Examples of Conversion Chart from the Book of Acts

 

Review the examples of conversion illustrated in the chart below.

        Look at each text and the corresponding information found at the bottom of the chart.

        Write 4-5 pages reflecting the significance of what you observe from the chart.

Consider questions such as:

        How many examples of conversion are there in Acts?

        What is the significance of the different things we observe from the chart?

        What would this information require of a person who is aware of it?

        What is the relationship of the cognitive information and the transformational process of becoming more Christ like?

        Identify other questions that should come out of a study of the information in the chart.

 

 

 

 

 

EXAMPLES OF CONVERSION

A Study Of Things Common To Conversions In The Book Of Acts

11/18/93

 

 

 

PREACHING

Hearing the story

BELIEVING

REPENTANCE

CONFESSION

BAPTISM

SAVED/SINS FORGIVEN

Pentecost

Acts 2:14-41

 

37-38

 

38-41

38-47

Samaria

Acts 8:5-13

12

 

 

12-13

 

Eunuch 

Acts 8:35-39

36-37

 

37

38

39  (Rejoicing)

Saul

Acts 9:17-18

 

 

 

18

 

Acts 22:6-14

 

15

 

16

16

Acts 26: 12-18

19

19-20

 

Observed  above

 

Cornelius

Acts 10:34-38

43

 

 

48

 

Jailer

Acts 16:25-34

31, 34

 

 

33

30-31

Lydia

Acts 16:13

14

 

 

15

 

Corinthians

Acts 18:8-9

8-9

 

 

8

 

John's Disciples

Acts 19:1-7

4

 

 

5

6-7

Rom. 10:13-17

Acts 4:4, 5:50, 10:31,

11:14, 13:26, 17:11

1 Cor 1:18

2 Cor 5:16

1 Thess 1:6

Jon 8:24

Heb. 11:6

Heb. 5:8-9

Acts 4:4, 5:14, 9:42

 

Luke 13:3

Acts 2:38

Rom 2:4

2 Cor 7:9-11

Rev 2:5

Rom. 10:9-11

2 Cor 9:13

1 Tim 6:12

2 Tim 2:19

Heb 3:1

Heb 13:15

John 3:5

Rom. 6:3-

Gal. 3:27

Eph. 4:5

Col. 2:11-13

1 Pet.3:19-21

Acts 4:12, 11:14, 16:17

Rom 5:9-10

1 Cor 15:2

Tit 3:4-5

2 Tim. 2:10

This chart reflects the responses made to the gospel message by early Christians.  It does not consider the concepts of grace, mercy, and sanctification.  These necessary actions of God give our response power, meaning and validity.  None of the actions of the early Christians are works but are responses of faith to the commands and will of God.    Note that each of the responses are important and commanded or sanctioned elsewhere in the scripture.  Even though everything is not mentioned in every example each is implied through action or teaching elsewhere.