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Acts Commentaries 2 - Additional Commentaries and Sermons on Acts
Acts Commentaries 3 - Devotionals from Our Daily Bread, F B Meyer

 

Acts Commentaries 2
Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals
Updated February, 2012
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Acts Commentaries 1

AUTHOR

TITLE

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Alford, Henry Commentary Notes Click
Barnes, Albert Commentary Notes Click
Bengel, Johann Commentary on Acts Click
Calvin, John Commentaries Click
Chambers, Oswald Devotions Click
Clarke, Adam Commentary (Click caveat) Click
Cole, Steven Expositional Sermons  - Well done Click
Constable, Thomas Commentary Notes (Pdf) Click
Dave Guzik Commentary Notes Click
Discovery Series Knowing God Through Acts (Overview) Click
Henry, Matthew Commentary Click
Illustrations From 10,000 Illustrations at Bible.org Click
Intervarsity Press Commentary Click
Jamieson, Fausset, Brown Commentary, Critical and Explanatory Click
MacArthur, John Expositional Sermons - Well done Click
Maclaren, Alexander Exposition of Acts Click
Misc Resources Multiple conservative resources on Acts Click
Newton, Phil Expositional Sermons - Well done Click
Our Daily Bread Links to Devotional Illustrations offsite Click
Our Daily Bread Multiple Devotional Illustrations onsite Click
Parker, Joseph Acts Commentary - People's Bible - Well done Click
Robertson, A. T. Word Pictures in the NT (Greek studies) Click
Robinson, Don Sermon Series - somewhat of an outline format Click
Spurgeon, C H Sermons on Acts Click
Spurgeon, C H Devotionals on Acts Click
Stedman, Ray Sermon Series Click
Vincent, Marvin Word Studies (Greek studies) Click

 

Henry Alford
The Greek New Testament
Acts Commentary

Helpful if you know Greek

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

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 writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alfordís New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

Acts  Introduction
Acts  1

Acts  2

Acts  3
Acts  4
Acts  5
Acts  6
Acts  7
Acts  8
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Acts  28

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.

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) The English is older 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

Johann A Bengel
Commentary Notes on Acts
Gnomon of the New Testament (1877)
Helpful to know some Greek

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

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

Acts 10
Acts  11

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

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

Oswald Chambers
My Utmost for His Highest
Devotionals on Acts

Acts     9:5
Acts   9:17
Acts 20:24
Acts 20:24
Acts 24:16
Acts 26:14
Acts 26:15
Acts 26:16
Acts 26:18
Acts 26:19
Acts 28:20

Steven Cole
Sermon Series on Acts
Highly Recommended
Functions much like a commentary
Click for Index by Chapter/Verse

 

Bob Deffinbaugh
Exposition of the Book of Acts

Preface to Acts

Acts 1:1-26 Preparation for Pentecost

Acts 2:1-13 Putting Pentecost in Perspective (Pt 1) The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

Acts 2:1-13 Putting Pentecost in Perspective (Pt 2) The Holy Spirit in the Gospels

Acts 2:1-40 Putting Pentecost in Perspective (Pt 3) Peterís Interpretation of Pentecost

Acts 2:41-47 Putting Pentecost in Perspective (Pt 5) The Firstfruits of Pentecost

Acts 3:1-26 A Lame Excuse For Preaching the Gospel

Acts 4:1-31 Truth or Consequences

Acts 4:32-5:11 Profession and Possession

Acts 5:12-42 The Great Escapes

Acts 6:1-7 Waiting on the Widows

Acts 6:8Ė8:1 The Stoning of Stephen

Acts 8:1-25 Simon and Simon

Acts 8:26-40 The Ethiopian Eunuch

Acts 9:1-31 The Conversion of Saul

Acts 9:32Ė10:23 Is Cleanliness Next to Godliness?

Acts 10:36-48 The Conversion of Cornelius

Acts 11:1-18 Peter is Called on the Carpet

Acts 11:19-30 One Step Backward and Two Steps Forward

Acts 12:1-25 The Death of James and the Deliverance of Peter

Acts 13:1-13 What a Way to Go

Acts 13:13-52 Putting the Past In Perspective

Acts 14:1-28 Mission Accomplished

Acts 15:1-35 The Jerusalem Council: The Gospel Defined and Defended

Acts 15:36Ė16:10 When Division Becomes Multiplication

Acts 16:11-40 Paul in Philippi: From the Purveyor of Purple to the Purveyor of Pain

Acts 17:1-15 The Evangelization of Thessalonica and Berea

Acts 17:15-34 The Apostle in Athens, Preaching to Philosophers

Acts 18:1-17 Christianity Comes to Corinth

Acts 18:18Ė19:7 Filling in the Blank

Acts 19:8-41 The Evangelization of Ephesus

Acts 20:1-38 Paulís Parting Words

Acts 21:1-40 The Giving and Taking of Advice

Acts 21:26ó22:29 Paulís Defense to the Jews in Jerusalem

Acts 22:30ó23:35 Paulís Trial Before the Sanhedrin

Acts 24:1-27 Paul Stands Before Felix: The Preacher and the Politician

Acts 25:1-27 Paulís Appeal

Acts 26:1-32 Paulís Appeal to Agrippa

Acts 27:1-44 A Biblical Look at Leadership

Acts 28:1-31 Paul in Rome

Arno C Gaebelein
The Acts of the Apostles
An Exposition
(1912)

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 or Logos)

Foreword
INTRODUCTION

Acts 1

Acts 2

Acts 3

Acts 4

Acts 5

Acts 6

Acts 7

Acts 8

Acts 9

Acts 10

Acts 11

Acts 12

Acts 13

Acts 14

Acts 15

Acts 16

Acts 17

Acts 18

Acts 19

Acts 20

Acts 21

Acts 22

Acts 23

Acts 24

Acts 25

Acts 26

Acts 27

Acts 28

George H Gilbert
Acts
Interpretative Comment
(from Bible for Home and School)
(1908)

For the philosophy and goal of the Bible for Home and School series see General Introduction.

INTRODUCTION

Acts 1

Acts 2

Acts 3

Acts 4

Acts 5

Acts 6

Acts 7

Acts 8

Acts 9

Acts 10

Acts 11

Acts 12

Acts 13

Acts 14

Acts 15

Acts 16

Acts 17

Acts 18

Acts 19

Acts 20

Acts 21

Acts 22

Acts 23

Acts 24

Acts 25

Acts 26

Acts 27

Acts 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 1

Acts 2

Acts 3

Acts 4

Acts 5

Acts 6

Acts 7

Acts 8

Acts 9

Acts 10
Acts 11

Acts 12

Acts 13

Acts 14
Acts 15

Acts 16

Acts 17

Acts 18

Acts 19

Acts 20

Acts 21

Acts 22

Acts 23

Acts 24

Acts 25

Acts 26

Acts 27

Acts 28

R J Knowling
The Acts of the Apostles
The Expositor's Greek Testament
(~500 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 or Logos).

This work has helpful comments but knowledge of the Greek is necessary for maximum benefit.

Introduction - 37 pages

Acts 1

Acts 2

Acts 3

Acts 4

Acts 5

Acts 6

Acts 7

Acts 8

Acts 9

Acts 10

Acts 11

Acts 12

Acts 13

Acts 14

Acts 15

Acts 16

Acts 17

Acts 18

Acts 19

Acts 20

Acts 21

Acts 22

Acts 23

Acts 24

Acts 25

Acts 26

Acts 27

Acts 28

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)

Foreword
Acts 1:1-5

Acts 1:6-26

Acts 2:1-4

Acts 2:5-13

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

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

Acts 4:1-22

Acts 4:23-31

Acts 4:32-37

Acts 5:1-16

Acts 5:17-42

Acts 6:1-7

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

Acts 7:2-60

Acts 8:1-13

Acts 8:26-40 A True Faith Revealed

Acts 8:14-25

Acts 8:26-40

Acts 9:1-9

Acts 9:10-22

Acts 9:23-30

Acts 9:31

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

Acts 10:23-48

Acts 11

Acts 12

Acts 13:1-3

Acts 13:4-12

Acts 13:13-41

Acts 13:42-52

Acts 14:1-20

Acts 14:21-28

Acts 15:1-35

Acts 15:36-16:10

Acts 16:11-24

Acts 16:25-40

Acts 17:1-15

Acts 17:16-34

Acts 17:22-34

Acts 18:1-22

Acts 18:24-19:7

Acts 19:8-20

Acts 19:21-41

Acts 20

Acts 21:1-16

Acts 21:17-22:29

Acts 22:30 thru Acts 23

Acts 24

Acts 25

Acts 26

Acts 27 thru Acts 28:15

Acts 28:16-31

Our Daily Bread
Devotional Illustrations
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ACTS 1

Acts 1:1-8
Acts 1:1-8
Acts 1:1-9
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 1:1-14
Acts 1:8
Acts 1:8
Acts 1:8
Acts 1:8
Acts 1:9-14

ACTS 2

Acts 2:1-8
Acts 2:1-8
Acts 2:1-11
Acts 2:1-21

Acts 2:1-21

Acts 2:22-36
Acts 2:22-36
Acts 2:22-39
Acts 2:22-39
Acts 2:22-41
Acts 2:29-39
Acts 2:38-47
Acts 2:40-47

Acts 2:40-47

Acts 2:41-47

ACTS 3

Acts 3:1-16

Acts 3:11-4:4

ACTS 4

Acts 4:1-20
Acts 4:1-14
Acts 4:1-12
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 4:13-31

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 5:17-32

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 7

Acts 7:51-8:2
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 8

Acts 8:1-4
Acts 8:1-8
Acts 8:1-8
Acts 8:1-8
Acts 8:1-8
Acts 8:4-8
Acts 8:9-25
Acts 8:26-34
Acts 8:26-40
Acts 8:26-40
Acts 8:26-35
Acts 8:26-38
Acts 8:26-40

ACTS 9

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

Acts 9:1-8

Acts 9:1-9
Acts 9:1-16

Acts 9:1-22

ACTS 10

Acts 10:1-8
Acts 10:1-22

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

ACTS 11

Acts 11:19-26

Acts 11:19-26

ACTS 12

Acts 12:1-19
Acts 12:1-16

ACTS 13

Acts 13:1-5

Acts 13:1-5

Acts 13:1-13
Acts 13:39
Acts 13:44-52

ACTS 14

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

Acts 14:17

Acts 14:17

ACTS 15

Acts 15:36-41

ACTS 16

Acts 16:1-5
Acts 16:1-5
Acts 16:6-12
Acts 16:6-15
Acts 16:16-24
Acts 16:25
Acts 16:16-31
Acts 16:16-25
Acts 16:16-34
Acts 16:16-34
Acts 16:22-29
Acts 16:25-34
Acts 16:25-34
Acts 16:25-34
Acts 16:16-25
Acts 16:16-26
Acts 16:16-29
Acts 16:16-34

ACTS 17

Acts 17:16-34
Acts 17:16-34
Acts 17:1-12

Acts 17:16-31
Acts 17:16-34
Acts 17:16-34
Acts 17:22-34

Acts 17:22-31

Acts 17:22-34

Acts 17:22-31

Acts 17:24-31

Acts 17:25

Acts 17:26-27
Acts 17:28

ACTS 18

Acts 18:18-28
Acts 18:1-3,18-28

ACTS 20

Acts 20:7-12
Acts 20:17-31
Acts 20:23-24
Acts 20:32-38

Acts 20:17-25
Acts 20:17-27
Acts 20:17-32
Acts 20:17-32
Acts 20:17-32
Acts 20:17-38
Acts 20:22-35
Acts 20:28-38
Acts 20:35

ACTS 21

Acts 21:7-14
Acts 21:7-15
Acts 21:40-22:10
Acts 21:1-14
Acts 21:7-14

ACTS 22

Acts 22:1-16
Acts 22:1-15

ACTS 24

Acts 24:10-26

Acts 24:10-26

Acts 24:16

Acts 24:16

ACTS 26

Acts: 26:1-23
Acts 26:1-8,24-32
Acts 26:1-8
Acts 26:1-18, 27-32
Acts 26:6-23
Acts 26:12-29

Acts 26:12-23

Acts 26:18
Acts 26:19-32
Acts 26:19-32
Acts 26:19-32
Acts 26:24-32

ACTS 27

Acts 27:9-25
Acts 27:13-26
Acts 27:21-36

ACTS 28

Acts 28:11-16

T E Page
The Acts of the Apostles: Commentary
(1895) (250 pages)
Generally verse by verse but comments are relatively brief.

Introduction
Chronological Table
Acts 1
Acts 2
Acts 3
Acts 4
Acts 5
Acts 6
Acts 7
Acts 8
Acts 9
Acts 10

Acts 11

Acts 12
Acts 13

Acts 14
Acts 15

Acts 16

Acts 17
Acts 18
Acts 19

Acts 20
Acts 21
Acts 22
Acts 23
Acts 24

Acts 25
Acts 26
Acts 27

Acts 28

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

Pulpit Commentary
The Acts of the Apostles
Exposition and Homilies
Edited by H. D. M. Spence and Joseph S. Exell
(averages about 20 pages of homilies/chapter)
1890
s (>800 pages)

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 1 Exposition
Acts 1 Homiletics
Acts 1 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 2 Exposition
Acts 2 Homiletics
Acts 2 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 3 Exposition
Acts 3 Homiletics
Acts 3 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 4 Exposition
Acts 4 Homiletics
Acts 4 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 5 Exposition
Acts 5 Homiletics
Acts 5 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 6 Exposition
Acts 6 Homiletics
Acts 6 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 7 Exposition
Acts 7 Homiletics
Acts 7 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 8 Exposition
Acts 8 Homiletics
Acts 8 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 9 Exposition
Acts 9 Homiletics
Acts 9 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 10 Exposition

Acts 10 Homiletics
Acts 10 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 11 Exposition
Acts 11 Homiletics
Acts 11 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 12 Exposition
Acts 12 Homiletics
Acts 12 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 13 Exposition
Acts 13 Homiletics
Acts 13 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 14 Exposition
Acts 14 Homiletics
Acts 14 Homilies by Various Authors

Index to Volume 1- Acts 1-14

Acts 15 Exposition
Acts 15 Homiletics
Acts 15 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 16 Exposition
Acts 16 Homiletics
Acts 16 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 17 Exposition
Acts 17 Homiletics
Acts 17 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 18 Exposition
Acts 18 Homiletics
Acts 18 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 19 Exposition
Acts 19 Homiletics
Acts 19 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 20 Exposition
Acts 20 Homiletics
Acts 20 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 21 Exposition
Acts 21 Homiletics
Acts 21 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 22 Exposition
Acts 22 Homiletics
Acts 22 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 23 Exposition
Acts 23 Homiletics
Acts 23 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 24 Exposition

Acts 24 Homiletics
Acts 24 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 25 Exposition
Acts 25 Homiletics
Acts 25 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 26 Exposition
Acts 26 Homiletics
Acts 26 Homilies by Various Authors
Acts 27 Exposition

Acts 27 Homiletics
Acts 27 Homilies by Various Authors

Acts 28 Exposition
Acts 28 Homiletics
Acts 28 Homilies by Various Authors

Index to Volume 2 - Acts 15-28

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 1
Acts 2
Acts 3
Acts 4
Acts 5
Acts 6
Acts 7
Acts 8
Acts 9:1-30
Acts 9:31-43
Acts 10

Acts 11

Acts 12
Acts 13

Acts 14
Acts 15

Acts 16

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

Acts 20
Acts 21
Acts 22
Acts 23
Acts 24

Acts 25
Acts 26
Acts 27

Acts 28

Ron Ritchie
Sermons on Acts

Acts 9:1-9 Light Shall Shine Out of Darkness
Acts 9:10-16 He Who Set Me Apart Called Me by His Grace
Acts 9:19-25 Woe to Me if I Preach Not the Gospel

Acts 13:1-12 Appointed A Preacher, Apostle, and Teacher
Acts 13:13-43 God Has Not Rejected His People, Has He?
Acts 13:44-52 Salvation Has Come to the Gentiles

Acts 14:1-28 We Have This Treasure in Earthen Vessels

Acts 15: 1-12 It Was for Freedom That Christ Set Us Free
Acts 15: 13-35 God Will Justify the Gentiles by Faith
Acts 15: 36-16:10 Concern for the Churches

Acts 16:11-40 I Can Do All Things Through Christ

Acts 17:1-15 Having Received the Word in Much Tribulation
Acts 17:16-34 Has Not God Made Foolish the Wisdom of the World

Acts 18:1-18 But We Preach Christ Crucified

Acts 19:1-7 In Christ We Shall Have our Redemption
Acts 19:8-20 Our Struggle is Not Against Flesh and Blood
Acts 19:21-20:16 Having Girded Your Loins with Truth...

Acts 20:17-36 Having Put on the Breastplate of Righteousness...

Acts 21:1-16 Having Shod Your Feet with the Gospel of Peace...
Acts 21:17-36 Taking Up the Shield of Faith...
Acts 21:37-22:29 Take the Helmet of Salvation...

Acts 22:30-23:35 Take the Sword of the Spirit...

Acts 23:11-35 How to Live Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Acts 24:1-27 How to Enjoy Your Next Prison Experience

Acts 25:1-26:32 How to Participate in Raising the Dead

Acts 27:1-44 How to Weather the Storms of Life

Acts 28:1-10 How to Interpret Signs and Wonders
Acts 28:16-29 How to Love the Jewish People
Acts 28:30,31 How to Live a Meaningful Life

Charles Simeon
Sermons on Acts
Horae Homileticae

John Piper says that Horae Homileticae "is the best place to go for researching Simeon's theology. You can find his views on almost every key text in the Bible. He did not want to be labeled a Calvinist or an Arminian. He wanted to be Biblical through and through and give every text its due proportion, whether it sounded Arminian as it stands or Calvinistic. But he was known as an evangelical Calvinist, and rightly so. As I have read portions of his sermons on texts concerning election and effectual calling and perseverance he is uninhibited in his affirmation of what we would call the doctrines of grace....What Simeon experienced in the word was remarkable. And it is so utterly different from the counsel that we receive today that it is worth looking at." (See his short discussion on Simeon's life = Brothers, We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering) (Bolding added)

Acts 1:9-11 Christ's Ascension
Acts 2:1-4 Out-Pouring of the Spirit
Acts 2:32,33 Sending Forth of the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:36 Jesus is Christ
Acts 2:37-39 Repentance of the First Converts
Acts 2:40 Separation from the Ungodly
Acts 2:44-47 State of the Primitive Christians
Acts 3:6-8 The Cripple Healed
Acts 3:14, 15 Christ Rejected
Acts 3:19 Repentance Encouraged
Acts 3:22, 23, Moses and Christ Compared

Acts 3:26 Holiness the Greatest Blessing
Acts 4:8-10 The Cripple Healed by Peter

Acts 4:12 Salvation by Christ Alone
Acts 4:18-20 Contest Between Prejudice and Religion

Acts 4:27, 28 Christ's Sufferings Fore-Ordained

Acts 4:31, 32 The Benefit of United Prayer
Acts 5:3-5 Ananias and Sapphira
Acts 5:20 The Duty of Ministers

Acts 5:30-32 The Ends of Christ's Exaltation
Acts 5:41, 42 The Magnanimity of the Apostles
Acts 7:22,23 The Zeal of Moses
Acts 7:59, 60 The Death of Stephen
Acts 8:5-8 Philip Preaches Christ in Samaria

Acts 8:23 The State of Ungodly Men
Acts 8:35 Philip and the Eunuch
Acts 8:37 The Ethiopian Eunuch's Confession

Acts 9:3-6 Conversion of St Paul
Acts 9:11 Saul's Prayer

Acts 9:39, 40 Dorcas Restored to Life

Acts 10:33 How to Attend Ordinances
Acts 10:34,35 Salvation Offered Equally to All
Acts 10:38 Christ's Diligence in Benefiting Man

Acts 10:43 Leading Doctrines of the Gospel
Acts 11:13, 14 Sufficiency of the Gospel Salvation
Acts 11:18 Life Granted to the Gentiles
Acts 11:22, 23 Duty of Cleaving to the Lord
Acts 11:29, 30 Benevolence of the Church of Antioch

Acts 12:5 Peter's Deliverance from Prison
Acts 12:21-23 The Evil of Pride
Acts 13:32, 33 The Resurrection of Christ - Glad Tidings

Acts 13:34 The Sure Mercies of David
Acts 13:38-41 Danger of Despising the Gospel Salvation

Acts 13:46-48 The Gentiles Receive the Gospel

Acts 14:22 Tribulation the Way to Heaven
Acts 14:27 Success of the Gospel a Ground of Joy
Acts 15:10,11 The Ceremonial Law Abrogated

Acts 15:36 Inquiry Into the State of the Church
Acts 16:14,15 The Conversion of Lydia
Acts 16:16-18 A Spirit of Divination Cast Out

Acts 16:29-31 The Conversion of the Jailer
Acts 17:2-5 Proofs that Jesus is the Messiah

Acts 17:11,12 Effects of Attention to the Gospel
Acts 17:30 Repentance Enjoined
Acts 17:31 A Day Appointed for Christ to Judge the World

Acts 18:17 The Character of Gallio
Acts 18:24-28 Character and Ministry of Apollos

Acts 19:15 The Power of Christ and His Gospel

Acts 18:18-20 Genuine Repentance
Acts 19:34 Heathen and Christian Zeal Compared
Acts 20:7 Paul's Sermon at Troas

Acts 20:17-21 Paul's Appeal to the Ephesian Elders
Acts 20:24 Duty of Ministers
Acts 20:26, 27 Ministerial Fidelity
Acts 20:31 Watchfulness Recommended
Acts 20:32 A Farewell Discourse

Acts 20:35 The Blessedness of Liberality
Acts 21:13 Paul's Readiness to Suffer for Christ's Sake
Acts 21:20-23 Paul Becoming a Nazarite

Acts 22:16 Conversion of St Paul
Acts 24:14, 15 Paul's Vindication Before Felix

Acts 24:16 A Conscience Void of Offence
Acts 24:16 A Conscience Void of Offence
Acts 24:25 Paul's Discourse Before Felix
Acts 26:17, 18 Paul's Commission

Acts 26:22, 23 Paul's Testimony
Acts 26:24, 25 Paul's Vindication of His Ministry
Acts 26:28, 29 The Almost and the Real Christian
Acts 27:25 Paul's Deliverance from Shipwreck
Acts 228:3-6 Paul Bitten by a Viper, and Uninjured

Acts 28:22 The Followers of Christ Evil Spoken Of
Acts 28:28 The Gospel Sent to the Gentiles

Speaker's Commentary
Commentary on Acts

Introduction to Acts
Acts 1
Acts 2
Acts 3
Acts 4
Acts 5
Acts 6
Acts 7
Acts 8
Acts 9
Acts 10

Acts 11
Acts 12
Acts 13
Acts 14

Acts 15

Acts 16

Acts 17
Acts 18
Acts 19

Acts 20
Acts 21
Acts 22
Acts 23
Acts 24

Acts 25
Acts 26
Acts 27

Acts 28

Steve Zeisler
Sermons on Acts

Acts 1 You Will Be My Witnesses

Acts 2:1-39 I Will Pour Out My Spirit

Acts 2:40-47 The Contagious Community

Acts 3 Healing, Praise & Confrontation

Acts 4:1-22 Obeying Men or God

Acts 4:32-5:11 Truth or Consequences

Acts 5:12-42 Influence And Enmity

Acts 6:1-15 A New Generation of Leaders

Acts 6:8-8:1 Stephen's Story

Acts 8:1-8, 25-40 Scattered

Acts 8:9-24 Power Without Price

Acts 9:1-19 Scales Fell From his Eyes

Acts 9:19b-31 An Apostle's Apprenticeship

Acts 10:1-29 Go Where God Sends You

Acts 10:1-29 The Centurion's Story

Acts 11:1-30 Recognizing a Revival

Acts 12:1-19a Peter's Imprisonment

Acts 12:20-25;Mt 2:1-3,16 Herod or Christ?

Acts 13:1-12 The First Missionaries

Acts 13:13-44 Forgiveness of Sins is Proclaimed to you

Acts 13:42-52 Jealousy and Joy

Acts 14:1-28 The Message Worth Hearing

Acts 15:1-11 Leadership in The Midst of Conflict

Acts 15:12-21 Life Together

Acts 15:29-41 Overcoming Anger

Acts 15:36-16:10 This Could Be the Start of Something Big

Acts 16:9-15 Lydia

Acts 16:16-40 Confrontation
Acts 16:9-40 Unexpected Allies
Acts 15:36-16:40 God's Recruits
Acts 15:36-16:10 Guidance

Acts 17:1-15 The Sword of the Spirit, God's Word
Acts 17:1-15 Scripture,
Acts 17:16-34 The Lord of the Nations

Acts 17:16-34 Witness
Acts 15:36-17:34 Name Above All Names

Acts 18:1-17 Encouragement

Acts 18:1-18 Don't Be Afraid, Keep On Speaking
Acts 18:9-11, 18-22 Closing the Circle

Acts 18:18-22 Home

 

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