Can there be a more important study for any christian desiring to follow in the apostles footsteps. Roberts what happened at pentecost and why it matters. Book of acts versebyverse bible study and indepth commentary of the acts of the apostles in plain english for everyone to understand. Luke presented jesus mission to establish the kingdom of god in bringing salvation to the lost sheep of israel and to mankind in general. Our topic for the next six weeks will be the first twelve chapters of acts of the apostles. Includes lessons about the kingdom of christ, church organization and worship, examples of conversion, the nature and purpose of miracles, and the work of the holy spirit. The life and teachings of jesus christ are established in the four gospel narratives, and the book of acts provides a coordinated account of the beginning and spread of the church as the result of the work of the risen lord and the holy spirit through the apostles. Acts of the apostles oxford biblical studies online. Acts of the apostles, smiths bible dictionary online.
Tk waters has a bachelors degree in literature and religious studies and a masters degree in religious studies and teaches hebrew bible at western kentucky university. This seminarylevel study also retains its depth and uses an engaging interactive format. Acts of the apostles verse by verse ministry international. Holcomb a pentecost to celebrate, by ryan griffith what is pentecost. Acts documents the infancy of the early church from jesus instruction of his apostles before his ascension to the day of pentecost and the explosion of christianity, which continues to this day. Copeland hundreds of free sermon outlines and bible study materials available for. In 20 and 2014, our preacher, alan hitchen, conducted a special series of lessons on the book of acts from chapter 1 thru 20. It also provides helpful information of the facts surrounding many of the letters of the apostles, which in turn helps us to better understand when. It chronicles the growth of the early church from its creation shortly after jesus resurrection until pauls first roman imprisonment.
Bring a bible if you have one, bring something to write with, and well provide the rest. A bible study lesson series about the beginning of christianity as revealed in the book of the acts of the apostles. We will be resuming our bible study next monday, october 16. Acts documents the infancy of the early church from jesus instruction of his apostles before his ascension to the day of pentecost and the explosion of. Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of the church. It provides a helpful orientation to our lesson plans as well giving you some important guidelines for maximizing the impact of your bible study. The following steps will be helpful in getting the most from your bible study of acts. This versebyverse bible study and commentary of the acts of the apostles the book of acts or simply acts is indepth but uses plain language that everyone can understand, as well as a format that will engage you. Acts of the apostles, e the fifth book in the new testament and the second treatise by the author of the third gospel, traditionally known as luke. Acts of the apostles, a study guide from the executable outlines series by mark a. This study was taught from 20102011 in san antonio, texas. The book commences with an inscription to one theophilus, who was probably a man of birth and station.
Acts of the apostles a study guide executable outlines. More of the word of god videos catholic bible study. The book of acts, sometimes called the fifth gospel, is a continuation of the gospel of luke. Local congregational bible study on the book of acts. Lukes work on the advent and mission of the redeemer messiah. If you are leading this study on the acts of the apostles, i would encourage you to complete our guide for bible study leaders. It reveals how jesus used his people to build his church and contains many approved examples for us today. The acts of the apostles, the second volume of luke s 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 first seven chapters record the lord jesus christ at work by the holy spirit through the apostles in jerusalem.537 987 746 1102 74 159 532 725 588 635 661 1214 468 1351 238 50 643 1036 606 519 793 481 31 649 97 118 566 200 948 1397 1085 590 772 156 677 215 1386 771 38 528 611 22 254 968 303 50