Next chapter of acts the book of acts, chapter 2 we hope that you find the content of the book of acts, chapter 2 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. Jun 25, 2011 the fellowship of the believers acts 2. Acts chapter 2 concludes with approximately 3,000 people receiving peters exhortation and were baptized. Acts 2, new international version niv the bible app. What this passage does not tell us about the gift of the holy spirit. Acts 2 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Acts of the apostles chapter two objectives in studying this chapter 1 to carefully consider the events surrounding the outpouring of the spirit on the day of pentecost 2 to examine peters first gospel sermon, and the evidence presented in it for the resurrection of jesus christ 3 to observe the response to the sermon, and what people. This is another one of those passages that is very rich in giving us insight into how we as christians should be living, but which is also often abused because it is taken out of its context and therefore applied incorrectly.
So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. Acts 2 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the church of christ, presents a verse level look at the bible. The author tells us that he was a godfearing man who, although not a jew and not circumcised, practiced some jewish traditions along with his household. The storms of life introduction why do i call chapter 27 the storms of life. The descent of the holy spirit at the day of pentecost. The gift of the holy spirit is often given as god deals with the flesh and there is a dying to self. These verses do not lay down rules or specific structures for christian living. Kjv, thinline bible, standard print, cloth over board, pink, red letter edition. A sermon i preached this morning on the short passage from acts 2. It is plain to see for anyone capable of reading english that the tongues spoken in acts chapter two were languages. Verses 4247 matthew henrys commentary bible gateway. The initial experience of the filling of the holy spirit. What was luke referring to in verse 1 when he said the. For an introduction to acts 2, see the exegesis for acts 2.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. First, in verses 3742 we are coming upon the tail end of the long episodic narrative of pentecost 2. The events of this chapter begin as the 12 apostles 1. 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. In an early chapter of her book of widows and meals. Acts 2 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. Study acts 2 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. This great chapter in the bible is one of the most studied, most taught, and often times the most wrongly taught. Acts 2 niv bible when the day of pentecost came, they. Those that gladly received the word were baptized ac 2.
Acts chapter 27 is a great chapter to read during lifes difficult times. Resources matthew henrys commentary acts chapter 2 verses 4247 verses 4247 we often speak of the primitive church, and appeal to it, and to the history of it. What old testament passage did peter say was fulfilled by the events on pentecost 2. For an introduction to acts 2, see the commentary for acts 2. List some of the things the prophecy said would happen. The reminder that the lord adds to the church acts 2. Resources matthew henrys commentary acts chapter 2 verses 42 47 verses 42 47 we often speak of the primitive church, and appeal to it, and to the history of it. This sundays lection is part of peters sermon on the day of pentecost, and is composed of the middle portion of that sermon. The book, an example of the historical narrative genre, is written by the greek apostle luke, and it is his second account addressed to a man named theophilus acts 1. Verses 14 we cannot forget how often, while their master was with them there were strifes among the disciples which should be the greatest. This alone provides a solid foundation for healthy spiritual growth.
A chapter by chapter bible study of the book of acts 2 acts the beautiful, amazing, powerful, weak, dysfunctional church table of contents scripture passage page 1. This, and not the thought of a formulated doctrine to which they gave their consent, is clearly the. Four elements of the life of the new society are dwelt on. The gift of the holy spirit can come upon not only individuals, but also upon groups see also acts 2. The first lesson that we ought to learn from this inspired record of what happened on the day of pentecost is, that we cannot expect a revival until there, is unity among christians.
Acts chapter 16 coffmans commentary of the new testament. Free reading plans and devotionals related to acts 2. The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early christian tradition. And they devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers. During his ministry, jesus said he would build his church mt 16. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The book of acts sunday school lesson series january 2, 2011 by kelly henderson take your students on a journey through the book of acts where they will learn lessons from the early church after jesus ascended to heaven and believers received the gift of the holy spirit. Then fear came over everyone, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine notwithstanding all the apparent danger to which they were exposed, they regularly attended on the. Acts 2 the holy spirit is poured out on the church a. Acts chapter 2 is the beginning of many great things.
This mirrors the command to wait in jerusalem for the promise of the spirit in chapter 1 and the subsequent. It refers to those difficult times in life when it seems all is lost. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals including the lords supper, and to prayer. The service of the apostle peter in jerusalem, judaea and samaria. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. Chapters 1 7 the beginning of the church in jerusalem. Acts 2 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of the bible. So being devoted to the fellowship is a commitment to be built together with those who have joined gods family by being saved. Acts 2 indepth verse by verse commentary and bible study of acts chapter 2 in plain english. Verses 1421 the first part of the sermon interpret the speaking in tongues of pentecost in the light of a quotation from the prophet joel.
Study guide for acts 2 by david guzik blue letter bible. There are several activities listed here that were high priority to the first christians. Acts 2 is the second chapter of the acts of the apostles in the new testament of the christian bible. For the jews require a sign, and the greeks seek after wisdom 1 cor. Luke has gone into some detail in recording the events surrounding the gift of the holy spirit on the day of pentecost. Acts, chapter 2 king james version christian answers webbible. The new community here are a number of questions for discussion within families or your redemption community. Why, in acts 2, did god give the apostles the ability to speak in the native languages which these proselytes had originally spoken. Verses 42 47 verses 42 47 we often speak of the primitive church, and appeal to it, and to the history of it. Acts 2 read and study the bible online search, find verses. Christians who fail to lay this foundation are vulnerable to spiritual deception. And when the day of pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. The holy spirit comes at pentecost 2 when the day of pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary.
This fantastic chapter records the establishment of the church of jesus christ upon this earth, the same being the long promised kingdom of god, and the. Acts chapter 10 is about peter and his interaction with cornelius. Now viewing scripture range from the book of acts chapter 2. Acts 2 when the day of pentecost arrived, they were all. Acts 2 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on.
They continued steadfastly 42they continued steadfastly greek. With this, those who were converted came to a belief in christ and made time to the study of the word of god and listened to the apostles testimony about jesus christ. It wouldnt be surprising if their prayers followed jewish. This is the sad portrait of what can happen to a church when they forget where they have come from, where they are going, and what their purpose as a church is. Well, that is what happened on the day of pentecost, and we see the results immediately in verses 4142. Verse 42 lists four of the activities to which the church devoted itself. And the lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. The apostles attended jewish prayer services in the temple 3. Ch 34 the healing of a sick person and the consequences. Luke presents baptism in acts as the expected response to the apostolic preaching about jesus and associates it with the conferring of the spirit acts 1. Acts 1 1 in my former book, theophilus, i wrote about all that jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the holy spirit to the apostles he had chosen. And they devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Verse 46 underscores this sense of togetherness when it says that they were of one mind and took their meals together.
The passage is fairly easy to understand in terms of the picture it describes. Is the life of this community to be taken as a model for christian life today. The church is designed to be a supernatural community, where the holy spirit is lord and life giver to a dynamic community. When the day of pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. These verses form scene four of that narrative with the missionary speech as its center piece. Life group discussion questions when youre in love acts 2. In their context they indicate that the reign of the resurrected lord jesus christ creates the potential for mutual service that embodies gods justice. Oct 07, 2012 in each group, have a child read acts 2.1108 1307 292 485 1056 1461 903 219 454 1074 85 245 148 309 555 698 728 350 1421 804 261 807 1123 122 668 549 1383 1432 425 1289 460