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Introduction to Acts

Structural Outline

  1. I. The Accession to Pentecost (Acts 1:1-2:47)
    1. A. The Ascension (Acts 1:1-11)
    2. B. The Choosing of Matthias (Acts 1:12-26)
    3. C. The Holy Spirit at Pentecost (2:1-41)
    4. D. The Unveiling of the New Testament Church (Acts 2:42-47)
  2. II. Kingdom Witness of the Apostles: Jerusalem (Acts 3:1-7:60)
    1. A. Peter's Kingdom Miracle and Sermon (Acts 3:1-26)
    2. B. Kingdom Persecution (Acts 4:1-31)
    3. C. Kingdom Life in the Body of the Church (Acts 4:32-5:11)
    4. D. Kingdom Miracles Increase and Persecution Intensifies (Acts 5:12-42)
    5. E. Church Office: Deacon (Acts 6:1-7)
    6. F. Stephen's Kingdom Ministry and Martyrdom (Acts 6:8-7:60)
  3. III. Kingdom Witness of the Apostles: Judea and Samaria (Acts 8:1-12:25)
    1. A. The Expansion of the Kingdom (Acts 8:1-40)
    2. B. Saul's Conversion (Acts 9:1-31)
      1. 1. Saul: Total Depravity (Acts 9:1-2)
      2. 2. Saul/Paul: Irresistible Grace - Acts 9:3-19
      3. 3. Paul in Damascus and Jerusalem: An Initial Demonstration of the Amazing Grace of Perseverance - Acts 9:20-31
    3. C. The Kingdom Witness: Peter in Lydda and Joppa (Acts 9:32-43)
    4. D. The Kingdom Witness: Samaria (Acts 10:1-11:18)
    5. E. The Kingdom Church: Syrian Antioch (Acts 11:19-30)
    6. F. Kingdom Persecution and Judgment: Jerusalem (Acts 12:1-25)
  4. IV. The Kingdom Witness to the Ends of the Earth (Acts 13:1-28:31)
    1. A. Paul: His First Kingdom Missionary Journey (Acts 13:1-14:28)
    2. B. The Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:1-35)
    3. C. Paul: His Second Kingdom Missionary Journey (Acts 15:36-18:22)
    4. D. Paul: His Third Kingdom Missionary Journey (Acts 18:23-21:14)
    5. E. Paul's Arrest, Trial, and Imprisonment (Acts 21:15-26:32)
    6. F. Paul's Kingdom Voyage to Rome (Acts 27:1-28:16)
    7. G. Paul's Kingdom Ministry: Rome (Acts 28:17-31)

References

  • *** IIIM Recommended Commentary
  • Where applicable, the original language studies are being done using BibleWorks and the extensive Bible Notes from other authors come from Logos Bible Software.
  • Richard Pratt, General Editor. Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI, 2003.
  • Barclay, W. Ed. (1976). The Acts of the Apostles. The Daily Study Bible Series. Philadelphia, PA: The Westminster John Knox Press.
  • Barrett, C.K. (2004). Acts 1-14, Acts 15-28. International Critical Commentary.
  • Beale, G. K., & Carson, D. A. (2007). Commentary on the New Testament use of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI; Nottingham, UK: Baker Academic; Apollos.
  • *** Bock, Darrell L. (2007). Acts. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament.
  • *** Bruce, F.F. (1988). The Book of the Acts. New International Commentary on the New Testament.
  • Calvin, J. (1998). Acts. Calvin's Commentaries. Albany, OR: Ages Software.
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  • Gaebelein, A. C. (1912). The Acts of the Apostles: An Exposition. New York: "Our Hope" Publication Office.
  • Gangel, K. O. (1998). Acts. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
  • Hughes, R. K. (1996). Acts: The Church Afire. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.
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  • Lange, J. P., Schaff, P., Gotthard, V. L., Gerok, C., & Schaeffer, C. F. (2008). A Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Acts. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.
  • Lenski, R. C. H. (1961). The Interpretation of the Acts of the Apostles. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Publishing House.
  • *** Longnecker, Richard. (1992). Acts. Gaebelein's (ed) Expositor's Bible Commentary. Zondervan.
  • *** Marshall, I. H. (1980). Vol. 5: Acts: An Introduction and Commentary. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Morgan , G. Campbell. (1924). The Acts of the Apostles. Westwood, NJ: Revell.
  • Hughes, R. K. (1996). Acts: the church afire. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.
  • Packer, J. I. (1995). Acts (Ac 2:1). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books.
  • Polhill, J. B. (1995). Vol. 26: Acts. The New American Commentary. Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers.
  • Robertson, A.T. (1960). Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Broadman Press.
  • Strauss, M. L. (1995). The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts: The Promise and its Fulfillment in Lukan Christology. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press.
  • Wiersbe, Warren. (2007). The Wiersbe Bible Commentary, NT. David C. Cook.
  • Willimon, W. H. (1988). Acts. Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press.
  • *** Witherington, Ben (1997). The Acts of the Apostles.

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