The book of Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke. Major themes include: Jesus returns to the Father • the Holy Spirit comes to the church • and Jesus' followers spread his gospel throughout the world.
At a Glance
NIV Bible Acts Introduction
Luke’s second volume is known as the book of Acts. The six parts of the book of Acts each describe a new phase in the expansion of the Messiah - following movement outward from Jerusalem. These sections are all marked by variations on the phrase the word of God continued to spread and flourish:
The church is established in Jerusalem and becomes Greek-speaking, allowing it to spread its message throughout the empire.
The movement expands into the rest of Palestine.
Gentiles are included in the gathering of Jesus-followers alongside Jews.
Messengers are sent west into the Roman province of Asia.
These messengers enter Europe.
The movement reaches the capital city of Rome and into the highest levels of society; God’s kingdom is thus announced to all nations.
2009 Acts Series (Sundays)
| The Purpose and Person of the Holy Spirit |
| Pentecost: Then and Now |
| The Baptism of the Holy Spirit |
| Civil Disobedience |
| A Martyr's Mission |
| Stop Kicking |
| Don't Touch That! |
| Belief and Behavior |
| Same Message, Different Method |
| Run the Race |
| A Clear Conscience |
| When Storms Come |
|The Purpose and Person of the Holy Spirit||Acts 1||04/19/2009||Study Guide|
|Pentecost: Then and Now||Acts 2||04/26/2009||Study Guide|
|The Baptism of the Holy Spirit||Acts 2-3||05/03/2009||Study Guide|
|Civil Disobedience||Acts 4-5||05/10/2009||Study Guide|
|A Martyr's Mission||Acts 6-7||05/17/2009|
|Stop Kicking||Acts 8-9||05/24/2009|
|Don't Touch That!||Acts 10-12||06/07/2009|
|Belief and Behavior||Acts 13-15||06/14/2009|
|Same Message, Different Method||Acts 16-18||07/05/2009|
|Run the Race||Acts 19-21||07/12/2009|
|A Clear Conscience||Acts 22-25||07/26/2009|
|When Storms Come||Acts 26-28||08/02/2009|