It is of critical importance in the new testament, and in this helpful guide, the sectionbysection commentary draws out the historical, theological, and pastoral significance of the biblical text. The peoples bible commentary writes the cold, mocking tone of the. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. The book of acts recounts the birth of the church and the ministry of the disciples. Acts 18 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. The church makes incessant prayer for his deliverance, act 12. Study of acts discussion notes chapter 18 introduction as paul is winding down his second missionary journey, he establishes a great work in the city of corinth. Acts 16 commentary william barclays daily study bible.
An overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles. Now the second volume, acts, will detail jesus continuing work through his apostles that he had chosen and the work of the holy spirit who would be. He was the son of a jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was greek. Paul departing from athens he did not stay there long. The philosophers there were too easy, too indolent, and too wise in their own eyes to receive the gospel. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations.
An alternative outline of acts makes just two divisions in it, the first twelve chapters, and the rest of acts beginning here, with the first section containing material related to the apostle peter, and the last division having material especially related to the apostle paul. Acts 18 commentary william barclays daily study bible. But it is more likely that theophilus was a real person. The traditional title of this book, the acts of the apostles, is not the best description of its contents. The importance of the book of acts the importance of this second of lukes twovolume work can. This document has been generated from xsl extensible stylesheet language source with renderx xep formatter, version 3. Our story starts off where the gospel of luke left offjesus is back now that hes resurrected, jesus decides to hang out and chat with his disciples whom luke calls apostles for forty days. Acts commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Next chapter of acts the book of acts, chapter 4 we hope that you find the content of the book of acts, chapter 4 from the douay rheims version of the catholic bible helpful to your bible studies and for references which allow you to read the books and individual verses of this chapter. The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. Pauls coming to corinth, his private converse with aquila and priscilla, and his public reasonings with the jews, from whom, when they rejected him, he turned to the gentiles. Claudius, the roman emperor, had commanded all the jews to depart from rome all who were jews by birth. Jul 17, 20 study of the book of acts chapter 20 duration.
It is written in the book of psalms he taketh away, by. Each day more people became christians and joined them. Acts chapter 17 coffmans commentary of the new testament. Im not sure exactly which sunday marching into january, but we will do that. The same theophilus is addressed, and in the first chapter the story is resumed just at the point where the gospel left off, save that a few extra details are given of the lords words after his resurrection, and the account of his ascension is repeated in a somewhat different setting. All the awesome things he said and did and the super cool way he died and came back to life again. Third missionary journey first, back to ephesus chapter 18. Paul engaged in leatherworking to offer his gospel without charge and model a good work ethic acts 20.
Acts 18 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. In the twentieth century pentecost has become a source of confusion, embarrassment or division for christians, even as it has become a curiosity, if not an object of ridicule, for nonchristians. This was the lords third recorded appearance to paul. Acts 18 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. He preaches, and proves that jesus was the christ, acts 18. A good study bible we recommend the following features. The first volume, the gospel of luke, shows as luke says, all that jesus began to do and teach.
We will after the first of the year actually begin a verse by verse study of the book of acts. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter by chapter exegesis, bock leads readers through all aspects of the book of acts sociological, historical, and theological. This 12week practical study series from crossway orients the student to the near and far context, key questions, gospel glimpses, wholebible connections, and theological and practical implications for every section of the book of acts. Paul, leaving athens, comes to corinth, meets with aquila and priscilla, and labors with them at tentmaking, acts 18. Acts of the apostles 18, new living translation nlt the.
It is my assumption that our text in acts 15 must be read in conjunction with the book of galatians, and especially these verses in chapter 2. Commentaries for acts chapter 18 witness at corinth and return to antioch. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. Acts of the apostles 1, new living translation nlt the.
In acts 18, paul makes his way from athens to corinth. He and his wife priscilla had recently left italy because an edict of claudius had expelled all the jews from rome. Acts is the second book in the history that luke wrote. I told you, theophilus, about everything jesus began to do and teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the holy spirit. All the believers shared what they had and gave to those in need. The passages listed above give us every occurrence of speaking in tongues stated or implied in the new testament. Bock provides a substantive yet highly accessible commentary on acts in this latest addition to the acclaimed becnt series. Acts chapter 16 coffmans commentary of the new testament.
A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 3 scripture passage page 20. An angel of god opens the prison doors and leads him out, act 12. Acts of the apostles 18, new living translation nlt. Acts of the apostles 3 commentary new testament matthew.
It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. Top 5 commentaries on the book of acts ligonier ministries. Between the promise of the messiah even the latest of those promises and his coming many ages intervened. In chapter 8 we begin to see the spreading of the gospel beyond jerusalem, out into judea and samaria, and even as far away as africa. Acts of the apostles commentary chapter 8 read by paul. Justus, crispus, and several of the corinthians believe, acts 18. David guzik commentary on acts 18, where paul meets aquila and priscilla in athens before the second missionary journey ends and the third begins. Paul went to visit them, 3 and when he found they were tentmakers. This chapter has the continuation of the second missionary tour, relating the revisiting of lystra and derbe acts 16. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy. Acts 17, new king james version nkjv the bible app. First, acts combined with the gospel of luke makes up over onefourth of the entire new testament. Third missionary journey part 2 strengthening the pastors chapter 20 68 22.
Study guide for acts 18 by david guzik blue letter bible. He apollos had been instructed in the way of the lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of john. Gallio being deputy of achaia, the jews make insurrection against paul, and bring him before the deputy. An understandable version of acts translation by william e. Peter rejoices, and comes to the house of mary, where many were praying, and declares how he was delivered, act 12. He testified to the jews that jesus was the messiah. Firstcentury roman jurisprudence at its best models for us what every state should be for the christian. The great success of his ministry there, and the encouragement christ gave him in a vision to continue his labours there, in hopes of further success. Acts 18 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity. Acts 2 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. The divisions he mentions in chapter 1 have to do with allegiance to particular leaders, but. He decides to hang around with all his favorite disciples for forty days. Considering the fact that acts is such a strategic chapter in regard to.
Corinth was the leading political and commercial center in. The book of the acts new international commentary on the. Personal repentance and new life through baptism must lead to a committed group of believers who share their property and wealth, and take care of each other. He must needs suffer for us, because he could not otherwise purchase our redemption.
Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. Paul has a vision, by which he is greatly comforted, acts 18. With extensive research and thoughtful chapterbychapter exegesis, bock leads readers through all aspects of the book of actssociological, historical, and theological. The first was when he was on the road to damascus, the second when he was in jerusalem not long after his conversion acts 22. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. The importance of the book of acts one can hardly overstate the importance of the book of acts or its contribution to the canon of scripture. Let me mention just a few of the reasons why actsand thus our study of this bookis so important. With bible gateway plus, you gain instant access to a digital bible study library. Read and study acts 2 with the versebyverse bible commentary. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. They met together in the temple courts praising god.
The unity of the spirit felt by the first christians when the. Verse 1 luke referred to his gospel here as my first book. By its opening words the acts of the apostles is linked in the clearest way with the gospel of luke. In chapter 18, luke shares some very personal experiences of paul from which we can relate and take great comfort. Travelers from pontus had been at pentecost according to acts 2. Whether they were jews or christians by religion, the romans were too stately to regard.
The gospel of luke and the book of acts tell the story of this revolution. Aquila and priscilla were among those forced to leave rome about 50 a. Acts baker exegetical commentary on the new testament. You can find the best commentary on acts for you using the tools on the right side. Acts, chapter 18 king james version christian answers. One night, paul heard the lord speaking to him in a vision. Concise presentation notes by charles dailey black underlined words match words in the bible text. Anyhoo acts starts with jesus already back in black. From this time they were all filled with the holy spirit and began to proclaim the word of god fearlessly 32 the whole group of believers was united, heart and soul. Pauls coming to corinth, his private converse with aquila and priscilla, and his public reasonings with the jews, from. The continuation of the second missionary tour is the theme of acts 17, in which luke relates the success of pauls mission in thessalonica acts 17. Remember that the original book of acts did not have any chapter breaks. The book doesnt tell us much about the actions of jesuss twelve apostles. Perhaps luke was using it to mean any christian reader.1410 966 859 392 657 842 906 102 202 67 441 4 1507 1129 237 1178 834 570 157 1223 677 708 1407 1437 857 227 129 20 139 438 1333 841 622 606 1374 343 1040 237 784 763 1434 1460