Acts of the Apostles


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Author = Luke, writer of the Gospel of Luke

Date = 63 A.D.


Theme: The work of the risen Jesus Christ continues through the Holy Spirit and His presence in establishing the Church through the spreading of the message by the men that had seen and heard Jesus Christ personally.


The book originally had no title.   In the second century it became known by the title “The Acts of the Apostles”.  Some have said the title was given because the Apostles are all named in the first chapter.


Many of these Apostles are never mentioned again and some only briefly.  A simpler title would be “The continuing work of the risen Christ through the Holy Spirits presence on the men that were His disciples while he was on earth”.


Acts chronicles the Apostles and believers setting out to fulfill the commission set forth in Acts 1:8 by Jesus.  He told them to go “be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”



The Book can be divided into three sections.



SECTION I - Acts chapter 1 through Acts 8:3


It is a definitive record of the foundations and structure that established the group of early believers. This section covers the beginning and start in “Jerusalem and all Judea.     THIS STUDY WILL ONLY DISCUSS SECTION I





Records the spread of the Gospel to “Samaria” following the start of heavy persecution following the death of Stephen.





Probably the most taught on section as it records the addition of Paul to the faith and his ministry to the “uttermost part of the earth”.





Acts 1 to Acts 8:3 ONLY

Chapter 1  Waiting for the Promise


Chapter 2  Pentecost – The Arrival of the Holy Spirit


Chapter 3:1– 4:31  Directly to the Temple


Chapter 4:32 – 5:42  Ministry Begins


Chapters 6-8  Ministry and Life Witness of Stephen




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Emperors of Rome during the time period of the New Testament.


Caesar Augustus – during the census and birth of Christ

Caesar Tiberius – during the time of the Crucifixion

Calegia – known as “little boots” – bloody

Claudius – book of Acts

Nero – known as persecutor of Christians

Disperian – during Book of Luke, Jews are ordered destroyed

Dalmetian – reign was while John in prison



Map of Jerusalem in first century

Map of Jerusalem in First Century (Royalty free map)



An excellent resource site to aid in the study can be found at:


The Christian Resource Center of New Hampshire.


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Examples of their work which relates to this topic include:







Bibles Word Final Blog


Articles on this book:



What affect did Easter have on Acts 3?


Is the church today living up to example of Acts 2 church?



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