When we read Acts, we are reading the never-ending story of Jesus. We see how Jesus worked through the church in the first century, and we are invited to see how our lives can be an ongoing part of the never-ending story. When we view the book that way, it takes on a whole new significance for us. Is there a pattern for the church in Acts? Yes. It is Jesus. It is our hope that as you read this book, you will see Him better and be equipped to continue living out His life in your community of faith as His witnesses to the ends of the earth.