Chapter 19 Student Reading Guide

Paul and His Apostolic Mission: 1 Thessalonians as a Test Case

1. What kind of literature (or genre) is the book of Acts, and how does it relate, in terms of genre, to the Gospel of Luke?

2. What similarities are there between Peter in the first part of Acts and Paul in the second?What about between the apostles in Acts and Jesus in Luke?

3. In your opinion, were this book and its companion volume, the Gospel of Luke, written by Paul’s traveling companion Luke? Why or why not? Why, in brief, did this person write these two books?