March 7, 2011

The Book of Acts

Our church is beginning a year long study on the book of Acts and I thought it would be fun to share what I am learning each Monday here at Heart and Soul!

First, let's cover a little background about the book.  Acts is kinda like book II, a sequel of the book of Luke, both written by Luke.  He is writing to Theophilus about the spread of Christianity around the Mediterranean, which today would represent Syria, Turkey and Greece.  Luke is the only non-Jewish writer in the New Testament.

Luke has shown that he is a lover of facts, and we see that many of his writings come from first hand witnessing of the events, as Luke was with Paul on many of his journeys and jail stays.  The book of Luke is his own account of the time he spent personally with Jesus.  Acts is a continuation of how Jesus work will continue through the acts of the Holy Spirit

Next week we'll dig right in talking about the very first leadership decision covered in Acts 1:12-26.  I hope you'll join me each week on this journey through Acts.


  1. Can't wait to see all you have to share here on Acts. Thanks Cherie!

  2. Acts is one of my favorite books in the Bible!

  3. Love knowing this info, Cherie - I don't know a lot about the history of Acts so I am eating this up! Thank you!


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