It alone presents an extensive picture of early church life and history. Of the about seventy occurrences of the word pneuma in acts, fifty five refer to the holy spirit. Understanding the book of acts in the bible learn religions. Bible study tips for the book of acts unlocking the bible. Book of acts overview insight for living ministries. The title as we know it comes from the second century and only partially discloses the theme of the document. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and. Reference to the holy spirit comes in a variety of ways. The esv study bible includes maps on many of the pages in the book of acts that help illustrate the various places mentioned in acts and routes taken by the apostles as they proclaim the gospel.
Peter and his mission to the jews is the main focus in this first part of the book of acts. The main theological emphasis of the book of acts is the holy spirit. The niv bible was first published in 1973, with revisions published in 1978 and 1983. The acts of the apostles, fifth book of the new testament, a valuable history of the. The most popular bible verses from acts found 1,007 verses acts 1. The preaching of the gospel of jesus and his kingdom b.
The acts of the apostles, better known to us as acts, is the story of the birth of the church. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. The holy bible book 44 acts kjv dramatized audio youtube. Jesus taken up into heaven in my former book, theophilus, i wrote about all. Brothers and sisters, the scripture had to be fulfilled in which the holy spirit.
The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. Interesting facts about acts barnes bible charts author. Acts 1 esv the promise of the holy spirit in the bible. The holy bible book 19 psalms kjv dramatized audio duration. Jesus followers received the holy spirit on pentecost and became filled and equipped to spread the good news that would restore gods kingdom over the world. Dec 04, 2017 the book of acts read by alexander scourby. Here is a summary and overview of the book of acts. Book of acts versebyverse bible study and indepth commentary of the acts. Acts 1 english standard version esv the promise of the holy spirit. The blue letter bible ministry and the blb institute hold to the historical, conservative christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of scripture.
Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. Jan 02, 2020 the book of acts sheds light on the gift of the holy spirit, who empowers, guides, teaches, and serves as our counselor. This will help you place yourself in the shoes or sandals of the apostles and understand the kindness of god in the gospel being for all people. Rapid evangelism resulting in the establishment of local churches. The book of acts tells how the multiethnic, international. Acts 1, new international version niv the bible app. There are eleven chapters in acts that contain no reference to the spirit. Watch our overview video on the book of acts, which breaks down the. They were not just sitting there but on one accord in unity when holy spirit came. The acts of the apostles, written by the author of the gospel according to luke, is the account of what jesus disciples did after his resurrection. Who is the author of the book of acts in the holy bible. Book of acts versebyverse bible study and indepth commentary of the acts of the apostles in plain english for everyone to understand. 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 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.
In the american standard version of acts there are fiftysix references to the holy spirit. The former treatise have i made, o theophilus, of all that jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the holy ghost had given commandments unto t. In the many bibles that i have read and worn out, i have marked with a red pen countless references to the holy spirit in both the old and new testaments. This summary of the book of acts provides information about the title. This is the holy book of acts, known as the acts of the apostles. But you shall receive power ability, efficiency, and might when the holy spirit has come. Nov 08, 2012 this is the holy book of acts, known as the acts of the apostles. The combined sixtyeight chapters of the synoptic gospels contain only thirtyfour references to the holy spirit. There are sections in acts where the storytelling switches to we did this or that acts 16. It should also serve to encourage us how effective we can be to change the world if we model after the early. Acts is the only biblical book that chronicles the history of the church immediately after. On pentecost, the holy spirit descends and confers gods power on them, and peter and john preach to many. Book of acts miracles study resources blue letter bible. Many such as peter and paul are sent by god and begin starting many.
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. The acts of the apostles often referred to simply as acts, or formally the book of acts, is the fifth. Help us to say what you want us to say without fear. Interlinear bible bible commentaries bible lexicon topical bible bible summary bible outline bible timeline childrens bible bible hub homepage bible timeline bible hub. Acts 1 nlt the promise of the holy spirit in my bible. Introduction to the book of acts study resources blue letter bible. In acts, jesus sends the holy spirit to empower his disciples as they carry the good news of his kingdom to the nations of the world. The holy spirit in the book of acts preaching source. Acts the new inductive study series arthur, kay on. The book of acts sheds light on the gift of the holy spirit, who empowers, guides, teaches, and serves as our counselor. Acts bible book with full chapters king james version.
In my former book, theophilus, i wrote about all that jesus began to do and to. Since my earliest days in christ i have been fascinated by the holy spirit. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. The book of acts kjv audio bible full by alexander. The fact that the vast majority of the references to the holy spirit in the book of acts are found in the first half of the book has raised a question mark after the contention that the concept of the holy spirit determines the structure of acts.
The book of acts is an important book for understanding the actions of the apostles, mostly paul and peter, after jesuss ascension into heaven. The holy spirit plays a key role in the acts of the apostles, leading to the use of the titles book of the holy spirit or the acts of the holy spirit for that book of the new testament. Twopage spread from johannes gutenbergs 42line bible, c. This is being aired by permission of the holder litchfield associates, all rights. There is a conjunction between three elements as the gospel goes forth. You can browse the niv bible verses by using the chapters listed below, or use our free bible search feature at the top of this page. Written by luke as the sequel to his gospel, acts records key events in the history of the work of the early christian church to spread the gospel throughout the mediterranean world. Tom constables expository notes on acts this is also available in the net.
Preparations for worldwide witnessing, jesus ascension, outpouring of holy spirit, persecution of disciples, sauls conversion, paul and barnabas, missionary tours. The acts of the apostles is a unique and therefore crucial book of the new testament. Acts 1 esv the promise of the holy spirit bible gateway. Acts was written in greek, presumably by the evangelist luke, whose gospel concludes where acts begins, namely, with christs ascension into heaven. 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. It is an important book in understanding how we can be directed by the holy spirit and the role of jesus lessons in our lives. The book of acts shows how god fulfilled his ancient promises to. The niv bible was produced by more than one hundred scholars working from the best available hebrew, aramaic, and greek texts. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible. The power of the holy spirit 12week study guide the passionate life bible study series simmons, brian on. The book of acts begins with the outpouring of gods promised holy spirit on the day of pentecost.
The acts of the apostles, fifth book of the new testament, a valuable history of the early christian church. Acts from the holy bibles new testamentbook of history. This is the story of christianitys beginnings and how evangelism played. Acts 1 new living translation nlt the promise of the holy spirit.
In my former book, theophilus, i wrote about all that jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the holy spirit to the apostles he had chosen. Acts 1 niv jesus taken up into heaven in my bible gateway. He is your holy servant, the one you made to be the messiah. By comparison to other portions of the new testament the special significance of the holy spirit in the book of acts can be demonstrated. This seminarylevel study also retains its depth and uses an engaging interactive format. Bible study lessons about the history of the church, the kingdom, worship, conversion, work of the holy spirit. The good news of the holy spirit six weeks with the. To relate in what manner the gifts of the holy spirit were communicated on the day of pentecost, and the miracles performed by the apostles, to confirm the truth of christianity, as showing that christs declarations were really fulfilled. The good news of the holy spirit six weeks with the bible mr. As a result, the preaching of the gospel and the witness of the newly formed church sparks a flame that spreads across the roman empire.
Book of acts read, study bible verses online bible study tools. In this book we see the first mention of the dispensation of the holy spirit and jesus command to take his gospel to all the world. The object of the book has been considered to be, 1. In acts, jesus sends the holy spirit to empower his disciples as they. This is, in my opinion, the best and most beautiful recording of the. The power of the holy spirit 12week study guide the. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of god. Actus apostolorum, often referred to simply as acts, or formally the book of acts, is the fifth book of the new testament. It tells about the early christian church and its missionaries, the baptism of cornelius, the council in jerusalem, and about the conversion of paul and his journeys to establish churches and to teach. Acts chronicles the events that took place after jesus resurrection, starting with his ascension into heaven and the outpouring of the holy spirit on his disciples, resulting in the beginning of a mighty work of god in building the church. The power of the holy spirit to perform signs and wonders to confirm the preaching of the word c.101 937 1499 838 1325 1075 362 1530 784 404 1529 1184 804 1421 1181 779 844 844 392 143 1209 402 379 275 376 460 1470 1039 539 1307 557 705 98 719