The book of Acts chronicles some of the most important events in Christian history: the coming of the Holy Spirit, the birth of the early church, the scattering of Jesus’ disciples across the known world, and more.
This guide explains the biblical text with clarity and passion—helping us understand the history-shaping events that took place in the years following Christ’s resurrection and ascension.
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“the book of Acts is first and foremost a book about Jesus.” (Page 11)
“Acts is the story of God’s grace flooding out to the world. Nothing is more prominent in Acts than the spread of the gospel.” (Page 7)
“Pentecost is the glorious and long-anticipated fulfillment of God’s plan of redemption that has been in place since the beginning. Through Peter’s sermon we see the most prominent theme of Acts: the gospel of Jesus will go out to the nations, through the witness of his disciples and the enabling of the Holy Spirit.” (Page 19)
“Now God is communicating that the gospel does not require Gentiles to become a part of Israel’s national identity. God’s grace is now going out to the nations.” (Pages 55–56)
“Jesus’ lordship presents an explicit defiance of the Roman political system, which was founded on the supremacy of Caesar as Lord.” (Page 24)
Justin S. Holcomb (PhD, Emory University) is an Episcopal priest and teaches theology, philosophy, and Christian thought at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He serves on the boards of REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) and GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments). He also serves on the council board of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.