When you here bill creasy talk, he paints a picture. Everyone was filled with the holy spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the spirit enabled them. Acts of the apostles 1, new living translation nlt the. The message of acts bible speaks today, by john stott, is an excellent commentary on the book of acts. You are are transported back in time and immerse yourself in that time period. The acts is an historical book, but it is not mere history. Acts 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. You can find the best commentary on acts for you using the tools on the right side.
This is the holy book of acts, known as the acts of the apostles. It is written in laymans language and is very readable as well as giving an accurate biblical account of this time in the history of the christian church. 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 high priest mentioned here was probably still caiaphas, the same one who presided over the trial of jesus. An immense amount of apostolic service is left unrecorded, and mention is made of just a few incidents which serve to show the way the spirit of god operated in bearing witness to the risen and exalted jesus, and in conducting the disciples into the fulness of christian blessing. These lessons are from bobs teaching ministry through the years. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. Since the text and audio content provided by blb represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry. Acts 1 in the first book, o theophilus, i have dealt.
Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. After jesus was victorious over satan and returned to heaven, the enemy turned his attention to jesus church on earth. This study followed the chronology of the new testament books and began a study of the book of galatians at this point. The significance of the prologue with its introductory address to theophilus lies in the fact that everything luke said in. Imagine what it would be like if the book of acts wasnt in the bible. As a second volume to lukes gospel, it joins what jesus began to do and to teach 1. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. When you read it by yourself it is packed with so much information to study and digest. It records a transition of the legitimate faith in yahweh god, as decreed by his word, from the tenets of hebraism to the constructs of christianity. It primarily deals with the acts of peter and paul.
Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of the church. Acts of the apostles series audio acts is the sequel to lukes gospel explaining to theophilus jesus ministry to israel, and how they rejected his salvation. Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. William fincks christogenea internet radio commentary on the book of acts, broadcast over 35 programs in 20 and early 2014 is now. Watch our overview video on the book of acts, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Genesis 67 197982 audio chuck smith the baptism of the holy spirit, pt. Includes articles, maps, commentary, powerpoints, pdfs, podcasts, etc. New testament audio commentaries free bible commentary.
Important without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of characters. The holy bible book 44 acts kjv dramatized audio youtube. This puts a whole different perspective on the book. William fincks christogenea internet radio commentary on the book of acts, broadcast over 35 programs in 20 and early 2014 is now available as a twodisc cd set containing all of the podcasts and notes presented here. Acts 1 niv jesus taken up into heaven in my bible gateway. Its subject and intention is nicely summarised by the words of the lord in chapter 1. The gospel of luke concludes where acts begins, nam. Audio should start after a short delay, depending on connection speed.
Verse by verse audio library by chuck smith blue letter bible. Acts is the second book in the history that luke wrote. At one time the gospel of luke and the book of acts were joined together as one book with two volumes. Acts 1 new international version niv jesus taken up into heaven. The traditional title of this book is, in some respects, a misnomer. In this chapter are found lukes prologue to acts acts 1. Lesson 1 investigates the author, historical setting, and the theological background of the book of acts. Top 5 commentaries on the book of acts ligonier ministries. The acts of the apostles commentary a new audio book. Acts 1, new international version niv the bible app. This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on acts.
The book of acts, chapter 1 christogenea internet radio, april 11th, 20. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. I told you, theophilus, about everything jesus began to do and teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the holy spirit. Listen to chuck swindolls overview of acts in his audio message from the classic series gods masterwork. See all 3 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Actively changing through the spirit is a bible exposition through the book of acts tracing the powerful kingdom plan being put into effect by the power of the holy spirit. Bobs written commentaries reflect his latest theological views and should be consulted as you listen to these audio teaching sessions. But it is more likely that theophilus was a real person. For many basic details verse by verse, it still is of good value and often will help on word meaning and. With his marvellous english voice paul makes this audio book such easy listening and so thoroughly engaging you will be anxiously waiting for the next episode. The title of the book of acts comes from the greek word praxis, a word often used in early christian literature to describe the great deeds of the apostles or other significant believers.
Chronicles of the apostles takes students on a yearlong study of the book of acts with messianic commentary and jewish insights into the epistles and the whole new testament. Study the bible online using commentary on acts and more. The acts of the apostles the acts of the apostles presents the amazing story of the early christian church through the rest of new testament times. The former account i made, o theophilus, of all that jesus began both to do and teach. Book of acts audio bible reading new testament youtube. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of god. The book of acts is pivotal to the christian church. You may download the full book by clicking zip button at the bottom of the page. Verse 1 luke referred to his gospel here as my first book. Book of acts matthew henrys bible commentary concise. Joseph a alexander acts commentary 1857, 1866 over pages.
Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. Acts 1 in the first book, o theophilus, i have dealt with. Acts 1 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Luke volume ii, often called the acts of the apostles, completes the pentateuch of the new testament. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible. Book of acts audio bible reading new testament the author of the acts of the apostles is the same author of the gospel of luke. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy. Book of acts overview insight for living ministries. The book of acts is the link between the gospels and the epistles. 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. Actus apostolorum, often referred to simply as acts, or formally the book of acts, is the fifth book of the new testament.
In the last segment of our presentation on the book of acts, we left off our discussion with peters quote from joel chapter 2, and how we believe that james and paul saw that prophecy of pentecost in relation to the history of the ekklesia of god. Book of acts versebyverse bible study and indepth commentary of the acts of the apostles in plain english for everyone to understand. 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 significance of the prologue with its introductory address to theophilus lies in the fact that. Read acts commentary using commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. The acts of the apostles commentary a new audio book every monday paul cresswell will read a new episode from his beautiful new book a commentary on the acts of the apostles. The book of the acts of the apostles, as it is fully called, is a book of transition. Mar 31, 2020 the acts of the apostles commentary a new audio book every monday paul cresswell will read a new episode from his beautiful new book a commentary on the acts of the apostles. 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. Follow the lives and adventures of the apostles beyond the book of acts and into the lost chapter of church history.82 1682 986 120 1417 1492 176 104 1214 609 1148 319 754 1588 1118 945 1529 838 250 87 887 1635 299 29 1539 1292 72 501 821 784 692 997 266 551 1404 196 1284 1292 1168 776 1312 870 1022 1153 1452 627 1157