Was pleased with his being put to death, and approved it. Verses 14 though persecution must not drive us from our work, yet it may send us to work elsewhere. Peter and john are sent by the apostles to samaria. Because of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at jerusalem. It records the burial of stephen, the beginnings of christian persecution, and the spread of the gospel of jesus christ to the people of samaria and ethiopia. The first volume, the gospel of luke, shows as luke says, all that jesus began to do and teach. Luke distinguishes between evil spirits and paralysis. Acts, chapter 8 king james version christian answers webbible. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. We find them clearly evident in every chapter of acts. The importance of the book of acts the importance of this second of lukes twovolume work can. The chapter he was reading was the fiftythird of isaiah, two verses of which are here quoted v. Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. Now the second volume, acts, will detail jesus continuing work through his apostles that he had chosen and the work of the holy spirit who would be.
A good study bible we recommend the following features. Acts 8, new international version niv the bible app. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. The holy spirit in this passage refers to a confirmation, like. Aug 01, 2018 in acts chapter 6, stephens brought before the religious leaders of israel. Acts of the apostles chapter eight objectives in studying this chapter 1 to note the spread of the gospel into judea and samaria, as foretold by jesus cf. Remember, philip and stephen had been chosen to serve tables acts 6. Grotius thinks the eunuch read it in the hebrew, but that luke takes the septuagint. Mar, 20 study of the book of acts chapter 8 ivy baptist church. Though persecution must not drive us from our work, yet it may send us to work elsewhere. Acts chapter 8 questions for discussion the living word. The book containing this chapter is anonymous, but early christian tradition uniformly affirmed that luke composed this book as well as. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english.
Acts of the apostles 8, new living translation nlt the. Acts chapter 8 questions for discussion the living. Acts 8 nkjv saul persecutes the church bible gateway. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at jerusalem and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of judaea and samaria, except the apostles. Acts chapter 8 barnes notes on the new testament on. What opportunities do we have to share the gospel today. And the angel of the lord spake unto philip, saying, arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from jerusalem unto gaza, which is desert. With extensive research and thoughtful chapterbychapter exegesis, bock leads readers through all aspects of the book of actssociological, historical, and theological.
That is, immediately following the death of stephen. Top 5 commentaries on the book of acts ligonier ministries. Saul was present at stephens death, and consenting to it. This is the end of the first phase of the assembly of godits history in immediate connection with jerusalem and the jews, as the centre to which the work of the apostles related, beginning at jerusalem. A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 8 o.
Acts baker exegetical commentary on the new testament. Everywhere the conversion of the sinner is traced to his influence. There are a number of good commentaries on the book of acts. Acts 8 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Im not sure exactly which sunday marching into january, but we will do that. This is the great truth which this experience reveals in acts. It has challenged our theology and the depth of our relationship with christ and the holy spirit.
The high priest mentioned here was probably still caiaphas, the same one who presided over the trial of jesus. We may remark here, that the sanctuary, so to speak, is open to all believers. The veil indeed was rent by the death of christ, but the grace of god was still acting towards the jews, as such, and proposed to them the return of jesus to the earth. And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the sadducees, came upon them, 2. Acts 8 is the eighth chapter of the acts of the apostles in the new testament of the christian bible. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. It was not that gift of the holy ghost by which the soul is converted, or renewed, for they had this when they believed, acts 8. This document has been generated from xsl extensible stylesheet language source with renderx xep formatter, version 3. One day when jesus was with them on the mount of olives he told them, you will receive power when the holy spirit comes on you. Acts 8 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is from the most widely read and often quoted preacher in history, charles haddon spurgeon. It traces the first decades in the history of the church after the resurrection of christ, focusing in particular on the work of peter and paul. Acts of the apostles 1 commentary new testament matthew.
The language is jewish, everything is there in jerusalem. That power arrived like the sound of wind, a mighty, rushing wind, a great gust of air. Acts 8 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of the bible. We will after the first of the year actually begin a verse by verse study of the book of acts. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles matthew henrys bible commentary. Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. On that day, there broke out a severe persecution of the church in jerusalem, and all were scattered throughout the countryside of judea and samaria, except the apostles. Philip the deacon goes to samaria, preaches, works many miracles, converts many persons, and baptizes simon the sorcerer, acts 8. This is so important because when cornelius has the same experience i. Study of acts discussion notes chapter 8 introduction our study of the book of acts has been informative and challenging. Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through jesus the resurrection from the dead. God has a determined will that cannot be stopped it is to build the kingdom of god. Cried with loud voice and came out of them that were possessed.
A general persecution is raised against the church, acts 8. I have stressed, contrary to tradition, that the early chapters of acts are still to the nation of israel no mention of gentiles. The following are the five that i have found to be the most helpful. This part of the verse should have been connected with the previous chapter. Heres some other passages which tell us about things which happened in those 40 days.
Wherever the established believer is driven, he carries the. Study of the book of acts chapter 8 ivy baptist church. Next chapter of acts the book of acts, chapter 4 we hope that you find the content of the book of acts, chapter 4 from the douay rheims version of the catholic bible helpful to your bible studies and for references which allow you to read the books and individual verses of this chapter. Saul greatly oppresses the followers of christ, acts 8. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter by chapter exegesis, bock leads readers through all aspects of the book of acts sociological, historical, and theological. Our story starts off where the gospel of luke left offjesus is back now that hes resurrected, jesus decides to hang out and chat with his disciples whom luke calls apostles for forty days. The phrase with one accord is used a lot, in the book of acts. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations. Wherever the established believer is driven, he carries the knowledge of the gospel, and makes known the preciousness of christ in every. Acts chapter 8 matthew henry concise commentary on. You can find the best commentary on acts for you using the tools on the right side. An overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles. The same theophilus is addressed, and in the first chapter the story is resumed just at the point where the gospel left off, save that a few extra details are given of the lords words after his resurrection, and the account of his ascension is repeated in a somewhat different setting.
By its opening words the acts of the apostles is linked in the clearest way with the gospel of luke. The unity of the spirit felt by the first christians when the. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of judea and samaria, except the apostles. Acts 8 new king james version nkjv saul persecutes the church. The resurrected christ tells the apostles, but you shall receive power when the holy spirit has come upon you. The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. In acts chapter 6, stephens brought before the religious leaders of israel. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout judea and samaria. Personal repentance and new life through baptism must lead to a committed group of believers who share their property and wealth, and take care of each other. Bock provides a substantive yet highly accessible commentary on acts in this latest addition to the acclaimed becnt series.1489 71 1424 1210 6 478 407 765 1067 729 1237 66 1493 567 865 862 489 704 524 201 649 191 1292 111 1168 739 383 1277 926 1519 482 1511 1273 1264 631 1015 1193 459 613 1214 836 1373 4 102