The Book of Acts

The Book of Acts

Learn about the establishment of the early church under the Apostles, and the activity and growth of the church during the first century.

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About this Lesson Series

Instructor: Dr. Hans Bayer
Discipline: New Testament
Course Group: Gospels and Acts
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The Book of Acts, also called "The Acts of the Apostles," is the companion volume to the Gospel of Luke. It records the establishment of the early church under the leadership of the Apostles, and the activity and growth of the church during the middle of the first century.

In the modern church, Christians often turn to the book of Acts to explore questions related to the charismatic gifts, and to investigate different matters related to church government and authority. These concepts are certainly talked about in the Book of Acts. But what was Luke's main point as he wrote this book? What big picture did he try to give readers as a context for understanding these secondary matters? What was the main thing he wanted his readers to learn and to do?

Series Goals:

  • Introduce viewers to the background and primary message of the Book of Acts.
  • Summarize the structure, content, original meaning and modern application of the Book of Acts.