Acts: An Unfinished Story

The Book of Acts records the events that made the gospel burst out of its confines in Judaism and the city of Jerusalem and reach out in one generation's time to all the limits of the then-known world.

Bible Studies in the Book of ActsRSSiTunes

Where the Action Is

Out of the Shadows V Ac 1:1-14
The Birthday of the Church V Ac 1:15 - 2:4
What is This? V Ac 2:4-21
Jesus the Christ V Ac 2:22-37
The Young Church V Ac 2:37-47
Power to Heal V Ac 3:1-10
By Faith in His Name V Ac 3:11-26
The Radical Resurrection V Ac 4:1-12
When the Establishment is Wrong V Ac 4:13-31
Body Life V Ac 4:32 - 5:11
Confrontation! V Ac 5:12-42
Handling Dissension V Ac 6:1-8
What More Can He Say? V Ac 6:8 - 8:1

The Church under Pressure

The Gospel versus Magic V Ac 8:1-24
The Divine Wind V Ac 8:25-40
Beloved Enemy V Ac 9:1-19
The Yoke of Christ V Ac 9:19-31
The Cure for Death V Ac 9:32 - 10:23
Life for All V Ac 10:23 - 11:18
Expanding Horizons V Ac 11:19-30
When Prison Doors Open V Ac 12:1-25

The Pattern Setters

The Strategy of the Spirit V Ac 13:1-13
The Radical Word V Ac 13:13-52
Counterattack V Ac 14:1-28
What's God Doing? V Ac 15:1-21
The Ways God Guides V Ac 15:22 - 16:10
D-Day at Philippi V Ac 16:11-40
Rabble and Nobles V Ac 17:1-15
Athens Versus Paul V Ac 17:16-34
The Cross in Corinth V Ac 18:1-22
Halfway Christians V Ac 18:23 - 19:7
Off Witchcraft! V Ac 19:8-20
Christianity is Dangerous V Ac 19:21 - 20:1
Last Words V Ac 20:2-38

The Prisoner of the Lord

Paul 's Mistake V Ac 21:1-26
Trouble at Jerusalem V Ac 21:27 - 22:29
Love that Never Lets Go V Ac 22:30 - 23:35
Discipline of Delay V Ac 24
Before Governors and Kings V Ac 25 - 26
God and Shipwrecks V Ac 27
The End of the Beginning V Ac 28

Overview the Book of Acts

from Adventuring Through the Bible

Acts is the book that reveals the power of the church. Therefore, when a church begins to dwindle, lose its power, and turn dull and drab in its witness, it needs desperately to get back into the spirit, expectation, knowledge and teaching of the book of Acts. In this book, the principles of the exchanged life -- "Not I, but Christ" -- is dramatically unfolded.

If the book of Acts were taken out of our New Testament, we would never understand the rest of it. It would be like a child with his front tooth missing. When you close the record of the gospels, you see nothing but a handful of Jews in the city of Jerusalem, the center of Jewish life, talking together about a kingdom for Israel.

When you open the book of Romans, on the other side of Acts, you discover that a man whose name is never mentioned in the gospels is writing to a group of Christians in Rome -- of all places, the center of Gentile culture -- and he is talking about pushing out to the very ends of the earth. Obviously, something has happened in between. How did this tremendous change take place? What happened to make the gospel burst out of its confines in Judaism and the city of Jerusalem and reach out in one generation's time to all the limits of the then-known world?