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THE EXPANDING WITNESS OF THE SPIRIT-EMPOWERED CHURCH


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JOSEPH A ALEXANDER Acts Commentary (1857, 1866)

James Rosscup: "This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on Acts.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)

Cyril Barber -  A beautifully produced work that brings within the reach of the busy pastor the benefits of this commentator's prodigious labors. A warmly devotional treatment. (The Minister's Library Volume 2)

D Edmond Hiebert - An exhaustive exposition of Acts by a conservative Presbyterian scholar of the past century. Gives a precise interpretation of the text on the basis of the original. Omission of technical matters makes it suitable to the English reader.

HENRY ALFORD - Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary

FRANK ALLEN - ACTS OF THE APOSTLES(1931)

GREG ALLEN - sermons

PAUL APPLE -642 page commentary - check it out

JACK ARNOLD SERMONS BOOK OF ACTS

WILLIAM ARNOT Acts Commentary

Cyril Barber - These sermons reveal Arnot's thorough awareness of the original text and the milieu of the early church. His material is provocative as well as edifying. Both laypeople and pastors should read this book eagerly in order to better determine the course of the church, its commitments, and the criteria of its fellowship. Recommended.(The Minister's Library Volume 2)

WILLIAM BARCLAY'S DAILY STUDY BIBLE

ALBERT BARNES Notes on the New Testament on Acts

BRIAN BELL SERMON NOTES

CHRIS BENFIELD SERMONS BOOK OF ACTS

JOHANN BENGEL

BIBLICAL ART - retrieved from Google search

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR 

JIM BOMKAMP

JOHN CALVIN Commentary Acts of the Holy Spirit

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES - J. R. Lumby

ALAN CARR Sermons Acts of the Holy Spirit

RICH CATHERS - Sermon Notes - frequent illustrations

MATT CHANDLER Sermons on Acts

JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

ADAM CLARKE Commentary on Acts

STEVEN COLE Sermons Book of Acts

THOMAS CONSTABLE Expository Notes on the book of Acts

W A CRISWELL - Sermon on Acts 

BOB DEFFINBAUGH EXPOSITORY SERMONS

DEVOTIONALS ON ACTS

Today in the Word (Moody), Our Daily Bread (Radio Bible Class), Our Daily Walk - F B Meyer, Our Daily Homily - F B Meyer, Our Daily Bread 

JOHN DUMMELOW

CHARLES ELLICOTT, EDITOR - E H PLUMPTRE - AUTHOR

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE Commentary on Acts of the Apostles - George T. Stokes

EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY

DON FORTNER

WILLIAM M FURNEAUX

ARNO C GAEBELEIN - THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES - AN EXPOSITION (1912)

D Edmond Hiebert - A forceful, conservative unfolding of the message of Acts by a noted premillennial, dispensational Bible teacher active during the first half of this century. Emphasizes the transition from Judaism to Christianity as portrayed in Acts.

GENE GETZ - short videos (~10) emphasizing principles in the text

  • Acts 3:1-4:12;Video  Honoring God: When God uses us to minister to others, we are always to give glory and honor to Jesus Christ.
  • Acts 4:13-22Video Openness and Honesty: Spiritual leaders must never suppress the truth in order to protect their own religious domain.
  • Acts 4:32-37Video Generosity: As followers of Jesus Christ, we are to be godly models of generosity.

GEORGE GILBERT

GOSPEL COALITION

GRACE NOTES - Expositional Study by Warren Doud

DAVE GUZIK Commentary Notes on Acts

HORATIO B HACKETT A Commentary on the Original Text of the Acts of the Apostles

D Edmond Hiebert - A full verse-by-verse commentary by a conservative Baptist professor of the past century. Still valuable for a clear unfolding of the text of Acts.

C H Spurgeon writes that "Hackett occupies the first position among commentators upon the Acts."  (Commenting on Commentaries - excellent resource with links to all 66 books)

MATTHEW HENRY Commentary on Acts

HOLMAN PUBLISHING - study notes

DAVID HOLWICK SERMON NOTES ACTS 

HOMILETICS - Acts 4

BARRY HORNER

INTERVARSITY PRESS Commentary on the Book of Acts - William J Larkin, Jr.

Cyril Barber -  Historically helpful. Contains some important insights. Critical matters are confined to the footnotes. Oriented toward the pastorate.

H A IRONSIDE Commentary on Acts

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN Commentary on Acts

S. LEWIS JOHNSON Sermons on Acts

WILLIAM KELLY

R J KNOWLING The Expositor's Greek Testament The Acts of the Apostles

D Edmond Hiebert - Greek text. Still one of the most thorough commentaries on the Greek text. Significant for the Greek student.

STEVE KRELOFF

PAUL KRETZMANN Popular Commentary of the Bible The Acts of the Apostles

LANGE'S COMMENTARY

DAVID LEGGE

LIFEWAY SERMONS

MARTYN LLOYD JONES - SERMONS

JOHN MACARTHUR Verse by Verse Sermons on Acts

ALEXANDER MACLAREN Sermons on Acts

J VERNON MCGEE Thru the Bible The Acts of the Apostles

F B MEYER

HEINRICH A. W. MEYER

J R MILLER

MONERGISM

G CAMPBELL MORGAN The Acts of the Apostles: Commentary

Rosscup writes that this 1947 work is "one of Morgan’s better commentaries and one which the student can profitably consult." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works).

D Edmond Hiebert - Expository messages on Acts by a noted Bible teacher-preacher. His exposition aims at setting forth the spiritual force and method of early Christianity. Stress is placed on the variety of ways in which the Spirit is seen at work in Acts. Offers many illuminating insights.

HENRY MORRIS -  Defender's Study Bible notes

ROBERT NEIGHBOUR Wells of Living Water Commentary

NET BIBLE NOTES

PHIL NEWTON Sermons on Acts

JAMES NISBET - Church Pulpit Commentary

OUR DAILY BREAD Devotional Illustrations

JOSEPH PARKER

ARTHUR PEAKE

F N PELOUBET

PETER PETT

JOHN PIPER Sermons on Acts

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY The Acts of the Apostles

RAY PRITCHARD

PULPIT COMMENTARY The Acts of the Apostles

RICHARD RACKHAM The Acts of the Apostles: An Exposition 1904 

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)

D Edmond Hiebert - A thorough (513-page), informative exposition by a conservative Anglican scholar. Full treatment of introductory problems. Has a full index. One of the standard older commentaries on Acts.

RADIO BIBLE CLASS

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE STUDY NOTES

ROBERT RAYBURN SERMONS BOOK OF ACTS

A. T. ROBERTSON Word Pictures on Acts

DON ROBINSON Sermons on Acts 

ADRIAN ROGERS

J C RYLE

ROB SALVATO - Sermons

JOHNNY SANDERS

JOHN SCHULTZ

CHARLES SIMEON Sermons on Acts Horae Homileticae

CHUCK SMITH Commentary and Sermon Notes

JAMES SMITH - Handfuls on Purpose - expanded sermon outlines

SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY

R C SPROUL - Devotionals

C H SPURGEON

RAY STEDMAN Sermon Series - Expository Studies in Acts

JOHN STEVENSON - Sermons

JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE

DEREK THOMAS SERMONS BOOK OF ACTS

DAVID THOMPSON - Sermons, well-done

TODAY IN THE WORD DEVOTIONALS Book of Acts

Moody Bible Institute - Dozens of Devotionals Arranged by Chapter. Click Chapters Below

JOHN TRAPP

BOB UTLEY - Acts Commentary

MARVIN VINCENT New Testament Word Studies On the Book of Acts

DANIEL WHEDON

STEVE ZEISLER SERMONS ON ACTS

SERMONS BY VERSE

The First Blast of Tempest Alexander Maclaren Acts 4:1
The First Persecution R.A. Redford Acts 4:1-4
Truth from the Tribunal W. Clarkson Acts 4:1-21
Apostolic Trials J. Parker, D. D. Acts 4:1-22
Bigotry J. Alexander, D. D. Acts 4:1-22
Christ the Power of God Christian Age Acts 4:1-22
Christ's Servants Before the Tribunal E. Johnson Acts 4:1-22
Ecclesiasticism has no Exclusive Rights General Gordon. Acts 4:1-22
Peter and John Before the Council D. J. Burrell, D. D. Acts 4:1-22
Peter and John Before the Council Geo. M. Boynton. Acts 4:1-22
Peter and John Examined J. Dick, A. M. Acts 4:1-22
Righteous Boldness Herrick Johnson, D. D. Acts 4:1-22
Teaching and Persecution J. Parker, D. D. Acts 4:1-22
The Captain of the Temple Prof. I. H. Hall. Acts 4:1-22
The First Persecution of the Apostles J. Bennett. Acts 4:1-22
The First Persecution of the Church J. Cynddylan Jones, D. D. Acts 4:1-22
The Four Chief Props of Apologetics O. Smith, D. D. Acts 4:1-22
The Miracle At the Beautiful Gate as an Epoch D. Thomas, D. D. Acts 4:1-22
Typical Religious Persecution W. Hudson. Acts 4:1-22
Apostolic Teaching J. Cynddylan Jones, D. D. Acts 4:2
The First Prisoners for Christ R. Tuck Acts 4:3
Persecution a Stimulus T. De Witt Talmage, D. D. Acts 4:3-4
Persecution for Well-Doing A. Tuckney, D. D. Acts 4:3-4
Peter and John Before the Council H. Thorne. Acts 4:3-4
The Impotence and Benefit of Persecution J. W. Burn. Acts 4:3-4
The First Trial of Christian Preachers in a Court of Judgment P.C. Barker Acts 4:4-22
The Sanhedrin in the Time of the Apostles G. D. Ginsburg, LL. D. Acts 4:5-6
The Servants in the Footsteps of Their Lord R.A. Redford Acts 4:5-12
Christ the Head of the Corner J. W. Burn. Acts 4:7-10
Giving the Reason W. E. Chadwick, M. A., C. F. Deems, LL. D. Acts 4:7-10
Men as Moral Architects D. Thomas, D. D. Acts 4:7-10
The Corner Stone Bp. Jacobson. Acts 4:7-10
The Power in Apostolic Miracles R. Tuck, B. A. Acts 4:7-10
The Pre-Eminence and Power of the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth H. J. Van Dyke, D. D. Acts 4:7-10
The Despised Stone a Sure Foundation R. Tuck Acts 4:11
Christ Our Only Home C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 4:12
Christ the Only Saviour   Acts 4:12
Christ the Only Saviour   Acts 4:12
Christ the Only Saviour Found Out Too Late C. S. Robinson, D. D. Acts 4:12
Christianity the Only Reformatory Force J. P. Newman, LL. D. Acts 4:12
Jesus the Only Saviour J. Begg, D. D. Acts 4:12
None Other Name   Acts 4:12
One Only Way of Salvation R. Wardlaw, D. D. Acts 4:12
One Saving Name S. Martin. Acts 4:12
Only One Way In   Acts 4:12
Salvation by Christ Alone Theological Sketch-Book Acts 4:12
Salvation Exclusive But Comprehensive Canon Liddon. Acts 4:12
Salvation in Christ Alone A. O. Smith, B. A. Acts 4:12
Salvation in Christ Alone   Acts 4:12
Salvation in None Other J. P. Lange, D. D. Acts 4:12
Salvation Only from Above J. P. Newman, LL. D. Acts 4:12
The One Saving Name A. B. Livermore. Acts 4:12
The One Saving Name R. Tuck Acts 4:12
The Power of the Name of Jesus W. Baxendale. Acts 4:12
The Unfolded Banner of Salvation R.A. Redford Acts 4:12
The Way of Salvation C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 4:12
Association with Christ W. Clarkson Acts 4:13
Been with Jesus Homilist Acts 4:13
Christian Heroism Joseph Woodhouse. Acts 4:13
Christian Heroism J. Matthews. Acts 4:13
Christians Who have Been with Jesus J. Lathrop, D. D. Acts 4:13
Christ's People -- Imitators of Him C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 4:13
Christ's People -- Imitators of Him Charles Haddon Spurgeon Acts 4:13
Communication with Christ the Secret of Power to Bless Men Homiletic Monthly Acts 4:13
Communication with Christ the Source of Pulpit Power C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 4:13
Communion with Christ Discovered R. Davies, M. A. Acts 4:13
Courage Charles Kingsley Acts 4:13
Courage Comes from Faith   Acts 4:13
Fellowship with Christ Essential to Courageous Testimony for Him Dean Alford. Acts 4:13
Fellowship with Christ: its Visible Effects J. Bowker. Acts 4:13
Fellowship with Jesus Homiletic Review Acts 4:13
Fellowship with Jesus W. H. Burton. Acts 4:13
Keeping Company with Jesus Homiletic Review Acts 4:13
Serving God with Boldness   Acts 4:13
Signs of Having Been with Jesus R. Tuck Acts 4:13
St. Peter; Or, True Courage C. Kingsley, M. A. Acts 4:13
The Assimilation of Character W. Burner, M. A. Acts 4:13
The Boldness of Apostolic Preaching A. A. Lipscomb, LL. D. Acts 4:13
The Christian's Exemplification of Religion R. P. Buddicom, M. A. Acts 4:13
The Means of Silencing Blasphemers C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 4:13
The Odour of Grace H. W. Beecher. Acts 4:13
The True Joyfulness of a Witness for God C. Gerok. Acts 4:13
True Religion the Wonder of Men E. De Pressense, D. D. Acts 4:13
Unbelievers Astonished J. W. Burn. Acts 4:13
With and Like Christ Alexander Maclaren Acts 4:13
Witnessing for Christ R.A. Redford Acts 4:13
The Impotence of Unbelief R.A. Redford Acts 4:13-22
Conversions the Test of a Good Ministry   Acts 4:14
Months Closed and Opened J. W. Burn. Acts 4:14
Opponents Silenced by Christian Consistency William Secker. Acts 4:14
Practical Testimony to Christianity Homiletic Monthly Acts 4:14
The Golden Muzzle C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 4:14
Healed Men (1) -- the Miracle H. Allon, D. D. Acts 4:16
Healed Men (2) -- the Argument H. Allon, D. D. Acts 4:16
A Reluctant Release W. Hudson. Acts 4:18-31
Apostolic Heroism W. Hudson. Acts 4:18-31
Boldness S. S. Times Acts 4:18-31
Christian Courage Monday Club Sermons Acts 4:18-31
Christian Courage Christian Age Acts 4:18-31
Christian Courage W. E. Knox, D. D. Acts 4:18-31
Christian Testimony   Acts 4:18-31
Constrained to Speak About Jesus   Acts 4:18-31
Duty to God First R. Tuck, B. A. Acts 4:18-31
Duty to God the Supreme Law M. Luther. Acts 4:18-31
God Before Man   Acts 4:18-31
God to be Obeyed At All Costs M. Luther. Acts 4:18-31
Honest Christian Speech S. Martin. Acts 4:18-31
Making Christ Known to Others J. S. Balmer. Acts 4:18-31
Moral Heroism H. O. Mackey. Acts 4:18-31
Not Man's, But God's Voice to be Heard R. Eden, M. A. Acts 4:18-31
Not to Cease Because Despised H. W. Beecher. Acts 4:18-31
Obedience to God   Acts 4:18-31
Obeying God Rather than Men Southey's Life of Wesley. Acts 4:18-31
Protestantism J. A. Froude. Acts 4:18-31
Speaking God's Word D. L. Moody. Acts 4:18-31
Testimony not to be Stifled W. Arnot, D. D. Acts 4:18-31
The Apostles' Confidence in God D. J. Burrell, D. D. Acts 4:18-31
The Apostles' Confidence in God John D. Pickles. Acts 4:18-31
The Connection Between Believing the Gospel and Making it Known W. Lucy. Acts 4:18-31
The Gospel Cannot be Concealed C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 4:18-31
The One Question in Conduct Bp. Huntington. Acts 4:18-31
Obedient Disobedience Alexander Maclaren Acts 4:19
The Simpler and the Deeper Truth W. Clarkson Acts 4:19, 20
Impossible Silence Alexander Maclaren Acts 4:20
The Aggressiveness of the Gospel R.A. Redford Acts 4:20
Spiritual Inflexibility: a Sermon to Those in the Midst of Life W. Clarkson Acts 4:22
The Use of Freedom W. Clarkson Acts 4:23
Praise for Safety and Prayer for Power R. Tuck Acts 4:23-31
The Grateful, Emboldened, and Prayerful Church, and the Spirit's Witness P.C. Barker Acts 4:23-31
The Joy of Faith Confirmed E. Johnson Acts 4:23-31
Being Let Go J. Parker, D. D. Acts 4:23-37
Being Let Go J. McNeill. Acts 4:23-37
Christian Socialism D. Thomas, D. D. Acts 4:23-37
Company W. M. Taylor, D. D. Acts 4:23-37
Every Creature After its Kind W. Arnot, D. D. Acts 4:23-37
Every Man to His Own Place G. F. Humphreys. Acts 4:23-37
Features of the Apostolic Church R. Hall, M. A. Acts 4:23-37
Happy Only in Our Own Company John Currie. Acts 4:23-37
Men Will Go At Last. Where They are Fit to Go J. L. Nye. Acts 4:23-37
Our Own Company A. Raleigh, D. D. Acts 4:23-37
Prayer and the Promises are Doubly Dear in Extremities H. G. Salter. Acts 4:23-37
Primitive Worship Dean Vaughan. Acts 4:23-37
Resource in Trouble Wayland Hoyt, D. D. Acts 4:23-37
The Apostles At Liberty J. Parker, D. D. Acts 4:23-37
The Burnt Offering of a True Church Prayer K. Gerok. Acts 4:23-37
The Prayer of the Church At Jerusalem Under Persecution Thomas Jackson. Acts 4:23-37
The Prayer of the Primitive Church W. Arnot, D. D. Acts 4:23-37
The Resource of the Devout, Etc W. Clarkson Acts 4:23-37
Their Own Company Homiletic Review Acts 4:23-37
Opposition to the Gospel D. Thomas, D. D. Acts 4:25-28
The Hand of God W. Denton, M. A. Acts 4:25-28
The Two Kingdoms in Array Against One Another R.A. Redford Acts 4:28-31
Boldness in Preaching Edward Irving. Acts 4:29-30
God's Holy Servant J. W. Burn. Acts 4:29-30
How a Christian Ought to Pray for His Enemies K. Gerok. Acts 4:29-30
The Eternal Child D. Thomas, D. D. Acts 4:29-30
The Gospel of Pentecost F. W. Brown. Acts 4:29-30
The Holy Child Jesus C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 4:29-30
The Prayer of Christ's Witnesses W. Arnot, D. D. Acts 4:29-30
The Servant and the Slaves A. Maclaren, D. D Acts 4:29-30
Conditions of the Baptism of the Spirit J. Cynddylan Jones, D. D. Acts 4:31
Early Church Life W. Jay. Acts 4:31
Power to be Witnesses W. Arnot, D. D. Acts 4:31
Prayer Effects Miracles K. Gerok. Acts 4:31
Scriptural Christianity John Wesley Acts 4:31
The Blessings of Spiritual Worship Alfred Buckley. Acts 4:31
The Gift of the Spirit Dependent on Prayer T. De Witt Talmage. Acts 4:31
The Second Pentecost W. Antliff, D. D. Acts 4:31
The Secret of Power J. P. Chown. Acts 4:31
Waiting for the Spirit London Missionary Society's Report Acts 4:31
Work for Those Who are Filled with the Spirit Archdeacon Farrar. Acts 4:31
Accumulated Riches Rightly Used Canon Bardsley. Acts 4:32
Apostolic Socialism A. M. Mackay, B. A. Acts 4:32
Baptised Purses   Acts 4:32
Christian Communism R.A. Redford Acts 4:32
Nothing Our Own N. L. Frothingham. Acts 4:32
Nothing Our Own R. Tuck Acts 4:32
Remarkable Liberality   Acts 4:32
The Social Instinct F. Paget, D. D. Acts 4:32
The Unity of the Early Church E. E. Curry. Acts 4:32
The Wheat and the Tares Alexander Maclaren Acts 4:32
Unity Among Christians to be Desired C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 4:32
Unity Assisted by Fire C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 4:32
Unity Requires Dissimilarity T. H. Leary, D. C. L. Acts 4:32
A Novel Unanimity P.C. Barker Acts 4:32-35
The Host of God Drawing Together in Readiness for Action R.A. Redford Acts 4:32-35
A Glimpse of Ideal Social Life E. Johnson Acts 4:32-37
Great Grace R. Tuck Acts 4:33
Happy State of the Primitive Church Theological Sketch-Book Acts 4:33
Manifestations of Divine Grace J. N. Norton, D. D. Acts 4:33
Preaching the Resurrection of Jesus W. Antliff, D. D. Acts 4:33
The Gospel of the Resurrection W. F. Adeney, M. A. Acts 4:33
The Power of the Apostolic Testimony to the Resurrection Bp. Dehon. Acts 4:33
The Resurrection of Christ Historic A. Raleigh, D. D. Acts 4:33
The Earliest of the Tares, in the Field of the Church P.C. Barker Acts 4:36-5:11
A Great Example of Spiritual Excellence R.A. Redford Acts 4:36, 37
A Son of Consolation T. L. Cuyler. Acts 4:36-37
A Son of Consolation   Acts 4:36-37
A Son of Consolation W. Arnot. Acts 4:36-37
Barnabas W. Brock. Acts 4:36-37
Cyprus F. A. Warrington. Acts 4:36-37
Practical Christian. Beneficence A. Moody Stuart, D. D. Acts 4:36-37
The Power of a High Example R. Tuck Acts 4:36, 37
The Profit and Rule of Christian Beneficence Bp. Cleveland Coxe. Acts 4:36-37

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