The equipment of the early disciples for their task acts 1. The introduction of acts and the book of luke help us to determine the author of acts. The acts of peter and philip the evangelist are recorded here as well. As i said, the book revolves around the apostles, peter and paul. The obvious inference is that acts will be about all that jesus will continue to do and teach. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. The acts of the apostles asv american standard version. Also unnamed, but obviously the same author as lukes gospel cf. You can also change the default text for actsparts using the template. The outline is based on the theme verse of the book of acts. Besides linking the gospel narratives on the one hand and the apostolic letters on the. Draft a letter to the editor outlining your response to a local issue. The life and travels of the apostle paul are followed.
The first volume, the gospel of luke, shows as luke says, all that jesus began to do and teach. Paragraphbyparagraph outline for the book of acts josh. There is no single chapter that does not exhibit gods power and wisdom in operation. Acts of the apostles 4 imprisonment in rome are 6062 a. Its subject and intention is nicely summarised by the words of the lord in chapter 1. The gospel writer luke in his second volume, called the acts of the apostles or simply. Phm 24 the beloved physician who often accompanied paul in his travels had ample opportunity to collect.
Bradd words in boldboldbold and underlined are the answers to the blanks on the acts study guides acts 1 the book of acts was written by luke to a man named theophilus. They sold a possession, but kept back part of the proceeds 2. To this point, theophilus had only the account of the life, death, and resurrection of christ before him. The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. The importance of the book of acts the importance of this second of lukes twovolume work can. Each paragraph in the esv translation of acts has been evaluated and a factual statement about its content was recorded in one sentence. Workbook on the book of acts the church of christ in. To make the picture abundantly clear, god has given us a hand picked record of the activities of the early church.
The book of acts contains important information for all today. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. 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. The main issues revolve around whether he is a man perhaps a greek official for whom lukeacts is an apologetic for the gospel or a kind of generic. Notes for acts chapter 10 johns title for chapter 10. The book of acts is a continuation of historical events after the death of christ. Author internal and external evidence point to luke as the spiritinspired author of acts. The following are just a few of the items randomly selected from the list. The acts of apostles gives us a unique insight into how the church began. Nothing is known about this individual but an individual he is. The preparation of the leaders of the jerusalem church for the gentile mission 11. Recently, i came across a list someone had compiled of the things they had learned over a lifetime.
Intro to acts biblica the international bible society. A church that spreads a study of acts 28 leaders guide lesson title scripture reference page lesson 1 a church that sends acts. Acts was intended to be more than a brief history of the service rendered by the twelve. We read of the evangelistic methods and message of the early apostles and preachers 3. The we sections require a companion of paul, and luke is mentioned in pauls epistles col 4. Pdf versions of past issue contents, and encourage them to request their free. Church growth statements in the book of acts barnes bible charts 2. The connection between the work of the apostles and that of jesus acts 1. The new testament without acts leaves a great, yawning gap. T he book of acts in the bible, written around 6263 a.
The holy spirit at work in believers global university. Weekly problem solving of provided problems recorded in a notebook. The apostle peter and a new character named cornelius. Age 6 ive learned that you cant hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Now the second volume, acts, will detail jesus continuing work through his apostles that he had chosen and the work of the holy spirit who would be. One of the earliest manuscripts, the codex sinaiticus, gives as the title the simple word acts, with no mention of the apostles. A church that spreads lesson 1 21st century christian. Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary.
Luke records many examples of conversion in the book of acts e. If the book of acts were gone, there would be nothing to replace it howson. In what acts did the early church continue steadfastly in. This is a geographical outline of the book based largely on what appears to be the organizing verse in acts.
As a second volume to lukes gospel, it joins what jesus began to do and to teach 1. It opens with a greeting to theophilus, who was also the intended recipient of lukes gospel. Luke had written to him before and had told him about the things that jesus did and taught. The lord jesus christ at work by the holy spirit through the apostles in jerusalem, chapters 17 a. Purpose of the book as indicated previously, the original purpose of both the gospel and acts may have been to assist. It also may be divided around the expansion of the gospel in acts 1. The book of acts has six main parts, which are often marked off with a summary statement like. You can also use draganddrop to rearrange the scenes within an act or across the acts. For assurance of our own salvation, we can compare our own conversion experience with those in acts. Acts is a bridge between the gospels and the epistles. Acts of the apostles, outline definition and meaning. Name from the time of the septuagint, this book has been called the acts of the apostles. Outline studies in the book of the acts of the apostles. The signs and preaching at samaria which resulted in the conversion of the samaritans and simon.
Acts outline, 1 the acts of the apostles outline the period of local evangelism preparatory events reintroducing the lord jesus christ, 1. The following night the lord stood near paul and said, take courage. One may divide the book as acts 112 peter and acts 28 paul. Acts of the apostles, outline international standard. We use your linkedin profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. This document has been generated from xsl extensible stylesheet language source with renderx xep formatter, version 3. If the book was just before or after pauls release, then it was likely written around 63 a. Acts records the beginnings of the church and reveals the steps one must obey to become a christian.
Luke is further explaining the events of revelation, fulfilled prophecy, and the affects of the crucifixion of. The initial question regards the identity of theophilus, the one for whom the book is written. The lord jesus christ at work by the holy spirit through the apostles human instrumentali ties. Results page 1 of 3 introduction the key verse to the whole chapter and the rest of the book of acts. In this passage, luke is restating the great commission challenge jesus gave in luke 24. 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. The book of acts is focused on gods mission, as god draws people into his orbit and. Preparation for the coming of the spirit, chapter 1 1. The author of acts had written a former account of jesus life. How did the residents of jerusalem react to the church. It might appropriately be called some of the acts of some of the apostles since it does not try to describe all of the acts of all the apostles. In fact, the work is given in detail of only two of the apostles, peter and paul. There has been much debate as to the purpose of acts. Ananias brings a part to the apostles, sapphira aware of his intention to deceive b.
Pentecost ii it is no longer a jewish thing a summary of chapter 10. As you have testified about me in jerusalem, so you must also testify in. When outlining acts according to messages, the sermons in acts 112 are primarily. Acts syllabus and course overview ministry development. The acts of the apostles 1911 version 121 centro white. Outline of the book of acts outline of acts 1 outline of acts 2 outline of acts 3 outline of acts 4 outline of acts 5 outline of acts 6 outline of acts 7 outline of acts 8 outline of acts 9 outline of acts 10. 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. For the following reasons, luke is generally considered to be the inspired author of acts.
The book of acts is the link between the gospels and the epistles. The book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. Acts furnishes a ladder on which to place the epistles. If you want to know what the book of acts is about, it is acts 1. The outline view of a script displays the acts inserted in a script. Both the books of luke and acts are addressed to the most excellent theophilus.78 345 237 802 982 301 150 1309 23 273 1041 330 1278 392 712 1253 264 640 679 905 298 575 369 1241 556 712 230 1041 256 601 897 413 1451 1199 1397 982 668 597