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Key Verses: Acts 2:41-42 - NIV
“Those who accepted his message were baptised…
They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and…”
The apostles' teaching is:
1. Grounded in the Old Testament scriptures.
Peter quotes: Joel 2, (verse 17 – 21), Psalm 16, (verse 25 – 28)
Stephen quotes: Amos and Isaiah in Acts 7.
Philip quotes Isaiah 53 in Acts 8.
Paul quotes several OT writers in Acts 13.
James quotes Amos in Acts 15.
2. A continuation of the teachings of our Lord.
Acts 1:1- 7. What Dr Luke began in the Gospel he continues in the book of Acts. (see Luke 24:25-27, 44-49)
We may add that every teaching of the Lord Jesus in the four Gospels is restated or expanded in the Epistles.
3. In harmony with all the scriptures.
(The New is in the Old contained, The Old is by the New explained)
To establish a doctrine/teaching we need to take in the whole Word of God.
The Trinity is seen in Genesis, Isaiah, the gospels, the Acts