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.