It may be wise to read several commentaries to consider alternative views on difficult points. The book of acts is a vital link between the gospels and the epistles. Guiding you through the book of acts, bestselling author and bible teacher jeremiah reveals what motivated jesus small band of followers to fearlessly spread his messageand how the fledgling church grew into an international movement after christs death and resurrection. The paperback of the bible study questions on the book of acts. For study questions on other books of the bible, see our web site at. A workbook suitable for bible classes, family studies, or personal bible study by david e. Written from the conservative viewpoint of faith in the bible as the absolute, inerrant verbally inspired word of god. Explore the biblical roots of the powerful story portrayed in the a. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary.
Careful and accurate, this incisive exploration of lukes account of the events following the resurrection will shed light on cultural and political realities at the time the church was in its infancy. Acts is the only biblical book that chronicles the history of the church immediately after jesuss ascension. If the book was just before or after pauls release, then it was likely written around 63 a. The book of acts is the link between the gospels and the epistles. Acts of the apostles 1 commentary new testament matthew. With a reference to, and a brief recapitulation of, his gospel, or history of the life of christ, inscribing this, as he had done that, to his friend theophilus, ver. 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.
Acts commentary commentary critical and explanatory on the. Peters activities are described at some length, and john and philip are mentioned, but more than half of the book is about paul and his connection with the christian movement. Read acts commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible concise. Acts 4 commentary matthew henrys complete commentary on. Emphasizes understanding the text with practical applications. Genesis bible study notes, commentary, and comments. The book of acts was written to provide a history of the early church. Acts of the apostles 4 imprisonment in rome are 6062 a. The emphasis of the book is the fulfillment of the great commission. Pratte, each commentary urges students to honor scripture as the inspired. This commentary is based upon my personal devotional notes and reflections on the book of acts.
Abundant life is a term used to refer to christian teachings on fullness of life. Questions in the lessons contain minimal human commentary, but instead guide students to study to understand scripture. They explain scripture and help students learn and understand the meaning and application, while also giving answers for vital questions and issues. The classic commentaries and studies on the acts of the apostles collection 30 vols. Tim perrine ccel staff writer this volume contains commentary on the first chapters of acts. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. He cites an encyclopedia entry which he believes best. May 29, 2012 i find beginning at jerusalem to be the most highly detailed commentary on acts available today pending keeners due summer of 2012. The class book material is suitable for teens and adults. Since water baptism is essential for salvation, it must be the one baptism that continues today.
Classic commentaries and studies on the acts of the apostles. Bible study notes and commentary on the new testament book of acts, with explanation and practical applications for the everyday bible student. Sep 28, 20 commentary on the book of acts by david e pratte, 9781492840312, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. You can find the best commentary on acts for you using the tools on the right side. Calvins commentary on acts should not be ignored by anyone interested in the book of acts or calvin himself. But it is especially important to consider the reasons or evidence each author gives for his views, then compare them to the bible.
Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy. Acts commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Book of acts overview insight for living ministries. Commentaries, workbooks, and bible study books by david pratte. Scripture quotations marked esv are from the holy bible, english. Vaughan, classic commentaries and studies on acts 30 vols. In only three decades, a small group of frightened believers in jerusalem transformed. A word list at the end explains words with a star by them. The same theophilus is addressed, and in the first chapter the story is resumed just at the point where the gospel left off, save that a few extra details are given of the lords words after his resurrection, and the account of his ascension is repeated in a somewhat different setting. Commentary on the book of acts by david pratte hardcover. These free bible study commentaries provide notes and comments versebyverse through bible books. Witnesses to the world has struck this editor and amcs board secretary mottel baleston just that way for this reason, we have decided to present acts in its entirety not just for the wealth of information that may be.
Acts commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole bible. Standing between the gospels and the epistles, the book of acts is a bridge between the life of jesus and the ministry of the apostle paul. This workbook was designed for bible class study, family study, or personal study. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead. Prattes most popular book is grace, faith, and obedience. The term abundant life comes from the bible verse john 10. Outline studies in the book of the acts of the apostles. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading commentary on the book of acts. Further, this volume also contains informative notes from the editor. Holy spirit baptism, though practiced in acts, had ceased by the time ephesians was written.
For these reasons, the author urges the reader to always. We now have published commentaries on the following books of the bible. Bible study questions on the book of acts introduction. By its opening words the acts of the apostles is linked in the clearest way with the gospel of luke. Bible study notes and comments kindle edition by pratte, david. An easyenglish bible version and commentary 2800 word vocabulary on the book of acts. Top 5 commentaries on the book of acts ligonier ministries. Personal repentance and new life through baptism must lead to a committed group of believers who share their property and wealth, and take care of each other. Written from the perspective of faith in the bible as the absolute, inerrant. Acts chapter 22 coffmans commentary of the new testament. Its subject and intention is nicely summarised by the words of the lord in chapter 1.
Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. It is not an organized movement or a unique doctrine, but a name applied to the teachings and expectations of the. Every so often, a commentary comes to the attention of the student of scripture that strikes him or her as being head and shoulders above the crowd. Pratte goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Verse 3 i am a jew, born in tarsus of cilicia, but brought up in this city, at the feet of gamaliel, instructed according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for god, even as ye all are this day. He designed it to be read more as a narrative than simply as a reference book, and encourages readers to use it so. The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand scripture. Study the bible online using commentary on acts and more. Bible study notes and comments on the new testament book. Stein, editors volumes now available luke darrell l. The inspired historian begins his narrative of the acts of the apostles, i. This commentary has been through advanced checking. But ye will receive power, the holy spirit having come upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses both in jerusalem and in all judaea and samaria and to the end of the earth. A commentary on the acts of the apostles by pastor galen l.
The book of acts was likely written between ad 61 and 64. The book has been called the acts of the apostles, really a misnomer because acts has very little to say concerning most of the original twelve apostles. Intended to be helpful to all christians, including teachers and preachers, while avoiding an emphasis on technical issues. Acts of the apostles bible study notes, commentary, and comments. Purpose of the book as indicated previously, the original purpose of both the gospel and acts may have been to assist.
Baker exegetical commentary on the new testament robert w. Bruces revised study on the book of acts is a contribution to the new international commentary on the new testament. Bible study commentaries, class books, workbooks, topical studies. It is intended to help you better understand some of the background and issues in lukes second volume. Start by marking commentary on the book of acts as want to read.
Bible study notes and comments paperback september 28, 20 by david e. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Doughty southside christian church january 2014 introduction. Acts 4 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the bible. Questions in the lessons contain minimal human commentary, but instead. Since the book of acts is the continuation of the gospel account of all jesus began to do and teach, it catalogs what jesus continued to do and teach through the holy spirit. Read acts commentary using commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible. Bible study notes and commentary on the new testament book of acts. Bible study books, commentaries, workbooks, and study guides written by david e. But as a prophet he spoke of him whom god had sworn would sit. The unity of the spirit felt by the first christians when the. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. After pages of introduction, dunn steps through the book of acts dealing with each pericope on an exegetical level, but much more attention is paid to historical and theological matters. David himself had long since died and his body given to corruption.1657 591 330 420 1214 82 1258 1263 1088 56 1571 550 415 678 651 11 831 304 618 1047 557 438 906 1439 639 679 166 658 125 705 1053 383 1176 298 57 691