What stuck out in the early chapters were several things. The proof that jesus was indeed the promised deliverer acts. Book of acts definition of book of acts by the free. With peter, the emphasis is the jewish church in jerusalem and judea. Jun 19, 20 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. An alternative outline of acts makes just two divisions in it, the first twelve chapters, and the rest of acts beginning here, with the first section containing material related to the apostle peter, and the last division having material especially related to the apostle paul. Of the prophets and teachers in the church of antioch, 1.
Two times paul and barnabas were preaching the gospel and people tried to stop them. And it proposes to show the continuation of all that jesus began both to do and teach 1. Acts 1 niv jesus taken up into heaven in my bible gateway. Acts of the apostles, new living translation nlt the. Acts niv bible now in the church at antioch there were. Here is the launch point for formally taking the gospel of christ to the rest of the world.
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. Acts 14 now at iconium they entered together into the. How to recognize the guidance of god, how to know the directions of life, and to find the will of the holy spirit in these matters. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. The whole city came together to hear the word of god acts. May he bless you as you witness the truth, the grace and the power with which he launched and continues to love his church. First is context of acts which contains numerous contrasts about how people respond to the gospel. Cheryl k on acts the reason is because this name canaan was transliterated. It describes the founding of the church, and it continues to put an emphasis on evangelism as we see the churchs teachings grow around the world. Acts indepth commentary and versebyverse bible study of acts chapter in plain english for everyone to understand.
The book focuses primarily on the acts of two apostles, peter and paul. After peter was released from jail, saul and barnabas returned to antioch with john mark, who was a cousin of barnabas. The illustration of this proposition, proving its truth. 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 is an important book for understanding the actions of the apostles, mostly paul and peter, after jesuss ascension into heaven. They fasted and were occupied with the service of the lord.
Now there were in the church that was at antioch certain prophets and teachers. 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. The thirteenth chapter is a turning point in the book. Acts commentary william barclays daily study bible. The acts of the apostles may be a misnomer since what is recorded are the acts of the holy spirit through his human vessels, including the apostles, for the glory of god. Book of acts versebyverse bible study and indepth commentary of the acts of the apostles in plain english for everyone to understand. In the final analysis, we must see this act of paul as that which was. Acts now there were in the church at antioch prophets. When that came true, herod the great became close with the elder manaen, and their sons the younger manaen and herod the tetrarch, also known as herod antipas were brought up acts. Saul is in antioch of syria, the church there is composed partly of. The title as we know it comes from the second century and only partially discloses the theme of the document.
At paphos they meet with barjesus or elymas, a jewish sorcerer, who endeavoured to prevent the deputy of the island from receiving the. Like the gospels, it presents a historical account of the churchs beginnings. Barnabas, simeon called niger, lucius of cyrene, manaen who had been brought up with herod the tetrarch and saul. Acts commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. The missionary call of barnabas and saul, recorded in the thirteenth chapter of the book of acts is replete with practical helps in a problem that bothers many christians. The change in leadership is indicated by a new ordering when his name appears with others. But after saul showed unusual faith and courage in opposing the sorcerer, he became the team leader. What todays church needs to learn from the book of acts. Acts chapter new international version 1 now in the church at antioch there were prophets and teachers. Saul is in antioch of syria, the church there is composed partly of gentiles. Acts 1 new international version niv jesus taken up into heaven. Acts bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity. When herod the great, the father of herod the tetrarch acts.
It contains the acts jesus carried out after his ascension, through the holy spirit, in establishing the church. The book of acts is the link between the gospels and the epistles. Book of acts definition of book of acts by the free dictionary. Frequently before verse 9, barnabas is put first acts 11. They depart, and travel to seleucia, cyprus, and salamis, preaching in the jewish synagogues, 4,5. This is the story of christianitys beginnings and how evangelism played. From chapter to the end of the book, we have a somewhat detailed account of pauls missionary journeys and his experiences with different churches. Acts commentary commentary critical and explanatory. 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. Acts niv now in the church at antioch there were bible. Acts chapter coffmans commentary of the new testament. Our story starts off where the gospel of luke left offjesus is back now that hes resurrected, jesus decides to hang out and chat with his disciples whom luke calls apostles for forty days.
David guzik commentary on acts describes the start of pauls first missionary journey as barnabas and saul are called by the holy spirit. Acts niv bible now in the church at antioch there. The book of acts is a record not only of might conversions, but also of fierce opposition to the preaching of the gospel. This chapter also marks the beginning of part 2 of the book of acts, which is pauls ministry to the gentiles. All 1,189 summaries now available in paperback and on. This seminarylevel study also retains its depth and uses an engaging interactive format. In the judges and kings which he had given for their governors, acts. 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. Acts chapter acts chapter 14 acts chapter 15 acts chapter 16 acts chapter 17 acts chapter 18 acts chapter 19 acts chapter 20 acts chapter 21 acts chapter 22 acts chapter 23 acts chapter 24 acts chapter 25 acts chapter 26 acts chapter 27 acts chapter 28. In chapter we find ourselves again in the assembly at antioch, and in action of the spirit of god. Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. In the beginning of the chapter, the contrast is between barjesus and sergius paulus. They sort of approximate what it would be if you changed the letters to what it would equal in english. It alone presents an extensive picture of early church life and history.
Acts chapter acts chapter 14 acts chapter 15 acts chapter 16 acts chapter 17. The church leaders in antioch prayed and fasted as they ministered to the lord and the holy spirit told them to separate out saul and barnabas for work. Chapter 6 informs us of his arrest, and the next chapter features his lengthy speech and his stoning. Chapter 6 informs us of his arrest, and the next chapter features his. Study the bible online using commentary on acts and more. Acts 1, new international version niv the bible app. The acts of the apostles is a unique and therefore crucial book of the new testament. The separation of john mark from saul and barnabas v. The gentiles responded to the word of the lord acts. Acts is a study in contrasts in how different people prepare themselves to hear the gospel lazar, election for baptists, 6. The word of the lord spread through the region acts.
Of such the lord had said, wickedness has come to babylon through the elders and judges posing as guides to the people. Acts commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Its subject and intention is nicely summarised by the words of the lord in chapter 1. 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. His proposition, that jesus was the christ, the saviour of the world, acts. Concise presentation notes by charles dailey black underlined words match words in the bible text. I can only offer several here, taken from my daily reading, which now obviously is in acts.
Paul and barnabas spoke the word of god to them first acts. Book of acts synonyms, book of acts pronunciation, book of acts translation, english dictionary definition of book of acts. Saul is here for the first time called paul, and never after saul. In chapter 15, we have a report concerning the jerusalem council in which the issue concerning circumcision was discussed. By command of the holy spirit the church appoints saul and barnabas to a particular work, 2,3. Acts commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. The first time paul knew the man was a sorcerer and he called him out. A literary and theological commentary on the book of acts new york. An understandable version of acts translation by william e. An appeal to the people with a warning against rejecting christ acts.999 311 319 1467 1275 523 831 204 1599 698 624 1033 1642 1432 1177 276 1194 1217 565 1662 395 197 1029 1000 1495 1444 167 60 658 1030 47 1478 753 476 386 859 1233 907 1355 1498 863