Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 23. they appointed--"put up" in nomination; meaning not the Eleven but the whole company, of whom Peter was the spokesman. —Literally, word, or discourse; but the English of the text is, perhaps, a happier equivalent than either. The Promise of the Holy Spirit. II. ¶ "I did the first account for you Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach.." Acts 1:1). Therefore the Gospel ends with it. the number . which knowest the hearts of all men--See John 2:24 John 2:25 , 21:15-17 , Revelation 2:23 . . The introductions are similar in … Acts 1:1-3 The Gospels set the stage for the rest of the New Testament. 9-11. while they beheld, he was taken up--(See on Lu 24:50-53 ). Interactive Bible study with John Piper. of Proud member Scripture: Acts 1:1–11. With a reference to, and a brief recapitulation of, his gospel, or history of the life of Christ, inscribing this, as he had done that, to his friend Theophilus ( v. 1, v. 2 ). . Proud member He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. Now luke is writing a second account, a sequel, to tell Theophilus what took place after the resurrection of Christ. This would indicate it was Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John. James Rosscup: "This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on Acts.For many basic details verse by verse, it still is of good value and often will help … The "first account"is the gospel of Luke. In general, this might have been said of all He uttered and all He did in His official character; for it was for this very end that God "gave not the Spirit by measure unto Him" ( John 3:34 ). (Read Acts 1:15-26) The great thing the apostles were to attest to the world, was, Christ's resurrection; for that was the great proof of his being the Messiah, and the foundation of our hope in him. Acts 1:1-2 “In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 … The gospel will be preached in Jerusalem and Judea (Acts chapters 1-7), in Samaria (chapter 8), and eventually all the way to Rome (chapters 13-28). One God in three Persons, all three involved in fulfilling the promise. Acts 1:1-11 . 4. should not depart from Jerusalem--because the Spirit was to glorify the existing economy, by descending on the disciples at its metropolitan seat, and at the next of its great festivals after the ascension of the Church's Head; in order that "out of Zion might go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem" ( Isaiah 2:3 ; and compare Luke 24:49 ). INTRODUCTION--LAST DAYS OF OUR LORD UPON EARTH--HIS ASCENSION. . 2. Solid Joys. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. 22. The apostles were ordained, not to wordly dignity and dominion, but to preach Christ, and the power of his resurrection. Acts 1 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. . 18. falling headlong, &c.--This information supplements, but by no means contradicts, what is said in Matthew 27:5 . Commentary on Acts 1:1-14. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. (1) The former treatise. Then why did Luke write that the Gospel of Luke records what Jesus "began" (Acts 1:1) to do and teach? Theophilus could live up to his name and become a friend o… The apostles are just Christ's messengers: It is He that sends them, and of Him they bear witness. 25. that he might go to his own place--A euphemistic or softened expression of the awful future of the traitor, implying not only destined habitation but congenial element. 4:15). The book of Acts begins by reminding its reader, Theophilus, of an earlier book — the Gospel of Luke (Luke 1:1-4), placing the reader in the midst of an extended story with Jesus at the center. Luke’s 2nd Writing to Theophilus. The life begun by the supernatural birth ends with the supernatural Ascension, which sets the seal of Heaven on Christ’s claims and work. (2) Both Acts and Luke are addressed to “Theophilus” (“lover of God” – compare Luke 1:1-4 to Acts 1:1). Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. So Elijah, "If thou see me when I am taken from thee" ( 2 Kings 2:10 ); "And Elisha saw it" ( Acts 1:12 ). This large hill rising about 200 foot higher in elevation than the city, was the site from which Jesus ascended into heaven (Luke 24:50-51). All rights reserved. in prayer and supplication--for the promised baptism, the need of which in their orphan state would be increasingly felt. Beginning from the baptism of John--by whom our Lord was not only Himself baptized, but first officially announced and introduced to his own disciples. in all Judea . of where abode--not lodged, but had for their place of rendezvous. 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. Jesus tells them, again (Mark 13:32), they are not meant to know when God will fulfill that promise (Acts 1:7). John Piper Sep 16, 1990 95 Shares Sermon. unto that same day when he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection--How clearly is the primary office of the apostles here expressed: (1) to testify, from personal observation, to the one great fact of "the resurrection of the Lord Jesus"; (2) to show how this glorified His whole previous life, of which they were constant observers, and established His divine claims. 7. 14. continued with one accord--knit by a bond stronger than death. What Jesus began to do and teach during His earthly ministry, His Holy Spirit - the "Helper" or the "Spirit of truth" - continued to do and teach after His ascension, just as Jesus had told His disciples in advance: “But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ INTRODUCTION--LAST DAYS OF OUR LORD UPON EARTH--HIS ASCENSION. We find her with the rest in prayer to her glorified Son" [WEBSTER and WILKINSON]. Acts 1:1-11 Acts is a fast-paced, action adventure book which chronicles the birth and growth of the early church from the Jewish center of Jerusalem to the Gentile capital Rome. began to do and teach--a very important statement, dividing the work of Christ into two great branches: the one embracing His work on earth, the other His subsequent work from heaven; the one in His own Person, the other by His Spirit; the one the "beginning," the other the continuance of the same work; the one complete when He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, the other to continue till His second appearing; the one recorded in "The Gospels," the beginnings only of the other related in this book of "The Acts." . 10:42; Matt. The first book portrays Jesus — the crucified, risen, and ascended redeemer — in the context of a drastic condensation of world history. 1, 2. former treatise--Luke's Gospel. 1. Salem Media Group. "Hence the grand history of what Jesus did and taught does not conclude with His departure to the Father; but Luke now begins it in a higher strain; for all the subsequent labors of the apostles are just an exhibition of the ministry of the glorified Redeemer Himself because they were acting under His authority, and He was the principle that operated in them all" [OLSHAUSEN]. 3 He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. 10. while they looked steadfastly toward heaven--following Him with their eager eyes, in rapt amazement. 11. "ACTS OF THE APOSTLES" Chapter One OBJECTIVES IN STUDYING THIS CHAPTER 1) To begin our study of Acts with a review of things taught by Jesus between His resurrection and ascension: the kingdom of God, the Promise of The Father, being baptized by the Spirit 2) To note the role and qualifications of the apostles as witnesses of the resurrection of Christ 3) To see how Luke sets the … Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. The mission given in Luke 24 is the one fulfilled both in Peter's and Paul's discourses in the Acts, but especially in chapters 2 and 13, not that of Matthew 28 which, indeed, was only to Gentiles. Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) /. Not, however, as a mere fact is this recorded, but as a part of that resistless evidence of their senses on which their whole subsequent testimony was to be borne. The fable of the Assumption of the Virgin has no foundation even in tradition [ALFORD]. —See Introduction as to the title thus given to the Book. Historically, Acts has been read by the church in worship during the Season of Easter. The Acts of the Apostles. But after His resurrection, as if to signify the new relation in which He now stood to the Church, He signalized His first meeting with the assembled disciples by breathing on them (immediately after dispensing to them His peace) and saying, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost" ( John 20:22 ) thus anticipating the donation of the Spirit from His hands and on the same principle His parting charges are here said to have been given "through the Holy Ghost," as if to mark that He was now all redolent with the Spirit; that what had been husbanded, during His suffering work, for His own necessary uses, had now been set free, was already overflowing from Himself to His disciples, and needed but His ascension and glorification to flow all. Acts 1:8 is a synopsis of the entire book of Acts; after the Holy Spirit comes, Jesus-followers will spread His message of salvation to "Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. . began to do and teach --a very important statement, dividing the work of Christ into two great branches: the one embracing His work on earth, the other His subsequent work from heaven; the one in His own Person, the other by His Spirit; the one the … 3-5. showed himself alive--As the author is about to tell us that "the resurrection of the Lord Jesus" was the great burden of apostolic preaching, so the subject is here filly introduced by an allusion to the primary evidence on which that great fact rests, the repeated and undeniable manifestations of Himself in the body to the assembled disciples, who, instead of being predisposed to believe it, had to be overpowered by the resistless evidence of their own senses, and were slow of yielding even to this ( Mark 16:14 ). The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. Acts 1 Bible Study - Detailed questions, answers and guide for an in-depth, verse-by-verse Bible study of Acts chapter 1 in plain English that everyone can understand. Here, therefore, we have the first example of a prayer offered to the exalted Redeemer; furnishing indirectly the strongest proof of His divinity" [OLSHAUSEN]. 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; John 20:21] had given commands # [ch. 3 ACTS from the Life Application Study Bible 855 How to Use This Bible Study 877 Lesson 1:Spreading like Wildfi re Acts Introduction 91 Lesson 2: Turning On the Power Acts 1:1–2:47 955 Lesson 3:Speak Up! 2. after that he, through the Holy Ghost, had given commandments, &c.--referring to the charge recorded in Matthew 28:18-20 , 16:15-18 , Luke 24:44-49 . They present a man named Jesus who was unlike all other men. You Shall Receive Power...For Mission. It is worthy of notice that nowhere else are such communications of the risen Redeemer said to have been given "through the Holy Ghost." This is the last mention of her in the New Testament. Luke gives us the key to the Book of Acts at the “front door” of this book, in Acts 1:8. Acts 1. 21. all the time the Lord Jesus went in and out among us--in the close intimacies of a three years' public life. Acts 1:1 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Acts 1:1, NIV: "In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach" Acts 1:1, ESV: "In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach," Acts 1:1, KJV: "The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach," No one else in this world has attained the wisdom we find in Jesus' words, or exercised the supernatural power we see in Jesus' miracles, or demonstrated the moral perfection we observe in Jesus' daily life. This primary sense of the word "passion" has fallen into disuse; but it is nobly consecrated in the phraseology of the Church to express the Redeemer's final endurances. Jesus’ original promise was fulfilled for the apostles on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2), but God has extended the promise to … An appeal was made to God; "Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts … "To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of … . Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven, &c.--"as if your now glorified Head were gone from you never to return: He is coming again; not another, but 'this same Jesus'; and 'as ye have seen Him go, in the like manner shall He come'--as personally, as visibly, as gloriously; and let the joyful expectation of this coming swallow up the sorrow of that departure.". Salem Media Group. about an hundred and twenty--Many, therefore, of the "five hundred brethren" who saw their risen Lord "at once" ( 1 Corinthians 15:6 ), must have remained in Galilee. It is not for you to know the times, &c.--implying not only that this was not the time, but that the question was irrelevant to their present business and future work. 26. was numbered--"voted in" by general suffrage. . 6-8. wilt thou at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?--Doubtless their carnal views of Messiah's kingdom had by this time been modified, though how far it is impossible to say. Daily devotional with John Piper. This is because it is the only narrative in the New Testament that tells the story of the community that formed in the wake of — that is, was formed by — Christ’s resurrection. 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. The Greek term had … Acts 1:1 - Acts 1:14. Acts 1:8 Commentary; Acts 20:17-27 Commentary; Acts 20:28-38 Commentary; JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Acts Commentary (1857, 1866) (Over 1000 pages!) Acts 1 Jesus speaks to his apostles and he goes up to heaven. and ye shall be witnesses unto me . Acts 2. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Acts 1:1-11 . with the eleven apostles--completing the broken Twelve. Oct 16, 1988. 1 In the first book, O # Luke 1:3 Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began # Luke 24:19 to do and teach, 2 until the day when # See Mark 16:19 he was taken up, after he # [ch. “Mount called Olivet”: Located across the Kidron Valley, East of Jerusalem. 12-14. a sabbath day's journey--about two thousand cubits. The name "Theophilus" means God-friend. Peter. seen of them forty days--This important specification of time occurs here only. The words are a combination of Psalms 69:25 and Psalms 109:8 ; in which the apostle discerns a greater than David, and a worse than Ahithophel and his fellow conspirators against David. 1 Jesus began to do many things when he was living on earth. Acts 1:3-11 New International Version (NIV). The *Holy Spirit comes at *Pentecost, 2:1-4. v1 On the day called *Pentecost, the *disciples were … Acts 1:12-26 . 3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. Welcome to Lesson 1 of your Bible Study of Acts.Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to complete the suggested assignments in our Bible Study of Acts – Orientation.In these next few lessons, were are going to be diving into some background material for Acts.While it may be tempting to skip ahead and dive right in to studying the passages in Acts, I think you’ll find this introductory material quite interesting and (more importantly) very useful for having a better understanding the Book of Acts. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. The inspired historian begins his narrative of the Acts of the Apostles, I. speaking of--rather "speaking." Chapter 1. 1, 2. former treatise --Luke's Gospel. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Acts 1 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. The Ascension is twice narrated by Luke. two men in white apparel--angels in human form, as in Luke 24:4 . Acts 1. 5. ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence--ten days hence, as appears from Leviticus 23:15 Leviticus 23:16 ; but it was expressed thus indefinitely to exercise their faith. 13. went up into an upper room--perhaps the same "large upper room" where with their Lord they had celebrated the last Passover and the first Supper ( Luke 22:12 ). When we compare Acts 1:1-2 with Luke 1:1-4, we see that Acts is the second of two books written by Luke to Theophilus. in Jerusalem . But, as they plainly looked for some restoration of the kingdom to Israel, so they are neither rebuked nor contradicted on this point. Acts /. Luke was the author of two books—the Gospel of Luke (which tells the story of the life of Jesus) and the Acts of the Apostles (which tells the story of the early church). CHAPTER 1. ... Scripture: Acts 1:1–3. All rights reserved. 20. his bishopric--or "charge." The Promise of the Holy Spirit. 15-26. in those days--of expectant prayer, and probably towards the close of them, when the nature of their future work began more clearly to dawn upon them, and the Holy Ghost, already "breathed" on the Eleven ( John 20:22 ), was stirring in Peter, who was to be the leading spirit of the infant community ( Matthew 16:19 ). In God’s Waiting Room: Lessons from the “Down Time” of Life Sermon on Acts 1:4 Ray Pritchard Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. This is a reference to Jesus’ promise in Acts 1:5. two--The choice would lie between a very few. To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of … He also began to teach people many things. and unto the uttermost part of the earth--This order of apostolic preaching and success supplies the proper key to the plan of the Acts, which relates first the progress of the Gospel "in Jerusalem, and all Judea and Samaria" (the first through ninth chapters), and then "unto the uttermost part of the earth" (the tenth through twenty-eighth chapters). 8. receive power--See Luke 24:49 . Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Acts 1:1-11 LUKE-ACTS: THE CONTEXT. the things pertaining to the kingdom of God--till now only in germ, but soon to take visible form; the earliest and the latest burden of His teaching on earth. 1:1 In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. with his brethren--(See on Matthew 16:19 ). and Mary the mother of Jesus--distinguished from the other "women," but "so as to exclude the idea of her having any pre-eminence over the disciples. 1. Commentary on Acts 1:15-26. Commentary on Acts Page #10 (1) The author of Acts had written a “former account” of the life of Jesus (1:1,2). RETURN OF THE ELEVEN TO JERUSALEM--PROCEEDINGS IN THE UPPER ROOM TILL PENTECOST. John Piper Oct 16, 1988 71 Shares Sermon. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. In addition, it is a bridge-like sequel to the Gospels that precede it and background for the epistles that follow. I told you about all these things in the first book that I wrote for you, Theophilus. There is some overlap between the end of the Gospel and the beginning of Acts. after his passion--or, suffering. (Acts 1 Commentary) "Which," He said," you heard of from Me - Notice the Trinity - the Father promised (Acts 1:4), Jesus described the promise and the Spirit is the promise. Acts 1:12 "Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey." Lest it should be thought He had disappeared when they were looking in some other direction, and so was only concluded to have gone up to heaven, it is here expressly said that "while they were looking He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight." 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