The Acts of the Apostles is one of the most important books of the New Testament. If we did not have the book of Acts, we would have, apart from what we could work out from the letters of Paul, no information about the early church. Also, the Acts of Apostles was written by Luke, the author of the third gospel. Acts and Luke together make up 37,933 Greek words in the New Testament, that is 27%. So Luke wrote more of the New Testament than any other writer.
This autumn we are going to have a course on the Acts of the Apostles, in the Barn at Saint Giles Church. It will begin on Wednesday 19th September at 7.30 pm and continue for six weeks. We won’t be able to cover all twenty eight chapters. But we will pick out the pivotal parts and attempt to cover the main topics of Acts.
The sessions will take place as follows:
19th September: The Birth of the Church, Chapter 1 verse 1 to chapter 2 verse 24
26th September: Persecution and Growth, Chapter 6 verses 1 to 15 and chapter 9 verses 1 to 19
3rd October: The Beginning of Gentile Christianity, Chapter 10 verses 1 to 23 and chapter 11 verses 19 to 30
10th October: Paul’s First Missionary Journey, Chapter 13 verses 1 to 12 and chapter 15 verses 1 to 21
24th October: The Second and Third Missionary Journeys, Chapter 16 verses 6 to 40 and chapter 17 verses 16 to the end
31st October: The journey to Rome, Chapter 21 verses 17 to 36 Chapter 28 verses 11 to 31
Do join us, starting with light refreshments, on 19th September at 7.30 pm.