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Acts

The Book of Acts in the Bible. The Acts of the Apostles is the fifth book of the New Testament. It was written by Luke to give an account of the history and beginnings of the Church of Jesus Christ and the spreading of the Christian gospel (good news). The Book of Acts does not contain everything that happened in the early church, but focuses on some of the main events surrounding the life of Paul the apostle. The Book of Acts begins at the point when Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives commanding his disciples to go into all the world to preach the gospel, and the book ends with Paul's arrival in Rome when he had appealed unto Caesar, the whole period of time was about 30 years.

 


Greek Meaning - deeds or works

 


For Little Kids

The Book of Acts is the fifth book of the New Testament and the wonderful story of the early church at the spreading of the gospel, the good news about Jesus Christ.

 


Pronunciation - Acts (ac-ts)

 


Acts of the Apostles Bible Verses

Acts 15:2 - When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. 

Revelation 2:2 - I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: 

Acts 15:23 - And they wrote [letters] by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren [send] greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: 

Matthew 10:2 - Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James [the son] of Zebedee, and John his brother; 

Luke 24:10 - It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary [the mother] of James, and other [women that were] with them, which told these things unto the apostles. 

Acts 4:33 - And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. 

Acts 5:2 - And kept back [part] of the price, his wife also being privy [to it], and brought a certain part, and laid [it] at theapostles' feet. 

Acts 14:4 - But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. 

Revelation 21:14 - And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 

Acts 15:22 - Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; [namely], Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren: 

Acts 8:1 - And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. 

1 Corinthians 12:28 - And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. 

Acts 5:34 - Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space; 

Luke 9:10 - And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they had done. And he took them, and went aside privately into a desert place belonging to the city called Bethsaida. 

Acts 9:27 - But Barnabas took him, and brought [him] to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. 

Acts 4:36 - And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, [and] of the country of Cyprus, 

Acts 5:12 - And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. 

Ephesians 2:20 - And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]; 

2 Peter 3:2 - That ye may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour: 

Acts 2:42 - And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Acts 8:14 - Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: 

Acts 8:18 - And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, 

Acts 14:14 - [Which] when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard [of], they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, 

Romans 16:7 - Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. 

1 Corinthians 4:9 - For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. 

1 Corinthians 9:5 - Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and [as] the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas? 

Ephesians 3:5 - Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostlesand prophets by the Spirit; 

Jude 1:17 - But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 

Revelation 18:20 - Rejoice over her, [thou] heaven, and [ye] holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. 

Acts 1:26 - And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.  


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