New Testament Basics 2

Introduction of the History book of the New Testament- 

Book of Acts/Acts of the Apostles

Author- Luke, the Physician, who also wrote the Gospel of Luke.

Written to Theophilus and to all believers.

Theme- The rapid spread of the Gospel from Jerusalem to the whole Roman empire and thereafter to other parts of the world after the Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost.

1st 7 Chapters- Church among the Jews

Next 5 Chapters- Church in transition from Jews to Gentiles

Last 16 Chapters- Church among the Gentiles

Key Word- Empowered for witness

Content- Ascension of Jesus Christ, Pentecost, Stephen martyred, Ministries of Philip, Paul, Peter, Paul’s missionary journeys.