White publications, 12501 old columbia pike, silver springs, maryland 20904. This very short chapter narrates the preliminaries of stephens martyrdom, noting that it occurred following a period of great growth and prosperity for the new faith, that stephens rise to prominence was a result of his appointment as one of the seven chosen to administer the distribution of food to the needy, an appointment brought about by complaints of neglecting the grecian. It will be of great value to pastors as well as students and their professors. Indeed, similar to the gospel, acts begins with an infancy narrative of sorts. The increase of the church, by the addition of many to it v. The raw etext was provided by the trustees of ellen g.
One of the criteria was that these men were to be of good reputation, which translates from the greek word martureo, meaning to be a witness, that is, to testify literally or figuratively. Acts 6 niv the choosing of the seven in those bible. Book of acts overview insight for living ministries. Although it cannot be proved that the author of acts was a physician simply. The book of acts provides a detailed, orderly, eyewitness account of the birth and growth of the early church and the spread of the gospel immediately after the resurrection of jesus christ. He is the former host of the weekly radio show, the jewish heart of. Acts is a fastmoving historical account of the first three decades of the church. Martyn lloydjones called acts that most lyrical of bookslive in that book, i exhort you. We, for our part, will devote ourselves to prayer and to serving the word. It records the ordination of the first seven deacons and the work of one of them, stephen.
Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. The king james version and the nasb put it more accurately as serve. Acts of the apostlesoutline studies in primitive christianity. Paul himself told the story twice, in his speeches acts 22. Then something special happened on the damascus road.
Oct 04, 2016 watch our overview video on the book of acts, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. The title of the book of acts comes from the greek word praxis, a word often used in early christian literature to describe the great deeds of the apostles or other significant believers. He is also a contributing author to the gathering storm and the zondervan kjv commentary. It is a tonic, the greatest tonic i know of in the realm of the spirit. The election and ordination of seven men, who should take care of that matter, and ease the apostles of the burden v. The book containing this chapter is anonymous but early christian tradition uniformly affirmed that luke composed this book as well as the gospel of luke. The angel took incense and offered it with the prayers of all saints upon the altar. White this is a public domain book, published in 1911. Acts baker exegetical commentary on the new testament. Acts 6 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity. On pauls second missionary journey, he and silas were traveling through asia minor modern turkey when they came to the town of lystra.
The appointment of deacons and the arrest of stephen a. The apostles appointed them to this work of serving tables for the present, v. Apr 21, 2016 acts the book of acts of the apostles it is really part 2 of the gospel of luke, since it has the same author. Acts 6 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. Read acts 6 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. By its opening words the acts of the apostles is linked in the clearest way with the gospel of luke.
This man might have been a christian wanting instruction. Usually, the holy spirit was given by the laying on of an elders hands, confirming baptism. Acts 6 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. Within the writing itself are some clues as to who the author was. Top 5 commentaries on the book of acts ligonier ministries.
Acts chapter 6 coffmans commentary of the new testament. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. Acts 6 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on. Acts 6 new international version niv the choosing of the seven. John calvin wrote that the book of acts was a kind of vast treasure. Acts 6 commentary, one of over 110 bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the bible. Its narrative supplies a bridge connecting the life and ministry of jesus to the life of the church and the witness of the earliest believers. Stephen was headed for persecution for the death of jesus. The light from heaven was brighter than the sun acts 26. Here is a bible study with commentary and a summary over acts chapter six. Acts 6 the appointment of deacons and the arrest of stephen a.
In the book of acts, satans attacks on the church have come on many different fronts. Luke stresses that this physicalsocial ministry has equal validity with the apostles evangelismedification ministry, for he uses diakonia to describe both 6. White was one of the early women writer in the history of america. Acts page pauls epistles page outline for study of epistles page i thessalonians page i corinthians page romans page philippians page ii timothy page the general epistles page questions on the book of james page studies in i and ii peter page i john page the acts i. He then took the censer and filled it with fire of the altar of incense, and threw it into the earth. Acts 6 kjv and in those days, when the number of bible. Acts 6 commentary matthew henrys complete commentary on. This versebyverse bible study and commentary of the acts of the apostles the book of acts or simply acts is indepth but uses plain language that everyone can understand, as well as a format that will engage you. In acts, jesus sends the holy spirit to empower his disciples as they carry. David guzik commentary on acts 6, where the apostles arrange for deacons to. Acts 6 king james version kjv 6 and in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the grecians against the hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a complaint against the hebrews by the hellenists, because their widows were neglected in the daily. Witnesses to the world, his body of work includes a biblical commentary on hebrews and coauthorship of the popular bible prophecy commentary.
Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. This title accurately reflects the contents of the book, which is a series of vignettes chronicling the lives of key apostles especially peter and paul in. Luke included the story about that three times in acts. There arose a murmuring against the hebrews by the hellenists. Special spiritual gifts are given through the laying on of hands. The discontent that was among the disciples about the distribution of the public charity v. Steve walton, london school of theology this commentary on acts is a worthy complement to darrell bocks fine commentary on lukes gospel. To understand the epistle to the philippians, we need to know about the background of the church in that city, which we discover in acts 16. Study acts 6 using matthew henrys bible commentary concise to better understand scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Study the bible online using commentary on acts 6 and more.
The descent of the holy spirit at the day of pentecost. 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. Acts 6 niv the choosing of the seven in those bible gateway. The people presented them to the apostles, who approved their choice, and ordained them. 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.987 356 592 881 868 1325 773 76 1197 854 831 784 344 573 1473 1465 1057 1284 275 1524 1143 1364 107 1128 57 634 965 1506 886 950 784 620 1403 48 597 684 1419 876 282 751 244 426 938 486 988 1443 1208