All the books in the bible however, when ananias brought the donation to the. Acts 4 new international version niv peter and john before the sanhedrin. A good book on the topic of understanding gods will during the difficult times. This chapter records the events on the day of pentecost, about 10 days after the ascension of jesus christ. The book of acts niv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 44 duration. This would indicate it was matthew, mark, luke, or john. Kjv king james version nasb new american standard bible neb new english bible niv new international version nkjv new king james version rsv revised standard. Acts 26 niv bible then agrippa said to paul, you have. While there are some areas of great detail of the acts of the apostles, many times you must use cross references to the gospels of matthew, mark, luke and john as well as some other epistles in the new testament to get the full picture of what was. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold.
Acts chapter 6 as the number of disciples increased, a conflict began between the hellenistic jews and the hebraic jews. The significance of acts as a historical account of christian origins cannot be overestimated. Several of the quotes within the passage occur throughout the book of acts. Our story starts off where the gospel of luke left offjesus is back now that hes resurrected, jesus decides to hang out and chat with his disciples whom luke calls apostles for forty days. The acts of the apostles may be a misnomer since what is recorded are the acts of the holy spirit through his human vessels, including the apostles, for the glory of god.
All christians go through periods when we dont feel gods presence. The book of acts, which continues the narrative that luke began in his gospel, is especially important because it was the first written history of the christian church. The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early christian tradition affirmed that luke composed this book as well as the gospel of luke. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of acts in the bible new international version. There are different ways to divide the book of acts. Acts 2 is the second chapter of the acts of the apostles in the new testament of the christian bible. Acts 28, new international version niv the bible app. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. The new international version niv is an english translation of the bible first published in 1978 by biblica formerly the international bible society. Acts 1 niv christianity beliefs and history of faith in. The niv story the new international version niv bible read by millions was more than five decades in the making. Read and study acts 2 with the versebyverse bible commentary. As it is expected, the book of acts has a similar literary style as the gospel of luke because it is the second volume of lukes account. Acts 1 new international version niv jesus taken up into heaven.
This is the story of christianitys beginnings and how evangelism played. Acts bible book with full chapters new international. Acts 4 niv peter and john before the sanhedrin bible. The acts of the apostles is a unique and therefore crucial book of the new testament. The emphasis of the book is the fulfillment of the great commission. In the previous chapter of acts, we are told that stephen was stoned.
Acts 1 niv jesus taken up into heaven bible gateway. Luke was a companion of paul on his missionary journeys, and in many parts of the book of acts it says we did this or that acts 16. The book of acts provides a detailed, orderly, eyewitness account of the birth and growth of the early church and the spread of the gospel immediately after the resurrection of jesus christ. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. It tells of the founding of the church, the spread of the gospel, the beginnings of congregations, and evangelistic efforts in the apostolic pattern. He was one of the first martyrs and there were many more like him who were martyred in the years. These two individuals decided to donate just a portion of the money and retain some for themselves without telling anybody. Acts 3 niv peter heals a lame beggar bible gateway. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of god.
Im not sure exactly which sunday marching into january, but we will do that. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. Intro to acts biblica the international bible society. The niv was published to meet the need for a modern translation done by bible scholars using the earliest, highest quality manuscripts available.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Acts chapter 27 is a great chapter to read during lifes difficult times. The book of acts was likely written between ad 61 and 64. When the day of pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Acts 3 niv peter heals a lame beggar one day bible gateway. Here peter was baptizing in the name of jesus, the son of god it does not matter how one gets baptized.
Acts 1, new international version niv the bible app. Acts 2 niv bible when the day of pentecost came, they. The abrupt ending of acts allows for an early date around the time of the events, but could. The title as we know it comes from the second century and only partially discloses the theme of the document. Pentecost means fiftieth and refers to the feast of weeks exodus 34. We are told that while he was journeying near damascus, the lord spoke to him.
Its narrative supplies a bridge connecting the life and ministry of jesus to the life of the church and the witness of the earliest believers. The lost chapter of the acts of the apostles, also known as the sonnini manuscript, is a short text purporting to be the translation of a manuscript containing the 29th chapter of the acts. Acts 1 jesus taken up into heaven 1 in my former book, theophilus, i wrote about all that jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the holy spirit to the apostles he had chosen. Acts 20, new international version niv the bible app. Acts 2 new international version niv dramatized audio. It alone presents an extensive picture of early church life and history. Acts 6, new international version niv the bible app. We will after the first of the year actually begin a verse by verse study of the book of acts.
Acts 2, new international version niv the bible app. Acts concerns the very vital period in christian history between the resurrection of jesus and the death of the apostle paul, the time when christian ideas and beliefs were. A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 2 acts the beautiful, amazing, powerful, weak, dysfunctional church table of contents scripture passage page 1. Then agrippa said to paul, you have permission to speak for yourself. Aug 28, 2014 the holy spirit comes at pentecost 2 when the day of pentecost came, they were all together in one place. King agrippa, i consider myself fortunate to stand before you today as i make my defense against all the accusations of. Acts is a history of the early church and of the spread of the gospel. A bright light came from the skies and those who were accompanying saul were overwhelmed as they could hear a voice, but they could not see who was speaking. The best, fastest and most pleasant way to learn and improve your english. The holy spirit comes at pentecost 2 when the day of pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Acts chapter 2 explained discover the 66 books of the bible. The book of acts was written to provide a history of the early church. In acts chapter 9, the story of sauls conversion is the main focus.
So paul motioned with his hand and began his defense. And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith god, i will pour out of my spirit upon all flesh. Acts chapter 5 begins with sapphira and ananias offering the apostles a sum of money that they had received from selling their land. Because some jews had plotted against him just as he was about to sail for syria, he decided to go back through macedonia. This chapter records the events on the day of pentecost, about 10 days after the ascension of jesus. There he met a jew named aquila, a native of pontus, who had recently come from italy with his wife priscilla, because claudius had ordered all jews to leave rome. Acts chapter 2 is the beginning of many great things. Acts 2 indepth versebyverse commentary and bible study of acts chapter 2 in plain english.
Secondly luke at the end of acts luke mentions pauls twoyear imprisonment in rome. Acts 3 new international version niv peter heals a lame beggar. Acts 1 niv jesus taken up into heaven in my bible gateway. Acts records the apostles being christs witnesses in jerusalem, judea, samaria, and the surrounding world. The early church faced many problems and acts chapter 15 describes one of those main issues. Acts 1 new international version niv jesus taken up into heaven 1 in my former book, theophilus, i wrote about all that jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the holy spirit to the apostles he had chosen. What started as one mans vision soon became a crossdenominational movement, uniting evangelicals around the dream of a trustworthy, accessible bible translation for the whole englishspeaking world. Acts 18 niv bible after this, paul left athens and. The earliest date for the book of acts is the two year imprisonment which is recorded in acts 28. The book will therefore have been written only after the end of this time. The book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. The book of acts is an important book for understanding the actions of the apostles, mostly paul and peter, after jesuss ascension into heaven. Acts 1 1 in my former book, theophilus, i wrote about all that jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the holy spirit to the apostles he had chosen. May he bless you as you witness the truth, the grace and the power with which he launched and continues to love his church.
All the books in the bible the jews held on to this covenant and did not want to depart from the law of moses. First of all luke mentions the fact that acts is the sequel to the gospel of luke written around 5560 ad, and therefore must have been written later. Youre already logged in with your bible gateway account. Paul was conflicted by the many debates that arose from the church, specifically over the matter of circumcision. The former group thought that their widows were being treated unfairly because they were not receiving the same amount of food as other widows. This great chapter in the bible is one of the most studied, most taught, and often times the most wrongly taught. As a second volume to lukes gospel, it joins what jesus began to do and to teach 1. Acts 2 new international version niv the holy spirit comes at pentecost. The latest date for the book of acts is in the second century writings of the church fathers. Next chapter of acts the book of acts, chapter 2 we hope that you find the content of the book of acts, chapter 2 from the douay rheims version of the catholic bible helpful to your bible studies and for references which allow you to read the books and individual verses of this chapter. Three times tongues are spoken of in the acts, and in each case it was a sign that god, in the person of the holy spirit, had brought the gentiles into the church on the same basis as the jews. Luke wrote the book of acts and the gospel of luke and he dedicated his work to a man named theophilus as mentioned in the summary of the book of luke.1180 1446 250 690 778 524 1360 1314 850 1465 596 89 691 939 1190 1198 392 21 1003 934 806 609 805 732 434 965 1236 1149 605 164 218 84 1113 746 437 349 1476 1177 402 1326 418 1229