A study outline of acts related media an overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles the following outline is intended to be used while studying the book it will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. This would allow for the writing of acts c 70 or even later recipient the recipient of the book theophilus is the same person addressed in the first volume the gospel of luke see introduction to luke recipient and purpose importance the book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. Acts of the apostles ancient greek praxeis ton apostolon latin actus apostolorum often referred to simply as acts or formally the book of acts is the fifth book of the new testament it tells of the founding of the christian church and the spread of its message to the roman empire. The emphasis of the book is the fulfillment of the great commission acts records the apostles being christs witnesses in jerusalem judea samaria and the surrounding world the book of acts sheds light on the gift of the holy spirit who empowers guides teaches and serves as our counselor. Acts is the only biblical book that chronicles the history of the church immediately after jesuss ascension as such it provides us with a valuable account of how the church was able to grow and spread out from jerusalem into the rest of the roman empire in only three decades a small group of frightened believers in jerusalem transformed
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