He is never mentioned but easily deduced
the we sections show that the author of acts participated in the action
Acts 61:8,10 Changes from "they" to "we"
Acts 20:5-6 "We sailed from philippi"
Acts 28:16 "We came to Rome"
Acts has the same style and vocabulary as...
Theophilus. In general, the book is written from a gentile perspective
Acts and Luke where dedicated to ...
the same person
Luke 1:3 "most excellent" indicates a high Roman official
He was possibly a recently converted Roman, and his name means "friend or lover of God"
Date of Writing
A.D. 60-61 during Paul's imprisonment
The growth of the church
5 Ananias and Sapphira
9 Saul's Conversion
16 Paul's adventures in philippi
28 Ministry of Paul in Rome
Acts is named for its....
Content It is a historical narrative
Other possible names for the book ....
Acts of the Apostles
Acts of Peter and Paul
Acts of the resurrected Christ
Acts records the life of Jesus Christ lived out in thousands of witnesses
Acts of the Holy Spirit
A Historical Purpose
Jesus post resurrection ministry-its 40 days long
Story ends with Paul being detained in Rome
Covers thirty years of Church history A.D. 30-60
It is historical bridge from the Gospels to Appislts
An Apologetic Purpose
an apology is a defense of something
Luke may have been trying to convince theopholis
The gospels main opposition came from the Jews not Romans
A Doctrinal Purpose
Acts establishes the practice of the doctrine of the local church
The faith and doctrinal priority of the early church are demonstrated
A Practical Purpose
Mission endevores-church planted
Preaching-12 sermons in book of acts
The power of God we ought to see God working the church
The illustration of the Christian experience
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
Because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
A Practical purpose
1 Mission endevours- church planting
2 Preaching - (12 sermons Peter preaches 4, Paul 6, James 1, Steven 1)
4 Inter personal relationships
- Paul & Barnabas split
- In one accord = 12 times appears in Bible
5 The power of God - we ought to see God working in the church
6 The Illustration of the Christians experience
Salvation, baptism, prayer, holy spirits work in individual lives, the call to missions, persecution of the believers, disciples ship
The Outline of Acts
the Witness in Jerusalem
1 Preparation for the church
a) The disciples asked about the establishment of the kingdom
b) The action
c) The new listing of apostles