Assіgnmеnt Overview In this cоurse, we аre learning that the stories in Luke and Acts are an integral part of the grand story of Christian Scripture. In many ways, God’s action as described in these books provides a microcosm of the overarching themes of creation, fall, and redemption that find meaning and movement throughout the entirety of the Bible. Luke and Acts, in particular, invite us to consider the nature of the promise and possibility that is inherent within the story of the Bible. As we have seen, the good news of Jesus Christ is both the fulfillment of God’s promise and an invitation to discover the possibility of transformation in and for the world. In order to better understand the meaning and implications of God’s redemptive work in the the New Testament, you will choose a person/people or concept that is highlighted in the course for further research and analysis. The topic choices for research and analysis are Mary, costly discipleship, the death of Jesus, the kingdom of God, and the Gentiles. Note that each of these topics has a corresponding article posted in the course. The Signature Assignment affords you an extended time to explore the following questions: 1. How does the topic (Mary, costly discipleship, the death of Jesus, the kingdom of God, or the Gentiles) connect to the larger themes of creation, fall, and redemption within the overarching story of the Bible? 2. What is important to know about the history, culture, and/or theology surrounding this person or concept? 3. What was the original meaning of this concept or significance of this person/people within Luke/Acts? 4. What insights gained could be meaningful for our context today? Assignment Expectations · · ?Written in Times New Roman 12point font and double spaced. · · ?Approx. 1,300 words in length, plus a References page. · · ?Paper includes an introduction and thesis statement, addresses all four assignment questions, engages with the required scholarly sources, and includes a conclusion. See the APU Writing Center resource Introductions and Conclusions for help. · · ?Lists references in APA format. · · ?Contains minimal grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Review the Grading Rubric for further details as to how your project ultimately will be scored.