Acts 1‑28  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 14
Rather the acts of the Holy Spirit, especially in the apostles of the circumcision (Peter), and the uncircumcision (Paul), consequent upon the Lord’s death, resurrection, ascension and glorification. The descent of the Holy Spirit, (see Lev. 23:15, 1715And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete: (Leviticus 23:15)
17Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Lord. (Leviticus 23:17)
) incorporating and establishing the church of His redeemed ones with many signs as God’s witness, instead of Israel. Acts is the continuation of Luke’s gospel, recording the transitional history between the gospels and the epistles, ten of which were written during these thirty years.
“Careful reading of the Acts afforded me a practical picture of the early Church, which made me feel deeply the contrast with its actual present state” (J.N.D.). The unorganized primitive simplicity in the energy and leading of the Holy Spirit is beautiful, leaving it to God to outwit the enemy and encourage His own. They were not trammeled by our modern elaborate machinery and human innovations.
Written by Luke, A.D. 63.