Peters discourse concerning the death of judas iscariot, acts 1. Acts 3 now peter and john were going up to the temple at. Finally, he tells the story of the ascension in order to get jesus off stage in order to make room for the age of the apostles to begin acts 1. Acts 2 niv the holy spirit comes at pentecost bible gateway. John was closest to the lord jesus in the upper room in jerusalem when the disciples last met and, finally, he was the only one to be standing by the cross of his lord john.
The hundred dresses 7 the letter to room summary and. In the letter, wanda says the class can keep the hundred dresses because wanda has a hundred new ones in her closet. After the class acts out the story of tiny tim, miss mason reveals a letter from wanda, which she reads aloud. The key to really understanding this book is the realization that acts is not a. We have not yet met with any things concerning the spreading of the gospel to the gentiles which bears any proportion to the largeness of that. The structure of our text, in its context, can be outlined as follows. Im not sure exactly which sunday marching into january, but we will do that.
Chapter opens with the first sending out of paul, beginning a. The book of the acts of the apostles forms the fifth, and last, of the historical books of the new testament. We will after the first of the year actually begin a verse by verse study of the book of acts. Acts 2 new international version niv the holy spirit comes at pentecost. Pelikans thematic approach 3 themes per chapter makes this commentary more suitable for topical preaching than for full, versebyverse exposition of the book of acts. The book of acts introduction the acts of the apostles is an unfortunate label because there are only two apostles that feature prominently in the book. Acts can be neatly divided into two sections, the first dealing primarily with the ministry of peter in jerusalem and samaria acts 112 and the second following paul on his missionary journeys throughout the roman empire acts 28. Acts 1 new international version niv jesus taken up into heaven. The initial experience of the filling of the holy spirit.
Richard rives no room at solitaire for teachers 11th 12th in richard rives short story no room at solitaire, based largely on the story of jesus birth, a poor black couple seeks shelter at a white restaurant in apartheidera south africa and is turned away. Peter, james, john, andrew, philip, thomas, bartholomew, matthew, james the son of alphaeus, simon the zealot, judas the son of james 3. And knowing peters voice bidding her open the door. Two angels appear and tell the disciples that jesus will return in the same manner acts 1. James son of alphaeus and simon the zealot, and judas son of james.
Acts brazos theological commentary on the bible kindle. Acts 1 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 2 acts the beautiful, amazing, powerful, weak, dysfunctional church table of contents scripture passage page 1. A free bible version and commentary on the book of acts in easyenglish. Acts overview, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this. Catholic press association book award winner acts has all the marks of pelikans scholarship. The book s short page length and simplistic writing makes reading flow fast but this was a tedious entry. Acts 28 concludes the book with paul in a synagogue in rome, still giving witness to the fact that jesus was the messiah. The book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. Peter preached to this crowd, giving the gospel but not fully concluding, when a party of temple guards came up and arrested them. Read commentary on this popular bible verse and understand the real meaning behind gods. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english.
With respect to the narrative development of the book, the message that jesus is the messiah will be preached in the next chapter, starting in jerusalem, but ultimately the message will go to the ends of the world. Acts of the apostles online commentary america magazine. Acts is significant for chronicling the spread of the gospel, not only geographically but also culturally. In the upper room, jesus had told the disciples that he would send the holy spirit to be with them forever. Its narrative supplies a bridge connecting the life and ministry of jesus to the life of the church and the witness of the earliest believers. Many people call acts the acts of the apostles, but really, if you want to add to the name acts, perhaps, a better name would be the acts of the early church. The book of acts was penned by luke, the physician. These mockers, men incapable of serious and devout appreciation of the work of the holy spirit, attributed the tension of feeling which they saw, and the unintelligible words which they heard, to the effect of wine. Devotions with scripture from acts today daily devotional. The cenacle is where jesus washed his disciples feet john. In the first 7 chapters, he describes how the good news spread in jerusalem. Acts commentary commentary critical and explanatory. On the last day of school before the christmas holidays, room has a party. Welcome to ivy baptist churchs bible study on demand before beginning this study, please take an opportunity to download the worksheet for this bible study.
And this is where our story takes upin chapter 4 of the book of acts. In fact, the origin of this book can be traced to that extraordinary pilgrimage of faith. It was his job to lead the people in worship of the two men they believed to be gods. Luke was the author of two booksthe gospel of luke which tells the story of the life of jesus and the acts of the apostles which tells the story of the early church. Acts 28 tells of the gospel going to the end of the earth. Oct 12, 2014 this is the first entry in the bible junkies online commentary on the acts of the apostles. Jerusalem was where jesus was executed at the word of an angry mob. The book of acts provides a detailed, orderly, eyewitness account of the birth and growth of the early church and the spread of the gospel immediately after the resurrection of jesus christ. We may imagine the objections the disciples might think of to the places of ministry jesus described. Nothing happens much the first couple of pages without attempt for scares. Preachers and teachers will want to supplement pelikans volume with a more exegetical acts commentary that addresses the text of the book in its entirety. As a second volume to lukes gospel, it joins what jesus began to do and to teach 1. Verse the disciples had eaten the passover meal with jesus in a room upstairs.
Now i know of a truth that this is not a vision, acts 12. Book of acts overview insight for living ministries. Acts commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Verse and when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both peter, and james, and john, and andrew, philip, and thomas, bartholomew, and matthew, james the son of alphaeus, and simon zelotes, and judas the brother of james. Second, he foreshadows the narrative structure and purpose of the whole of acts acts 1. Acts of the apostles 1, new living translation nlt the. Rolf jacobson, karoline lewis, david lose, and matt skinner,for a conversation around preaching the lectionary texts for easter 7.
This might be the same room upstairs kataluma in luke 22. These, on account of their being so retired and convenient, the apostles now used for all the offices of religion. The book of acts is a record not only of might conversions, but also of fierce opposition to the preaching of the gospel. Acts 1, new international version niv the bible app. Acts commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. But we know that our god will triumph, that every knee will someday bow to jesus christ as lord, to the glory of god the father phil. Really, very little is written about the apostles in acts. These speeches make up about 25% of the entire book of acts. The book of acts is a fragmentary, incomplete book. Room origins occurs in the last couple of pages which should have been established before which could have improved the book. The first twelve chapters feature peter, while chapters 28 feature paul. Acts 1 niv jesus taken up into heaven in my bible gateway. There is some overlap between the end of the gospel and the beginning of acts.
First, he connects the second volume to the first acts 1. Study the bible online using commentary on acts and more. And on this account it has been generally placed at the end of the four gospels. Peter, john, james, andrew, philip, thomas, bartholomew, matthew, james the son of alphaeus, simon the zealot, and judas the son of james. David guzik commentary on acts describes the start of pauls first missionary journey as barnabas and saul are called by the holy spirit. Acts 2 the holy spirit is poured out on the church a. Pauls epistles, as many circumstances in them are referred to by the narrative contained. Acts 7 and the high priest said, are these things so. This priest was bringing these sacrifices to paul and barnabas. When the day of pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.1150 602 1192 1358 509 1519 447 239 1121 751 1108 558 58 1347 1531 848 1098 1017 679 968 584 994 861 885 807 1129 85 891 1310 581 1485 1311 1257 404 1397 1482 553 869 137 338 270 1324 1051 7 859 1420 1341 1093 1036 133