Christian movement, filled with drama, adventure, and spiritual insight.

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