Summary: This book should be called the acts of the Holy Spirit
THE BOOK OF ACTS - LESSON # l
ACTS 1:1 - ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Should be called “Acts of the Holy Spirit.”
The author is Luke who was a Physician or doctor
vs. 1 - Treatise is a manuscript of the book of Luke.
Theophilus is the Greek word for Timothy
Jesus was the Master Teacher. He began to both do and teach.
Jesus now operates through the Holy Spirit.
This Book of Acts is known as the dispensation of the church
vs. 2 - “Take up” refers to the asension Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51
Jesus is now operating through the Holy Spirit
The commandments are more than the Ten Commanments.
What are some of the commandments Jesus gave besides the Ten
Love your enemies
Do good to those who persecute you
Remember the widows and orphans
Remember the Lord’s supper
The disciples are now called Apostles
Disciple means follower
Apostle means one who is sent
“After His passion”, Jesus constantly showed them His scares
Infallible proofs cannot be denied
Jesus was with them forty days.
He spoke to them of things pertaining to the kingdom God.
Fifteen things Jesus discussed with His Apostles:
(1. Bodily resurrection
(2. His rightful authority
(3. World-wide commission to preach the Gospel.
(4. water baptism
(5. Observance of all commandments
(6. Age-long Gospel program.
(7. Signs and wonders of the Gospel
(8. True prophets
(9. Necessary suffering
(11. The central theme of the Gospel
(12. The reality of resurrected bodies.
(13. Literal fulfillment of Scriptures.
(14. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit
(15. The New Testament program for the church
- Dakes Annotated Bible
vs. 4 - The Commandment Jesus gave them was to wait and tarry.
vs. 5 - The similarity between John’s water baptism and the Baptism of
“Not many days hence.” This refers to God having a time
vs. 6 & 7 - The Apostles wanted to know when He would restore the Kingdom of Israel. He said, “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons the Father hath put in His own power”.