PASSION Bible Study – The Book of Acts

The book of Acts is a record of the growth of the early church, started by Jesus’s disciples and then expanded by the Apostle Paul. It’s an exciting ride, from the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, to shipwrecks and imprisonments, to life changing sermons delivered by ex-fishermen. The primary theme of the book of Acts is that as believers are empowered by the Holy Spirit they bear witness to the message of salvation in Jesus Christ; this is how the church is established and continues to grow, spreading locally and then continuing to the ends of the earth. The passage that best describes the nature of the early church is Acts 2:42-43 which says “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.”