Questions about the Lord’s kingdom, the gospel, people's conversion, and Christian living are some of the most important questions one can ask.
Before ascending into heaven, Jesus answered questions from His disciples concerning the kingdom. “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth,” (Acts 1:8). This promise was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2). Beginning in Jerusalem on that day, the apostles began witnessing concerning Christ. The rest of the book of Acts records the history of their witnessing in Judea, Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
As one studies this history of the apostles’ work in preaching the gospel, conversion of the Jews and Gentiles, and establishing and edifying of the church, one is empowered to gain a better understanding of the early church as well as issues that are still vital to the church today. From Genesis through the Gospel accounts and the beginning of Acts, the Bible narrows its attention to a focal point regarding the will of God in our salvation. The events of the book of Acts and the rest of the New Testament letters then broaden in scope concerning God’s will of salvation going into all the world.
As author Donnie V. Rader mentions, Acts provides a bridge between the gospels and the epistles, making this study vital to one’s growth in understanding God’s will.
This book contains:
- 26 lessons, 170 pages
- An outline of each chapter
- Commentary on each chapter
- Questions on each lesson
- Maps of Paul’s journeys