In acts we are blessed to witness the expansion of the greatest message ever told. Consequently, studying the books of the bible is the ultimate way to discover him jeremiah 9. Study 1 going through the book of acts words of life. The book of acts, above all else, is a story about the churchand what a story it is. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand scripture. The gospel of luke, as well as the book of acts, is addressed to a certain theophilus cf luke 1.
The book of acts, sometimes called the fifth gospel, is a continuation of the gospel of luke. Watch our overview video on the book of acts, which breaks down the. Luke is uniformly identified as the author acts by the second century a. It alone presents an extensive picture of early church life and history. Hopefully, youve had a chance to complete the suggested assignments in our bible study of acts orientation. The book of acts, sometimes called the fifth gospel, is a continuation of the gospel of. Bible study of acts join us for an inspiring study on the. But you will receive power when the holy spirit has come upon you, and you will be my. John macarthur takes readers on a journey through biblical texts to discover what lies beneath the surface, focusing on meaning and context, and then reflecting on the explored passage or concept. This seminarylevel study also retains its depth and uses an engaging interactive format. Acts records the apostles being christs witnesses in jerusalem, judea, samaria, and the surrounding world. Acts verse by verse bible commentary bible history online. In acts, jesus sends the holy spirit to empower his disciples as they carry.
Ancient jerusalem interactive study of jerusalem with map. While there are some areas of great detail of the acts of the apostles, many times you must use cross references to the gospels of matthew, mark, luke and john as well as some other epistles in the new testament to get the full picture of what was. In addition, there are topical studies on issues such as spiritual leadership, gods redemptive plan, and old testament character studies. Tom constables expository notes on acts this is also available in the net. The book of acts furnishes a ladder on which to place the epistles. The book of acts was likely written between ad 61 and 64. Also the great missionary commission, which appears in all four gospels, is confirmed in the book of acts. A full chapter by chapter study would take more than six months, so feel free to select from our available lessons below. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. Study scripture verses with commentary, concordances, and use highlighting. The history of the early church chuck swindoll preaching. Authorship of actsluke is the author of the book acts. Bible book studies explaining the bible versebyverse. Acts is the story of gods grace flooding out to the world.
Several questions can be answered from the first 2 verses. The book of acts tells the story of both the glorious and tumultuous early years of the church. In this one verse we have a bird seye view of the whole book. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations. A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 6 acts 1 50 days 1. While it may be tempting to skip ahead and dive right in to studying the passages in. But for those who read its words more purposefully, they will find blessing and encouragement, as they take in the powerful events that would begin to shape the church into the mighty organism that it is.
The purpose of lukeacts may be ecclesiastical or apologetic. He was also the author of its companion work, the gospel of luke. In many ways acts is the most exciting book in the new testament because it is full of movement and. It begins in jerusalem just after jesus resurrection, recounts how the gospel. The importance of the book of acts the importance of this second of lukes twovolume work can. This book at one time was listed as part of the bible study textbook series. It is filled with all the drama, thrills, adventure and suspense.
Study guide for acts 3 blue letter bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the bible. Book of acts verse by verse bible study and indepth commentary of the acts of the apostles in plain english for everyone to understand. As we grow in our knowledge of him we will grow spiritually. Sir william ramsay, after making a critical study of lukes writings, declared that luke was the greatest historian, ancient or modern. A good study bible we recommend the following features. Whitcomb at the independent fundamental bible conference hosted by the middletown bible church. Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of the church.
This book has a more in depth study than most commentaries. Although the author does not name himself, evidence outside the scriptures and inferences from the book itself lead to the conclusion that the author. The book is most commonly called the acts of the apostles, although it is quite probable that, in its original form, it had no title at all. The book of acts was written to provide a history of the early church. 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. Book of acts read, study bible verses online bible study tools. The format is more like a standard commentary but at over pages is very thorough and contains 20 special studies.
Introduction to the book of acts study resources blue letter bible. James is the first of the twelve who followed jesus to be martyred. The acts of the apostles, the second volume of lukes twovolume work, continues lukes presentation of biblical history, describing how the salvation promised to israel in the old testament and accomplished by jesus has now under the guidance of the holy spirit been extended to the gentiles. The book of acts verse by very study whitcomb and zeller. This web page contains lesson plans for a multiweek study of your choice. Content includes book studies on luke, ephesians, thessalonians, james, 1 samuel, john, and acts. Then he killed james the brother of john with the sword. It would be an enriching experience to read them together, as acts gives the history of the founding of. Illustrated bible history illustrations, photos, and images of the ancient world of the bible. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. Intro to acts biblica the international bible society. The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. Get your free book of acts bible study book for you, your family, your church ministry or your small group. Home biblical archaeology significant discoveries from ancient empires.
Whitcomb and george zeller these studies are based on a series of 35 messages on the book of acts delivered by dr. Study guide for acts 3 by david guzik blue letter bible. This summary of the book of acts provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of acts. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. Study 1 going through the book of acts words of life ministries. This workbook was designed for bible class study, family study, or personal study. Luke acts makes up 28% of the new testamentmore than that written by either paul or john. First century israel map large map of israel in the first century click around on the cities.
Resources, free bible software, bible art, biblical history topics and study, and ancient bible maps of rome, greece, and ancient near east. Book of acts overview insight for living ministries. Acts is the only biblical book that chronicles the history of the church immediately after jesuss ascension. Acts 21 indepth verse by verse commentary and bible study of acts chapter 21 in plain english. In these next few lessons, were are going to be diving into some background material for acts. For ecclesiastical purpose, it may have been written in order to edify the church, serving as a history.
The acts of the apostles often referred to simply as acts, or formally the book of acts, is the fifth. This is a new development in the history of the church. In only three decades, a small group of frightened believers in jerusalem transformed. As such, it provides us with a valuable account of how the church was able to grow and spread out from jerusalem into the rest of the roman empire. T he book of acts in the bible, written around 6263 a. Over the centuries it has been called simply acts, or the acts eusebius. Early church history, youth 2 to adult bible study, key verse visuals.
The book divides naturally according to this key verse. The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. 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. Acts continues the story of christianity in the 1st century, beginning with. Vernon mcgee taking the whole word to the whole world. How to memorize bible verses remember what you read from the. The book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. The emphasis of the book is the fulfillment of the great commission. Each time in the book of acts, and throughout history, when christians are persecuted beyond measure, forced to go underground, or are scattered, the church grows. The importance of knowing each book of the bible becomes obvious when we realize that god has given us each of the books so that we will know god.
Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. The attractive visuals can also be used as bulletin board and wall decorations while they reinforce the memorization of gods word. This book takes you through the 28 chapters of acts in 7 weeks with weekly and daily. Up to acts 12, the church has been on a hot streak, experiencing one exciting conversion after another.
The acts of the apostles is a unique and therefore crucial book of the new testament. Study guide for acts 12 by david guzik blue letter bible. Chapterbychapter bible studies acts kathleendalton. Bible history online images and resources for biblical history. In the first verse of the book of acts the author mentions the fact that he has already written an earlier report concerning all things which jesus began both to do and to teach, until that day in which he was taken up. Picture study bible studybible with pictures and maps.1235 719 1038 43 841 922 357 1395 778 5 6 1317 1111 33 709 1066 1399 927 50 1420 611 252 1223 1001 1350 630 212 294 1347 1110 541 351 1477 1038 831