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. Acts is an essential aid to understanding the rest of the New Testament because it is the only history of the 30 formative years after Jesus died, showing us how Christ continued the ministry he began on earth. Bence shows us that the same spirit given at Pentecost, and the same God who spoke through Peter and Paul, lives in the church-you and me-today.
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.