Queen of Peace Benedictines

Acts of the Apostles

These lectures were delivered by Sr. Gertrude to the Women of Joy of St. Mark’s Catholic Church in the Spring of 2015. They are a commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, with a stress on the role of the Holy Spirit in the Early Church and how we can apply His work in our own lives.
1st Lecture (Acts 1:1-11) Ascension and Waiting for the Holy Spirit

2nd Lecture (Acts 1:12-2:13) Pentecost

3rd Lecture (Acts 2:14-4:4) Peter’s 1st Sermon, Early Christian Community, Cure of the Crippled Beggar

4th Lecture (Acts 4:5-5:11)  Peter and John before the Sanhedrin, Barnabas, Ananias and Sapphira

5th Lecture (Acts 5:12-6:15) Peter and John again before the Sanhedrin; imprisonment and escape. The Seven Deacons.

6th Lecture (Acts  7) Stephen’s speech before the Sanhedrin and his martyrdom

7th Lecture (Acts  8) Spread of Christianity; Simon Magus; Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch.

8th Lecture (Acts  9) Conversion of Paul; Paul preaches Jesus; Peter heals a paralytic and raises Tabitha.

9th Lecture (Acts 10:1-11:18) Peter’s vision of the sheet with unclean animals; Conversion of Cornelius

10th Lecture (Acts 11:19-12:24) Church in Antioch; James’ martyrdom; Peter’s 2nd escape from prison

11th Lecture (Acts 12:24-13:52) Paul & Barnabas on 1st Missionary Journey: confrontation with magician: Bar-Jesus; conversion of proconsul Sergius Paulus; impact of Jews and Gentiles in Pisidian Antioch  

12th Lecture (Acts 14) 2nd half of 1st Missionary Journey to Iconium, Lystra, Derbe. Great fruits but also persecutions.