Rhetorical Analysis : Greeting And Jesus 's Departing Speech

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PARAGRAPHS COLUMN 2
IMMEDIATE CONTEXT
(STORIES OR SPEECHES) COLUMN 3
MAJOR POINTS COLUMN 4
PANEL TITLE AND THEMATIC SUMMARY STATEMENT
1:1–5 Luke introduces his letter to Theophilus and provides the beginning context. There is nothing before this paragraph; however, all of Acts remains after this paragraph. First, Luke greets Theophilus.  Immediately after, the disciples are watching Jesus ascend to heaven. Jesus also begins to remind them, in a speech, of the promise of the Holy Spirit. 
Title: Greeting and Jesus’s Departing Speech  Luke’s Acts is a continuation of the Lukan Gospel that he also wrote to Theophilus. In the Gospel, Jesus enters the scene, whereas, in Acts, Jesus is leaving. Luke desires to assure Theophilus, although He is ascending to heaven, He is leaving His Holy Spirit.
Title: A Continuation of Luke’s Gospel and
Jesus is Leaving, but His Spirit Remains Luke, the writer of both the Lukan Gospel and the book of Acts, commences the book of Acts by revealing that this book will differ from the Gospel: in the Gospel, Jesus personally taught; in Acts, Jesus teaches by His Spirit through His people.
Seeing their Master on the verge of leaving, the Apostles were concerned regarding the restoration of the kingdom. By answering that the timing of the restoration is unknown, Jesus had the disciples once again focus on the Holy Spirit. His ascension shocked the disciples still. Again, their focus had to center in the Holy Spirit; thus, angels comforted…
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