The Resurrection provides the focal point for a major paradigm shift in the way the writers pictured Jesus. In Acts, Luke moves from verbs to nouns by making Jesus the subject of speeches rather than the subject of actions (teaching, preaching, healing, going, coming, etc.). Paul's vocabulary emphasizes the kingly postion of Jesus in relationship to the church (Lord, head, etc.). The following studies demonstrate this. Luke puts Jesus into the speeches and Paul portrays the divinity and humanity of Jesus. The short comparison of John and Hebrews shows how their prologues elevate Jesus.
Last update 1 September 2015