Acts of the apostles chapter sixteen objectives in studying this chapter 1 to trace the route of paul and silas on their missionary journey 2 to consider whether the spirit led paul through impressions or some other less subjective way 3 to study carefully the conversions of lydia and the philippian jailer summary with this chapter we find. Acts is a transitional book in the sense that it gives us the record of the way god moved in the minds and hearts of men to found and establish the church and begin its great work in the world today. Acts 14 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. Acts of the apostles 1 commentary new testament matthew. Jul 17, 20 welcome to ivy baptist churchs bible study on demand before beginning this study, please take an opportunity to download the worksheet for this bible study. Acts with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. Home commentaries coffman commentaries acts chapter 16.
The people are astonished, and the apostles inform them that it was not by their own power they had healed the man, but through the power of jesus of nazareth, whom they had crucified, acts 3. So, the christians became stronger in the faith and more people joined the churches daily. It records the second missionary journey of paul, together with silas and timothy. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. This chapter is concerned exclusively with the conversion of cornelius, the same event also being under consideration in acts 11.
His taking timothy into his acquaintance and under his tuition. The words seem to imply that it was the jews who did this. The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. Luke seems to join the missionary team at troas, then at the end of chapter 16 remains at philippi when the others leave. A better title would be the acts or the workings of the holy spirit, because he is the real main character of the book. The acts of the apostles is a unique and therefore crucial book of the new testament. David guzik commentary on acts 16 introduces pauls second missionary journey, on which the holy spirit forbids him to go into asia. The book of acts also describes the work of the two apostles peter and paul. The question of possession by spirits is too large a one to be discussed here. 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. An understandable version of acts translation by william e. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. The title as we know it comes from the second century and only partially discloses the theme of the document.
God wanted paul and his team to go to troas and pick up a doctor named luke. Acts 21 indepth versebyverse commentary and bible study of acts chapter 21 in plain english. Acts chapter 10 coffmans commentary of the new testament. Study guide for acts 12 by david guzik blue letter bible. In one sense you would not want to be in paul and silas shoes. Peter and john heal a lame man is the first scene in the book of acts after the story of pentecost in chapter 2. Jun 19, 20 study of the book of acts chapter 16 ivy baptist church. In the book of acts we often read of men journeying between antioch and jerusalem. Acts 21 commentary acts chapter 21 commentary bible study.
A chapterbychapter bible study of the book of acts 2 acts the beautiful, amazing, powerful, weak, dysfunctional church table of contents scripture passage page 1. Chapter 10 tells the story of the vision that opened peters mind to the inclusion of gentiles in the churchand of gentiles receiving the holy spirit and being baptized. Acts 16 commentary acts 17 commentary acts 18 commentary acts 19 commentary acts 20 commentary. It alone presents an extensive picture of early church life and history. History outside the book of acts offers no information about him beyond a few words in josephus, telling that he put down an insurrection during his brief time in office before his death. Acts 16 is the sixteenth chapter of the acts of the apostles in the new testament of the christian bible. A happy illustration of how gods government acts in favour of the godly. While the old testament relates the story of israel as gods. Chapterbychapter bible studies acts kathleendalton. The importance of the book of acts the importance of this second of lukes twovolume work can.
Chapter 16 it is some rebuke to barnabas that after he left paul we hear no more of him, of what he did or suffered for christ. With that background sketch, let me draw a few lessons from the account in acts 16 of the founding of the church in philippi and relate these lessons to the letter of philippians. Because luke is the author of the book of acts, many scholars have concluded that luke has joined paul and his companions silas and timothy at this point. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations.
The visit he made to the churches for their establishment, acts 16. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. 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. And behold, a certain disciple was there, named timothy, the son of a certain jewish woman who believed, but his father was greek. 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. Peter was the most prominent apostle in the first part of the book of acts, but sauls conversion in chapter 9 signaled the beginning of a new era. A good study bible we recommend the following features. For the first time, the author of acts places himself in the narrative by means of the first person plural personal pronouns, we and us. 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. In those very places he now finds timothy, who was to become in his latter years such a comfort to him.
But in acts 12, the ugly opposition inspired by satan again raises its head. Peter both excuses and reproves them, and exhorts them to. His call to macedonia after a restraint he had been under from going to some other places, and his coming to philippi, the chief city of macedonia, with his entertainment there, acts 16. The consciousness of a new faculty of thought and speech would be to them a proof that the promise of the kingdom had not failed. In the twentieth century pentecost has become a source of confusion, embarrassment or division for christians, even as it has become a. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy. Acts 12 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. At the time, paul probably had no idea of the greatness of gods purpose. This commentary on acts 11 treats peters defense of his outreach to gentiles and the emergence of a strong church at antioch.
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. The presence and working of the holy spirit is the dominating mark of the book of acts. Genesis 3 commentary genesis 12 commentary genesis 15 commentary genesis 49 commentary. Commentaries for acts chapter 16 witness at philippi what must i do to be saved. Lydia was both financially prosperous and socially independent. Acts chapter 16 verse by verse bible commentary matthew.
Acts 16 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. The context for this story begins with gods call of abram, when god promised, all of the families of the earth will be blessed in you genesis 12. It is some rebuke to barnabas that after he left paul we hear no more of him, of what he did or suffered for christ. Acts chapter 16 coffmans commentary of the new testament. Acts 16 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. But paul, as he was recommended by the brethren to the grace of god, so his services for christ after this are largely recorded. Peter and john go to the temple at the hour of prayer, and heal a man who had been lame from his mothers womb, acts 3. In those very places he now finds timothy, who was to become in his. 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.
Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. We wouldnt know what had happened if it werent for this book. Acts chapter 10 explained acts chapter 10 is about peter and his interaction with cornelius. Acts 16 commentary james burton coffman commentaries on the. Study of acts discussion notes chapter 16 introduction chapter 16 makes for interesting reading. Welcome to ivy baptist churchs bible study on demand before beginning this study, please take an opportunity to download the worksheet for this bible study. The unity of the spirit felt by the first christians when the.
Acts 1 jesus ascends to heaven, a new apostle chosen a. First there was saul of tarsus, then the gentile centurion cornelius, then the mixed crowd of jews and gentiles in antioch. Acts 16 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. Verse by verse commentaries by book precept austin. After the sanhedrin warned peter and john to stop preaching christ, the church prayed earnestly that god would increase their power to witness. The main lesson acts 16 presents, which also permeates philippians, is. The inspired historian begins his narrative of the acts of the apostles, i. Read acts 16 commentary using matthew henry commentary on the whole bible complete. Concise presentation notes by charles dailey black underlined words match words in the bible text.
This is one of several we passages in the book of acts see also 16. With a reference to, and a brief recapitulation of, his gospel, or history of the life of christ, inscribing this, as he had done that, to his friend theophilus, ver. Up to acts 12, the church has been on a hot streak, experiencing one exciting conversion after another. It was by no means a short trip, for the distance was about three hundred miles.
You can find the best commentary on acts for you using the tools on the right side. Lukes devoting so much space to the narrative of a single conversion indicates the importance of it. Festus, the governor who succeeded felix, is a shadowy player on the roman stage. Read acts 12 commentary using commentary critical and explanatory on the whole bible.
Study the bible online using commentary on acts 12 and more. The use of the same english noun for two different greek words is misleading, but if authority be used in acts 1. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. At one time the gospel of luke and the book of acts were joined together as one. Study guide for acts 16 by david guzik blue letter bible. If god wouldnt have said no to paul these two times, we would not have a gospel and a book of acts written by luke.214 1172 537 1354 1343 313 572 593 1016 1204 282 1362 832 436 1492 114 427 67 710 510 461 1392 274 500 1341 513 346 1210