#1066 This verse-by-verse commentary of the book of Acts takes a sober and poignant look at the modern evangelical church in light of the words and actions of Paul and other Church fathers.
The book of Acts is a historic document revealing the beginning of the Church. It ends with unfinished business, “Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ….” Thus, preaching and teaching will continue until the Church is completed.
The author highlights the building of the foundation of the Church in Jerusalem. This is a one-time event, not to be repeated. It is clearly emphasized in Ephesians 2:20, “...built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.” That is the one-time and only foundation on which the Church is built. During the construction of the Church upon the existing foundation, God has called evangelists, pastors, and teachers, but no more apostles and prophets.
This study is not influenced by schools of thought or determined by denominations, Bible schools and seminaries; thus, rather unusual.
For a refreshingly different view of the book of Acts, The Sure Foundation of the Church is definitely a must-read.
• Pentecost: The Birth of the Church
• The Temple, the Healing, and the Preaching
• The Spirit of Instant Judgment
• Old Testament Fulfilled by the New Testament
• The Church Persecuted
• The Conversion of Saul, the Apostle of the Gentiles
• Gentile Church Authorized
• Political Persecution of the Church
• Confirmation of the Power of the Gospel
• Gentiles Liberated from the Law
• The Gospel to Greece
• Aquila and Priscilla
• The Gospel, Economy and Roman Law
• The Suffering Servant
• The Temple Doors Shut
• Paul's Testimony to the Jews in Jerusalem
• Jewish Conspiracy and Roman Law
• Failure of Religious-Political Lobbying
• Paul Appeals to Caesar
• Destiny Rome