Citirea zilnică – Faptele Apostolilor

Important Information

Author: Luke
Theme: History and Life of the Early Church
Category: History

Fascinating Facts

  1. Acts is the most historical book of the New Testament.
  2. Without the book of Acts, we would have very little background information on many of the other New Testament epistles and churches.
  3. The Holy Spirit is mentioned over fifty times in Acts, more than any other New Testament book.
  4. Acts records the birth of the church (ch. 2).
  5. Acts is the only unfinished book in the Bible, as the history of the church still continues to this day.
  6. Acts records many church firsts, such as the first martyrs, the first deacons, the first pastors, the first missionaries, and the first Gentile converts.
  7. Almost every chapter in Acts refers to prayer, and every chapter shows the result of prayer.
  8. Luke, the author of this book, is the only known Gentile author of Scripture.
  9. Acts contains the longest recorded sermon in the New Testament, preached by Stephen in chapter 7.
  10. In Acts, believers are called Christians for the first time (11: 26).
  11. In Acts, we have the last two biblical resurrections of identified people, Dorcas (9: 40– 41) and Eutychus (20: 9– 12).
  12. In Acts, Luke makes references to more than one hundred people and approximately eighty locations.
  13. Acts, with its three major missionary journeys, has been called the greatest missionary story ever told.
  14. In the New Testament, there are four resurrections recorded by Luke, two in his Gospel and two in the book of Acts.

Quotable Quotes

It is no exaggeration to say that the book of Acts is one of the most graphic pieces of writing in all literature. . . . Acts is a dawn, a glorious sunrise, a bursting forth in a dark world of eternal light; it is a Book precious beyond all price. —W. Graham Scroggie

No book of the New Testament is more appealing as it beckons the church of today to look at the church as it was at the beginning. . . . It is thrilling narrative, striking characterization, and dynamic achievement. —Ralph G. Turnbull

The story of the church which unfolds in the Acts of the Apostles is one of the most fascinating stories of the Bible. It is the story of young churches in action— not in meditation, contemplation, or worship— but action. In fact, no book of the New Testament is more appealing as it beckons the church of today to look at the church as it was at the beginning. . . . It is thrilling narrative, striking characterization, and dynamic achievement. —Ralph G. Turnbull

The story of the church which unfolds in the Acts of the Apostles is one of the most fascinating stories of the Bible. It is the story of young churches in action— not in meditation, contemplation, or worship— but action. In fact,

Notable Notes

On the day of Pentecost, as Peter preached the gospel, some three thousand people were saved. In contrast, after the golden calf tragedy at Mount Sinai, some three thousand people lost their lives. Consequently, when the law was first given at Mount Sinai, three thousand souls died— and when grace was first preached in the church on Pentecost, three thousand souls were saved. The law kills, but grace saves!

Christ Connections

Christ can be found in Acts as:
One Sitting at the Right Hand of God
Prince of the Kings of the Earth

Lasseigne, Jeff. Unlocking the Scriptures: What the Bible Is, How We Got It, and Why We Can Trust It (pp. 260-262). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

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