05.06.2023 | Acts Introduction

+ Monday: Acts Introduction

Book Category/Type: Church History book
Who & When: Written _by_ St Luke, _for_ all people, _at the time_ after Jesus had ascended to heaven, leaving the apostles to preach the Gospel to the world.
Main Focus: To provide all people an account of the acts of the apostles after the ascension of Christ and to document how the early church was established.
Key Verse: Acts 1:8 

Watch an overview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGbNw855ksw & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-17KxpjL0Q

This Book presents the story of the Church at the beginning of its setting forth, after the ascension of the Lord Christ, and the dwelling of His Holy Spirit, along thirty years. St. Luke the Evangelist, inspired by the Holy Spirit, presented it to reveal to us the Church in the apostolic era: The secret of its birth, its growth, its worship, its testimony to the Lord Christ, and its strength through the work of the Holy Spirit; And to reveal to us the realisation of the Lord’s promise to His disciples:_ “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” _(Matt. 28.20) … [and] Acts 1:8.
+ Fr Tadros Malaty

Personal Question: How does the context of the Book of Acts relate to me/life today?