Imagine what it would be like if the book of acts wasnt in the bible. The acts of the apostles is a unique and therefore crucial book of the new testament. Had infinite wisdom seen fit, we might have had as many books of the acts of the. The book of acts was written to provide a history of the early church. Top 5 commentaries on the book of acts ligonier ministries. Covering almost passages of scripture, it incorporates a wealth of applications, examples, and ilustrations in. The book of acts in the new testament of the bible is also called acts of the apostles. The beautiful, amazing, powerful, weak, dysfunctional church a chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 6 acts 1 50 days 1. The theology of work bible commentary bible commentary. Acts of the apostles bible study notes, commentary, and comments. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew henry. 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. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible.
That larger book has been called one of the best commentaries on this book of scripture. The book of acts tells how the multiethnic, international. In addition, there are topical studies on issues such as spiritual leadership, gods redemptive plan, and old testament character studies. Several questions can be answered from the first 2 verses. A good study bible we recommend the following features. A bible study commentary kindle edition by bruce, f. However, we do not feel this is the best method for using the blue letter bible. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations.
Study acts using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Scripture quotations marked esv are from the holy bible, english. Acts records the apostles being christs witnesses in jerusalem, judea, samaria, and the surrounding world. In the twentieth century pentecost has become a source of confusion, embarrassment or division for christians, even as it has become a curiosity, if not an object of ridicule, for nonchristians. Acts of the apostles 1, new living translation nlt bible. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles matthew henrys bible commentary.
Study the bible online using commentary on acts and more. The book of acts also describes the work of the two apostles peter and paul. It reflects both professor bruces careful study of acts as well as his passion for proclaiming the bible as gods guide for our lives. Acts of the apostles introduction new testament matthew. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy. A better title would be the acts or the workings of the holy spirit, because he is the real main character of the book. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. Book of acts versebyverse bible study and in depth commentary of the acts of the apostles in plain english for everyone to understand. It still remains one of the best commentaries on this book of scripture. For permission to reproducedistribute these resources from steve cole including the word document and audio files found on the individual lesson pages below please see bible. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. The author of acts was luke, who also wrote the gospel of luke. But it is more likely that theophilus was a real person.
Lukes literary skills did not prevent scribes from rewriting his masterwork, however, the textual tradition of acts is among the most. In acts, he told how the good news about jesus christ spread. Acts commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Verse 1 luke referred to his gospel here as my first book. This seminarylevel study also retains its depth and uses an engaging interactive format. The emphasis of the book is the fulfillment of the great commission. Study scripture verses with commentary, concordances, and use highlighting, underlining, take notes in the bible. And on this account it has been generally placed at the end of the four gospels. Acts is a transitional book in the sense that it gives us the record of the way god moved in the minds and hearts of men to found and establish the church and begin its great work in the world today. Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of the church. 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. You pick up your bible and see the ministry of jesus ending in the gospel of john. 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 presence and working of the holy spirit is the dominating mark of the book of acts. Before jesus was taken into heaven where he was enthroned to share gods rule over the world, he instructed his followers to be a witness for him. Christ had told his disciples that they should be his witnesses, and this book. 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. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. The book of the acts of the apostles forms the fifth, and last, of the historical books of the new testament. Read acts commentary using commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. You will also find options for commentaries on acts that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the bible, commentaries that approach the scripture versebyverse, classic christian commentaries, and much more. Best acts commentaries updated for 2020 best bible. 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. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. The book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. Click the commentary tab or pulldown menu for a full selection of commentaries over any bible passage you are researching.
Actus apostolorum, often referred to simply as acts, or formally the book of acts, is the fifth book of the new testament. Read acts commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. This 71 part expository study of acts was preached at flagstaff christian fellowship in 20002002. May 05, 2017 in this new commentary for the belief series, awardwinning author and theologian willie james jennings explores the relevance of the book of acts for the struggles of today. Audio and manuscripts are available for each lesson. This page provides a method to go directly to a commentary by a specific author. Pauls epistles, as many circumstances in them are referred to by the narrative contained. Book of acts matthew henrys bible commentary concise. We have provided this method as a convenience to our users. Acts 1, new international version niv the bible app. At one time the gospel of luke and the book of acts were joined together as one book with two volumes. Acts is the second book in the history that luke wrote. This ebook is a shorter and more popular commentary on acts. You can find the best commentary on acts for you using the tools on the right side.
It alone presents an extensive picture of early church life and history. This e book is a shorter and more popular commentary on acts. As a second volume to lukes gospel, it joins what jesus began to do and to teach 1. Read and study acts, including book summary, with the versebyverse bible commentary. The title as we know it comes from the second century and only partially discloses the theme of the document. We wouldnt know what had happened if it werent for this book. The theology of work bible commentary is the only commentary covering what every book of the bible says about work. With bible gateway plus, you gain instant access to a digital bible study library, including complete notes from the niv cultural backgrounds study bible and the new bible commentary. Book of acts versebyverse bible study and indepth commentary of the acts of the apostles in plain english for everyone to understand. A theological commentary on the bible willie james. Approximately 2 million christians who work, pastors, scholars and others access it free online every year.
Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Tom constables expository notes on acts this is also available in the net. The former account i made, o theophilus, of all that jesus began both to do and teach. The acts of the apostles joins the gospel of luke with the ministry of paul. Perhaps luke was using it to mean any christian reader. The book of acts was likely written between ad 61 and 64. Study acts 1 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. The acts is an historical book, but it is not mere history. Acts commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole bible. 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. We have just added many new sources, including the expositors bible commentary, bengels gnomon, langes commentary, hastings great texts and many more. Content includes book studies on luke, ephesians, thessalonians, james, 1 samuel, john, and acts. After jesus went up to heaven, they waited in jerusalem. Pervo shows how this masterful storyteller worked his magic, drawing on firstcentury literary techniques of narration and characterization.1560 166 100 345 1147 1156 814 1095 1540 679 1126 1111 1229 1304 3 270 933 615 971 445 374 1461 865 396 743 317 1296 1497 903 361 1044