Luke wrote the book of Acts as a testament to the explosive spread of the gospel and the rapid growth of the church after Christ’s ascension. Beginning with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost when the church was born, he shows how Christ empowered His followers with divine authority to preach the gospel to all nations. Luke also shows how, even in the midst of persecution and opposition, the early believers were able to rely on God’s spirit for direction and continue with the work He had given them to do. God showed His infinite power regardless of the circumstances, just as He continues to do today.
The MacArthur Bible Studies provide intriguing examinations of the whole of Scripture. Each guide incorporates extensive commentary, detailed observations on overriding themes, and probing questions to help you study the Word of God with guidance from John MacArthur.
- The Birth of the Church Acts 1:1—2:47
- The Apostles of the Church Acts 3:1—5:42
- The Deacons of the Church Acts 6:1—8:3
- The Gospel Begins to Spread Beyond Jerusalem Acts 8:4-40
- The Conversion of Saul Acts 9:1-31
- The Gospel to the Gentiles Acts 9:32—12:25
- Paul's First Missionary Journey Acts 13:1—14:28
- The Jerusalem Council Acts 15:1-35
- Paul's Second Missionary Journey Acts 15:36—18:22
- Paul's Third Missionary Journey Acts 18:23—21:16
- The Trials of the Ministry Acts 21:17—26:32
- The Triumph of the Gospel Acts 27:1—28:31