The Book of Acts

Authored By Luke | Written Circa a.D. 63

The Acts of The Disciples

The book of Acts bridges the gospels to the expansion of the church from Jerusalem to Rome. It chronicles the moving of the Holy Spirit amongst the first to receive it as they set out to witness to the world. These are the empowered acts of miracles, wonders, and boldness.

Key Verse

Acts 1:8

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”

The Essence

The purpose for which this book was written, plus, the purposes for which it is used today.

Historical Foundation

From the start of congregations, to the spread of the gospel, and the founding of the church

Defend the Faith

Reasoning against both pagan and Jewish thought 

Guiding Principles

Basis for coping with specific situations in the context of problems and persecutions

Proclaim Victory

Despite oppositon, the gospel is still spreading

The Efficacy

How this book may nourish your spirit.

Reinforcing Faith in God's Capabilities

Acts is jam packed with jaw-dropping action. Reading about the miracles performed and the powerful way that the early Christians moved opens your mind to the reality of what is possible in Christ.

Strengthing Your Endurance

The posture of the believers in the face of adversity offer a refreshing perspective that, if adopted, will undoubtedly bring with it, the peace that surpasseth all understanding.

Exposing the Power of Gratitude

In the face of persecution, in the midst of imprisonment, the people of God continue to praise and worship Him. Most inspiring, are the movements of God that followed!

Glorifying Boldness & Zeal

The few that risked their lives to build what we are grateful to have access to today, would undoubtedly be labeled as “radical.” The zeal behind their convictions challenge all doubts, fears, and insecurities regarding witnessing to others.

Inspiring Comraderie & Stewardship

Loving fellowship and selfless giving abound in Acts, feeding a desire to serve God’s people and those in need in general.

Let’s Get Regional

Bible maps can enhance your understanding of context and the environment where the Bible’s books are set. It works to support your faith by providing context in relation to places you have heard of and may have visited.

It may seem simple, but it affects you deeply. In this fight for our faith, all defense is valuable.

God bless your understanding!

Eat Slowly

Did you know that meditating is compared to chewing something with your mind? More specifically, it is a synonym for ruminating which also refers to "chewing the cud" - a process of eating for optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients. Below are 3 simple steps to improve your ingestion of God's word.


Be focused.


Pray earnestly.


Take it personally.

The Word of God is spirit and life (John 6:63); it is living and active (Hebrews 4:12).

Chapter by Chapter

Brief Summaries Plus Food for Thought

Acts Chapter 28 Summary | Paul in Rome

Acts Chapter 28 Summary | Paul in Rome

The shipwrecked crew and Paul arrive to warm greetings in Malta. As Paul is helping the islanders build a fire, a viper latches onto his hand. “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.”v.4

Acts Chapter 27 Summary | Shipwrecked on the Way to Caesar

Acts Chapter 27 Summary | Shipwrecked on the Way to Caesar

After a few years in prison in Caesarea, Paul is finally on his way to Rome, but the journey is a difficult one. Winds are against them most of the trip, causing significant delays. By the time the windy winter season is upon him, Paul is in Crete, the middle of the distance to Rome, aboard a large grain ship with over 250 passengers.

Acts Chapter 24 Summary | Paul and Crooked Felix

Acts Chapter 24 Summary | Paul and Crooked Felix

The Jewish high priest and elders have made their way down to Caesarea to state their charges against Paul in front of the governor, Felix. They call him a troublemaker who starts riots and accuse him of desecrating the temple. Paul asserts that they can not prove any of their accusations and that when they found him in Jerusalem, he did not have a crowd nor was he involved in any disturbance.

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