So they proposed two men. In the book of Psalm. stoʹlon is found in some manuscripts going back to the second century C.E., though there is no evidence that this book originally had a title.The book is a continuation of the Gospel written by Luke. The first quotation is from Psalm 69:25; the second from Psalm 109:8. [The event of Matthew 27:52-53 can be taken to imply that he was also seen by the people and the Jewish leaders during the forty days time.] That Isaiah, "it's none of your business!" 1. To pray as a group. It was now a time of trouble and danger with the disciples of Christ; but if any is afflicted, let him pray; that will silence cares and fears. 14. See Theophilus. The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach. Field of Blood. ( Act 1:1) Reference to former writings. The scripture recorded David's prediction about what Judas would do of his own free will. The name "Theophilus" means God-friend. Ten days time passed between Jesus being taken up, and the events of Pentecost. Acts 1. In this Acts Bible study lesson we will examine the following events that contributed to the launching of the early Church: Jesus becoming the fulfillment of the Old Testament Passover Feast and the Feast of Firstfruits. We are to "lump together" Matthew's account and this. A "witness" is one who gives evidence or testimony, based upon personal knowledge or belief. 13. If we accept the above premise, what does this prologue tell us about the purpose of Acts?The following have been suggested as purposes for Acts as well. This is a good example. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. (Bible study) Acts 1:1-11 LUKE-ACTS: THE CONTEXT. [A shrine is built on the supposed spot.] The "times and occasions" are not revealed (see Revelation 10:3-4). The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:47-49). They spent much of this time in prayer. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. He showed himself to them. The Book of Acts - Course A, Lesson 1: free Bible study lessons about the history of the church, the kingdom, worship, conversion, work of the Holy Spirit. Every paragraph has one central topic, truth, or thought. “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. The Acts of the Apostles is a historical narrative of the work of the Holy Spirit in the early Church. ¶ "I did the first account for you Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach.." Acts 1:1). It was not common in the Book of Acts or in subsequent Christian experience for those who were not previously converted (born again) to instantly be born again and receive such evident spiritual gifts. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Every Christian can be a "witness" in a secondary sense, based upon the facts which he accepts as being true. See note on Acts 2:36-37. Lord, will you at this time? And went up to the room. (1) See the work of the Holy Spirit in the early church. This was unique. After Jesus rose from the grave, He spent forty days with His disciples before ascending into heaven. This took place just ten days after Jesus told them this. Scripture quoted by permission. In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning 2 until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. Acts reveals God’s passionate pursuit of his people, beginning with his followers in Jerusalem, expanding to Samaria, then to the rest of the world. It was a paradox that one who shared in the work of Christ would be the one to betray him. The scripture had to come true. "The Bible Study New Testament". Acts 1:1 German Bible Alphabetical: about account all and began book composed do first former I In Jesus my teach that The Theophilus to wrote NT Apostles: Acts 1:1 The first book I wrote Theophilus concerned (Acts of the Apostles Ac) Christian Bible Study … 2. The gospel draws people in, constitutes them as the church centered on the grace of Jesus, and then sends them out in mission to the world. He was taken up to heaven. Acts 1 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, as set of 17 volumes on the New Testament, the result of Barclay's dedicated work About the Kingdom of God. They still held to their former ideas about a "golden age of Israel," with a political Messiah. Acts 1:5 Or in; Acts 1:5 Or in; Acts 1:12 That is, about 5/8 mile or about 1 kilometer; Acts 1:16 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 6:3; 11:29; 12:17; 16:40; 18:18, 27; 21:7, 17; … They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. Acts 1:1-2 “In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 … The structure of Acts 1 can be summarized as follows: Luke’s Introduction to His Second Volume (verses 1-2) Jesus’ Post-Resurrection Ministry (verses 3-5) The Disciples’ Question and Jesus’ Response (verses 6-11) Filling the Vacancy of Judas (verses 12-26) In many ways Acts is the most exciting book in the New Testament because it is full of movement and interest. Then the apostles went back. 1974. A room on the second floor. Commentary on Acts 1:12-14 (Read Acts 1:12-14) God can find hiding-places for his people. Each modern translation has divided and summarized the paragraphs. They still had their eyes fixed on the sky. Verse 17 A member of our group. (With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. So they nominated two men: Joseph called Barsabbas (also known as Justus) and Matthias. Luke’s 2nd Writing to Theophilus. One of them was the James of Jerusalem (Acts 15:13; 1 Corinthians 15:7), the writer of the Letter from James. And you will be witnesses for me. The Promise of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1 Bible Study. Traditional history says Judas hanged himself on a tree overhanging the cliffs of the Valley of Hinnom, and either the rope or the tree limb breaking, fell with such force that his body burst open on the jagged rocks below. * Although they are not inspired, paragraph divisions are the key to understanding and following the original author's intent. “The Acts of the Apostles should therefore be studied mainly for this double purpose: first, to trace our Lord’s unseen but actual continuance of his divine teaching and working; and, secondly, to trace the active ministry of the Holy Spirit as the abiding presence in the church.” (Pierson) In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach. (We mentioned in our Bible Study on Acts Orientation page how these books should be seen as one literary unit.) Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. That Isaiah, in the Gospel of Luke. of Now they return to the city to wait. (, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The Book of Acts. . (see Acts 1:20.). And it is not for you to know. Do not leave Jerusalem. Study 1 GOING THROUGH THE BOOK OF ACTS. STEP 2: BACKDROP. The church (messianic community) which would be officially set up on Pentecost. A false religion would have begun hundreds of years later and thousands of miles distant. Acts Images and Notes. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. water, but in a few days you will be baptized with, Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”. Water was the only element in the baptism of John. Read Luke 1:1-4.Some argue that this prologue extends through the two volume set Luke-Acts. The spirit, rather than the exact words, is quoted. Luke was the author of two books—the Gospel of Luke (which tells the story of the life of Jesus) and the Acts of the Apostles (which tells the story of the early church). [The nucleus of disciples were Galileans, Acts 2:7.]. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. Likely one of the apostles led in prayer. He bought a field. NIV®. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. Write the five key words in Acts on the board (overhead or PowerPoint). No record of him exists other than Luke's mention of his name. Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. . Who is "I" (Acts 1:1)? "The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach," “The … For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”. This Jesus . [Brothers: see note on John 2:12.]. They were asking God to show them the right thing to do. Now luke is writing a second account, a sequel, to tell Theophilus what took place after the resurrection of Christ. 1. As they stand there, two men dressed in white (angels) suddenly are standing beside them. [Note the command to "wait" applied only to this time of setting up of Christ's church.]. Acts 1 Bible Study - Detailed questions, answers and guide for an in-depth, verse-by-verse Bible study of Acts chapter 1 in plain English that everyone can understand. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. By the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus was given the unlimited power of the Holy Spirit (John 3:34). And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. It was "poetic justice" that the church of Christ would begin right in the same city where the enemies of Christ lived. A cloud hid him from their sight as he was taken up. They were waiting for the Father's gift. After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. He was seen by them. But wait for the gift. See Luke 24:51-53 and notes there. If his body "still slept on a Judean hill," he would be no different from Socrates, Buddha, Muhammad, or any other sage. Note it is the Father who promised the gift. With the women. In surprise at what has just happened! Jesus was taken up from the Mount of Olives. To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of … a. Someone must join us. Their only question was: "Will you give it now?" ACTS 1:1 1 The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Who is "Theophilus" (Acts 1:1)? ; The infallible proofs that Jesus was resurrected (Acts 1:3). The priests bought it in his name. Especially those who had been with Jesus on his teaching tour (Luke 8:1-3) Mary. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. This is how many were at Jerusalem, but there were other disciples (1 Corinthians 15:6). Acts 1:3 unmistakable; Acts 1:8 NU My witnesses; Acts 1:14 purpose or mind; Acts 1:14 NU omits and supplication; Acts 1:15 NU brethren; Acts 1:18 reward of unrighteousness; Acts 1:18 intestines; Acts 1:20 deserted; Acts 1:20 Gr. He will come back with clouds (Revelation 1:7 : Daniel 7:13; Matthew 24:30). Traditional history says she lived almost to the time Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 A.D. And his brothers. [For a more complete discussion of John's baptism and "Christian baptism," see notes on Acts 19:1-7. (See study note on Ac 1:1. It was a paradox that one who shared in the work of Christ would be the one to betray him. They both lived there, and used it for a meeting place. This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”, Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk. The apostles are "prime witnesses" about things in which they participated themselves (1 John 1:1-4). The former account is the Gospel of Luke. Then they prayed. With the attitude of the apostles themselves (Acts 1:6), it could be that many of the disciples of Jesus were indifferent until after the events of Pentecost. will come back in the same way. About one hundred and twenty in all. 1. Proud member Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. episkopen, position of overseer The audience was God, not man, as is consistent with the principle of 1 Corinthians 14:2. ii. In those days Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty), He was one of our number and shared in our ministry.”. All rights reserved. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. ; Why the resurrection of Jesus Christ was just as vital as what He accomplished on the cross. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/acts-1.html. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. Theophilus could live up to his name and become a friend of … Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. The terms of citizenship in the Kingdom must be spoken by the Spirit. STEP 1: OPENER. Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles. A member of our group. Acts 2:1-4 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 16. They made supplication. Acts 1. The Spirit was "ANOTHER Helper" (John 14:16), and Jesus gave them a pledge of the Spirit (John 20:22), with the promise they would be baptized with the Holy Spirit (see Acts 1:5). until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the … Bibliography InformationIce, Rhoderick D. "Commentary on Acts 1:4". (2) Watch as Jesus is proclaimed as Savior. The two men are mentioned only here. They had received John's baptism [some think John 4:1-2 implies that they (and John's disciples) had been Revelation -baptized as Christ's disciples], and now they are going to receive "baptism with the Holy Spirit." A twelfth apostle must be chosen. Jesus is LIVING SAVIOR! Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood. He must be one who had been a disciple of John, left him to follow Jesus, had stayed with Jesus all during his teaching ministry, and had seen Jesus after he was raised from death. He gave instructions. In my first book. Not until the Holy Spirit was given, and they understood "all the truth" (John 16:12-15), would they give up this delusion and see that Christ's Kingdom is not "of this world.". But you will be filled with power. DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR YOUR BIBLE STUDY. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The scripture recorded David's prediction about what Judas would do of his own free will. College Press, Joplin, MO. 1. The whole group did this. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. In Jerusalem. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? "Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that … Acts 1:2 He ascended into heaven. These studies will be expository, devotional, practical and varied, and this is an introduction to the whole book:- Just six months before this, they had been unbelievers (John 7:5), but now they were among the nucleus of disciples. Not the political power they dreamed of having, but spiritual power! (3) Study … Why do you think Acts of the Apostles is important for us to study today? See note on Matthew 28:9 Scripture records eleven times that he was seen after raising from death, but the language implies more times. Preview the study of Acts by telling the students some of the potential values to them of this study. "ACTS OF THE APOSTLES" Chapter One OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER 1) To begin our study of Acts with a review of things taught by Jesus between His resurrection and ascension: the kingdom of God, the Promise of The Father, being baptized by the Spirit 2) To note the role and qualifications of the apostles as witnesses of the resurrection of Christ 3) To see how Luke sets the … The "first account"is the gospel of Luke. But also, Isaiah had prophesied that Jerusalem would be the place where the Good News was first preached (Isaiah 2:3). At one time the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts were joined together as one book with two "volumes." All rights reserved worldwide. All the apostles are named except Judas Iscariot (see notes on Matthew 10:1-4). Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Everyone here would understand that, See note on Matthew 27:7. The name "Theophilus" means one who loves God. 12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk # 1:12 That is, about 5/8 mile or about 1 kilometer from the city. What is the "former account" (Acts 1:1)? Acts 1 1 The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, concerning all that Jesus began both to do and to teach, 2 until the day in which he was received up, after that he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit unto the apostles whom he had chosen: It is useful to make some preliminary points on Acts in order to highlight the importance of this book in the New Testament.#1 – Acts is the only book in the New Testament to present a “history of the church”Were it not for acts we would have very little to go on regarding the initiation, expansion and development of the New Testament church. John baptized with water. Bullet Point Bible Study: Acts 1 Posted on April 12, 2020 May 20, 2020 Trevor Hamaker Posted in Bullet Point Bible Study My goal for these Bible studies is simple: help ordinary people make sense of the Bible and apply it to their lives, one chapter at a time. Where he fell to his death. until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. ), “For,” said Peter, “it is written in the Book of Psalms: “ ‘May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,’. He must be an "eye witness" of all this, so he can join his voice to theirs as they declare the Good News. There is some overlap between the end of the Gospel and the beginning of Acts. (see Acts 1:20.) STUDIES IN ACTS (Chapters 1 – 3) by Francis Dixon Study verses: Acts 1:1-3. When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. These are the natural sons of Mary and Joseph. All God's people are praying people. Show us which of these two you have chosen, to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.”. )It covers primarily the activities of Peter and Paul, not those of all the apostles. 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