Acts of the Apostles, The

Acts of the Apostles, The

The fifth book in the NT. The book was apparently written by the same person responsible for the Gospel of Luke (Acts 1:1). Acts serves as a sequel or continuation of that Gospel story, recounting the history of the earliest Christian church. The emphasis is on the role of the Holy Spirit, the faithfulness of the early Jerusalem church, and the success of the missionary career of Paul.

Outline of Contents


I. Prologue (Acts 1:1-3)

II. Christianity in Jerusalem (Acts 1:4-8:3)

III. Christianity in Judea and Samaria (Acts 8:4-12:25)

IV. Paul’s activity in gentile lands (Acts 13:1-21:16)

V. Paul’s activity in Jerusalem (Acts 21:17-22:30)

VI. Paul’s trials (Acts 23:1-26:32)

VII. Paul’s trip to Rome (Acts 27:1-28:15)

VIII. Paul in Rome (Acts 28:16-31)

Acts 1:1

The Promise of the Holy Spirit
1In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning

Acts 1:1-3

The Promise of the Holy Spirit
1In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning2until the day when he was taken up ... View more

Acts 1:4-8:3

4While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. “This,” he said, “is what you have heard from ... View more

Acts 8:4-12:25

Philip Preaches in Samaria
4Now those who were scattered went from place to place, proclaiming the word.5Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed ... View more

Acts 13:1-21:16

Barnabas and Saul Commissioned
1Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a ... View more

Acts 21:17-22:30

Paul Visits James at Jerusalem
17When we arrived in Jerusalem, the brothers welcomed us warmly.18The next day Paul went with us to visit James; and all the elde ... View more

Acts 23:1-26:32

1While Paul was looking intently at the council he said, “Brothers, up to this day I have lived my life with a clear conscience before God.”2Then the high pries ... View more

Acts 27:1-28:15

Paul Sails for Rome
1When it was decided that we were to sail for Italy, they transferred Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan Cohort, n ... View more

Acts 28:16-31

16When we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.Paul and Jewish Leaders in Rome
17Three days later he calle ... View more

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