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Acts Commentaries 1 - Main Index of Commentaries and Sermons
Acts Commentaries 2 - Additional Commentaries and Sermons on Acts
Acts Commentaries 3 - Devotionals from Today in the Word,F B Meyer

Acts Devotionals - ~400 pages of devotionals from Our Daily Bread

 

Acts Commentaries 1
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Resources on Acts Commentaries 2

AUTHOR

TITLE

LINK

Chambers, Oswald Devotionals Click
Bob Deffinbaugh Expositional Series - evangelical Click
Page, T E Acts of the Apostles: Commentary (1895) Click
Ritchie, Ron Sermon Series Click
Zeisler, Steve Sermons Series Click
Joseph A Alexander
Acts Commentary
(1857, 1866)
(Over 1000 pages!)

James Rosscup: "This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on Acts. For many basic details verse by verse, it still is of good value and often will help on word meaning and special problems. The fact that it was reprinted is indicative of its respected place in Acts studies." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works)

Spurgeon: "In all respects a work of the highest merit."

Introduction to Acts
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Frank Allen
The Acts of the Apostles
(1931)

Introduction to the Book of Acts

Acts 1:1-8 The disciples prepared for and called to witness

Acts 1:9-26 The ascension: waiting for the SPIRIT and reorganization.

Acts 1:8, 14; 2:1 Preparation of witnesses.

Acts The HOLY SPIRIT poured out. 2:1-13

Acts 2:14-41 Peter's sermon or the first great revival of the Christian Church.

Acts 2:42-47 Conserving the strength and devotion of the Church.

Acts 3:1-15 The lame man healed.

Acts 3:16-26 The marvel of faith.

Acts 4:1-14 The first opposition.

Acts 4:15-35 A Safe Resort In Time Of Trouble.

Acts 4:36-37; 5:1-16 The First Discipline.

Acts 5:17-42 The first persecution.

Acts 6:1-8 The first deacons.

Acts 6:9 - 7:60 The first Christian martyr.

Acts 8:1-40 Philip the evangelist.

Acts 9:1-9 The conversion of Saul.

Acts 9:10-31 Saul's commission and first preaching.

Acts 9:32-43 Aeneas and Dorcas or Miracles used to lead men to CHRIST.

Acts 10:1-48 Cornelius or the Church opened to the Gentiles.

Acts 11:1-30 The Jews convinced that the Gospel is also for the Gentiles.

Acts 12:1-25 Peter delivered in answer to prayer.

Acts 13:1-12 The first foreign missionaries.

Acts 13:13-52 The preaching of the first foreign missionaries.

Acts 14:1-20 Worshipped and stoned.

Acts 14:21-28 Organizing the Church.

Acts 15:1-39 The council at Jerusalem.

Acts 15:40 - 16:10 A larger missionary program.

Acts 16:11-40 The Gospel in Europe.

Acts 16:25-32 An awakened sinner.

Acts 17:1-14 Turning the world upside down.

Acts 17:15-34 The Unknown GOD.

Acts 18:1-17 Paul at Corinth.

Acts 18:18 - 19:20 Paul at Ephesus.

Acts 19:21-41 Persecution at Ephesus.

Acts 20:1-16 Last missionary work in freedom.

Acts 20:17-38 The surrendered life.

Acts 21:1-40 Paul's arrest.

Acts 22:1-29 Paul's defense at Jerusalem.

Acts 22:30 - 23:35 Paul before the Jewish council.

Acts 24:1-27 A more convenient season.

Acts 25, 26 Almost persuaded.

Acts 27:1-44 The prisoner captain.

Acts 28:1-16 Among Barbarians and on to Rome.

Acts 28:17-31 The Word of GOD is not bound.

Henry Alford
(1810-1871)
Acts Commentary
 (Read Alford's fascinating brief biography
and Phil Johnson's related comments)

 

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

John Piper writes ""When Iím stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

 

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (Click for his assessment of Alford)
 

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than Alford's "Greek New Testament" on Acts (Click here), because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

Introduction

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17

Acts Commentary 18

Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

William Arnot
Acts Commentary
"The Church in the House"
A Series of Lessons on the Acts of the Apostles
(1873) (569 pages)

Spurgeon writes "Intended to be read in families on Sabbath afternoons; but all who are acquainted with Dr. Arnot will know that even his simplest expositions are rich and full. He hath dust of gold." (Commenting and Commentaries) (Millennial)

Arnot's English uses words from 1800s which are sometimes difficult to understand, but the pearls abound like this snippet from Arnot's comments on Acts 1:8 - "The Spirit is like the air. The Lord breathed on His disciples, and said, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost." We could not live our present natural life without air. The sun in the heavens would not warm us if the atmosphere were not trapped round the globe. The air is near, and the sun is distant. It is the sun's heart that sustains life; but the sun's heart could not be communicated to plants and animals without the intervention of the atmosphere. The earth is as completely dependent on air for its supply of water as for its supply of heat. The air obtains a supply from the ocean, and pours it on the dry land. Thus disciples in every age obtain grace from the Lord through the ministry of the Spirit." Amen (Page 13)

Preface
Contents
Acts 1:1 The Gospel and the Acts
Acts 1:2-7 Final Instructions
Acts 1:8 Witnesses
Acts 1:9-11 (Luke 24:50-52) The Ascension

Acts 1:9-14 Waiting and Praying
Acts 2:1-4 The Spirit at Pentecost
Acts 2:4 The Tongues of Fire
Acts 2:5-11 The Seed of the Word is Spread
Acts 2:12 Mission
Acts 2:14 An Apostle Preaches
Acts 2:37-40 Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
Acts 2:46 Christian Festivity
Acts 2:47 At Once Godly and Popular
Acts 3:12, 13 The Use of Miracles
Acts 3:14-26 Wounding to Heal
Acts 4:1-4 The First Persecution
Acts 4:7-13 Add to your Faith, Courage
Acts 4:23 Every Creature After Its Kind
Acts 4:24-29 The Prayer of the Primitive Church
Acts 4:31-35 Power to be Witnesses

Acts 4:36, 37 A Son of Consolation

Acts 5:1-10 The Beacon: Ananias
Acts 5:11-14 After Judgment, Revival

Acts 5:17-26 How the Seed Grew
Acts 5:27-29 Again at the Bar

Acts 5:30, 31 Exalted to Give

Acts 5:33-42 Gamaliel
Acts 6:1-6 The Deacons
Acts 6:7-15 Troubles Bearing Blessed Fruits
Acts 7 Stephen's Testimony

Acts 7:60 Stephen's Death

Acts 8:1-4 The Persecution of the Christians
Acts 8:5 Philip Preaching in a Samaritan City
Acts 8:6-8 Fruit -- Joy

Acts 8:26 Sent to the Desert
Acts 8:27, 28 A Man in Ethiopia
Acts 8:29 The Meeting
Acts 8:30-39 The Seed Sown & the Harvest Reaped
Acts 9:1-3 Saul

Acts 9:4 The Lord's Word - Consolation
Acts 9:4 The Lord's Word - Reproof
Acts 9:5-14 The Enemy Surrenders

Acts 9:15 The Vessel Chosen and Charged
Acts 9:15 The Vessel Employed
Acts 9:15 The Lord Reigneth
Acts 9:22-31 Saul's First Experiences as a Christian

Acts 9:36-42 Dorcas
Acts 10 A Light to Lighten the Gentiles
Acts 11:14 Saved by the Word

Acts 11:14 Thou and All Thy House
Acts 11:19-21 Primitive Christianity

Acts 11:23 The Grace that Barnabas Saw

Acts 11:23 The Gladness that Barnabas Experienced

Acts 11:23 The Exhortation that Barnabas Gave
Acts 11:24-30 Barnabas and Saul at Antioch
Acts 12:1-8 Herod Vexes the Church

Acts 12:20-25, 13:1 Antioch Occupied for Christ

Acts 13:2-12 The First Foreign Mission - Cyprus
Acts 13:13-52 The Gospel in Asia Minor

Acts 14:1-21 Once I was Stoned
Acts 14:22 Through Much Tribulation

Acts 14:23-28 The Missionaries Return to Antioch
Acts 15 The Council of Jerusalem
Acts 16:8-13 The Gospel Introduced into Europe
Acts 16:14,15 Lydia
Acts 16:16-24 The Pythoness
Acts 16:25 Songs in the Night
Acts 16:26-31 The Jailer
Acts 16:31-40 Faith and Obedience
Acts 17:1-9 My Kingdom is Not of this World
Acts 17:10, 11 Berean Nobility
Acts 17:12 Some An Hundredfold
Acts 17:14-16 Paul's Arrival at Athens
Acts 17:16 A City Given to Idolatry
Acts 17:17, 18 The Philosophers
Acts 17:22-31 All Things to All Men
Acts 17:32-34 Some Fell on the Wayside...

Acts 18:1-9 The World by Wisdom Knew Not God

Acts 18:9-17 The Missionary and the Governor
Acts 18:18-28 Paul and Apollos

Acts 19:8 Convincing and Persuading
Acts 19:9-17 Strong Man Cast out by the Stronger

Acts 19:20 The Two Dimensions-Breadth and Depth

Acts 19:21-41 The Uproar in Ephesus
Acts 20:1-12 A Communion Sabbath at Troas
Acts 20:13-30 Paul's Address to Elders at Ephesus
Acts 20:35 The Larger Blessing and the Less

Acts 13:1,2 The High Priest Insulting Paul

Acts 23:3-11 Paul Answering the High Priest
Acts 23:12-35 Compassed with His Favor as a Shield
Acts 14:1-23 The Parties at the Bar

Acts 24:24, 25 Paul and Felix
Acts 24:26, 27 Convictions Resisted Bear No Good Fruit
Acts 25 The New Governor
Acts 26:1-16 The Gospel Fulfils the Law
Acts 26:18 Knowing the True, Doing the Right

Acts 26:25 Soberness
Acts 26:25 The Upper Classes
Acts 27:1-25 The Voyage

Acts 27:24-37 In the Storm
Acts 27:33-44, 28:1-10 All Saved
Acts 28:11-15 The Meeting

Acts 28:15, 16 Gratitude and Fortitude
Acts 28:17-22 Paul in Rome
Acts 28:23-31 Closing Glimpses

William  Barclay's Daily Study Bible
Commentary on Acts

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17

Acts Commentary 18

Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

Albert Barnes
Notes on the New Testament
 on Acts

Acts Commentary 1
Acts Commentary 2
Acts Commentary 3
Acts Commentary 4
Acts Commentary 5
Acts Commentary 6
Acts Commentary 7
Acts Commentary 8
Acts Commentary 9
Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11
Acts Commentary 12
Acts Commentary 13
Acts Commentary 14
Acts Commentary 15
Acts Commentary 16
Acts Commentary 17
Acts Commentary 18
Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20
Acts Commentary 21
Acts Commentary 22
Acts Commentary 23
Acts Commentary 24
Acts Commentary 25
Acts Commentary 26
Acts Commentary 27
Acts Commentary 28

Johann Bengel
The Critical English Testament

Commentary on Acts
Represents Combination of Bengel's Gnomon (
Click here) and Comments
by more modern expositors (in brackets) to make this more usable for those who do not read Greek.(1877)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon -- "'A Critical New Testament, so compiled as to enable a reader, unacquainted with Greek, to ascertain the exact English force and meaning of the language of the New Testament, and to appreciate the latest results of modern criticism.' Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengelís Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as one hundred and twenty years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it is multum in parvo, and will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely, with other German and English critics, to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

Introduction
Acts Commentary 1
Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3
Acts Commentary 4
Acts Commentary 5
Acts Commentary 6
Acts Commentary 7
Acts Commentary 8
Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary10
Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12
Acts Commentary 13
Acts Commentary 14
Acts Commentary 15
Acts Commentary 16
Acts Commentary 17
Acts Commentary 18
Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20
Acts Commentary 21
Acts Commentary 22
Acts Commentary 23
Acts Commentary 24
Acts Commentary 25
Acts Commentary 26
Acts Commentary 27
Acts Commentary 28

Biblical Illustrator
The Acts
Joseph S Exell, Editor

Introduction

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17

Acts Commentary 18

Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

John Calvin
Commentary on Acts

Introduction

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17

Acts Commentary 18

Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges
Commentary on Acts

Introduction

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17

Acts Commentary 18

Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

Alan Carr
Sermons on Acts
Well Done

Acts 1:1-8 Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing
Acts 1:3-11 What Are You Looking At? 
Acts 1:4-12 What Are You Looking For?

Acts 1:9-12 The Coronation Of The King

Acts 2:1-8 We Need Another Pentecost
Acts 2:21-24 God's Precious Plan Of Salvation
Acts 2:36-42 How Salvation Works
Acts 2:41-47 God's Pattern For His Church 
Acts 2:41-47 The 2005 State Of The Church Address
Acts 2:41-47 The Church God Founded
Acts 2:42-47  The Marks Of A Growing Church
Acts 4:5-12 A Man Named Jesus
Acts 4:13-20 Some Things Can't Be Denied
Acts 4:23-35 That's My Crowd
Acts 4:31-35 What If?
Acts 4:31-33 Plugging Into His Power
Acts 4:36-37 How To Rub People The Right Way
Acts 4:36-37 How To Be An Encourager
Acts 6:1-7 The Reason For The Baptist Deacon
Acts 6:3 The Requirements Of The Baptist Deacon
Acts 6:7  The Rewards Of The Baptist Deacon
Acts 6:1-7 The Relationships Of The Baptist Deacon
Acts 6:1-8 The Qualities Of A Biblical Deacon
Acts 7:47-49 How To Practice The Presence Of God
Acts 7:51-60 Death Valley Strategies
Acts 9:1-6 The Case Of The Hateful Pharisee 
Acts 9:1-6 How To Know The Will Of God
Acts 9:1-9  The Majesty Of Saving Grace
Acts 9:1-16 Can God Really Use Your Life?
Acts 9:10-18 Ananias: The Reluctant Servant
Acts 12:1-24 Something Happens When God's People Pray
Acts 12:1-19 The Prison Of His Power
Acts 12:1-24 Overcoming Trials
Acts 16:16-26 The Prison Of His Praises
Acts 16:16-34 Joy In The Prison Experiences Of Life
Acts 16:22-34  The Most Important Question Of All
Acts 16:22-31 The Most Important Question In The World
Acts 16:22-34 What Must You Do To Be Saved
Acts 20:7-12 From Slumber To Splendor
Acts 20:16-38 Bound In The Spirit
Acts 20:28-32 How To Save Your Church
Acts 24:24-27 The Power Of A Few Words
Acts 26:24-25 I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Saved
Acts 26:24-30 Almost
Acts 27:13-44  Outlasting The Storms Of Life
Acts 27:14-29 Four Strong Anchors For Life's Stormy Seas
Acts 28:1-6  Shaking Off The Snakes
Acts 28:30-31 Acts Chapter 29

Matt Chandler
Sermons on Acts

Acts (Part 1) - The Beginning of the Church
Acts (Part 2) - The Church is Born
Acts (Part 3) - Ministry in Jerusalem

Acts (Part 4) - Reliance

Acts (Part 5) - Better Than Life

Acts (Part 6) - Scattered to Gather

Acts (Part 7) - The Gospel Advances

Acts (Part 8) - The Nature of the Gospel

Acts (Part 9) - The Second Wave

Acts (Part 10) - Like a Wildfire

Acts (Part 11) - Governors, Kings, Caesar and Glory

Acts (Part 12) - The Role We Play

Adam Clarke
Commentary on Acts

Click critique of Clarke

Acts Commentary 1
Acts Commentary 2
Acts Commentary 3
Acts Commentary 4
Acts Commentary 5
Acts Commentary 6
Acts Commentary 7
Acts Commentary 8
Acts Commentary 9
Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11
Acts Commentary 12
Acts Commentary 13
Acts Commentary 14
Acts Commentary 15
Acts Commentary 16
Acts Commentary 17
Acts Commentary 18
Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20
Acts Commentary 21
Acts Commentary 22
Acts Commentary 23
Acts Commentary 24
Acts Commentary 25
Acts Commentary 26
Acts Commentary 27
Acts Commentary 28

Steven Cole
Sermon Series on Acts
Recommended
Functions much like a verse by verse commentary

Acts 1:1,2 The Church: Continuing What Jesus Began

Acts 1:3-11 Doing Jesusí Work
Acts 1:12-26 Why Christianity is Credible
Acts 2:1-13 The Meaning of Pentecost
Acts 2:14-41 The Sermon that Launched the Church
Acts 2:21, 23, 39 The Call of the Sovereign God
Acts 2:25-28 A Life of Joy and Gladness
Acts 2:37-38 How to Receive Godís Forgiveness
Acts 2:42-47 Snapshot of a Healthy Church
Acts 3:1-10 The Exuberant Joy of Godís Salvation
Acts 3:11-26 How to Proclaim the Gospel
Acts 4:1-22 Confident Witnesses
Acts 4:23-35 How to Respond to Persecution
Acts 4-36-5-11 The Deadly Sin of Hypocrisy
Acts 5:12-42 Obeying God No Matter What
Acts 6:1-7 Solving Problems in the Church
Acts 6:8-15 Stephen: The Man
Acts 7:1-53 Stephen: the Message
Acts 7:54-8:3 Stephen: the Martyr
Acts 8:4-25 Why We MUST Proclaim the Gospel
Acts 8:26-40 How God Evangelizes the World
Acts 9:1-19 An Unlikely Conversion
Acts 9:19-31 Getting Involved in Ministry

Acts 9-32-43 Faith in the God of All Power

Acts 10:1-33 Breaking Down Our Prejudice
Acts 10:34-48 Salvation for All Who Believe
Acts 11:1-18 How God Changes Our Thinking
Acts 11:19-30 The Church God Blesses
Acts 11:23-24 How to Become a Good Person
Acts 12:1-25 The Unstoppable Gospel
Acts 13:1-3 The Main Business of the Church
Acts 13:4-12 Into the Battle
Acts 13:13-41 The God Who Keeps His Promise
Acts 13:42-14:7 Good News That Divides
Acts 14:8-28 Marks of a Faithful Servant
Acts 15:1-11 When Unity is Wrong
Acts 15:12-35 When Concession is Right

Acts 16-1-10 The Sovereign Spirit
Acts 16:36-41 When Personalities Clash
Acts 16:11-34 Three Encounters With God
Acts 16:16-40 How to be Right When Youíre Wronged
Acts 16:25-34 The Urgent Question
Acts 17:1-15 Upsetting the World for Christ
Acts 17:30-34 Reaching Intellectuals for Christ
Acts 17:16-34
Acts 18:1-17 Our Faithful Lord
Acts 18:18-28 Godís Workers in Process
Acts 19:1-10 Evangelizing, Empowering, and Equipping
Acts 19:11-20 God Using Us Versus Us Using God
Acts 19:21-41 Why People Oppose the Gospel
Acts 20:1-16 How One Man Changed the World
Acts 20:17-21 Godly Leadership
Acts 20:22-27 Finishing the Course
Acts 20:28 Job Description for Church Leaders
Acts 20:29-32 Guarding the Flock
Acts 20:33-38 Why Givers are Blessed
Acts 21:1-14 Discerning the Will of God
Acts 21:15-40 When a Godly Man Errs
Acts 22:1-22 Godís Mighty Power to Save
Acts 22:23-23:11 The Ups and Downs of Witnessing
Acts 23:11 The Lord Who Encourages
Acts 23:12-35 Godís Providential Protection
Acts 24:1-23 A Life of Integrity
Acts 24:24-27 No Time for God
Acts 24:24-27 Godís Delays
Acts 25:1-12 Godís Protective Hand
Acts 25:13-22 Two Views Of The Resurrection
Acts 25:23-26:32 Your Response to the Resurrection
Acts 26:4-18, 22-25
Acts 26:19-29 Whoís Crazy?
Acts 27:1-44 Weathering Lifeís Storms
Acts 27:2-3,21-26,33-36 Encouragement in Lifeís Storms
Acts 28:1-31 Mission Accomplished

Thomas Constable
Expository Notes on the book of Acts

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17

Acts Commentary 18

Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

Charles Ellicott
Commentary on the book of Acts

Introduction

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17

Acts Commentary 18

Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

Expositor's Bible
Commentary on Acts of the Apostles
George T. Stokes
1891

Acts 1:1-2 The Origin and Authority of the Acts of the Apostles
Acts 1:6-9 The Conversations of the Great Forty Days
Acts 1:9 The Ascension of Christ and Its Lessons
Acts 1:24-26 The Election of Matthias
Acts 2:1-4 The Pentecostal Blessing
Acts 2:14 Peter's First Sermon
Acts 2:37-39 The Firstfruits of Pentecost
Acts 3:1-6 The First Miracle
Acts 4:1-3, 5-7 The First Persecution
Acts 4:32-35 The Community of Goods
Acts 4:36-37 Honesty and Pretense in the Primitive Church
Acts 5:38-40 Gamaliel and His Prudent Advice
Acts 6:1-4 Primitive Dissensions and Apostolic Precautions
Acts 6:5,6, 8-11 Stephen and the Evolution of the Christian Ministry
Acts 7:1-2 Stephen's Defense and the Doctrine of Inspiration
Acts 7:58-60, 8:1 The First Christian Martyrdom
Acts 8:5, 9, 10 Simon Magus and the Conversion of Samaria
Acts 8:14-18 The Apostles and Confirmation
Acts 8:18-19  Peter and Simon Magus
Acts 9:1-6 The Conversion of the Persecutor
Acts 9:32 Evangelistic Work in the Philistines' Land
Acts 9:29-30 Saul and Sinai
Acts 10:1-6 The First Gentile Convert (scroll down page)
Acts 10:9-15 The Petrine Vision at Joppa
Acts 11:26 The Harvest of the Gentiles
Acts 12:1-3, 23-24 The Defeat of Pride
Acts 13:2-4, 14, Acts 14:1, 26 Paul's Ordination and First Missionary Journey
Acts 15:1-2, 6, 19 The First Christian Council
Acts 16:6, 8, 9 Apostolic Quarrels and the Second Tour
Acts 17:1,2, 10 Paul in Macedonia
Acts 17:16-18, 18:1 Paul in Greece
Acts 17:19-21, 24-26, 19:1 The Ephesian Church and Its Foundation
Acts 19:23-28 The Ephesian Riot and a Prudent Town Clerk
Acts 20:1, 7, 17-19, 28 Paul and the Christian Ministry
Acts 26:1 A Prisoner in Bonds
Acts 22:3 (Acts 7:58) The Training of Saul the Rabbi
Acts 27:1-3, 28:16 In Perils On the Sea

Dave Guzik
Commentary Notes on Acts

Acts Commentary 1
Acts Commentary 2
Acts Commentary 3
Acts Commentary 4
Acts Commentary 5
Acts Commentary 6
Acts Commentary 7
Acts Commentary 8
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Arno C Gaebelein
The Acts of the Apostles
An Exposition
(1912)
See his shorter commentary on Acts
Acts from Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible

Rosscup notes that Gaebelein "was a popular evangelical Bible teacher of the first part of the century, much like H. A. Ironside in his diligent but broad, practical expositions of Bible books. Gaebelein was premillennial and dispensational, and editor for many years of Our Hope Magazine...This is one of the best older...works on Acts and is at times helpful in studying the transitional problems. It does not involve itself with exegetical details." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

Foreword
INTRODUCTION

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

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Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

Horatio B Hackett
A Commentary on the Original Text
of the Acts of the Apostles
(1882) (Over 400 page)
(Revised by Alvah Hovey)
 

C H Spurgeon writes that "Hackett occupies the first position among commentators upon the Acts." (Commenting and commentaries lectures) (Note: This 1882 revised, illustrated edition removes much of the original Greek text which makes this classic nineteenth work on Acts much more "user friendly." See Alvah Hovey's comments on what was revised in Hackett's original text).

List of Illustrations

Index (enter page to go to entry)

Index to the Notes
Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10
Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14
Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17

Acts Commentary 18

Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

James Hastings
Sermons on Acts
Great Texts of the Bible

Acts 1:8 Power for Witness
Acts  2:4 Whitsun Day
Acts  2:42 Apostolic Christianity
Acts  4:12 The Saving Name
Acts  7:59-60 Faithful Unto Death
Acts  9:4 Why Persecutest Thou Me?
Acts 16:9 Come Over and Help Us
Acts 16:30-31 What Must I Do to Be Saved
Acts 17:22-23 An Unknown God
Acts 20:35 The Beatitude of the Giver
Acts 24:25 The Lash of the Law
Acts 26:19 Visions and Obedience

Matthew Henry
Commentary on Acts

Acts Commentary 1
Acts Commentary 2
Acts Commentary 3
Acts Commentary 4
Acts Commentary 5
Acts Commentary 6
Acts Commentary 7
Acts Commentary 8
Acts Commentary 9
Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11
Acts Commentary 12
Acts Commentary 13
Acts Commentary 14
Acts Commentary 15
Acts Commentary 16
Acts Commentary 17
Acts Commentary 18
Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20
Acts Commentary 21
Acts Commentary 22
Acts Commentary 23
Acts Commentary 24
Acts Commentary 25
Acts Commentary 26
Acts Commentary 27
Acts Commentary 28

Intervarsity Press
Commentary on the Book of Acts
William J Larkin, Jr.

Acts 1:1--2:47 The Jerusalem Church: Its Beginning

Acts 1:1-26 Preparation for Pentecost

Acts 1:1-11 Post- resurrection Appearances & Ascension

Acts 1:12-26 Waiting for  Spirit: Election of Matthias

Acts 2:1-41 Pentecost

Acts 2:1-13 The Coming of the Spirit

Acts 2:14-41 Peter's Speech

Acts 2:42-47 New Testament Church Life

Acts 3:1--9:31 The Jerusalem Church: Its Growth

Acts 3:1--4:31 A Healing Miracle and Its Consequences

Acts 3:1-10 The Healing of a Crippled Beggar

Acts 3:11-26 Peter's Speech in Solomon's Porch

Acts 4:1-22 Temple Arrest, Sanhedrin Hearing &Release

Acts 4:23-31 The Church's Prayer for Boldness

Acts 4:32--5:11 The Church's Common Life

Acts 4:32-37 Description & Positive Example: Barnabas

Acts 5:1-11 Negative Example: Ananias and Sapphira

Acts 5:12-16 The Healing Ministry

Acts 5:12-42 Apostles' Healing Ministry & Consequences

Acts 5:17-42 Consequences of the Healing Ministry

Acts 6:1--8:40 The Hellenistic Jewish Christian Witness

Acts 6:1-7 Appointment of the Seven

Acts 6:8-15 Stephen's Witness and Arrest

Acts 7:1-53 Stephen's Speech

Acts 7:54--8:3 Stephen's Martyrdom

Acts 8:4-25 Samaria Responds to the Gospel

Acts 8:26-40 Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

Acts 9:1-31 Paul's Conversion and Early Ministry

Acts 9:1-19 Paul's Conversion

Acts 9:19-31 Paul's Witness in Damascus and Jerusalem

Acts 9:32-43 Peter's Healing Ministry at Lydda and Joppa

Acts 9:32--11:18 Mission Is Inaugurated Through Peter

Acts 9:32--12:25 Jerusalem Church's Mission to Gentiles

Acts 10:1-8 Cornelius's Vision

Acts 10:9-23 Peter's Vision

Acts 10:23-48 Peter's Witness to Cornelius

Acts 11:1-18 Peter's Defense of His Gentile Mission

Acts 11:19--12:25 Mission Continues and Faces Opposition

Acts 11:19-30 The Gentile Mission at Antioch

Acts 12:1-25 Herod's Opposition at Jerusalem

Acts 13:1--21:16 Paul's Missionary Journeys

Acts 13:1--14:28 The First Missionary Journey

Acts 13:1-3 The Commissioning

Acts 13:4-12 Witness on Cypress

Acts 13:13-52 Witness at Pisidian Antioch
Acts 14:1-7 Witness at Iconium

Acts 14:8-20 Witness at Lystra

Acts 14:21-28 Witness at Derbe and the Return Trip

Acts 15:1-35 The Jerusalem Council

Acts 15:1-5 The Problem Surfaces

Acts 15:6-21 The Witness of the Spirit & the Word

Acts 15:22-29 The Council's Letter

Acts 15:30-35 Antioch's Reception

Acts 15:36--18:22 The Second Missionary Journey

Acts 15:36--16:10 Mission to Asia Minor & Macedonian Call

Acts 16:11-40 Witness at Philippi

Acts 17:1-9 Witness at Thessalonica

Acts 17:10-15 Witness at Berea

Acts 17:16-34 Witness at Athens

Acts 18:1-22 Witness at Corinth and Return to Antioch

Acts 18:23--21:16 The Third Missionary Journey

Acts 18:23--19:22 At Ephesus Planting the Church

Acts 19:23-41 Witness at Ephesus: Facing Opposition

Acts 20:1-12 To Jerusalem--Macedonia, Achaia, Troas

Acts 20:13-38 To Jerusalem--Miletus

Acts 21:1-16 To Jerusalem--By Sea to Palestine

Acts 21:17--26:32: Paul's Palestinian Ministry

Acts 21:17--23:35 Paul at Jerusalem

Acts 21:17-26 Promoting Harmony

Acts 21:27-36 Arrested in the Temple

Acts 22:22--23:11 Defense Before the Sanhedrin

Acts 23:12-35 Plot Uncovered; Paul Taken to Caesarea

Acts 24:1--26:32 Paul at Caesarea

Acts 24:1-27 Before Felix

Acts 25:1-12 Before Festus

Acts 25:13--26:32 Before Agrippa and Bernice

Acts 27:1--28:31 Paul's Journey to Rome

Acts 27:1-44 By Sea to Malta

Acts 27:1-26 Caesarea to Crete; the Storm

Acts 27:27-44 The Shipwreck

Acts 28:1-31 Ministry at Malta and Rome

Acts 28:1-10 Malta: Mercy Ministry

Acts 28:11-31 To Rome: Imprisonment and Witness

H A Ironside
Commentary on Acts

Introduction Acts Commentary 1 Acts Commentary 2 Acts Commentary 3
Acts Commentary 4 Acts Commentary 5 Acts Commentary 6 Acts Commentary 7
Acts Commentary 8 Acts Commentary 9 Acts Commentary 10 Acts Commentary 11
Acts Commentary 12 Acts Commentary 13 Acts Commentary 14 Acts Commentary 15
Acts Commentary 16 Acts Commentary 17 Acts Commentary 18 Acts Commentary 19
Acts Commentary 20 Acts Commentary 21 Acts Commentary 22 Acts Commentary 23
Acts Commentary 24 Acts Commentary 25 Acts Commentary 26 Acts Commentary 27
Acts Commentary 28

Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
Commentary on Acts

Acts Commentary 1
Acts Commentary 2
Acts Commentary 3
Acts Commentary 4
Acts Commentary 5
Acts Commentary 6
Acts Commentary 7
Acts Commentary 8
Acts Commentary 9
Acts Commentary 10
Acts Commentary 11
Acts Commentary 12
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Acts Commentary 14
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Acts Commentary 28

BELOW ARE LINKS TO THE UNABRIDGED VERSION

Introduction Acts Commentary 1 Acts Commentary 2 Acts Commentary 3
Acts Commentary 4 Acts Commentary 5 Acts Commentary 6 Acts Commentary 7
Acts Commentary 8 Acts Commentary 9 Acts Commentary 10 Acts Commentary 11
Acts Commentary 12 Acts Commentary 13 Acts Commentary 14 Acts Commentary 15
Acts Commentary 16 Acts Commentary 17 Acts Commentary 18 Acts Commentary 19
Acts Commentary 20 Acts Commentary 21 Acts Commentary 22 Acts Commentary 23
Acts Commentary 24 Acts Commentary 25 Acts Commentary 26 Acts Commentary 27
Acts Commentary 28

S. Lewis Johnson
Sermons on Acts

Acts 1:1-5 Acts, part I

Acts 1:6-12 The Plan, the Power and the Promise

Acts 1:12-16 Biblical Apostolic Succession

Acts 2:1-13 The Promise Given

Acts 2:14-21 This is That

Acts 2:22-28 Jesus of Nazareth:  The Holy One of God

Acts 2:29-36 Jesus of Nazareth:  Both Lord and Christ

Acts 2:37-40 Baptism and the Way of Salvation

Acts 2:41-47 The First Believers Chapel

Acts 3:21-26 Israel's Second Chance

Acts 4:1-32 The Ultimate Allegiance and the Ultimate Response

Acts 4:32-5:16 The Church's Forgotten Peril

Acts 5:17-42 Our Ultimate Allegiance

Acts 6:1-15 The Paul Before Paul

Acts 7:1-53 Stephen's Sermon

Acts 7:54 - 8:1 The Stoning of Stephen

Acts 8:1-25 Simon the Sorcerer and the Faith That Does Not Save

Acts 8:26-40 Preaching the Lord Jesus and the Faith That Does Save

Acts 9:1-9 The Conversion of Saul

Acts 9:10-31 The Change That Christ Makes

Acts 9:32-46 Our Needs and Christ's Power

Acts 10:1-23 Peter's Blunder, or "Not so, Lord"

Acts 10:23-48 Peter Preaching Justification by Faith

Acts 11:1-30 Abraham to the World!

Acts 12:1-25 The God Who Smites, or Release and Retribution

Acts 13:1-4 Antioch and the New Testament Church

Acts 13:4-12 The Cypriot Sorcerer Encounters God's Magic

Acts 13:13-25 Paul at Antioch - Biblical Evangelism, part I

Acts 13:26-41 Paul at Antioch - Biblical Evangelism, part II

Acts 13:42-52 Enrolled for Life and Testimony

Acts 14:1-28 Faith Healing at Lystra

Acts 15:1-12 The First Apostle's Creed

Acts 15:13-21 Gentile Salvation and the Old Testament

Acts 15:36-16:10 Send the Light!

Acts 16:11-15 Invincible Grace, or God's Heart Surgery

Acts 16:16-40 What Must I Do To Be Saved?

Acts 17:1-15 Paul at Thessalonica, or Triumphs and Troubles of Ministry

Acts 17:16-34 Paul Preaching to the Intellectuals

Acts 18:1-23 The Gospel at Vanity Fair

Acts 18:18-9:7 Belated Entrance Into the Covenant Age

Acts 19:8-20 The Saving Power of the Name of the Lord

Acts 19:21-40 Christianity and the Special Interests

Acts 20:1-12 Eutychus and the Easy Path to Fame

Acts 20:13-24 The Integrity of Paul's Ministry, part I

Acts 20:25-28 The Integrity of Paul's Ministry, part II

Acts 20:32-38 The Integrity of Paul's Ministry, part III

Acts 21:1-17 Applying Divine Principles, part I

Acts 21:18-20 Applying Divine Principles, part II

Acts 22:1-30 Paul's Apology

Acts 23:1-35 Paul, the Council and God

Acts 24 The Governor Before the Apostle

Acts 25:1-27 Festus:  Or the Lunacy of Expediency

Acts 26:1-32 Agrippa, the Curse of Casualness

Acts 27:1-44 Learning Doctrine Amid Crisis at Sea

Acts 28:1-26 And So We Came to Rome

Acts 28:17-31 At Home in Rome

R J Knowling
The Expositor's Greek Testament
The Acts of the Apostles
(~500 pages)
Introduction - 37 pages

Rosscup notes that Expositor's Greek Testament is "One of the older, much-used commentaries, which offers considerable help on Greek words, grammar, background etc. and will prove rather contributive, consulted along with newer and longer studies." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works). This work has helpful comments but knowledge of the Greek is necessary for maximum benefit.

Acts Commentary 1

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Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

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Acts Commentary 15

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Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

Paul Kretzmann
Popular Commentary of the Bible

The Acts of the Apostles

Introduction

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

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Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

John MacArthur
Verse by Verse Sermons on Acts
Recommended
Functions much like a verse by verse commentary
See Note Regarding MacArthur Study Bible online

Acts 1

Acts 1:1-5 Resources for Finishing Our Lord's Unfinished Work--1
Acts 1:1-11 How to Finish Christ's Work
Acts 1:6-11 Resources for Finishing Our Lord's Unfinished Work--2
Acts 1:12-26 Resources for Finishing Our Lord's Unfinished Work--3

Acts 2

Acts 2:1-4 The Baptism of the Holy Spirit--1
Acts 2:5-13 The Baptism of the Holy Spirit--2
Acts 2:14-21 Peter's Sermon: Explaining Pentecost

Acts 2:22-23 Peter's Sermon--Exalting Christ, Part 1
Acts 2:24-36 Peter's Sermon--Exalting Christ, Part 2
Acts 2:37-42 Peter's Sermon: the Appeal and Results
Acts 2:42-47 The First Fellowship
Acts 2:41-47 When God Builds a Church

Acts 3

Acts 3:1-10 A Miracle to Confirm the Word
Acts 3:11-18 Peter Preaches Christ
Acts 3:19-26 Repent and Be Converted
Acts 3:19-26 The Necessity of Repentance

Acts 4

Acts 4:1-12 How to Handle Persecution--1
Acts 4:13-32 How to Handle Persecution--2
Acts 4:32-5:11 The Sins of the Saints
Acts 4:32-5:11 God's Passion for a Pure Church

Acts 4:32-5:11 Purging Sin from the Church

Acts 5

Acts 5:12-16 The Early Church Pattern for Evangelism  1
Acts 5:17-32 The Early Church Pattern for Evangelism  2
Acts 5:33-42 The Early Church Pattern for Evangelism  3

Acts 6

Acts 6:1-7 Spiritual Organization
Acts 6:8-15 The Man with the Face of an Angel

Acts 7

Acts 7:1-16 Stephen's Powerful Sermon- 1
Acts 7:17-53 Stephen's Powerful Sermon- 2
Acts 7:54-60 he Stoning of Stephen

Acts 8

Acts 8:1-9a The Persecuted Church Reaches Out
Acts 8:5-39 The Characteristics of False and True Faith
Acts 8:9-24 The Faith That Does Not Save
Acts 8:25-40 The Faith That Does Save

Acts 9

Acts 9:1-9 The Transformed Life- 1
Acts 9:10-17a The Transformed Life- 2
Acts 9:17b-19 The Transformed Life- 3
Acts 9:20-31 The Transformed Life- 4

Acts 10

Acts 10:1-20 The Salvation of the Gentiles-1
Acts 10:21-33 The Salvation of the Gentiles- 2
Acts 10:34-35 The Salvation of the Gentiles- 3
Acts 10:34-43 The Why, Who, and How of the Resurrection
Acts 10:36-43 The Salvation of the Gentiles- 4
Acts 10:44-48 The Salvation of the Gentiles- 5

Acts 11

Acts 11:1-30 The First Gentile Church

Acts 12

Acts 12:1-25 The Stupidity of Fighting God
Acts 12: The Folly of Fighting God

Acts 13

Acts 13:1-13 Satanic Resistance
Acts 13:1-2a Satanic Opposition to a Spirit-Filled Church, Part 1
Acts 13:2b-13 Satanic Opposition to a Spirit-Filled Church, Part 2
Acts 13:14-23 Paul Preaches Jesus, Part 1
Acts 13:23-37 Paul Preaches Jesus, Part 2
Acts 13:38-41 Paul Preaches Jesus, Part 3
Acts 13:42-52 The Troubling Gospel

Acts 14

Acts 14:1-28 The Call and Qualities of a Discipler
Acts 14:1-10 Qualities of a Great Missionary-1
Acts 14:10-21 Qualities of a Great Missionary- 2
Acts 14:21-28 Qualities of a Great Missionary- 3

Acts 15

Acts 15:1-12 Is Salvation by Law or Grace? Part 1
Acts 15:13-18 Is Salvation by Law or Grace? Part 2
Acts 15:19-21 Is Salvation by Law or Grace? Part 3
Acts 15:22-24 Is Salvation by Law or Grace? Part 4
Acts 15:25-35 Is Salvation by Law or Grace? Part 5
Acts 15:36-16:10 Evangelism the Right Way

Acts 16

Acts 15:36-16:10 Evangelism the Right Way
Acts 16:11-15 A Truly Liberated Woman
Acts 16:16-18 The Enslaved Woman
Acts 16:19-40 How to Turn Persecution into Production

Acts 17

Acts 17:1-3, 10-11 Men Who Turned the World Upside Down, Part 1

Acts 17:4-9, 12-15 Men Who Turned the World Upside Down, Part 2

Acts 17:16-34 God's Man Confronts Satan's City
Acts 17:16-34 The God of Resurrection
Acts 17:22-25 Needing God, Part 1
Acts 17:22-25 Needing God, Part 2
Acts 17:22-24 Getting to Know the Unknown God, Part 1
Acts 17:25-29 Getting to Know the Unknown God, Part 2
Acts 17:30-31 Getting to Know the Unknown God, Part 3

Acts 18

Acts 18:1-8 The Gospel in Vanity Fair, Part 1
Acts 18:9-10 The Gospel in Vanity Fair, Part 2
Acts 18:11-18 The Gospel in Vanity Fair, Part 3
Acts 18:18-23 From Judaism to Jesus, Part 1
Acts 18:24-28 From Judaism to Jesus, Part 2

Acts 19

Acts 19:1-7 From Judaism to Jesus, Part 3
Acts 19:8-10 Exorcism: True or False? Part 1
Acts 19:11-20 Exorcism: True or False? Part 2
Acts 19:21-41 The Riot at Ephesus

Acts 20

Acts 20:1-2 For the Love of the Church, Part 1
Acts 20:1-7 For the Love of the Church, Part 2
Acts 20:7-17 For the Love of the Church, Part 3
Acts 20:1-17, 36-38 Loving the Church
Acts 20:17-20 Paul's View of the Ministry, Part 1
Acts 20:21-24 Paul's View of the Ministry, Part 2
Acts 20:25-28 A Charge to New Testament Church Leaders, Part 1
Acts 20:29-38 A Charge to New Testament Church Leaders, Part 2

Acts 21

Acts 21:1-6 The Courage of Conviction, Part 1
Acts 21:7-9 The Courage of Conviction, Part 2
Acts 21:10-16 The Courage of Conviction, Part 3
Acts 21:17-26 Paul's Arrest, Part 1
Acts 21:27-40 Paul's Arrest, Part 2

Acts 22

Acts 22:1-15 Paul's Arrest, Part 3
Acts 22:15-30 Paul's Arrest, Part 4
Acts 22:30-23:3 Paul's Clear Conscience

Acts 23

Acts 23:4-11 Confrontation and Consolation
Acts 23:12-35 Providential Protection

Acts 24

Acts 24:1-9 Paul's Trial Before Felix--Part 1--The Case Against Paul
Acts 24:10-16 Paul's Trial Before Felix--Part 2--Paul's Defense Begun
Acts 24:17-27 Paul's Trial Before Felix--Part 3--The Tragedy of Postponing Salvation

Acts 25

Acts 25:1-7 Paul's Before Festus- 1
Acts 25:7-12 Paul's Before Festus- 2 -The Power of a Dedicated Life
Acts 25:13-26:3 Paul's Before Agrippa- 1--Evaluating the Accusations

Acts 26

Acts 26:4-18 Paul's Before Agrippa-2- Commencement of Paul's Testimony
Acts 26:19-32 Paul's Before Agrippa- 3-Are You Trying to Convert Me?

Acts 27

Acts 27:1-26 Paul's Journey to Rome-  1
Acts 27:27-44 Paul's Journey to Rome- 2
Acts 27 Principles of Leadership
Acts 27 Characteristics of an Effective Leader

Acts 28

Acts 28:1-16 The Last Lap
Acts 28:17-31The Story That Never Ends

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Commenting on Commentaries on Acts - Gerald Cowen - favors F F Bruce and I H Marshall as the two best commentaries

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Bruce - Luke's Presentation of the Spirit in Acts

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Hemer, The Speeches of Acts: Pt 1: The Ephesian Elders; Pt 2: Areopagus 

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Schnabel-Fads &Common Sense-Reading Acts in 1st Century & Reading Today

Vines- Evangelistic Preaching and the Book of Acts

Walton, "The Acts - of God? What is the 'Acts of the Apostles' all about?"

Wiarda - The Jerusalem Council and the Theological Task
 

FOR MORE JOURNAL ARTICLES SEE - Biblical Studies - Acts

Journal Articles

Acts of the Apostles - American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Luke-Acts, Theology of - Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology

Acts of the Apostles - Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Acts of the Apostles - Easton's Bible Dictionary

Acts of the Apostles - Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Acts of the Apostles - Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Acts of the Apostles - Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament

Acts of the Apostles (2) - Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament

Acts of the Apostles - Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Acts of the Apostles - 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Acts of the Apostles - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Acts of the apostles - Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Acts of the Apostles - Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Dictionary Articles
Acts - Multiple Resources Bible.org
Acts - Life of Paul (through Acts 21) Wayne Barger

ESV Study Bible - $15 for lifetime online access or free with print version.
ESV MacArthur Study Bible - $20 for lifetime online access

Comment: This online resource allows one to view both the MacArthur Study Bible Notes & ESV Study Bible Notes at the same time & both synchronize with the Scripture! Very nice tool but note that purchase is required. Includes online ESV audio version.

Crossway Publishing
Holman Christian Standard Bible -Study Bible Notes (HCSB Study Bible) - Enter Scripture. Study notes synch with Scripture. Mouse over underlined words pops up the Greek or Hebrew word. Activate this feature by selecting the "Alpha & Omega" Icon on bar above the Scripture. The HCSB is a very well done, literal translation. Holman Publishing

J. S. Howson [1816-1885], The Historicity of the Acts of the Apostles. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., 1880. Hbk. pp.186

J S Howson

Acts Book Introduction

John MacArthur
Notes on Acts J Vernon McGee

Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading Creationist. See Introduction to Acts Click links below and then click the note links in the right margin
Acts 1 Study Bible Notes

Acts 2 Study Bible Notes
Acts 3 Study Bible Notes
Acts 4 Study Bible Notes
Acts 5 Study Bible Notes
Acts 6 Study Bible Notes
Acts 7 Study Bible Notes
Acts 8 Study Bible Notes
Acts 9 Study Bible Notes
Acts 10 Study Bible Notes
Acts 11 Study Bible Notes
Acts 12 Study Bible Notes
Acts 13 Study Bible Notes
Acts 14 Study Bible Notes
Acts 15 Study Bible Notes
Acts 16 Study Bible Notes
Acts 17 Study Bible Notes
Acts 18 Study Bible Notes
Acts 19 Study Bible Notes
Acts 20 Study Bible Notes
Acts 21 Study Bible Notes
Acts 22 Study Bible Notes
Acts 23 Study Bible Notes
Acts 24 Study Bible Notes
Acts 25 Study Bible Notes
Acts 26 Study Bible Notes
Acts 27 Study Bible Notes
Acts 28 Study Bible Notes

Henry Morris

NET Study Bible - Excellent resource, includes NETBible notes and  Thomas Constable's notes that synchronize with the Scriptures.

NETBible.org

Knowing God Through Acts - 33 page booklet

Radio Bible Class
Acts - Reformation Study Bible Reformation Study Bible
Analysis of Acts James Van Dine

SERMONS, ETC
ON THE BOOK OF ACTS

Over 190 Sermon on Acts - Choose "Acts" then choose Maximum Results = "All" W A Criswell
Sermon Series on Acts (38 Sermons) Brian Bell
Sermons on Acts (45 Sermons) Jim Bordwine
Homilies on Acts - 28 Messages John Chrysostom
Sermon Series on Acts Bob Deffinbaugh

Book of Acts - >100 - most Mp3's

Gospel Coalition
Book of Acts - Sermon Series - select New Testament, then Acts David Holwick
Acts: A Tour Through Acts J David Hoke
Acts - 60 sermons on Mp3's - well done Steve Kreloff
Sermons on Acts - Recommended - Click for Index Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on Acts Bryn MacPhail
Our Daily Homily/Our Daily Walk - excellent devotionals Acts
F. B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary on Acts
F B Meyer
Acts Sermons - 100's of Mp3's Monergism
Acts Sermons by Various Pastors Pastor Life
Sermon Series on Acts John Piper
Sermon Series on Acts (47 sermons) Robert Rayburn
Sermon Series on Acts Ron Ritchie
Sermons on Acts (51 messages) and 27 Studies on Acts Don Robinson
Sermons on Acts - type in chapter or chap/verse - frequent illustrations Sermons Logos
Acts of the Apostles John Stevenson
The Acts of the Apostles Derek Thomas
J Ligon Duncan
The Acts of the Apostles Laurence W. Veinott
Sermon Series on Acts - 59 Sermons Steve Zeisler

MULTIPLE COMMENTARIES
ON ACTS
(Alphabetized by Author)

Acts of the Apostles - 44 Studies - click for index by Chapter/Verse Frank E. Allen
Acts Commentary Paul Apple
Acts 1-28 Commentary - Gnomon Johann A Bengel

Acts 1-28 Commentary

Joseph Benson

Acts 1-28 Commentary

Bridgeway
Acts of the Apostles Commentary (1916) - need to know some Greek W F Burnside
Acts Commentary - J Rawson Lumby (1890)
Introduction, Acts 1, Acts 5, Acts 10, Acts 15, Acts 20, Acts 25, Acts 28, Index
Cambridge Bible

Acts 1-28 Commentary

John Darby
Acts Commentary (1958) - 416 pages Bob DeWelt

Acts 1-28 Commentary

John Dummelow

Acts 1-28 Commentary

Expositor's Dictionary
The Acts of the Apostles a Commentary for English Readers

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13
Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17

Acts Commentary 18

Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

William M Furneaux
The Acts of the Apostles - Annotated Bible
See also Gaebelein's in depth commentary on Acts
A C Gaebelein

Acts 1-28 Commentary

John Gill
Acts 1-28 Commentary L M Grant
Acts Concise Bible Commentary James Gray
Acts 1-28 Commentary Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary Richard Hawker
Acts 1-28 Commentary F B Hole
Acts Commentary - only 44 pages but well done Barry Horner
International Critical Commentary
International Critical Commentary vol. 2
ICC
Acts Introduction
Acts 1-7 Commentary
Acts 8-14 Commentary
Acts 15-20 Commentary
Acts 21-28 Commentary
William Kelly
Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles Lange's Commentary
Alexander Maclaren - Expositions of Acts - in Pdf
Alexander Maclaren - Expositions of Acts - from CCEL
Alexander Maclaren
Thru the Bible Commentary J Vernon McGee
Acts Commentary - Critical and Exegetical Handbook (1883) Heinrich A. W. Meyer

Acts Commentary
Rosscup writes that this is "one of Morganís better commentaries and one which the student can profitably consult." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

G Campbell Morgan

Acts Commentary - The Acts of the Apostles (1895)

T E Page
Teacher's Commentary - well done F N Peloubet
Acts - The New Testament Commentary for English Readers E A Plumptre
Acts Commentary - Click for index to exposition Pulpit Commentary

Acts Commentary

Richard Rackham
The Acts of the Apostles Arend Remmers
Acts 1-4 - Verse by Verse Study (88 pages)
Acts 5-8 - Verse by Verse Study (97 pages)
Acts 9-12 - Verse by Verse Study (90 pages)
Acts 13-15 - Verse by Verse Study (106 pages)
Acts 16-18 - Verse by Verse Study (107 pages)
Acts 19-22 - Verse by Verse Study (99 pages)
Acts 23-25 - Verse by Verse Study (81pages)
Acts 26-28 - Verse by Verse Study (107 pages)
Johnny Sanders
 
Acts 1-28 Commentary (click arrow to scroll to next chapter) Phillip Schaff
Acts Commentary - 135 pages John Schultz
Acts Commentary - click for index by chapter Speaker's Commentary

Acts 1

Acts 1:8 Commentary - in depth On Site

Acts 1:8 - Illustration
Acts 1:14 - Illustration

Bible.org
Acts 1:1-3 Embryogenesis
Acts 1:4-8 Christís Farewell Address
Acts 1:9-26 Are We Better Off Without Jesus?
Brian Bell
Acts 1:1 Adventure Begins Ray Pritchard
Acts 1:1-3 40 Amazing Days Ray Pritchard
Acts 1:1-11 The Ascension (Luke 24:31) Bob Deffinbaugh

Acts 1:3 Many Infallible Proofs

Acts 1:4: In God's Waiting Room

Acts 1: 4-5  The Source of Our Power

Acts 1:6-7 Is It Time Yet?

Acts 1:8 You Will Be My Witnesses:

Acts 1:8 From Oak Park to the Ends of the Earth

Acts 1:9 A Friend in High Places

Acts 1:9 He Ascended Into Heaven

Acts 1:10-11 This Same Jesus- The Blessed Hope of the Church

Acts 1:12-14 Unleashing the Power of United Prayer

Acts 1:15-26  What Happened to Judas

Acts 1:15, 20 The Scripture Had to Be Fulfilled

Acts 1:15-26 How God Uses Bad People to Do His Will: Providence

Acts 1:21-26 Tough Decisions with God's Help

Ray Pritchard

Acts 1:8: Preaching Evangelistically Part 2 - The Preacher

David Legge

Acts 1:1-14 - Christ's Ascension

J R Miller

Acts 1:1-11 The Revolution, Anchored in Glorifying God
Acts 1:8 Anchored and Moving Forward, Dependent upon the Holy Spirit
Acts 1:8b Anchored and Moving Forward, with a Heart for the Lost
Acts 1:12-2:13 Anchored and Moving Forward, in Unity

Rob Salvato

Acts 2

Acts 2 The Pentecostal Experience - Study in Acts 2  - Recommended Lehman Strauss

Acts 2:1-4: The Presence Of God In Pentecost
Acts 2:1-4: Christianity On Fire
Acts 2:41-47: The Church

David Legge
Acts:2:1-13 Spiritual Explosion
Acts 2:14-41 What Does This Mean & What Do We Do
Acts 2:42-47 The Churchís Quadís
Brian Bell
Acts 2 Feast of Unleavened Bread & Day of Pentecost (cp Leviticus 23) Alfred Edersheim

Acts 2:1-13 - The Holy Spirit Given -

Acts 2:32-47 - A Multitude Converted -

J R Miller

Acts 2:14-21 I Will Pour Out My Spirit On All People

Acts 2:24 The Incorruptible Christ

Acts 2:24-32 A Tale of Two Men

Acts 2:41-47 Our Mutual Covenant  

Acts 2:41-47 A Place to Belong  

Ray Pritchard

Acts 2:14-40 Peter's Address

W Ferguson

Acts 2:41-47 - Illustration

Bible.org

Acts 2:1-44 Anchored and Moving Forward, with a Message
Acts 2:42 Anchored and Moving Forward, in Unity, Part 2

Rob Salvato

Acts 3

Acts 3:1-11 Some Things Money Can't Buy
Acts 3:11-26 Don't Look To Us; Look To Jesus
Brian Bell

Acts 3:1-11 - The Lame Man Healed

J R Miller

Acts 3:1-4:22 Peter Explains Healing

W Ferguson

Acts 3:1-11 Look at us, Look to Him
Acts 3:11-26 Times of Refreshing

Rob Salvato

Acts 4

Acts 4:1-22 The Churchís 1st Collision
Acts 4:23-5:1-11 Great God, Great Giving
Brian Bell

Acts 4:1-31 - The Trial of Peter and John

J R Miller
Acts 4:8-12 The Rising of the Rejected Stone Ray Pritchard
Acts 4:12 Only One Way--Christ! J C Ryle
Acts 4:23-31 A Place to Pray   Ray Pritchard
Acts 4:32-37 A Place to Share   Ray Pritchard

Acts 4:31ff - Illustration

Bible.org

Acts 4:1-31 A Winning Combination
Acts 4:32-5:11 Generosity v Hypocrisy

Rob Salvato

Acts 5

Acts 5:1-11 Great God, Great Giving
Acts 5:12-42 Sanctified Shadows
Brian Bell
Acts 5 - The Story of Ananias and Sapphira Richard Strauss

Acts 5:1-11 - The Sin of Lying

Acts 5:17-32 - The Apostles Imprisoned

J R Miller

Acts 4:32-5:11 Generosity v Hypocrisy
Acts 5:12-42 Unstoppable

Rob Salvato

Acts 5:29-40: Fighting A Losing Battle

David Legge

Acts 5:41 - Illustration

Bible.org

Acts 6

Acts:6:1-7 Problem Solving 101
Acts:6:8-7:60 Dying to Please God
Brian Bell
Acts 6:1-5 Full of the Spirit and Wisdom Hampton Keathley, III
Acts 6:1-7  Place to Serve Ray Pritchard

Acts 6:1-8, 7:54 to 8:2 - Stephen the First Martyr

J R Miller

Acts 6:1-8 Body Ministry
Acts 6:8-7:2 & 54-60 The Martyr's Cry

Rob Salvato

Acts 7

Acts 7:7:60 Dying to Please God Brian Bell

Acts 7:1-60 Who is on Trial Here?

Rob Salvato

Acts 7:54 to 8:2 - Stephen the First Martyr

J R Miller

Acts 8

Acts 8:1-25 Messianic Samaritans
Acts 8:26-40 A Meeting with a Eunuch
Brian Bell
Acts 8:1-4: The Church in Many Places Ray Pritchard

Acts 8:1-17 - The Disciples Dispersed

Acts 8:26-40 - The First Ethiopian Convert

J R Miller
Acts 8:4-8 Great Joy in the City Ray Pritchard
Acts 8:21 Is Thy Heart Right? J C Ryle

Acts 8:1-8 & 26-40 Scattered!
Acts 8:9-24 Counterfeit Christianity

Rob Salvato

Acts 9

Acts 9:20-43 Recycled People Brian Bell

Acts 9:1-30 - The Conversion of Saul

J R Miller

Acts 9:1-19 A Radical Conversion
Acts 9:20-43 Timing

Rob Salvato
Acts 9:22 Saul's Conversion George Whitfield

Acts 10

Acts 10 Good Men Need Jesus Brian Bell

Acts 10:1-20 - Peter and Cornelius

J R Miller
Acts 10:36-48 The Conversion of Cornelius Bob Deffinbaugh

Acts 10:1-22 Yes Lord!
Acts 10:23-11:18 Generous Grace

Rob Salvato

Acts 10:34-5 - Illustration

Bible.org

Acts 11

Acts:11 Christian Brian Bell
Acts 11:1-18 Peter is Called on the Carpet Bob Deffinbaugh
Acts 11:19-30 One Step Backward Two Forward Bob Deffinbaugh

Acts 11:19-26 - Gentiles Converted at Antioch

J R Miller

Acts 10:23-11:18 Generous Grace
Acts 11:19-30 Be Encouraged

Rob Salvato

Acts 12

Acts 12 A Tale of Two Lives Brian Bell

Acts 12:5 - Illustration

Bible.org

Acts 12:1-17:What Happens When A Church Really Prays

David Legge

Acts 12:1-17 - Peter Delivered From Prison

J R Miller

Acts 12:1-25 Set Free

Rob Salvato

Acts 13

Acts 13:1-12 Ob Portu
Acts 13:13-52 Stuffing Turkey with the Gospel
Brian Bell

Acts 13:1-13 - The First Christian Missionaries

J R Miller

Acts 13:1-13 Led by the Spirit
Acts 13:14-52 The Gospel of Grace

Rob Salvato

Acts 13:14-43 Paul's Address in the Synagogue

W Ferguson

Acts 14

Acts 14 Modeling Ministry Brian Bell

Acts 14:1-28 Blessings out of Buffetings

Rob Salvato

Acts 15

Acts 15:1-35 The Great Debate 
Acts 15:36-16:10 Missing God's Will
Brian Bell
Acts 15: Gentiles as Gentiles in Davidic Promise Greg Herrick

Acts 15:1-5, 22-29 - The Council at Jerusalem

J R Miller
Acts 15:1-31 The Gospel Under Seige: Christianity Confronts a Cult Bob Deffinbaugh
Acts 15:1-31 Cults, Christianity, and Culture Bob Deffinbaugh
Acts 15:36-41 When Christians Disagree Ray Pritchard
Acts 15:36 Self-Examination J C Ryle
Acts 15:36-41 When Christians Disagree   Ray Pritchard
Acts 15:36-16:40 The Birth of the Church at Philippi Bob Deffinbaugh

Acts 15:1-12 Mixture
Acts 15:13-41 Turning Point

Rob Salvato

Acts 15:36-41 - Illustration

Bible.org

Acts 16

Acts 16 Commentary - verse by verse On Site
Acts 16:1-10 Missing God's Will
Acts 16:11-40 3 Hearts, 1 Savior
Brian Bell
Acts 16:1-3 What Happened to Discipleship? Bob Deffinbaugh
Acts 16:6-10 Deciding the Big Ones
Acts 16:6-10 The Most Important Ingredient
Ray Pritchard
Acts 16:36-41  When Christians Disagree
Acts 16:25 Theology at Midnight
Ray Pritchard
Acts 16:29-30 Natural Men in a Dreadful Condition Jonathan Edwards

Acts 16:1-10 When God says NO!
Acts 16:11-40 Songs at Midnight

Rob Salvato

Acts 16:31 - Illustration

Bible.org

Acts 17

Acts 17 Commentary - verse by verse On Site
Acts 17:1-15 Neck Deep in Greece 
Acts 17:16-34 Gobs of gods
Brian Bell

Acts 17:6- Illustration

Bible.org
Acts 17:16-17 Why God Put Us Here Ray Pritchard
Acts 17:6 Flipping the World on Its Head (Acts 17-6; I Pet. 2:91)
Acts 17-23b Apologetics of Universal Grace ( I Pet.3:18b-l9; John 14-17)
Ronald Goetz
Acts 17:16-17 City J C Ryle

E M Blaiklock - The Areopagus Address - Faith and Thought 93.3 (1964): 175-191. [Third Rendle Short Memorial Lecture - 5 June 1964] 

John Appleby, "Paul on Mars Hill: our role model for evangelising people around us today?" Foundations 51 (Spring 2004): 19-27.

Journal Articles

Acts 17:16-34 Idols, The Living God & the Rise Man

W Ferguson
Acts 17:18-21 Speaking Truth to Intelligent People
Acts 17:22-23 To an Unknown God- How to Find Common Ground
Ray Pritchard
Acts 17:24-25 He Doesn't Need Your Help: The Truth You Must Understand Ray Pritchard
Acts 17:26 One Blood J C Ryle
Acts 17:26-28  How God Reveals Himself to Us Ray Pritchard
Acts 17:29 Warning Against Modern-Day Baal Worship Ray Pritchard
Acts 17:30 Repent! The Forgotten Doctrine of Salvation Ray Pritchard
Acts 17:31 Here Comes the Judge: Ray Pritchard
Acts 17:31 The Final Judgment Jonathan Edwards
Acts 17:32-34 Power of the Gospel Ray Pritchard

Acts 17:1-10 Another King
Acts 17:10-15 A Beautiful Mind
Acts 17:16-34 The Up Close God

Rob Salvato

Acts 18

Acts 18 The Process of Discipleship   Brian Bell

Acts 18:1-11 I Have Many People in this City
Acts 18:12-23 Rest and Refreshment
Acts 18:24-19:7 Have you received the Spirit?

Rob Salvato
Acts 18:1-3  The Story of Aquila and Priscilla Richard Strauss

Acts 18:1-11:The Reason It Was Written

David Legge

Acts 19

Acts 19:1-20 What Did You Receive?
Acts 19:21-41 Panic or PeaceÖYour Pick
Brian Bell

Acts 18:24-19:7 Have you received the Spirit?
Acts 19:8-41 When God's Word Grows

Rob Salvato

Acts 19:19 Illustration

Bible.org

Acts 20

Acts 20:17-27 Commentary - in depth verse by verse
Acts 20:28-38 Commentary - in depth verse by verse
On Site
Acts 20 Footprints on our Hearts Brian Bell
Acts 20:35 Fear Factor   Ray Pritchard

Acts 20:1-12 Asleep in Church
Acts 20:24 Planted
Acts 20:18-35 Past, Present, Future, Part 1
Acts 20:18-35 Past, Present, Future, Part 2
Acts 20:18-35 Past, Present, Future, Part 3

Rob Salvato

Acts 21

Acts 21 Manís Advice versus Godís Voice Brian Bell

Acts 21-23 The Power of Absolute Surrender

Rob Salvato

Acts 21:13 Illustration

Bible.org

Acts 22

Acts 22 This is my Story, This is my Song Brian Bell

Acts 21-23 The Power of Absolute Surrender

Rob Salvato

Acts 23

Acts 23 Grief to Grace Brian Bell

Acts 21-23 The Power of Absolute Surrender

Rob Salvato

Acts 24

Acts 24: Foolish Felix
Acts 24: The Gospel And The Complacent

David Legge
Acts 24 Felix not felix Brian Bell

Acts 24-26 Paul on Trial-Study Guide: click the drop down menu

John MacArthur

Acts 24:1-27 Paul: "I will not be Silent!"

Rob Salvato

Acts 25

Acts 25,26 Almost Persuaded Brian Bell
Acts 25-26 Easter And The Secular Mind   Ray Pritchard

Acts 25-26 Again?

Rob Salvato

Acts 26

Acts 25,26 Almost Persuaded Brian Bell

Acts 26:1-30 - Paul Before King Agrippa

J R Miller
Acts 26:8  What's Your Problem with the Resurrection? Ray Pritchard
Acts 26:24-29 Three Pictures J C Ryle
Acts 26:28 The Almost Christian George Whitfield

Acts 27

Acts 27 Foundering, but not Floundering Brian Bell

Acts 27 - Paul's Voyage and Shipwreck

J R Miller

Acts 27 Lessons from a Shipwreck, Part 1
Acts 27:39-28:10 Lessons from a Shipwreck, Part 2

Rob Salvato

Acts 28

Acts 28 Island of Refuge Brian Bell

Acts 27:39-28:10 Lessons from a Shipwreck, Part 2
Acts 28:11-31 The End of the Beginning
Acts 29 Authentic

Rob Salvato
Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on Acts
Recommended

Acts 1:1-2 The Theme of Acts

Acts 1:1-14 The Ascension

Acts 1:3 The Forty Days

Acts 1:7 The Unknown Tomorrow

Acts 1:21-22 The Apostolic Witnesses

Acts 2:1-13 The Abiding Gift...

Acts 2:2, 3, 17 The Fourfold Symbols of the Spirit

Acts 2:32-47 Peter's First Sermon

Acts 2:36 The Name Above Every Name

Acts 2:42 A Fourfold Cord

Acts 2:47 A Pure Church, An Increasing Church

Acts 3:1-16 Then Shall the Lame Man Leap...

Acts 3:14 The Prince of Life

Acts 3:16 The Healing Power of the Name

Acts 3:26 The Servant of the Lord

Acts 4:1-14 The First Blast of the Tempest

Acts 4:13 With and Like Christ

Acts 4:19-31 Obedient Disobedience

Acts 4:20 Impossible Silence

Acts 4:26 The Servant and the Slaves

Acts 4:32, 5:11 The Wheat and the Tares  

Acts 5:17-32 Whom to Obey-Annas or Angel?  

Acts 5:31 Our Captain  

Acts 5:38-39 Gamaliel's Counsel  

Acts 6:3, 5, 8 Filled with the Spirit  

Acts 7:56 Stephen's Vision  

Acts 7:58 The Young Saul and the Aged Paul  

Acts 7:59-60 The Death of the Master and...  

Acts 8:1-17 Seed Scattered and Taking Root  

Acts 8:21 Simon the Sorcerer  

Acts 8:26-40 A Meeting in the Desert  

Acts 8:40 Philip the Evangelist  

Acts 9:1-12 Grace Triumphant  

Acts 9:2 This Way  

Acts 9:31, 40 A Bird's Eye View of the Early Church  

Acts 9:34 Copies of Christ's Manner  

Acts 10:1-20 What God Hath Cleansed  

Acts 10:30-44 God is No Respecter of Persons  

Acts 11:1-18 Peter's Apologia  

Acts 11:20, 21 The First Preaching at Antioch  

Acts 11:23 The Exhortation of Barnabas  

Acts 11:24 What a Good Man Is-How He Becomes So  

Acts 11:26 A Nickname Accepted  

Acts 12:2 The Martyrdom of James  

Acts 12:5 Peter's Deliverance from Prison  

Acts 12:7 An Angel's Touch  

Acts 12:11 Sober Certainty  

Acts 12:13 Rhoda  

Acts 12:17 Peter After His Escape  

Acts 12:23 The Angel's Touch  

Acts 13:1-13 To the Regions Beyond  

Acts 13:9 Why Saul Became Paul  

Acts 13:13 John Mark  
Acts 13:26-39 The First Preaching in Asia Minor  

Acts 13:36, 37 Luther-A Stone on the Cairn  

Acts 13:44-52 Jewish Rejecters & Gentile Receivers  

Acts 13:46 Unworthy of Life  

Acts 13:52 Full of the Holy Ghost  

Acts 14:11 Dream and Reality  

Acts 14:11-22 Deified and Stoned  

Acts 14:27 The Door of Faith  

Acts 15:1-6 The Breaking Out of Discord  

Acts 15:12-29 The Charter of Gentile Liberty  

Acts 15:37, 38 A Good Man's Faults  

Acts 16:10 How to Secure a Prosperous Voyage  

Acts 16:13 Paul at Philippi  

Acts 16:19-34 The Riot at Philippi  

Acts 16:30,31 The Great Question & the Plain Answer  

Acts 17:1-12 Thessalonica and Berea  

Acts 17:22-34 Paul at Athens  

Acts 17:31 The Man Who is Judge  

Acts 18:1-11 Paul at Corinth  

Acts 18:5 Constrained by the Word  

Acts 18:14 Gallio  

Acts 19:1-12 Two Fruitful Years  

Acts 19:15 Would-Be Exorcists  

Acts 19:21-34 The Fight with Wild Beasts at Ephesus  

Acts 20:22-85 Parting Counsels  

Acts 20:24 A Fulfilled Aspiration  

Acts 20:32 Parting Words  

Acts 20:35 The Blessedness of Giving  

Acts 21:1-15 Drawing Near to the Storm  

Acts 21:8 Philip the Evangelist  

Acts 21:16 An Old Disciple  

Acts 21:27-39 Paul in the Temple  

Acts 22:6-16 Paul on His Own Conversion  

Acts 22:17-30 Rome Protects Paul  

Acts 23:11 Christ's Witnesses  

Acts 23:12-22 A Plot Detected  

Acts 24:2 A Loyal Tribute  

Acts 24:10-24 Paul Before Felix  

Acts 24:25 Felix Before Paul  

Acts 26:14 Christ's Remonstrances  

Acts 26:18 Faith in Christ  

Acts 26:19 The Heavenly Vision

Acts 26:19-32 Before Governors and Kings  

Acts 26:28 Me A Christian  

Acts 27:13-26 Tempest and Trust  

Acts 27:23 A Short Confession of Faith  

Acts 28:1-16 After the Wreck  

Acts 28:17-31 The Last Glimpse of Paul  

Acts 28:30 Paul in Rome  

Acts 28:30-44 A Total Wreck, All Hands Saved  

J Vernon McGee
Thru the Bible
The Acts of the Apostles
Mp3's Only

Introduction

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

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Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

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Acts Commentary 21

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Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

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G Campbell Morgan
The Acts of the Apostles: Commentary
(1947) (Over 500 page)

 

Rosscup writes that this is "one of Morganís better commentaries and one which the student can profitably consult."  (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works).

Foreword
Acts Commentary 1:1-5

Acts Commentary 1:6-26

Acts Commentary 2:1-4

Acts Commentary 2:5-13

Acts Commentary 2:14-21
Acts Commentary 2:22-36

Acts Commentary 2:24-32
Acts Commentary 2:34-36
Acts Commentary 2:37-47
Acts Commentary 3:1-10
Acts Commentary 3:11-26

Acts Commentary 4:1-22

Acts Commentary 4:23-31

Acts Commentary 4:32-37

Acts Commentary 5:1-16

Acts Commentary 5:17-42

Acts Commentary 6:1-7

Acts Commentary 6:8-15
Acts Commentary 7:54-60

Acts Commentary 7:2-60

Acts Commentary 8:1-13

Acts Commentary 8:26-40 A True Faith Revealed

Acts Commentary 8:14-25

Acts Commentary 8:26-40

Acts Commentary 9:1-9

Acts Commentary 9:10-22

Acts Commentary 9:23-30

Acts Commentary 9:31

Acts Commentary 9:32-43
Acts Commentary 10:1-23

Acts Commentary 10:23-48

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13:1-3

Acts Commentary 13:4-12

Acts Commentary 13:13-41

Acts Commentary 13:42-52

Acts Commentary 14:1-20

Acts Commentary 14:21-28

Acts Commentary 15:1-35

Acts Commentary 15:36-16:10

Acts Commentary 16:11-24

Acts Commentary 16:25-40

Acts Commentary 17:1-15

Acts Commentary 17:16-34

Acts Commentary 17:22-34

Acts Commentary 18:1-22

Acts Commentary 18:24-19:7

Acts Commentary 19:8-20

Acts Commentary 19:21-41

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21:1-16

Acts Commentary 21:17-22:29

Acts Commentary 22:30 thru Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27 thru Acts Commentary 28:15

Acts Commentary 28:16-31

Net Bible Notes
Commentary

Comment:  These are more technical notes on the New English Translation, but often yield some very useful insights.

Acts 1 Commentary

Acts 2 Commentary

Acts 3 Commentary

Acts 4 Commentary

Acts 5 Commentary

Acts 6 Commentary

Acts 7 Commentary

Acts 8 Commentary

Acts 9 Commentary

Acts 10 Commentary

Acts 11 Commentary

Acts 12 Commentary

Acts 13 Commentary

Acts 14 Commentary

Acts 15 Commentary

Acts 16 Commentary

Acts 17 Commentary

Acts 18 Commentary

Acts 19 Commentary

Acts 20 Commentary

Acts 21 Commentary

Acts 22 Commentary

Acts 23 Commentary

Acts 24 Commentary

Acts 25 Commentary

Acts 26 Commentary

Acts 27 Commentary

Acts 28 Commentary

 

Robert Neighbour
Wells of Living Water Commentary

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Phil Newton
Sermons on Acts
Recommended

Acts 1:1-11 The Promise of the Father
Acts 2:1-21 What Is Pentecost All About?

Acts 2:22-36 But God Raised Him Up Again

Acts 2:22-40 Listen to These Words

Acts 2:37-41 Why Do We Baptize Disciples?

Acts 2:41-47 A Foundation for Growth

Acts 3 Walking, Leaping, and Praising God!

Acts 4:1-12 No Other Name

Acts 4:23-28 An Inside Look at Prayer (1)

Acts 4:29-31 An Inside Look at Prayer (2)

Acts 5:1-11 The High Cost of Deceit

Acts 5:17-42 A Pattern for Evangelizing

Acts 6:1-7 A Strategy for Ministry

Acts 6:8-7:60 Stephen: The Power of a Godly Life

Acts 8:1-8 The First Missionary Movement

Acts 8:9-24 A False Faith Exposed

Acts 8:26-40 A True Faith Revealed

Acts 9:1:1-9 Grace to the Chief of Sinners

Acts 9:10-19 Instruments in the Hands of God

Acts 9:26-30 Believable Evidence (1)

Acts 9:26-30 Believable Evidence (2)

Acts 10 Gospel Work (1)

Acts 10 Gospel Work (2)

Acts 11:19-26 A Model for the New Year

Acts 12:1-17 When Crisis Comes

Acts 12:20-23 Pride Goes Before Destruction

Acts 13:1-3 A Call to Missions

Acts 13:4-12 Recognizing False Teachers

Acts 13:13-41 Gospel Invitation

Acts 13:42-52 Evidences of Grace

Acts 14:1-7 Animosity toward the Gospel

Acts 14:8-18 No God but God

Acts 14:19-28 Commended to the Grace of God

Acts 15:1-35 Dealing with Dissension

Acts 15:36-41 A Silver Lining in a Disagreement

Acts 16:1-10 Come Over to Macedonia

Acts 16:11-18 Mission Methods

Acts 16:19-34 What Must I Do to Be Saved

Acts 17:1-15 The Impact of God's Word

Acts 17:30-31 Proof of the Resurrection

Acts 18:1-11 A Calming Promise

Acts 18:24-28 More Light for a Trumpet

Acts 19:1-7 Receiving the Holy Spirit

Acts 19:8-20 Jesus I Know, Paul I Know, But Who Are You?

Acts 19:23-41 The Foolishness of Depraved Men

Acts 20:1-12 The First Day of the Week

Acts 20:17-27 A Model for Ministry

Acts 20:28-31 Spiritual Leadership

Acts 20:32-38 Spiritual Disciplines

Acts 21:1-14 Ready to Die!

Acts 21:17-26 Confusion in the Camp

Acts 23:1-11 The Lord's Unfolding Purpose

Acts 23:11-30 A Sinister Plot and a Sovereign Deliverer

Acts 24:14-16 The Essence of a Godly Life

Acts 24:22-27 Too Close for Comfort

Acts 25 The Appeal to Caesar

Acts 26:1-23 A Testimony Analyzed

Acts 26:24-32 Almost!

Acts 28 To Rome with the Gospel

James Nisbet's Church Pulpit Commentary
Book of Acts
Acts 1-28 Commentary
Our Daily Bread
Devotional Illustrations
Radio Bible Class
Updated October 1, 2014

Acts Devotionals
~400 pages - there is considerable duplication
with links in following section - advantage is they are all on one page

Acts 1  Devotionals
Acts 2  Devotionals
Acts 3  Devotionals
Acts 4  Devotionals
Acts 5  Devotionals
Acts 6  Devotionals
Acts 7  Devotionals
Acts 8  Devotionals
Acts 9  Devotionals
Acts 10 Devotionals
Acts 11 Devotionals
Acts 12 Devotionals
Acts 13 Devotionals
Acts 14 Devotionals

Acts 15 Devotionals
Acts 16 Devotionals
Acts 17 Devotionals
Acts 18 Devotionals
Acts 19 Devotionals
Acts 20 Devotionals
Acts 21 Devotionals
Acts 22 Devotionals
Acts 23 Devotionals
Acts 24 Devotionals
Acts 25 Devotionals
Acts 26 Devotionals
Acts 27 Devotionals
Acts 28 Devotionals

ACTS 1

Acts 1:1-8
Acts 1:1-8
Acts 1:1-8 He Wanted To
Acts 1:1-9

Acts 1:1-9 Being A Witness
Acts 1:1-10
Acts 1:1-11
Acts 1:1-11
Acts 1:1-11
Acts 1:1-11
Acts 1:1-11
Acts 1:1-11

Acts 1:1-11

Acts 1:1-11

Acts 1:1-11 Ascended and Enthroned

Acts 1:1-11 To Be Continued
Acts 1:1-11 Gentle Witness

Acts 1:1-14
Acts 1:7 Our Lord's Return

Acts 1:8
Acts 1:8
Acts 1:8
Acts 1:8 Fence-Breaking

Acts 1:8 The Power Of Pentecost
Acts 1:8 Business Card
Acts 1:9-14

Acts 1:12-14 Going Away

ACTS 2

Acts 2:1-4 Shakespeareís Translation?
Acts 2:1-8
Acts 2:1-8
Acts 2:1-11 Mysterious Invisibility
Acts 2:1-21

Acts 2:1-21
Acts 2:1-21 Our Helper
Acts 2:14-21, 37-41 The Great Comeback
Acts 2:14-24, 22-39 Unreasonable Omission

Acts 2:22-36
Acts 2:22-36
Acts 2:22-39
Acts 2:22-39
Acts 2:22-41

Acts 2:24 Attempting The Impossible

Acts 2:29-39
Acts 2:38-47
Acts 2:40-47

Acts 2:40-47

Acts 2:41-47

Acts 2:41-47 Just Another Sunday?

Acts 2:41-47 A "Well" Church
Acts 2:41-47 A Neighbor On The Fence

ACTS 3

Acts 3:1-16

Acts 3:11-4:4

Acts 3:13-21 Recall Notice
Acts 3:17-26 Times Of Refreshing

ACTS 4

Acts 4:1-13 Acts Of Kindness
Acts 4:1-20
Acts 4:1-14
Acts 4:1-12
Acts 4:1-21 Ordinary People

Acts 4:1-22
Acts 4:5-13

Acts 4:5-13

Acts 4:5-12
Acts 4:5-22
Acts 4:5-22
Acts 4:12
Acts 4:12

Acts 4:12 Two Ways To God?

Acts 4:12 Running For Nothing2

Acts 4:12 Nowhere Tickets

Acts 4:12 The Wrong Stuff

Acts 4:12 Straight To Heaven

Acts 4:13 The Source Of Impact

Acts 4:13-31

Acts 4:31 When People Pray

Acts 4:32-37 Will Work For Friends

ACTS 5

Acts 5:1-11
Acts 5:1-11
Acts 5:1-11
Acts 5:1-11

Acts 5:1-11

Acts 5:1-11

Acts 5:1-11 Closing The Gaps

Acts 5:1-11 Don't Break Community
Acts 5:1-11 How Honest Are You?

Acts 5:17-32

Acts 5:17-29

Acts 5:28-29

Acts 5:29
Acts 5:31-42
Acts 5:33-42

ACTS 6

Acts 6:1-7
Acts 6:1-11 Life-Giving Rain
Acts 6:8-15 - Standing Ovation

Acts 6:8-The Courage Of Conviction
Acts 6:9-15 A Daily Beauty

Acts 6:1-15 Enemy Tactics

ACTS 7

Acts 7:51-8:2
Acts 7:51-8:2 Worth The Risk
Acts 7:51-60
Acts 7:52-60
Acts 7:54-60
Acts 7:54-60
Acts 7:59-8:2
Acts 7:54-8:4
Acts 7:59-8:8

Acts 7:59-8:8 The Viral Gospel

ACTS 8

Acts 8:1-4
Acts 8:1-8
Acts 8:1-8
Acts 8:1-8
Acts 8:1-8

Acts 8:1-8 Scattered!
Acts 8:4-8

Acts 8:4-8, 26-35 A Difficult Place

Acts 8:9-23 Toxic Look-Alikes

Acts 8:9-25
Acts 8:26-34
Acts 8:26-40
Acts 8:26-40
Acts 8:26-35

Acts 8:26-35 One By One

Acts 8:26-38
Acts 8:26-40

Acts 8:26-40 One Person A Day

ACTS 9

Acts 9:1-5
Acts 9:1-6

Acts 9:1-8

Acts 9:1-9

Acts 9:1-9 A Tale Of Two Slaves

Acts 9:1-9 Dynamited Into Change
Acts 9:1-9 Bless The Interruptions

Acts 9:1-9 A New Purpose
Acts 9:1-16

Acts 9:1-22

Acts 9:6 You Canít Say That!

Acts 9:17-27 - Building Bridges

Acts 9:18 After First Sight

Acts 9:20-30 Facing Our Past

ACTS 10

Acts 10:1-8

Acts 10:1-8, 44-46 Try A Little Kindness

Acts 10:1-22
Acts 10:1-23
Acts 10:34-43

Acts 10:38 Doing Good
Acts 10:38 No Body But Ours
Acts 10:38 Do All The Good You Can

Acts 10:38 Faith At Work

Acts 10:42 The Carpenter Judge

ACTS 11

Acts 11:19-26

Acts 11:19-26
Acts 11:19-26 What Else Can We Be?

Acts 11:19-26 Giving Others A Push
Acts 11:19-2; 13:1-3 Time Out

Acts 11:22-26 Quiet Encouragers
Acts 11:26 Whatís In A Name?

Acts 11:26 Whatís In A Name?
Acts 11:26 Living Up To The Name

ACTS 12

Acts 12:1-11 Living Beyond The Odds
Acts 12:1-19
Acts 12:1-16

Acts 12:20-24 Irreverence

ACTS 13

Acts 13:1-5

Acts 13:1-5

Acts 13:1-13

Acts 13:13 Tough To Love

Acts 13:22 Wait On The Lord

Acts 13:22 The Heart Of The Matter
Acts 13:36-41 A Past Long Gone

Acts 13:36 Why Not Now?

Acts 13:39 ďIím Justified!Ē
Acts 13:44-52

ACTS 14

Acts 14:1-7,19
Acts 14:1-7,19

Acts 14:8-18 Glory Deflectors

Acts 14:17 he Voice Of The Lord

Acts 14:17 Life Is Good

Acts 14:27 Respond And Report

ACTS 15

Acts 15:1 Pure Milk

Acts 15:1 Itís Elementary!
Acts 15:10 An Easy Yoke

Acts 15:36-41 Learning From The Past

Acts 15:36-41 Resolution

Acts 15:36-41 Helping With Hurdles

ACTS 16

Acts 16:1-5 'Good' Sinners
Acts 16:1-15 It's An Adventure!
Acts 16:6-12 Frustrated Plans

Acts 16:6-15 Listen To His Promptings

Acts 16:6-15 The Man From Macedonia

Acts 16:6-15 Divine Appointments

Acts 16:16-24 The Rescuers
Acts 16:25 Powerful Influence
Acts 16:16-31 Gloom Index
Acts 16:16-25
Acts 16:16-34 One String
Acts 16:16-34 Good Question!
Acts 16:22-29 PraiseóEven In Pain
Acts 16:25-34 A Forgiving Spirit
Acts 16:25-34 A 'Him' Sing
Acts 16:25-34 Feeling Or Faith?

Acts 16:16-25 Choose Your Color
Acts 16:16-26 God Will Make A Way
Acts 16:16-29 Everyday Blessings
Acts 16:16-34 The Only Remedy

Acts 16:25-34 Open Doors

Acts 16:23-34 Earthquake City

Acts 16:30-31 Good Question

Acts 16:31 Rescued

Acts 16:31 Fantastic Offers

Acts 16:31 Whatís Your Story?

Acts 16:31 Getting To Heaven

ACTS 17

Acts 17:16-34 Who Is God?
Acts 17:1-12 Following The Leader

Acts 17:11 Is It True?
Acts 17:11 For Honest Skeptics

Acts 17:16 Still True Today

Acts 17:16-31 Who Says?

Acts 17:16-31 Foreign Worship?

Acts 17:16-34 The One True God
Acts 17:22-34 ďTo the Unknown GodĒ

Acts 17:22-31 The Carpenter Judge

Acts 17:22-31 From A Distance

Acts 17:16-34 A Gentle Witness

Acts 17:19-31 Becoming Bilingual

Acts 17:22-31 Common Ground

Acts 17:22-34 Christmas In Tokyo

Acts 17:22-31 A Spiritual Journey

Acts 17:22-31 Where Did I Come From?

Acts 17:24-31 Finding God In The Darkness1

Acts 17:25 Grace, Mercy, And Peace

Acts 17:26-27 A Basis For Confidence

Acts 17:26- Pride And Prejudice

Acts 17:26- Unity In The Faith

Acts 17:28 No God, No Potatoes'
Acts 17:28 Our Dependency

ACTS 18

Acts 18:1-4 Opening Our Homes

Acts 18:1-3, 18-28 An Unusual Couple?

Acts 18:1-11 Many People

Acts 18:9-11 In All Kinds Of Weather

Acts 18:18-28 Helpful Honks
Acts 18:24-28 Eloquent, Yet Humble

ACTS 19

Acts 19:17-41 Changing Culture
Acts 19:23-41 Wrong Worship

ACTS 20

Acts 20:7-12 Proper Preparation
Acts 20:17-31 ĎI Didnít Witness!í
Acts 20:23-24 Steadfast Service
Acts 20:32-38 Toddler's Creed

Acts 20:17-25 Home Before Dark
Acts 20:17-27 The Legend Of The Pelican
Acts 20:17-32 One Life Is Enough
Acts 20:17-32 Of Mice And Christians
Acts 20:17-32 Life Wish
Acts 20:17-38 Painful Farewells
Acts 20:22-32 Always On Duty

Acts 20:22-35 Tough Or Easy?

Acts 20:24 A Ruling Passion
Acts 20:28-38 Is It Blessed To Receive?
Acts 20:32 Handle With Care

Acts 20:35 The Benefit Of Giving

Acts 20:35 The Blessing Of Giving

ACTS 21

Acts 21:7-14 Life Shadowing
Acts 21:7-15 For The Name Of The Lord
Acts 21:40-22:10 Whatís Next?
Acts 21:1-14 Surrender
Acts 21:7-14 People Of Courage

ACTS 22

Acts 22:1-16 Changed To Bring Change
Acts 22:1-15 Talking Or Doing?

ACTS 24

Acts 24:10-26 A Born Atheist?

Acts 24:10-26 Adjust Your Conscience

Acts 24:16 A Cleansed Conscience

Acts 24:16 A Clear Conscience

Acts 24:16 The Pain Machine

ACTS 25

Acts 25:1-12 Sphere Of Influence

ACTS 26

Acts 26:1-23 Responsibility
Acts 26:1-8,24-32 A Witness Of Hope
Acts 26:1-8 Incredible?
Acts 26:1-18, 27-32 The Difference Jesus Makes
Acts 26:6-23 What God Has Done

Acts 26:8-18 The Moment I Knew

Acts 26:12-29 A Powerful Witness

Acts 26:12-23 Change Your Mind

Acts 26:18 Open Their Eyes
Acts 26:19-32 Who's Mad Here?
Acts 26:19-32 The Best Place To Witness
Acts 26:19-32 Mystery And Madness
Acts 26:24-32 Gentle Persuasion

ACTS 27

Acts 27:9-25 I Expect Jesus
Acts 27:13-26 Every Inch Of Me
Acts 27:21-36 Encouragers

Acts 27:27-44 Safe in God's Care

ACTS 28

Acts 28:11-16 Let's Go Higher!
Acts 28:11-16 Courageous And Consistent

Acts 28:16-31 A Universe Of Humanity

Joseph Parker
Commentary on the Book of Acts
from The People's Bible
Recommended

Acts - Preface
Acts - Outline in Seven Parts
Acts 1:1-9 The Beginning of Apostolicity
Acts 1:10-14 The Upward Look

Acts 1:15-26 The Premature Election
Acts 2:1-21 The Outpouring of the Spirit
Acts 2:21 The Outpouring of the Spirit (Cont'd)
Acts 2:37-47 The Effects of Gospel Preaching
Acts 3:1-11 The Lame Man Healed

Acts 3:12-26 A Greater Miracle
Acts 4:1-30 Teaching and Persecution
Acts 4:31-37, 5:1-11 Communism and Its Violation
Acts 5:12-42 Apostolic Authority
Acts 6:1-8 The Election of Deacons

Acts 6:9-15 The Trial of Stephen
Acts 7:1-53 The Defense of Stephen
Acts 7:54-60 The Double Effect of Truth
Acts 8:1-8 Three Great Figures in the Church
Acts 8:9-13 Simon the Sorcerer
Acts 8:14-25 The Deputation to Samaria
Acts 8:25-40 The Ethiopian Convert-A Typical Man

Acts 9:1-22 The Conversion of Saul
Acts 9:1-22 Saul Self-Contrasted
Acts 9:32-43 Summarized Service
Acts 10 The Conversion of the Gentiles
Acts 11:1-18 Enlargement of Ideas

Acts 11:19-30 Cleaving Unto the Lord
Acts 12:1-11 Peter Delivered
Acts 12:12-25 Peter's Final Appearance

 

The Dispensation of the Spirit

Parker writes: This may be a proper point from which to look back upon the great event which glorifies the Acts of the Apostles, name, the outpouring of the HOLY SPIRIT, and to connect that event with the Ministry of Jesus Christ as well as with the development and sanctification of His Church. On considering how to conduct this part of my task I have decided to reprint the portion of my book entitled "The Paraclete", which specially deals with this sublime section of sacred history, and I feel the less hesitation about this course as the book is out of print and is frequently inquired for.


Personality and Manifestation of the Holy Spirit
The Historic Movement Towards Spirituality

The Holy Spirit As the Interpreter of Scripture
The Ministry of the Comforter
The Convictive Work of the Holy Ghost
Regeneration

The Witness of the Spirit
The Human Spirit Limited by the Human Body
The Gift of the Holy Ghost Considered as the Gospel's Culmination
The Miracles of the Holy Ghost
Holiness


Acts 13:1-13 The First Missionary Journey

Acts 13:14-41 Paul's First Recorded Speech
Acts 13:38 The Forgiveness of Sins
Acts 13:42-52 Growth of Apostolic Power
Acts 14:1-7 Persecution Turned into Inspiration
Acts 14:8-18 Apostolic Service and Temptation

Acts 14:19-28 Tribulation Accepted
Acts 15:1-2 The Christian Magna Carta
Acts 15:3-6 Working on the Road
Acts 15:7-11 Peter's Speech on Circumcision
Acts 15:12 Apostolic Testimony

Acts 15:13-29 The Decision of the Council
Acts 15:30-35 The True Law of Abolition
Acts 15:36-41 Separation of Paul and Barnabas
Acts 16:1-5 Incidental Aspects of Apostolic Life
Acts 16:6-12 The Supernatural Element in Labor

Acts 16:13-15 The Many and the One
Acts 16:16-24 Violent Transitions of Experience
Acts 16:25-32 Disadvantages Made Useful
Acts 16:33-40 Christianity Self-Illustrated
Acts 17:1-9 Paul's Manner

Acts 17:10-15 From Thessalonica to Berea
Acts 17:16-23 Paul at Athens
Acts 17:24-28 Paul's Theistic Argument
Acts 17:29-31 Paul's Cumulative Argument
Acts 17:32-34 The Point of Departure

Acts 18:1-6 At Corinth
Acts 18:7-11 Encouragements - Divine and Human
Acts 18:12-17 Reports of Christian Service
Acts 18:18-23 Preparing For Labor
Acts 18:24-28 A New Man in the Church
Acts 19:1-12 Apollos Completed by Paul
Acts 19:13-16 Seven Sons of Sceva

Acts 19:17-20 The Sacrificial Fire
Acts 19:21-41 Old Complaints and New Reproaches

Acts 20:1-6 Reading Between the Lines
Acts 20:7-12 Points in Paul's Preaching
Acts 20:13-19 Analysis of Service

Acts 20:20-23 The Man and the Doctrine
Acts 20:24-25 Paul's Acceptance of Discipline

Acts 20:27-29 What Paul Leaves Behind
Acts 20:30-38 The Character in the Charge
Acts 21:1-14 The Quiet Interval
Acts 21:15-40 The Beginning of the End
Acts 22:1-21 Personal Experience

Acts 23:1-35 The Point of Secession
Acts 23:1-35 Incidental Characteristics

Acts 23 Christian Consciousness: The Basis of Christian Argument
Acts 24:1-9 Paul Misunderstood
Acts 24:10-25 Paul's Inspired Method
Acts 24:24, 25 Paul's Private Speech
Acts 24:26, 27 Felix Redivivus

Acts 25:1-27 Christian Epochs
Acts 26:1-32 Paul Before Agrippa

Acts 26:1-32 Paul Before Agrippa (Cont'd)
Acts 26:16-18 Christian Ministry Defined
Acts 26:18 Vital Ministry
Acts 26:15-18 Christianity Self-Attested
Acts 27:1-20 The Discipline of Duty

Acts 27:20-24 The Teachings of Impoverishment
Acts 27:23-31 Paul Professes a Creed

Acts 27:20-44 The Supreme Value of Life
Acts 27 Christian Pilotage
Acts 28:1-6 Unreasoning Conclusions
Acts 28:7-15 Five Remarkable Things
Acts 28:16-29 First Impressions of Christianity

Acts 28:30-31 Two Years in Rome
Acts 28:30, 31 Apostolic Communications

Acts 28:30, 31 A Retrospect and A Prospect
Acts - An Epitome - Closing the Book of Acts
John 13:36 Not Now But Afterwards
Peter's View of Christ's Personality
1 Corinthians 16:8-12 The Miracles of God
Apostolic Conceptions of Christ
The Work of the Holy Spirit

Arthur Peake
Commentary on Acts

Acts 1-28 Commentary

Peter Pett's Commentary
on the Book of Acts

Acts 1-28 Commentary

John Piper
Sermons on Acts

ACTS 1

Acts 1:1-3 What Jesus Did After the Beginning
Acts 1:4-8 The Spirit Wants the World for Christ
Acts 1:4-5 You Will Be Baptized with the Holy Spirit
Acts 1:6-14 You Shall Receive Power Till Jesus Comes
Acts 1:15-26 What Judas's Death Teaches Us about the Spirit

ACTS 2

Acts 2:1-13 Tongues of Fire and the Fulness of God
Acts 2:14-21 I Will Pour Out My Spirit
Acts 2:17 This Is What Was Spoken By the Prophet Joel
Acts 2:17 Old and Young Shall Dream Together
Acts 2:22-36 Did You Kill the Lord of Glory?
Acts 2:28 The Gladness of the Risen God
Acts 2:32-42 How to Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:36-47 The Local Church: Minimum Vs Maximum
Acts 2:36-42 A Celebration of Baptism
Acts 2:37-41 Repentance, Forgiveness, and the Gift of the Spirit
Acts 2:42-47 The Fear of God and Freedom From Goods

ACTS 3

Acts 3:1-16 Jesus' Name Made This Man Strong
Acts 3:17-26 All the Prophets Proclaimed These Days
Acts 3:17-21 Times of Refreshing and the Restoration of All Things
Acts 3:19; 16:31.Joy Recovered
Acts 3:22-26 God Sent His Servant to Bless You

ACTS 4

Acts 4:1-12 There Is Salvation in No One Else
Acts 4:13-22 Abortion Shall We Listen to Men or to God?
Acts 4:23-31 A Prayer That Brought the Holy Spirit Down
Acts 4:29-31 Compassion, Power & the Kingdom of God Are Signs & Wonders for Today?
Acts 4:32 - 5:11 Be Like Barnabas Not Like Ananias!

ACTS 5

Acts 5:12-16 How Signs and Wonders Helped Add Multitudes to the Lord
Acts 5:17-21a The Price and the Preciousness of Spiritual Power
Acts 5:21b-32 You Have Filled Jerusalem with Your Teaching
Acts 5:33-42 If It Is of God It Will Not Be Overthrown

ACTS 6

Acts 6:1-6 The Ministry of the Word
Acts 6:1-7 Serving Widows Preaching the Word and Winning Priests
Acts 6:8-15 Stephen's Crime Jesus Will Destroy the Temple

ACTS 7

Acts 7:1-53 The Story of a Stiff-Necked People
Acts 7:54-8:1 The Death of a Spirit-Filled Man

ACTS 8

Acts 8:1-8 Spreading Spiritual Power through Persecution
Acts 8:9-24 Simon's Perversion of Signs and Wonders
Acts 8:14-17 What Does It Mean to Receive the Holy Spirit?
Acts 8:26-40 The Leading of the Lord in Personal Evangelism

ACTS 9

Acts 9:1-19 Overflowing Grace for All Who Believe The Conversion of the Chief of Sinners
Acts 9:18-31 Barnabas - The Maker of a Great Leader
Acts 9:19-22 Jesus Is the Christ the Son of God
Acts 9:23-43 Jesus Still Turns Things Around

ACTS 10

Acts 10:1-11:18 What God Has Cleansed Do Not Call Common
Acts 10:36-48 Exalting Jesus So the Spirit Falls

ACTS 11

Acts 11:19-26 Barnabas The Goodness of a Great Faith
Acts 11:23 He Saw the Grace of God and Was Glad

ACTS 12

Acts 12 Execution, Escape, and Eaten By Worms How the Word of God Grew
Acts 12:1-17 Explosive Fellowship

ACTS 13

Acts 13:1-12 The Straight Paths of the Lord
Acts 13:1-4 Prayer, Fasting and the Course of History
Acts 13:1-5 Education for Exultation: In Setting Some Apart
Acts 13:13-29 History Is God's Story
Acts 13:36 The Mission and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church: Volume Two

ACTS 15

Acts 15:14-18 Rebuilt Ruins Will Reach the World

ACTS 16

Acts 16:31.Joy Recovered

ACTS 17

Acts 17:16-34 Why God Cannot Be Served but Loves to Serve
Acts 17:26 Racial Reconciliation
Acts 17:30-31 The Age of Ignorance Is Over

ACTS 20

Acts 20:17-21 Serving the Lord with Humility Tears and Trials
Acts 20:22-25 Faithfulness Is Better Than Life
Acts 20:24 A Cause to Live for
Acts 20:26-27 The Guilt of Giving Part of God's Counsel
Acts 20:28-31 Watch Out for the Wolves Within
Acts 20:28 At the Price of God's Own Blood
Acts 20:32-35 I Entrust You to God and to the Word of His Grace

ACTS 26

Acts 26:12-20 Christ's Purposes in Evangelism

Matthew Poole Commentary
The Acts of the Apostles

Acts 1-28 Commentary - English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Preacher's Homiletical Commentary
The Acts of the Apostles
Explanatory Notes, Homilies,
Various Authors
189
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Introduction

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17

Acts Commentary 18

Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

Pulpit Commentary
The Acts of the Apostles
Exposition and Homilies
Edited by H. D. M. Spence and Joseph S. Exell
Acts 1 Pulpit Commentary Homiletics - click arrow to go to next chapter

Rosscup - "Many authors contributed to this work that had the aim of giving preachers material on introduction, verse by verse exposition, a section on homiletics, and a section of collected homilies (outlines, etc.) by various preachers, which can stimulate thought. It moves through one small section of Bible verses after another." (Rosscup, J. Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An annotated bibliography of selected works)

Introduction

Acts Commentary 1

Acts Commentary 2

Acts Commentary 3

Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5

Acts Commentary 6

Acts Commentary 7

Acts Commentary 8

Acts Commentary 9

Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12

Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14

Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17

Acts Commentary 18

Acts Commentary 19

Acts Commentary 20

Acts Commentary 21

Acts Commentary 22

Acts Commentary 23

Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25

Acts Commentary 26

Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

Richard Rackham
The Acts of the Apostles: An Exposition
1904 (655pages)

Rosscup writes "This is a very good though at times terse commentary from the standpoint of Greek and, historical background. Rackham was conservative but amillennial. Verse by verse he often offers good help, and he has addenda on topics such as breaking of bread, Sadducees and Pharisees, etc."  (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

Contents

Introduction
History of Acts
Theology of Acts
Church and Ministry in Acts
Chronology of Acts
Acts Commentary 1
Acts Commentary 2
Acts Commentary 3
Acts Commentary 4
Acts Commentary 5
Acts Commentary 6
Acts Commentary 7
Acts Commentary 8
Acts Commentary 9:1-30
Acts Commentary 9:31-43
Acts Commentary 10

Acts Commentary 11

Acts Commentary 12
Acts Commentary 13

Acts Commentary 14
Acts Commentary 15

Acts Commentary 16

Acts Commentary 17
Acts Commentary 18
Acts Commentary 19:1-20
Acts Commentary 19:21-41

Acts Commentary 20
Acts Commentary 21
Acts Commentary 22
Acts Commentary 23
Acts Commentary 24

Acts Commentary 25
Acts Commentary 26
Acts Commentary 27

Acts Commentary 28

A. T. Robertson
 Word Pictures on Acts
Notes on original Greek text

Acts Commentary 1
Acts Commentary 2
Acts Commentary 3
Acts Commentary 4

Acts Commentary 5