Category Archive for: ‘Acts’

  • Funer3

    Places in Acts – Berea – Acts 17:10,13; 20:4

    My daughter (about ten years ago!) explored Berea with dad. Berea   Acts 17:10,13; 20:4   The city of Berea (modern Veria) was founded in the Archaic Period in the southwestern part of Macedonia, some 73 km west of Thessalonica. Ruins extend to 700 BCE …

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  • Places in Acts – Appolonia – Acts 17:1

    Paul and Silas passed through the small village of Apollonia on their way to Thessalonica, and may have lodged there. There is no evidence from Scripture that they preached or ministered there, as they seemed intent on moving directly to Thessalonica. The village of Apollonia in Macedonia was located …

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  • Acts3 WS

    Commentary: Acts 3 and 4

    Chapter Three and Four Outline: I. Witness in Jerusalem (Acts 1-7) <A-F in Chapters One and Two>  G. An Astounding Healing (3:1-11) H. Assembly at theTemple(3:12-26) I. Anxious Leaders ofJudea(4:1-22) J. Awesome Prayer and Power (4:23-37) Summary: The new “Messianics” were becoming known in Jerusalem, and …

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  • Places in Acts – Amphipolis – Acts 17:1

    Paul passed by the supply-city of Amphipolis on his Second Missionary journey on his way to Thessalonica from Philippi. Some scholars pose the possibility that Paul lodged overnight there as part of a three-stage journey from Philippi to Thessalonica, but the text is not specific on this point. …

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  • Pentecost WS

    Commentary: Acts 2

    Chapter Two Outline: I. Witness in Jerusalem(Acts 1-7) <A-C in Chapter One> D. Appearance of the Holy Spirit (2:1-13) E. Assembly with Peter (2:14-40) F. A New Fellowship (2:41-47) Summary [Chapter 2]: A short time later on the day of Pentecost, the disciples were together inJerusalempraying …

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  • Ascension By Copley WS

    Commentary: Acts 1

    Randy’s Bible Commentary Notes on Acts chapter one: Chapter One Outline: I. Witness in Jerusalem (Acts 1-7) A. Introduction (1:1-3) B. Ascension of Messiah (1:4-11) C. Appointment of Matthias (1:12-26) Summary [Chapter One]: This second letter written to Theophilus continues the story of the spread of …

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  • Map Acts

    Chart: Places In The Book of Acts

    This place list includes both the place names and the address in the Book of Acts that the place is mentioned. The chart forms an overview of the geography of the book, filled with the travels of Paul and co. Places in The Book of …

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  • Book Of Acts WS

    The Emphasis of the Book of Acts

    The Book of Acts is a complex letter. It appears that part of the letter was written to catalog the spread of the Gospel geographically to various people groups. Luke probably intended to offer evidence of the fulfillment Jesus’ promise before His Ascension from the …

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  • The Book Of Acts.JPG WS

    Understanding the Book of Acts (1)

    A student and former participant in one of the cruise programs we offer studying “The Life and Journeys of St. Paul” requested some of the materials that we hand out, so I am offering them in document files. I normally post in pdfs, but I …

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  • Authentic WS

    Acts 2:37-47 The Measure of An Authentic Fellowship

    In the 1990’s an author wrote in Stop Dating the Church: “We live an increasingly fragmented world. That mindset has infected the way we approach our relationship with God. Faith is (now) a solo pursuit. These days experts describe America as a nation of “believers” …

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