When we want to know about the life of Christ, we can look to four different inspired records: the Gospels. But Luke alone gives us the biblical history of the next thirty years: the book of Acts. Jesus' life, death, and resurrection offer the finished work of Christ. Yet, Jesus was just beginning His ministry of reaching the world. Philip Bence shows us the progressive action of the church's missionary expansion from the birth and establishment of the Christian church in Jerusalem to the ongoing life of the church and finally its movement out to Rome.
Written from a Wesleyan perspective, this commentary follows your Bible, paragraph by paragraph, making it easy to find answers to the questions that arise in your personal devotions or in Bible study.
Essential to grasping the rest of the New Testament, Acts demonstrates how Christ continued His ministry on earth through the Holy Spirit and in the building of the church. An excellent resource for personal study, and especially helpful for those involved in the teaching ministries of the church, the Wesley Bible Commentary series will encourage and promote life change in believers by applying God's authoritative truth in relevant, practical ways. Written in an easy-to-follow format, you will enjoy studying Scripture insights that are faithful to the Wesleyan-Armenian perspective.
Philip A Bence, Ph.D., is the site director for McMaster Divinity College's Doctor of Ministry program based in Houghton, New York. He also serves as the pastor of two nearby churches. He is an ordained minister in The Wesleyan Church and a former missionary teacher at Kingsley College in Melbourne, Australia.
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