Author: Ron Graham

Book of Acts

Acts 1:1-8
—Verse by verse

This page is a verse by verse study of Acts 1:1-8. These verses contains Luke's introduction to the book of Acts, and his account of Christ's parting words to his disciples before his ascension into heaven.

Acts 1

Luke's introduction to the book of Acts

Verse 1

¶ "I did the first account for you Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach.." Acts 1:1).

Verse 2

¶ "...until the day he was taken up, having by the Holy Spirit given orders to the messengers he had chosen." (Acts 1:2).

Verse 3

¶ "And he showed himself alive to them by many proofs, being seen by them forty days after he had suffered, and he spoke about the kingdom of God."

Verse 4

¶ "When they gathered, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to await the promise of the Father which 'You heard from me.' "

Verse 5

¶ "John indeed immersed with water, but you will be immersed in the Holy Spirit not many days from now" (Acts 1:5).

Verse 6

¶ "Those who were gathered asked him this question: 'Lord, is it at this time that you restore the kingdom to Israel?' " (Acts 1:6).

Verse 7

¶ "Jesus said to them, 'It is not yours to know the times or seasons which the Father has appointed in his own authority" (Acts 1:7).

Verse 8

¶ " 'But you will receive your authority when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, then in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth' " (Acts 1:8).


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