Book of Acts

Book of Acts
Early Church History


Note: That these studies in the book of Acts will mainly be presented in outline form.

As you and I study the book of Acts it is well to note that Luke is the writer of the book of Acts is also the writer of the gospel of Luke. Yes, traditional it is called; Acts, The book of Acts, The Acts of the Apostles, and yes even, The Acts of the Holy Spirit. Yet one might also interpret this book of Acts as the beginning of the unstoppable power of God for the church living in the last days. This book of Acts continually reminds us of the early church and its struggles for the observances of the unstoppable power of God’s word working in the church then and in the modern-day church today. Furthermore, it is a book that reveals the continual teaching of our Lord given unto the apostles to go and make disciples in all nations.

Yes, it was on the Day of Pentecost that God poured out His Spirit upon all flesh, Acts 2:16-18, and Joel 2:28.

Here is just one basic outline for study of Acts

Acts 1
The assurance from Jesus: Acts 1:1-8
The ascension of Jesus: Acts 1:9-11
The prayer meeting: Acts 1:12-15
The business meeting: Acts 1:16-26

Acts 2
The sounds at Pentecost: Acts 2:1-2
The sights at Pentecost: Acts 2:3
The speeches at Pentecost: Acts 2:4
The men in this crowd: Acts 2:5
The marvel by this crowd: Acts 2:6-11
The people in the crowd ask each other, “What can this mean?” Acts 2:12
Some of them states that, “They’re drunk, that’s all!” Acts 2:13
The speaker: Acts 2:14
The statement: Acts 2:15
The Scriptures the prophetic word of Joel: Acts 2:16-18
The Messiah was crucified by his foes: Acts 2:22-23
The Messiah was resurrected by his Father: Acts 2:
Concerning Jesus’ resurrection: Acts 2:29-36
Concerning Jesus’ exaltation: Acts 2:33-36
Each of you must turn from your sins and turn to God: Acts 2:38
Be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins: Acts 2:38

Acts 3
Two consecrated men: Acts 3:1
One crippled man: Acts 3:2-11
Peter’s explanation: Acts 3:12-16
Peter’s exhortation: Acts 3:17-26

Acts 4
The anger of the Jewish leaders: Acts 4:1-2
The arrest by the Jewish leaders: Acts 4:3
First ordeal: Acts 4:5-12
Private meeting: Acts 4:13-17
Second ordeal: Acts 4:18-22
The believers acknowledge God’s sovereignty in dealing with his enemies: Acts 4:25-28
The believers ask for God’s strength in dealing with their enemies: Acts 4:23-24; 29-30

Acts 5
The deception by Ananias and Sapphira: Acts 5:1-2
The discovery of Ananias and Sapphira: Acts 5:3-4
The deaths of Ananias and Sapphira: Acts 5:5-11
As seen by the signs the apostles do: Acts 5:12-14
As seen by the sick the apostles deliver: Acts 5:15-16
The anger of the Sadducees: Acts 5:17-18
The angel of the Lord: Acts 5:19-21
The astonishment of the jailers: Acts 5:22-26
The accusation by the Sanhedrin: Acts 5:27-28
The answer by the apostles: Acts 5:29-32
The advice of a lawyer: Acts 5:33-37

Acts 6
The complaint to the church leaders: Acts 6:1
The conference of the church leaders: Acts 6:2-4
The choice by the church leaders: Acts 6:5-7
The miracles by Stephen: Acts 6:8
The malice against Stephen: Acts 6:9-14
The meekness of Stephen: Acts 6:15

Acts 7
Israel was favored by God before possessing either its Tabernacle or two Temples: Acts 7:1-38
Israel was faithless to God after possessing both its Tabernacle and two Temples: Acts 7:39-53
His persecutors: Acts 7:54; 57-58
His prayers: Acts 7:59-60
His passing: Acts 7:60

Acts 8
He approves the death of Stephen: Acts 8:1
His public ministry in Samaria: Acts 8:2-3
His private ministry in Gaza: Acts 8:26-40
The circumstances: Acts 8:14-17
The confrontation: Acts 8:13; 18-25

Acts 9
Saul’s vendetta against the saints of God: Acts 9:1-2
Saul’s vision of the Son of God: Acts 9:3-9
Saul’s visitation by the servant of God: Acts 9:10-25
Saul’s validation by the statesman of God: Acts 9:26-31
He restores a cripple at Lydda: Acts 9:32-35
He raises a corpse at Joppa: Acts 9:36-43

Acts 10
His veneration for God: Acts 10:1-2
His visitation from God: Acts 10:3-8
The three visions upstairs: Acts 10:9-17
The three visitors downstairs: Acts 10:17-23
The conversation with Cornelius: Acts 10:24-35
The clarification to Cornelius: Acts 10:36-43
The conversion of Cornelius: Acts 10:44-48

Act 11
The accusation: Acts 11:1-3
The argument: Acts 11:4-7
The acceptance: Acts 11:18
The Christian assembly at Antioch: Acts 11:19-21
The Christian associates at Antioch: Acts 11:22-30

Acts 12
The death of James: Acts 12:1-2
The deliverance of Peter: Acts 12: 3-19
The reason for their meeting: Acts 12:19-20
The results of this meeting: Acts 12:21-25

Acts 13
They are chosen by the Spirit of God: Acts 13:1-2
They are commissioned by the church of God: Acts 13:3
The openness to God’s Word: Acts 13:4-7
The opposition to God’s Word: Acts 13:8-11
The obedience to God’s Word: Acts 13:12
First sermon: Acts 13:14-43
Second sermon: Acts 13:44-52

Acts 14
The conversions: Acts 14:1
The confirmation: Acts 14:3
The contrast: Acts 14:4
The conspiracy: Acts 14:5-7
They strengthen everyone in the churches: Acts 14:22
They select elders for the churches: Acts 1423-25
They report to their home church: Acts 14:26-27
They remain (for a long time) in their home church: Acts 14:28

Acts 15
The reason for this council meeting: Acts 15:1
The reports during this council meeting: Acts 15:2-5; 7-18
The resolution from this council: Acts 15:19-34
The reason for this disagreement: Acts 15:35-38
The results of this disagreement: Acts 15:3941

Acts 16
The recipient: Acts 16:3
The reason: Acts 16:1-3
The results: Acts 16:4-5
The Spirit tells Paul not to go north or south: Acts 16:6-8
The Spirit tells Paul to go west: Acts 16:9-10
A businesswoman: Acts 16:11-15
A slave girl: Acts 16:16-21
A prison guard: Acts 16:24-34
The authorities’ fear: Acts 16:35-39
The apostles’ freedom: Acts 16:40

Acts 17
The faithfulness of the missionaries: Acts 17:1-3
The fruits of the missionaries: Acts 17:4
The foes of the missionaries: Acts 17:5-9
The openness to God’s Word: Acts 17:10-12
The opposition to God’s Word: Acts 17:13-15
The need for this sermon: Acts 17:16-17
The audience for this sermon: Acts 17:18-21
The introduction to this sermon: Acts 17:22-23
The points in this sermon: Acts 17:24-31
The reaction to this sermon: Acts 17:32-34

Acts 18
Paul in Corinth: Acts 18:1-17
Paul in Cenchrea: Acts 18:18
Paul in Ephesus: Acts 18:19-21
Paul in Antioch of Syria: Acts 18:22
Paul in Galatia: Acts 18:23
Apollos in Ephesus: Acts 18:24-26
Apollos in Greece: Acts 18:27-28

Acts 19
What he asks them: Acts 19:1-2
How they answer him: Acts 19:2-7
The first three months: Acts 19:8
The final two years: Acts 19:9-10
The presumption: Acts 19:13-14
The penalty: Acts 19:15-17
Who they are: Acts 19:18
What they do: Acts 19:19-20
The lecture of Demetrius: Acts 19:23-27
The lunacy of the crowd: Acts 19:28-34
The logic of the mayor: Acts 19:35-41

Acts 20
The time: Acts 20:1-3
The treachery: Acts 20:3
The midnight message: Acts 20:7
The mishap: Acts 20:8-9
The miracle: Acts 20:10-12
The participants: Acts 20:17
The perspective: Acts 20:18-35

Acts 21
The week: Acts 21:4
The warning: Acts 21:4-6
The warrior of God: Acts 21:8
The women of God: Acts 21:9
The warning from God: Acts 21:10-12
The will of God: Acts 21:13-15
The report: Acts 21:16-19
The rumor: Acts 21:20-26
The reprobation: Acts 21:27-29
The riot: Acts 21:30-31
The rescue: Acts 21:32-36
The request: Acts 21:37-40

Acts 22
He speaks concerning his pre-conversion: Acts 22:1-5; 20
He speaks concerning his conversion: Acts 22:6-16
He speaks concerning his post-conversion: Acts 22:17-19; 21
The anarchy of the crowd: Acts 22:22-23
The action of the commander: Acts 22:24-29

Acts 23
The assault: Acts 23:1-2
The anger: Acts 23:3
The apology: Acts 23:4-5
The argument: Acts 23:6-10
The Lord appears to Paul that night: Acts 23:11
The Lord speaks to Paul that night: Acts 23:11
The reprisal against Paul: Acts 23:12-15
The relative of Paul: Acts 23:16-22
The removal of Paul: Acts 23:23-24

Acts 24
The defamation by the prosecution: Acts 24:1-9
The defense by the prisoner: Acts 24:10-21
The deference by the politician: Acts 24:22-23
Paul’s theme: Acts 24:24-25
Felix’s terror: Acts 24:25

Acts 25
The governor and the plotters: Acts 25:1-5
The governor and the prisoner: Acts 25:6-12
The information about Paul: Acts 25:13-22
The introduction of Paul: Acts 25:23-27

Acts 26
Paul reviews his life as a religious man: Acts 26:2-11
Paul reviews his life as a redeemed man: Acts 26:12-23
Festus’s accusation: Acts 26:24
Paul’s answer: Acts 26:25
Paul to Agrippa: Acts 26:26-27
Agrippa to Paul: Acts 26:28
Paul to Agrippa: Acts 26:29

Acts 27
The command given to Julius the centurion: Acts 27:1-2
The compassion shown by Julius the centurion: Acts 27:3
The reason for Paul’s warning: Acts 27:7-9
The rejection of Paul’s warning: Acts 27:11-12
The fearful storm: Acts 27:13-20
The cheerful saint: Acts 27:21-44

Acts 28
The apostle and the people on the island: Acts 28:1-6
The apostle and the politician on the island: Acts 28:7-10
Where: Acts 28:15-16
Who: Acts 28:17-29
When: Acts 28:30-31 Acts 1