Acts Commentaries & Sermons


Doctor Luke

ACTS:
THE EARLY CHURCH'S
WITNESS OF THE GOSPEL


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Paul's First Missionary Journey - Acts 13:4-14:28
Paul's Second Missionary Journey - Acts 15:36-18:32
Paul's Third Missionary Journey - Acts 18:23-21:26

THE EXPANDING WITNESS
OF THE SPIRIT-EMPOWERED CHURCH

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James Rosscup: "This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on Acts.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

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.

Spurgeon: "In all respects a work of the highest merit." (Commenting on Commentaries - nice resource as it has links to all 66 books)

HENRY ALFORD
Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary
Book of Acts 

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....."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)

John Piper writes ""When I’m 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."

C H 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 Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Commenting on Commentaries - excellent resource with links to all 66 books)

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find the work below more useful than the Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. 


HENRY ALFORD
THE NEW TESTAMENT FOR ENGLISH READERS
BOOK OF ACTS

Greek and Latin are translated into English. The links are to the chapters but note they are difficult to discern on many pages.

FRANK ALLEN
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
(1931)

PAUL APPLE
COMMENTARY
BOOK OF ACTS

642 page commentary with frequent quotations and devotional questions for reflection. Here is a sample excerpt to give a "taste" of what you can glean from this well done commentary:

"Today we are going to begin a study of the Book of Acts and focus on the mission of the church for today. For the life of Christ we have the Synoptic Gospel accounts of Mat, Mark, Luke and John. But for the important transition time of the founding of the church and the spread of the gospel through the efforts of first Peter centered in Jerusalem and then Paul as the special Apostle to the Gentiles, we only have the one historical document of the Book of Acts. That concept of “transition time” is very important. This is a bridge period of time – the gospel of the kingdom is still being offered first to the Jews in the early chapters – there is still the presentation of the now risen and ascended Messiah to God’s chosen people. There is still the offer of the coming kingdom if they will repent and embrace the promised Messiah. But there is a transition as they continue to reject (not individually, but as a nation) and now the coming of the future king will be linked to the completion of the fullness of the times of the Gentiles. As a transition book, we will see some things that are not normative for this church age. But we will also learn much from studying the initial missionary journeys about how the head of the church wants us to build His church. Key Verse: Acts 1:8 “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem; and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” You can outline the book along these geographic lines. Not sure how far we will take this study before we interrupt and go down a different path … but we are at least committing to the first section. Look at the contrast between the two parts of the Book

Chaps 1-12 = Jerusalem the center – Jewish focus // Peter – central figure //  Peter imprisoned 

Chaps 13-28 = Antioch the center – Gentile focus // Paul – central figure – Apostle to the Gentiles // Paul imprisoned

We should gain confidence from studying this book; we should get excited about the power of God (Ed: His Spirit) working through His people; we should learn much about witnessing; we should learn much about church methodology; we should draw closer to the person of Jesus Christ Himself as we see His continued activity right now in the world (Ed: Through His Spirit) – understanding the significance of His resurrection and ascension and current role at the right hand of God.

Title of the Book: Stott: The most accurate (though cumbersome) title, then, which does justice to Luke’s own statement in verses 1 and 2, would be something like “The Continuing Words and Deeds of Jesus by his Spirit through his Apostles.” Bock: “The Acts of the Sovereign God through the Lord Messiah Jesus by His Spirit on Behalf of the Way.” LUKE CHRONICLES: THE ACTS OF THE RESURRECTED JESUS CHRIST PERFORMED BY HIS CHOSEN APOSTLES THROUGH THE POWER OF THE PROMISED HOLY SPIRIT."

JACK ARNOLD
SERMONS
BOOK OF ACTS

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 on Commentaries - excellent resource with links to all 66 books) (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)


WILLIAM BARCLAY'S DAILY STUDY BIBLE
Commentary on Acts

D Edmond Hiebert - Divides Acts into brief paragraphs, with the author's translation of the portion printed at the beginning. The comments are generally devotional in character, containing various religious and literary quotations. The author is at his best in his discriminating discussion of Greek words. The interpretation is liberal in spots. (from Hiebert's critique of Barclay on Peter's epistles - "Barclay holds that Christ's descent into Hades gave those who there heard Him a second chance."

Comment: I appreciate Barclay's unique insights on Greek words, but clearly his teaching about a "second chance" is NOT sound doctrine! Be an Acts 17:11 Berean with Barclay. See discussion of his orthodoxy especially the article "The Enigmatic William Barclay".


ALBERT BARNES
Notes on the New Testament
on Acts

BRIAN BELL
SERMON NOTES
ACTS OF THE SPIRIT 
THROUGH THE APOSTLES

Frequent use of illustrations.

CHRIS BENFIELD
SERMONS
BOOK OF ACTS

JOHANN BENGEL
The Critical English Testament
Commentary on Acts

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

See the Gnonom (more Greek) - Acts 1-28 Commentary

C H 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 Bengel’s 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" (Commenting on Commentaries - excellent resource with links to all 66 books)

BIBLICAL ILLUSTRATOR
The Acts of the Holy Spirit
Joseph S Exell, Editor

JIM BOMKAMP
BIBLE STUDIES
BOOK OF ACTS

JOHN CALVIN
Commentary
Acts of the Holy Spirit

CAMBRIDGE GREEK TESTAMENT
FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Commentary on the Acts of the Holy Spirit
J. R. Lumby

ALAN CARR
Sermons
Acts of the Holy Spirit
Well Done

MATT CHANDLER
Sermons on Acts

ADAM CLARKE
Commentary on Acts

Click critique of Clarke

STEVEN COLE
Sermon Series
Book of Acts

Recommended - Functions much like a verse by verse commentary

THOMAS CONSTABLE
Expository Notes on the book of Acts

BOB DEFFINBAUGH
EXPOSITORY SERMONS
BOOK OF ACTS

CHARLES ELLICOTT, EDITOR
E H PLUMPTRE - AUTHOR
A Bible Commentary for English Readers
Book of Acts

EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE
Commentary on Acts of the Apostles
George T. Stokes
1891

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

See his shorter commentary  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)

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.


DAVE GUZIK
Commentary Notes on Acts

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

Over 400 page revised in 1882 by Alvah Hovey This 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).

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)

JAMES HASTINGS
Sermons on Acts
Great Texts of the Bible

MATTHEW HENRY
Commentary on Acts

DAVID HOLWICK
SERMON NOTES
ACTS 

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

H A IRONSIDE
Commentary on Acts

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
Commentary on Acts

BELOW ARE LINKS TO THE UNABRIDGED VERSION

S. LEWIS JOHNSON
Sermons on Acts

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

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

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

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).


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

JOHN MACARTHUR
Verse by Verse Sermons on Acts
Recommended

Functions much like a verse by verse commentary

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Acts 11

Acts 12

Acts 13

Acts 14

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Acts 16

Acts 17

Acts 18

Acts 19

Acts 20

Acts 21

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Acts 23

Acts 24

Acts 25

Acts 26

Acts 27

Acts 28

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
Conservative, Evangelical
GENERAL RESOURCES
Book of Acts

BIBLICAL ART - retrieved from Google search

Hint: Go to Google Image Search - Enter these words (do not enclose in quotes) - Bible acts 3 - you will retrieve a number of pictures that you may find useful in teaching. For each subsequent chapter simply repeat the search with that chapter number (disclaimer: I have not done all 28 chapters so be a Berean!)

BEST COMMENTARIES ON ACTS

JOURNAL ARTICLES

FOR MORE JOURNAL ARTICLES SEE

DICTIONARY ARTICLES

BIBLE.ORG

WAYNE BARGER

CYBERHYMNAL

CROSSWAY PUBLISHING

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

J S HOWSON

JOHN MACARTHUR

J VERNON MCGEE

HENRY MORRIS - Scripture links on left side. Study notes on right side below.

NETBIBLE.ORG

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

RADIO BIBLE CLASS

 W H GRIFFITH-THOMAS

JAMES VAN DINE

SERMONS, ETC
ON THE BOOK OF ACTS

MIKE ANDRUS - well done sermons

W A CRISWELL

JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

RICH CATHERS

GOSPEL COALITION

STEVE KRELOFF

BRYN MACPHAIL

F B MEYER

MONERGISM

D L MOODY - Notes from His Bible on Acts of the Holy Spirit

  • Here is an example of Moody's notes - 

Acts 1:4   “Wait for the promise of the Father.” Tarry at a promise till God meets you there. He always returns by the way of His promises.
The promises of God are the moulds into which we pour our prayers.

Acts 1:11  “In like manner.” Hence we may expect that Jesus will come—
             (1.) Personally.
             (2.) Visibly.
             (3.) In the clouds.

PASTOR LIFE

MULTIPLE COMMENTARIES
ON ACTS
(Alphabetized by Author)

    JOHANN A BENGEL

    JOSEPH BENSON

    BRIDGEWAY

    W F BURNSIDE

    JOHN DARBY

    JOHN DUMMELOW

    EXPOSITOR'S DICTIONARY

    WILLIAM M FURNEAUX

    A C GAEBELEIN

    GEORGE GILBERT

    JOHN GILL

    GLOAG, PATON J - exegetical commentary - helps to know some Greek

    GRACE NOTES - Expositional Study by Warren Doud

    L M GRANT

    JAMES GRAY

    RICHARD HAWKER

    F B HOLE

    BARRY HORNER

    WILLIAM KELLY

    ANOTHER SOURCE of Kelly's Commentary

    LANGE'S COMMENTARY

    ALEXANDER MACLAREN

    J VERNON MCGEE

    HEINRICH A. W. MEYER

    JAMES NISBET - Church Pulpit Commentary

    T E PAGE

    ARTHUR PEAKE

    PETER PETT

    F N PELOUBET

    E A PLUMPTRE

    AREND REMMERS

    JOHNNY SANDERS

    PHILLIP SCHAFF

    JOHN SCHULTZ

    SPEAKER'S COMMENTARY

    JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE

    JOHN TRAPP

    DANIEL WHEDON

    ACTS 1

    ON SITE

    BIBLE.ORG

    GREG ALLEN

    ADRIAN ROGERS

    BOB DEFFINBAUGH

    RICK WARREN 

    RAY PRITCHARD

    DAVID LEGGE

    J R MILLER

    RUSSELL SMITH

    ROB SALVATO

    JOHN STEVENSON

    ACTS 2

    LEHMAN STRAUSS

    BRIAN BILL

    DAVID LEGGE

    RICK WARREN

    ALFRED EDERSHEIM

    GREG ALLEN

    J R MILLER

    RAY PRITCHARD

    W FERGUSON

    BIBLE.ORG

    ROB SALVATO

    JOHN STEVENSON

    ACTS 3

    J R MILLER

    GREG ALLEN

    ADRIAN ROGERS

    W FERGUSON

    ROB SALVATO

    JOHN STEVENSON

    ACTS 4

    J R MILLER

    GREG ALLEN

    RAY PRITCHARD

    J C RYLE

    RICK WARREN

    ADRIAN ROGERS

    BIBLE.ORG

    ROB SALVATO

    JOHN STEVENSON

    ACTS 5

    RICHARD STRAUSS

    GREG ALLEN

    ADRIAN ROGERS

    J R MILLER

    DAVID LEGGE

    BIBLE.ORG

    ROB SALVATO

    JOHN STEVENSON

    ACTS 6

    HAMPTON KEATHLEY, III

    BRIAN BILL

    LAURENCE VEINOTT

    RAY PRITCHARD

    GREG ALLEN

    J R MILLER

    ROB SALVATO

    JOHN STEVENSON

    ACTS 7

    BRIAN BILL

    J R MILLER

    ROB SALVATO

    JOHN STEVENSON

    ACTS 8

    RAY PRITCHARD

    GREG ALLEN

    ADRIAN ROGERS

    J R MILLER

    J C RYLE

    ROB SALVATO

    JOHN STEVENSON

    ACTS 9

    ADRIAN ROGERS

    GREG ALLEN

    BRIAN BILL

    OSWALD CHAMBERS

    J R MILLER

    GEORGE WHITFIELD

    ROB SALVATO 

    ACTS 10

    J R MILLER

    GREG ALLEN

    BOB DEFFINBAUGH

    BIBLE.ORG

    ROB SALVATO

    ACTS 11

    BOB DEFFINBAUGH

    J R MILLER

    GREG ALLEN

    ROB SALVATO

    ACTS 12

    ADRIAN ROGERS

    BRIAN BILL

    BIBLE.ORG

    DAVID LEGGE

    J R MILLER

    GREG ALLEN

    ROB SALVATO

    ACTS 13

    GREG ALLEN

    J R MILLER

    W FERGUSON

    ROB SALVATO 

    ACTS 14

    GREG ALLEN

    ROB SALVATO

    ACTS 15

      GREG ALLEN

      GREG HERRICK

      J R MILLER

      BOB DEFFINBAUGH

      RAY PRITCHARD

      J C RYLE

      BIBLE.ORG

      ROB SALVATO

      JOHN STEVENSON

      ACTS 16

      ON SITE

      GREG ALLEN

      BRIAN BILL

      BOB DEFFINBAUGH

      RAY PRITCHARD

      JONATHAN EDWARDS

      BIBLE.ORG

      ROB SALVATO

      JOHN STEVENSON

      ACTS 17

      ON SITE

      GREG ALLEN

      BRIAN BILL

      BIBLE.ORG

      RAY PRITCHARD

      RONALD GOETZ

      J C RYLE

      JOURNAL ARTICLES

      W FERGUSON

      J C RYLE

      JONATHAN EDWARDS

      ROB SALVATO

      JOHN STEVENSON

      ACTS 18

      RICHARD STRAUSS

      RICK WARREN

      GREG ALLEN

      DAVID LEGGE

      ROB SALVATO 

      JOHN STEVENSON

      ACTS 19

      GREG ALLEN

      BIBLE.ORG

      ROB SALVATO

      ACTS 20

      ON SITE

      GREG ALLEN

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      RAY PRITCHARD

      RICK WARREN 

      ROB SALVATO

      ACTS 21

      GREG ALLEN

      RICK WARREN

      BIBLE.ORG

      ROB SALVATO

      ACTS 22

      BRIAN BELL

      ROB SALVATO

      ACTS 23

      BRIAN BELL

      ROB SALVATO

      ACTS 24

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      DAVID LEGGE

      JOHN MACARTHUR

      ROB SALVATO

      ACTS 25

      RAY PRITCHARD

      ROB SALVATO

      ACTS 26

      ADRIAN ROGERS

      OSWALD CHAMBERS

      J R MILLER

      RAY PRITCHARD

      J C RYLE

      GEORGE WHITFIELD

      ACTS 27

      ADRIAN ROGERS

      GREG ALLEN

      RICK WARREN

      J R MILLER

      ROB SALVATO

      ACTS 28

      BRIAN BELL

      ROB SALVATO

      ALEXANDER MACLAREN
      Sermons on Acts
      Recommended

      J VERNON MCGEE
      Thru the Bible
      The Acts of the Apostles

      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.


      NET BIBLE NOTES
      Commentary

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

      ROBERT NEIGHBOUR
      Wells of Living Water Commentary

      PHIL NEWTON
      Sermons on Acts
      Recommended

      OUR DAILY BREAD
      Devotional Illustrations
      Radio Bible Class
      Updated October 1, 2014

      Acts Devotionals - multiple devotionals on each chapter of Acts. ~400 pages 


      INDIVIDUAL DEVOTIONALS - SOME DUPLICATION

      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 24

      ACTS 25

      ACTS 26

      ACTS 27

      ACTS 28

      JOSEPH PARKER
      Commentary on the Book of Acts
      The People's Bible

      THE DISPENSATION OF THE SPIRIT
      Joseph Parker

      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.


      JOHN PIPER
      Sermons on 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 15

      ACTS 16-26

      MATTHEW POOLE COMMENTARY
      The Acts of the Apostles

      PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
      The Acts of the Apostles
      Explanatory Notes, Homilies,
      Various Authors
      1896

      PULPIT COMMENTARY
      The Acts of the Apostles
      Exposition and Homilies

      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)

      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.

      Gerald Cowen -  Older works which one should obtain if the opportunity arises include R. B. Rackham, The Acts of the Apostles (Baker, 1978; reprint of the 1901 edition). This is considered by many to be a classic on Acts, and was called by W. Smith the greatest of all the commentaries on Acts (in Profitable Bible Study). This work includes an extensive introduction, including articles on the theology of Acts, and a verse by verse commentary. (Commenting on Commentaries on Acts)

      ROBERT RAYBURN
      SERMONS
      BOOK OF ACTS

      REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE
      STUDY NOTES
      ACTS OF THE APOSTLES

      RON RITCHIE
      SERMONS
      BOOK OF ACTS

      You Shall Be My Witnesses

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

      DON ROBINSON
      Sermons on Acts (51)
      Plus a 27 Part Study Series on Acts

      Study of the Book of Acts

        SERMONS
        Acts Verse by Verse

        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)


        CHUCK SMITH
        Commentary and Sermons
        Book of Acts

        C H SPURGEON
        All of His Sermons on Acts

        C H SPURGEON
        Sermon Notes on Acts

        C H SPURGEON
        Devotionals on Acts
        Morning and Evening
        Faith's Checkbook

        RAY STEDMAN
        Sermon Series - Expository Studies in Acts:

        Where the Action Is/The Church Under Pressure/The Pattern Setters/The Prisoner of the Lord. Recommended resource.

        DEREK THOMAS
        SERMONS
        BOOK OF ACTS

        Note: Other speakers are included in this series preached at First Presbyterian, Jackson, Miss.

        Acts 1:1-11 Gazing Into Heaven: The Ascension of Jesus by Derek Thomas
        Acts 1:1-12 Taken Up Coming Back by Donald Patterson
        Acts 1:1-11 Ascended King by David Strain
        Acts 1:6-11  He Ascended into Heaven by James Baird
        Acts 1:8 Obedient to the Last Command by David Meredith
        Acts 1:9-11 I Believe in Jesus Christ Who Ascended Into Heaven by J. Ligon Duncan
        Acts 1:12-14 The New Testament Church - Birthed in Prayer by Derek Thomas
        Acts 1:12-26 To the End of the Earth:(2)Then They Were Twelve Again by Derek Thomas
        Acts 2:14-41 To the End of the Earth: (3) Pentecostal Fire by Derek Thomas
        Acts 2:14-41 To the End of the Earth: (4) The 'This is That' Sermon by Derek Thomas
        Acts 2:42-47 To the End of the Earth: (5) How They Love One Another! by Derek Thomas
        Acts 3:1-10 To the End of the Earth: (6) Jumping for Joy by Derek Thomas
        Acts 3:11-26 To the Ends of the Earth: (7) A New Testament Sermon On An Old Testament Text by Derek Thomas
        Acts 4:1-22 To the End of the Earth: (8) The Cost of Discipleship by Derek Thomas
        Acts 4:12 175 and Counting: No other Name by J. Ligon Duncan
        Acts 4:23-31 To the Ends of the Earth (9): Praying Boldly by Derek Thomas
        Acts 4:32-5:11 To the Ends of the Earth (10): Field of Dreams by Derek Thomas
        Acts 4:36-37 Field of Dreams by J. Ligon Duncan
        Acts 5:12-32 To the Ends of the Earth (11): Prison Break! by Derek Thomas
        Acts 5:27-42 Following Jesus by Billy Joseph
        Acts 5:33-42 To the Ends of the Earth (12): Leave these Men Alone! by Derek Thomas
        Acts 6:1-6; 1 Peter 5:1-4 Called to Serving and Shepherding by J. Ligon Duncan
        Acts 6:1-7 To the Ends of the Earth (13): Seven Wise Men by Derek Thomas
        Acts 6:8-15 To the Ends of the Earth (14): Angelic Stephen by Derek Thomas
        Acts 7:1-53 Stephen's Sermon (Part 2) by Derek Thomas
        Acts 7:1-53 Stephen's Sermon (Part 1) by Derek Thomas
        Acts 7:54-8:1a The First Christian Martyr by Derek Thomas
        Acts 7:54-60 The Death of a Christian by Guy Waters
        Acts 8:1b-8 Philip Preaching Christ in Samaria by Derek Thomas
        Acts 8:1-8 Now You've Gone and Done It by Billy Dempsey
        Acts 8:9-25 Buying Your Way to Power by Derek Thomas
        Acts 8:26-40 The Great Search by Derek Thomas
        Acts 9:1-22 The Narrative of a Surprising Conversion by Bill Wymond
        Acts 9:1-12a Saul of Tarsus by Derek Thomas
        Acts 9:1-25 God Saves Us and Uses Us to Save Others by Robert Cannada
        Acts 9:12b-31 A Basket Case by Derek Thomas
        Acts 9:19b-31 Born Again! Now What?by Guy Waters
        Acts 9:32-43 The Dead Shall Rise by Derek Thomas
        Acts 10:1-8 All Change by Derek Thomas
        Acts 10:9-23 Pork - the other white meat! by Derek Thomas
        Acts 11:1-18 First Church Jerusalem by Derek Thomas
        Acts 11:19-30 To the End of the Earth (27): Call them "Christians!" by Derek Thomas
        Acts 12:1-19a To the End of the Earth (28): The Great Escape by Derek Thomas
        Acts 12:1-19 A Notable Prayer Meeting by Derek Thomas
        Acts 12:19b-25 To the End of the Earth (29): Church Growth- New Testament Style by Derek Thomas
        Acts 13:1-12 To the End of the Earth (30): Catching the Vision for Missions by Derek Thomas
        Acts 13:13-43 To the End of the Earth (31): Preaching Jesus! by Derek Thomas
        Acts 13:52 Giving Thanks in Hard Places by Brad Mercer
        Acts 14:1-20 To the End of Earth (32): A Tale of Three Cities by Derek Thomas
        Acts 14:21-28 To the End of the Earth (33): Mission Report by Derek Thomas
        Acts 15:1-21 To the End of the Earth (34): Cutting Cost by Derek Thomas
        Acts 15:21-35 To the End of the Earth (35): The Letter by Derek Thomas
        Acts 15:36-41 To the End of the Earth (36): Brotherly Love Strife by Derek Thomas
        Acts 16:1-15 To the Ends of the Earth (37): Come Over and Help Us! by Derek Thomas
        Acts 16:16-40 To the End of the Earth (38): Prison Time by Derek Thomas
        Acts 16:30-31 City of Destruction by Derek Thomas
        Acts 16:31 What It Means to Be a Member of FPC by J. Ligon Duncan
        Acts 17:1-15 To the End of the Earth (39): The Resurrection: Is it Such a Big Deal? by Derek Thomas
        Acts 17:1-15 The Resurrection: Is it Such a Big Deal by Derek Thomas
        Acts 17:10-15 To the End of the Earth (40): How to Listen to a Bad Sermon by Derek Thomas
        Acts 17:16-34 I Believe in God by J. Ligon Duncan
        Acts 17:16-34 To the End of the Earth (41): by Derek Thomas
        Acts 17:22-31 I Believe in God the Father Almighty by J. Ligon Duncan
        Acts 18:1-7 To the End of the Earth (42): Do Not Be Afraid by Derek Thomas
        Acts 18:18-28 To the End of the Earth (43): Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos by Derek Thomas
        Acts 19:1-22 To the End of the Earth (44): The Gospel Comes to Ephesus by Derek Thomas
        Acts 19:21-41 To the End of the Earth (45): City Riot by Derek Thomas
        Acts 20:1-12 To the End of the Earth (46): A Deadly Sermon by Derek Thomas
        Acts 20:13-38 To the End of the Earth (47): A Solemn Charge by Derek Thomas
        Acts 20:19-24 To Spend and Be Spent in Christ by Nate Shurden
        Acts 20:32 A Farewell Benediction by J. Ligon Duncan
        Acts 21:1-16 To the End of the Earth (48): Let the Will of the Lord Be Done by Derek Thomas
        Acts 21:15-26 To the End of the Earth (49): Paul, James, and Legal Issues: by Derek Thomas
        Acts 21:27-36 To the End of the Earth (50): Paul Chained in the Holy City! by Derek Thomas
        Acts 21:37-22:29 To the End of the Earth (51): Fathers and Brethren by Derek Thomas
        Acts 22:20-23:11 To the End of the Earth (52): Brothers, I Am a Pharisee by Derek Thomas
        Acts 23:12-35 To the End of the Earth (53): The Conspiracy by Derek Thomas
        Acts 24:1-27 To the End of the Earth (54): Governor Felix- The Procrastinator by Derek Thomas
        Acts 24:10-27 A Clear Conscience Toward God and man by Charles M. Wingard
        Acts 25:1-12 To the End of the Earth (55): Porcius Festus by Derek Thomas
        Acts 25:13-26:32 To the End of the Earth (56): King Agrippa- Almost Persuaded by Derek Thomas
        Acts 26:17b, 18 From Darkness to Light by Philip Ryken
        Acts 27:1-44 To the End of the Earth (57): Peril at Sea by Derek Thomas
        Acts 28:1-16 To the End of the Earth (58): Rome at Last by Derek Thomas
        Acts 28:17-31 To the End of the Earth (59): Preaching from Prison by Derek Thomas

           TODAY IN THE WORD
          DEVOTIONALS
          Book of Acts

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

          MARVIN VINCENT
          New Testament Word Studies
          On the Book of Acts

          THIRD MILLENNIUM
          Study Notes on the Book of Acts

          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

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          Acts 17 Commentary

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          Acts 22 Commentary

          Acts 23 Commentary

          Acts 24 Commentary

          Acts 25 Commentary

          Acts 26 Commentary

          Acts 27 Commentary

          Acts 28 Commentary

          STEVE ZEISLER
          SERMON ON ACTS


          SERIES - THE SECOND MISSIONARY JOURNEY - this is order in which they were preached

           

           

           

           

           

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