Acts is read liturgically from pascha through pentecost. The series is not intended to be an indepth wordbyword study, but instead an approachable study you can use either solo or with a group. They also archive video and audio versions of the lectures. In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the hellenistic jews among them complained against the hebraic jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. Bedes commentary on the book of acts is one of his earliest exegetical works usually dated between 709 and 710 and one of his most popular and influential. Spreading the word is the twelfth volume in the orthodox bible study companion series. 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. As each verse of the old testament is read aloud and carefully explained, listeners can hear the story of the bible unfold in its entirety, while learning relevant historical, linguistic, and literary facts. With bible gateway plus, you gain instant access to a digital bible study library, including complete notes from the niv cultural backgrounds study bible and the new bible commentary. The gospel of luke, which has a similar but more expanded dedication lk 1. The conversion of the samaritans by philip is given acts 8. Resources for bible study orthodox christian fellowship. The orthodox faith volume i doctrine and scripture.
While some see acts as the story of the founding of the christian church, jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolutionlife in the disrupting presence of the spirit of god. The recording is dramatized, from the king james bible. A second major division of acts begins with acts 8. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. In the last segment of our presentation on the book of acts, we left off our discussion with peters quote from joel chapter 2, and how we believe that james and paul saw that prophecy of pentecost in relation to the history of the ekklesia of god. The book of the acts of the apostles was written by saint luke toward the end of the first century, as the second part of his history for theophilus about christ and his church. Acts 1 new international version niv jesus taken up into heaven. When you read it by yourself it is packed with so much information to study and digest. Bible study on the acts of the apostles this bible study course on the book of acts was written by mary agnes orr gelsinger and published by the syrian antiocian archdiocese of new york in 1945. Book of acts matthew henry bible commentary complete.
Working from a literal translation of the original greek, the commentaries examine the texts section by section, explaining their meaning in everyday language. The four gospels commentary on the holy scriptures of the. Home orthodoxy the orthodox faith volume i doctrine and scripture new testament volume i doctrine and scripture new testament acts of the apostles. You are are transported back in time and immerse yourself in that time period. The book of acts niv audio holy bible high quality and best speed book 44 duration. Whitcomb at the independent fundamental bible conference hosted by the middletown bible church. When you here bill creasy talk, he paints a picture. The book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. The book of acts verse by very study whitcomb and zeller. Luke wrote the book of acts acts of the apostles to record how believers were empowered by the holy spirit, worked to spread the gospel of christ, and are a model for the future church. Intro to the book of acts english bible study father mina dimitri. Amharic audio bible the gospel of our lord jesus christ according to matthew. You can find the best commentary on ephesians for you using the tools on the right side. Important without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of characters.
Eastern orthodox bible study the the acts of the holy. The book of acts records the beginning of the church, the birth of the church. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. Nicholas orthodox church scripture study bible study acts of the holy apostles with fr. Catholic, orthodox, and evangelical readings brings together leading catholic, orthodox, and evangelical theologians to read and interpret the book of acts from within their ecclesial tradition, while simultaneously engaging one another in critical dialogue. This section is very important in facing many of the wrong ideas and interpretations of the holy bible.
The theme or key to the book of acts is found in 1. And here at you will find may commentaries on the holy bible, and for more than one author will be added successively, along with general introductions for each book. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. Best acts commentaries updated for 2020 best bible. Acts 8 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. This is the holy book of acts, known as the acts of the apostles. Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at jerusalem. Bible study on the acts of the apostles orthodox bible study. The book of genesis records the origin of the spiritual body which we designate as the church. Saint mary coptic orthodox church of east brunswick.
The acts of the apostles pillar new testament commentary by david g. Actus apostolorum, often referred to simply as acts, or formally the book of acts, is the fifth book of the new testament. Acts of the apostles commentary on the holy scriptures of the book 2. This link with the preface of the gospel has a direct bearing on the composition of acts, i. Praxeis apostolon was first used by irenaeus in the late second century. This versebyverse bible study and commentary of the acts of the apostles the book of acts or simply acts is indepth but uses plain language that everyone can understand, as well as a format that will engage you. Acts 1 niv jesus taken up into heaven bible gateway. These audio messages are available from the middletown bible church mp3 format, all on one disc. Selections of acts are also read at other feasts of the church, st. Study acts using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Lesson 1 investigates the author, historical setting, and the theological background of the book of acts.
Home orthodoxy the orthodox faith volume i doctrine and scripture new testament. The first volume, the gospel of luke, shows as luke says, all that jesus began to do and teach. Some have suggested that the title of this book should be interpreted as the acts of the holy spirit or even the acts. None of the latin fathers of the church had written a commentary on this book, and those which existed in greek were unlikely to have been known in the west. Now the second volume, acts, will detail jesus continuing work through his apostles that he had chosen and the work of the holy spirit who. These studies are based on a series of 35 messages on the book of acts delivered by dr. Volume i doctrine and scripture new testament acts of the apostles. Bible commentary books this page contains bible commentaries available from the fathers of the coptic orthodox church in both english and arabic. Reardons commentary on romans is a mercifully brief book that i found a helpful aid to contemplation, and commend to other readers.
Written from an orthodox and patristic perspective, the series maintains a balance between the devotional and the. Book of acts chapter 2, part 2 christogenea internet radio 051020. The holy bible book 44 acts kjv dramatized audio youtube. Commentary on the acts of the apostles by the venerable. You can never go wrong with having a priest helping you walk through the words of the bible.
But ye shall receive power, after that the holy ghost is come upon you. The four gospels in an excellent orthodox commentary of matthew, mark, luke and john by archbishop averky. Paul tarazis groundbreaking orthodox audio bible commentary. Eastern orthodox bible study the the acts of the holy apostles. 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. Stephens day, and the beheading of the forerunner, and baptist john. In this new commentary for the belief series, awardwinning author and theologian willie james jennings explores the relevance of the book of acts for the struggles of today. Luke deliberately to echo the homeric epic tradition, in particular, the aeneid. Book of acts matthew henrys bible commentary concise. Study acts using matthew henry bible commentary complete to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. This site features information on the orthodox church, news and events, the orthodox christian faith, messageboards, audio, video, and much more. This puts a whole different perspective on the book. Combining both theological exegesis and ecumenical dialogue, each chapter is uniquely structured to facilitate. One copy inscribes it, the acts of the apostles by luke the evangelist.
Thanks to the acrod seminary christ the saviour, you can tune in to live lectures on the gospel of john or the gospel of matthew. In the orthodox church, acts is the first part of the apostolos, a liturgical book containing the various apostolic readings. A theological commentary on the bible willie james. Acts 4 niv peter and john before the sanhedrin bible gateway. Todays gospel, like most gospel selections, must be read in context in order to be understood. The book of acts is pivotal to the christian church. He uses an appendix to house his thesis that the pauline narrative of the acts of the apostles was composed by st. As a second volume to lukes gospel, it joins what jesus began to do and to teach 1.882 852 586 1152 1624 682 1553 1432 1628 946 826 452 582 1036 1520 1073 110 329 175 868 426 1500 1608 81 1065 248 337 29 594 1579 1493 626 45 1074 1396 1619 654 956 282 658 343 230 176 984 1129 20 923 30