Acts: For Lovers of God

(28 Weeks)

Did you know that the title "Acts of the Apostles" was first used by St. Irenaeus in the late second century? While there is some argument about whether this was an existing title or one invented by Irenaeus, it seems clear that Luke did not give it this title as the word "acts" or "praxis" is used only once in the narrative and not in connection with the apostles themselves. Luke addressed this narrative account of the beginning of the Church, like his gospel account, to Theophilus, meaning "lover of God." However, more than likely, the intended audience was the Christian community as a whole rather than one individual. The Gospel of Luke and Acts are a two-volume work which constitutes 27.5% of the New Testament, thereby making it the largest contribution attributed to a single author. Luke-Acts, as Bible scholars often refer to these works, give us the historical facts about Jesus Christ and the Early Church.

June 13, 2021

Acts 1:1-26

 

June 20, 2021

Acts 2:1-21

 

June 27, 2021

Acts 2:22-47

 

July 4, 2021

Acts 3:1-26

 

July 11, 2021

Acts 4:1-31

 

July 18, 2021

Acts 4:32-5:42

 

July 25, 2021

Acts 6:1-7

 

August 1, 2021

Acts 6:8-7:60

 

August 8, 2021

Acts 8:1-25

 

August 15, 2021

Acts 8:26-9:19a

 

August 22, 2021

Acts 9:19b-31

 

August 29, 2021

Acts 9:32-10:48

 

September 5, 2021

Acts 11:1-30

 

September 12, 2021

Acts 12:1-24

September 19, 2021

Acts 12:25-13:52

 

September 26, 2021

Acts 14:1-28

 

October 3, 2021

Acts 15:1-35

 

October 10, 2021

Acts 15:36-16:40

 

October 17, 2021

Acts 17:1-34

 

October 24, 2021

Acts 18:1-23

 

October 31, 2021

Acts 18:24-19:10

 

November 7, 2021

Acts 19:11-41

 

November 14, 2021

Acts 20:1-38

 

November 21, 2021

Acts 21:1-26

 

November 28, 2021

Acts 21:27-22:29

 

December 5, 2021

Acts 22:30-23:35

 

December 12, 2021

Acts 24:1-25:12

 

December 19, 2021

Acts 25:13-26:32