3. The Book of Acts Is Unlike Any Other Biblical Book.
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The Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) describe the life and ministry of Jesus Christ when he was in the flesh, while much of the rest of the New Testament is made up of letters written by the apostles to the early church after the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus. Acts describes the amazing transformation of the disciples from doubters who denied Christ, to world changers filled with the Holy Spirit.
The book of Acts does not finish the story of God’s amazing work through his church. It continues today.
You can do a lot more than just read the book of Acts. As you engage your faith, you’ll begin to see Christ and the Church that he gave his life for in a new light. God’s Word ignites our hearts for worship and for reaching out to our world with the Gospel. The same Holy Spirit dwells in us and gives us power to be a light and impact in this dark world.
A suggested resource from Dr. Carson and David Morlan is The Gospel of Luke: From the Outside In, a small-group DVD set based on the theme of the 2013 Gospel Coalition National Conference.
This article originally appeared on unlockingthebible.org. Used with permission.
Kevin Halloran is a Christian, blogger, and coffee aficionado. He serves with Leadership Resources International, training pastors to preach God’s Word with God’s heart. Follow Kevin on Twitter or visit his blog.
The first four tips were shared by D.A. Carson, Research Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in a class lecture. The ideas are his used with permission. The explanation/bonus tips are original.
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