By Donald L. Norbie
Acts covers the 1st thirty-two years of church historical past, concluding with Paul’s Roman imprisonment. with out this checklist little will be recognized of the development of the gospel lower than the management of the apostles. Acts then is invaluable as a checklist of this era of heritage. with out it we'd understand little of Peter’s and Paul’s missionary labors.
But it truly is greater than an attractive record recording as component of old historical past. it really is inspirational in personality, motivating the present church to do exploits for God. If God may perhaps paintings then in energy saving souls can He no longer do an analogous this day? isn't the church indwelt by means of an identical, may well Holy Spirit?
It is the author’s prayer that this research may help light up the textual content for the reader. realizing needs to precede motion. could it additionally motivate the only examining to larger love and devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ. and will church buildings be gripped by way of the simplicity of constitution and the facility of the early church.
It continues to be attainable this present day to emulate that development. “Mimic me” is the plea of Paul (1 Cor. 11:1). the facility and constitution of the apostolic church can be found to God’s humans today.
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Acts: The Pattern Church by Donald L. Norbie