Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. Peter is the human main character in the first 12 chapters, paul in the second part from chapter. The lord jesus christ at work by the holy spirit through the apostles in jerusalem. Luke told us how the church was formed by the gift of the holy spirit and baptism and gathered around the apostles teaching and now moves on to narrate examples of the apostles ministry in jerusalem. It was wise for jesus not to outline his plan over the next 2,000 years. In this examination of the gospel of luke, my objective is to present a summary of background and introductory issues, point out some general observations, delineate the purpose, theme, unfolding and outline of the gospel. Acts of the apostles outline studies in primitive christianity. The beginning verses of acts make it clear that acts is a sequel of the story started in luke and written to the same man named theophilus, generally a title ascribed to highranking roman officials. Nov 01, 2017 highlights from chapter 1 of acts of the apostles.
Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Acts of the apostles bible study notes, commentary, and comments. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. Imagine what it would be like if the book of acts wasnt in the bible. Scholars have noted that this verse serves as an outline for the rest of the book of acts. To make the picture abundantly clear, god has given us a hand picked record of the activities of the early church. Its subject and intention is nicely summarised by the words of the lord in chapter 1. The acts of apostles gives us a unique insight into how the church began. The book of acts bible study guide acts 3 sermon lame.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading acts zondervan exegetical commentary on the new testament book 5. Preparation for the coming of the spirit, chapter 1 1. It is generally assumed that paul came to rome around 6061ad. This summary of the book of acts provides information about the title. Jesus commissions his disciples to receive the holy ghost, then to preach his gospel to the world. The book will therefore have been written only after the end of this time. Book of acts chapter 3 summary acts of the apostles, signs, wonders. A free bible version and commentary on the book of acts in easyenglish. At one time the gospel of luke and the book of acts were joined together as one book with two volumes. The god of glory appeared to our father abraham when he was in mesopotamia. The events of this chapter begin as the 12 apostles 1. The book of acts bible study guide acts 3 sermon lame man healed.
Acts zondervan exegetical commentary on the new testament. By carefully noting the use of we and they in the book of acts, we glean that luke joined paul at troas 16. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. Asv american standard version bcv book, chapter, and verse. Book of acts read, study bible verses online bible study tools. The book of acts is the link between the gospels and the epistles. The reminder that the lord adds to the church acts 2. If even he was indebted to the holy spirit for the power of his ministry, surely we cannot afford to attempt the work appointed us without the same anointing. Acts is a bridge between the gospels and the epistles. There is no single chapter that does not exhibit gods power and wisdom in operation. The book of acts bible study guide chapter 1 online bible. In the acts of the apostles luke continues the account of christianity begun in the gospel which.
Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. Next participate lead contact copyright translate home. The importance of the book of acts the importance of this second of lukes twovolume work can. Paul goes to jerusalem and is arrested, chapter 21. We here enter on an entirely new phase of the christian church, the opening of the door of faith to the gentiles. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. Sir william ramsay, after making a critical study of lukes writings, declared that luke was the greatest historian, ancient or modern. A study guide from the executable outlines series by mark a. Summary page for preaching outline and commentary on the book of acts including big idea statement and some notable quotes. The book of acts, sometimes called the fifth gospel, is a continuation of the gospel of luke.
The acts of the apostles often referred to simply as acts, or formally the book of acts, is the fifth. Luke was from antioch but traveled with paul all over southern europe and the middle east. May 25, 2016 here is a bible study, commentary, and summary of acts chapter seven. With bible gateway plus, you gain instant access to a digital bible study library, including complete notes from the niv cultural backgrounds study bible and the new bible commentary. The lord jesus christ at work by the holy spirit through the apostles in jerusalem, chapters 17 a. A good study bible we recommend the following features. The book of acts bible study guide chapter 1 online. Apr 10, 2016 this passage in which peter and john heal a lame man is the first scene in the book of acts after the story of pentecost in chapter 2.
This commentary has been through advanced checking. In the first 7 chapters, he describes how the good news spread in jerusalem. The portion of scripture by reading that very chapter, the fifty third of isaiah, many jews, yea, and atheists, have been converted. The former account i made, o theophilus, of all that jesus began both to do and teach.
At one time the gospel of luke and the book of acts were joined together as one. Secondly luke at the end of acts luke mentions pauls twoyear imprisonment in rome. David guzik commentary on acts 1 describes the ascension of jesus into heaven and. Third missionary journey first, back to ephesus chapter 18. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. Peter serves as the leader of the apostles and the.
The life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles. Acts 10 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. The book of acts follows just the opposite motion, taking the scene from jerusalem 15, to judea and samaria chs. The early chapters, set in jerusalem, describe the day of pentecost the. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of acts. This is a pattern for the rest of the book of acts, which shows us what the holy spirit does operating through the church. The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. First of all luke mentions the fact that acts is the sequel to the gospel of luke written around 5560 ad, and therefore must have been written later. Luke is the writer, as he states in his introduction v. But ye will receive power, the holy spirit having come upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses both in jerusalem and in all judaea and samaria and to the end of the earth. Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of the church. Copeland hundreds of free sermon outlines and bible study materials available for online browsing and downloading. Acts agrees with pauls letters on the major outline of pauls career.
Acts or lukeacts is intended as a work of edification, meaning the. The new testament without acts leaves a great, yawning gap. Acts begins with jesuss charge to the twelve apostles to spread the gospel throughout the world. Third missionary journey part 2 strengthening the pastors chapter 20 68 22. The geographical centre of the first part is jerusalem, of the. Acts zondervan exegetical commentary on the new testament book 5 kindle edition by schnabel, eckhard j.
Herod, arrayed in royal apparel in a garment so wrought with silver, that the rays of the rising sun, striking upon, and reflected from it, dazzled the eyes of the beholders. As harrison noted, this verse is a table of contents of the book of acts. Acts 7 indepth verse by verse commentary and bible study of acts chapter 7 in plain english. The book of acts is a vital link between the gospels and the epistles. If the book of acts were gone, there would be nothing to replace it howson. Acts furnishes a ladder on which to place the epistles.
Acts introduction scofield reference bible commentary. Pauls defense before the mob at jerusalem, chapter 22. Acts of the apostles chapter three objectives in studying this chapter 1 to study the healing of the lame man, noting various aspects of the miracle 2 to examine peters second gospel sermon, his call to repent and the blessings to follow summary the chapter opens with peter and john going to the temple where they encounter a man lame from. The disciples will minister to jerusalem in chapters 17and then in judea and samaria in chapters 812and finally to the ends of the earth insofar as they understood the earth in chapters 28. And upon a set day when shows and games were exhibited by him in honour of claudius cesar. Acts 6 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Outline studies in the book of the acts of the apostles. An overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of. Acts 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. He probably wrote down many notes during the voyage. Please click next to begin with chapter 1 or top for any of the other chapters. A chapter bychapter bible study of the book of acts 3 scripture passage page 20. An overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy.1289 1500 864 47 827 649 453 863 620 1381 761 875 44 1173 1256 1256 570 756 602 1 1199 1511 582 836 537 1491 723 1152 311 1062 1444 560 23