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.

Acts details the birth and spread of the church. But there is something deeply significant in the way it is laid out and described. Acts shows the Gospel going to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and then to the ends of the earth. This growth, from the center out, is what was supposed to happen back in the Garden of Eden. Acts, then, shows us that God's purposes for humanity, that he began at creation, are finally being brought to completion through Jesus, the Gospel, and his Church.

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:

  1. The church is established in Jerusalem and becomes Greek-speaking, allowing it to spread its message throughout the empire.

  2. The movement expands into the rest of Palestine.

  3. Gentiles are included in the gathering of Jesus-followers alongside Jews.

  4. Messengers are sent west into the Roman province of Asia.

  5. These messengers enter Europe.

  6. The movement reaches the capital city of Rome and into the highest levels of society; God’s kingdom is thus announced to all nations.

Bible Project

Acts Introduction

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Part 1: Acts 1-12 ...

Part 2: Acts 13-28

Spoken Gospel


What We Would Be Missing If We Didn't Have the Book of Acts

2009 Acts Series (Sundays)

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Note: As of 2023, this series has been archived (i.e. is no longer available ), however the Study Guides are still available.

2015-2016 Acts Series (Mid Week)

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2023 Acts Series (Sundays)

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The Power of the Holy Spirit
Acts 1:1-11
Study Guide
The Day of Pentecost
Acts 2
Study Guide
The Gift of Tongues
Acts 2
Study Guide
Four Foundations of the Church
Acts 2:42
Study Guide
When It’s OK to Disobey
Acts 3-4
Study Guide
Israel Teaching from the Holy Land
Acts 24
Study Guide
Lessons from the Early Church
Acts 4-5
Study Guide
A Martyr’s Example
Acts 6-7
Study Guide
From Bitter to Better
Acts 8
Study Guide
A Transformed Life
Acts 9
Study Guide
Five Ways to Guard Against Spiritual Warfare (Austin Hamrick)
Acts 8-19
Study Guide
Lessons from a Jew and a Gentile
Acts 10
Study Guide
That’s Not Fair!
Acts 12
Study Guide
Embrace God’s Grace
Acts 13
Study Guide
What Tough Times Teach Us
Acts 14
Study Guide
Sing in the Darkness
Acts 15-16
Study Guide
Taking Jesus to the Marketplace
Acts 17
Study Guide
Revival or Revolt?
Acts 19
Study Guide
Running the Race
Acts 20:17-24
Study Guide
Advice and Warnings to the Church
Acts 20 PT.2
Study Guide
Parting Words of Encouragement
Acts 20 PT.3
Study Guide
Hearing God
Acts 21
Study Guide
A Healthy Conscience
Acts 21-23
Study Guide
Take Courage!
Acts 23
Study Guide
The Judgment to Come
Acts 24
Study Guide
My Story for God’s Glory
Acts 25-26
Study Guide
Stop Listening to the Majority
Acts 27:1-12
Study Guide
Hope for the Hopeless
Acts 27 PT.2
Study Guide
Being Relatable for Christ
Acts 28
Study Guide
The Power of the Holy SpiritActs 1:1-1101/29/2023Study Guide
The Day of PentecostActs 202/05/2023Study Guide
The Gift of TonguesActs 202/12/2023Study Guide
Four Foundations of the ChurchActs 2:4202/19/2023Study Guide
When It’s OK to DisobeyActs 3-402/26/2023Study Guide
Israel Teaching from the Holy LandActs 2403/05/2023Study Guide
Lessons from the Early ChurchActs 4-503/19/2023Study Guide
A Martyr’s ExampleActs 6-703/26/2023Study Guide
From Bitter to BetterActs 804/16/2023Study Guide
A Transformed LifeActs 904/23/2023Study Guide
Five Ways to Guard Against Spiritual Warfare (Austin Hamrick)Acts 8-1904/30/2023Study Guide
Lessons from a Jew and a GentileActs 1005/14/2023Study Guide
That’s Not Fair!Acts 1205/28/2023Study Guide
Embrace God’s GraceActs 1306/11/2023Study Guide
What Tough Times Teach UsActs 1406/18/2023Study Guide
Sing in the DarknessActs 15-1606/25/2023Study Guide
Taking Jesus to the MarketplaceActs 1707/09/2023Study Guide
Revival or Revolt?Acts 1907/16/2023Study Guide
Running the RaceActs 20:17-2408/20/2023Study Guide
Advice and Warnings to the ChurchActs 20 PT.208/27/2023Study Guide
Parting Words of EncouragementActs 20 PT.309/03/2023Study Guide
Hearing GodActs 2109/10/2023Study Guide
A Healthy ConscienceActs 21-2309/17/2023Study Guide
Take Courage!Acts 2310/01/2023Study Guide
The Judgment to ComeActs 2410/08/2023Study Guide
My Story for God’s GloryActs 25-2610/29/2023Study Guide
Stop Listening to the MajorityActs 27:1-1211/05/2023Study Guide
Hope for the HopelessActs 27 PT.211/12/2023Study Guide
Being Relatable for ChristActs 2812/03/2023Study Guide

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