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James Rosscup: "This work, originally out in 1857, has proved helpful to many, though it is now far out of date as to literature commenting on Acts.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

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 BENEFIELD

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

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 

CYBERHYMNAL

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

EXPLORE THE BIBLE - studies

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 8:1-8;Video Purpose in Persecution: Though persecution is always painful, we should ask God to use our experiences to bring others to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Acts 8:9-25Video  Authentic Conversion: Though people can only respond to the gospel with sincerity when the Holy Spirit opens their hearts, we should do all we can to help them respond with pure motives.
  • Acts 8:26-40;Video Biblical Evidence: To help people achieve saving faith in Jesus Christ, we should help them understand from Scripture what God says about this experience.

GEORGE GILBERT

GOSPEL COALITION

GOTQUESTIONS - questions related to the book of Acts

GRACE NOTES - Expositional Study by Warren Doud

W H GRIFFITH-THOMAS

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 8

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

LIFEWAY SERMONS

MARTYN LLOYD JONES - SERMONS

JOHN MACARTHUR Verse by Verse Sermons on Acts

ALEXANDER MACLAREN Sermons on Acts

BRYN MACPHAIL

MAPS - related to Acts

JAMES MCCULLEN - frequent illustrations

J VERNON MCGEE Thru the Bible The Acts of the Apostles

F B MEYER

HEINRICH A. W. MEYER

J R MILLER

MISCELLANEOUS

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

PASTOR LIFE - sermons

Murder By Consent Acts  8:1 Souls, Responsibility for; Witness; Evangelism; Burden for Souls Sam Wolfe
The Original Outreach Acts  8:1-4 Evangelism; Outreach; Witnessing Terry Trivette
The Holy Spirit's Guidance To Go Acts  8:26 Evangelism; Witnessing; Outreach Johnny Hunt
What is The Mission of the Holy Spirit? Acts  8:26-40 Soul Winning; Witnessing; Evangelism; Holy Spirit, Work of Denis Lyle
World Evangelism 101: Wherever He Leads Acts  8:26-40 Evangelism; Missions Franklin L. Kirksey
Attitudes Essential to Evangelism Acts  8:26-40 Evangelism; Soul Winning Mark Adams

ARTHUR PEAKE

F N PELOUBET

PETER PETT

JOHN PIPER Sermons on Acts

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY The Acts of the Apostles

RAY PRITCHARD - well-done and practical sermons

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

ROBERT RAYBURN SERMONS BOOK OF ACTS

REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE STUDY NOTES

A. T. ROBERTSON Word Pictures on Acts

ADRIAN ROGERS

J C RYLE

ROB SALVATO - Sermons

JOHNNY SANDERS

JOHN SCHULTZ

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

SERMONS BY VERSE
 

Seed Scattered and Taking Root Alexander Maclaren Acts 8:1
The General Spread of the Gospel John Wesley Acts 8:1
The Enemy Coming in Like a Flood R.A. Redford Acts 8:1-3
Discordant Elements Obedient to the Accomplishing of One Purpose P.C. Barker Acts 8:1-4
Perversion and Restoration W. Clarkson Acts 8:1-4
Providence Making Missionaries R. Tuck Acts 8:1-4
After Stephen, Paul   Acts 8:1-8
Stephen and Saul Canon Liddon. Acts 8:1-8
Strong Contrasts of Moral Character J. S. Exell, M. A. Acts 8:1-8
The Apostles Stayed Bravely in Jerusalem S. G. Green, D. D. Acts 8:1-8
The Dispersion Dean Plumptre. Acts 8:1-8
The Effect of Persecution Archdeacon Farrar. Acts 8:1-8
The Extension of the Church C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 8:1-8
The Persecution After Stephen D. Thomas, D. D. Acts 8:1-8
The Scattered Church; or Good Out of Evil W. H. Davison. Acts 8:1-8
The Wonderful Ways of the Lord in the Propagation of His Kingdom K. Gerok. Acts 8:1-8
Three Great Figures in the Church J. Parker, D. D. Acts 8:1-8
Incidents of Persecution and Dispersion E. Johnson Acts 8:1-13
Stephen's Funeral B. D. Johns. Acts 8:2
The Burial of Stephen J. Marratt. Acts 8:2
The Burial of Stephen P. C. Horton. Acts 8:2
The Grave Beside the Church R.A. Redford Acts 8:2
The Lamentation At Stephen's Funeral Bp. H. C. Potter. Acts 8:2
Different Kinds of Martyrdom C. S. Robinson, D. D. Acts 8:3
Intense Against Christ May Become Intense for Him R. Tuck Acts 8:3
The Smiter Smitten J. Parker, D. D. Acts 8:3
Thoughts Under Persecution   Acts 8:3
Sparks Carried by the Wind K. Gerok. Acts 8:4
The Aggressive Character of Christianity C. Hodge, D. D. Acts 8:4
The Aggressive Power of Christianity J. H. Tinsley, D. D. Acts 8:4
The First Flight of the Word R.A. Redford Acts 8:4
The Gospel -- its Propagation and Effects Dean Vaughan. Acts 8:4
The Liberty of Prophesying G. V. Lechler, D. D. Acts 8:4
The Service of Persecution to She Church G. V. Lechler, D. D. Acts 8:4
The Zeal of the Apostles   Acts 8:4
Useful Incendiaries Archbishop Leighton. Acts 8:4
What True Preaching Is S. G. Green, D. D. Acts 8:4
Wider Growth of the Church   Acts 8:4
Preaching Christ R. Tuck Acts 8:5
Christ in Every Sermon   Acts 8:5-8
Christ not in the Sermon   Acts 8:5-8
Fruit -- Joy W. Arnot, D. D. Acts 8:5-8
Genuine and Spurious Miracles Dean Goulburn. Acts 8:5-8
How Christ Should be Preached C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 8:5-8
Joyful Import of the Gospel J. Benson. Acts 8:5-8
Joyousness of Christianity   Acts 8:5-8
Philip At Samaria T. Kelly. Acts 8:5-8
Philip Preaching At Samaria D. J. Burrell, D. D. Acts 8:5-8
Philip Preaching in a Samaritan City W. Arnot, D. D. Acts 8:5-8
Philip's Ministry in Samaria D. Thomas, D. D. Acts 8:5-8
Preaching Christ C. Hodge, D. D. Acts 8:5-8
Samaria Evangelized R.A. Redford Acts 8:5-8
Samaria Made Joyful W. Dransfield. Acts 8:5-8
The Advent of the Gospel to Samaria Dean Goulburn. Acts 8:5-8
The Christian City Bp. Phillips Brooks. Acts 8:5-8
The Duty of Christians to Speak About Christ J. L. Nye. Acts 8:5-8
The Grounds of Christian Joy A. Thomson, D. D. Acts 8:5-8
The Joy of Salvation   Acts 8:5-8
The Only Cure for Soul Disorders J. S. Pawlyn. Acts 8:5-8
The Spiritual Miracles of the Gospel K. Gerok. Acts 8:5-8
The Unique Effects of the Gospel Lord Bacon. Acts 8:5-8
Success and Disappointment in Christian Work W. Clarkson Acts 8:5-25
Missions to the Masses R.A. Redford Acts 8:8
New-Found Joy P.C. Barker Acts 8:8
The Spirit of Lies Cast Out R.A. Redford Acts 8:9-13
Warnings from Simon Magus R. Tuck Acts 8:9-13
Christianity True and False   Acts 8:9-24
Saul, Simon, and Philip K. Gerok. Acts 8:9-24
Simon Magus and Simon Peter K. Gerok. Acts 8:9-24
Simon Magus, or Wrong-Heartedness D. Thomas, D. D. Acts 8:9-24
Simon the Magian Unmasked and Put to Shame D. J. Burrell, D. D. Acts 8:9-24
Simon the Sorcerer J. Parker, D. D. Acts 8:9-24
Simon the Sorcerer American Sunday School Times Acts 8:9-24
Simon the Sorcerer, an Admonitory Example of a False Teacher K. Gerok. Acts 8:9-24
Simony G. V. Lechler, D. D. Acts 8:9-24
Sudden Conversions not Always Genuine C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 8:9-24
The Fortune Hunter W. A. G. Acts 8:9-24
The Sin of Simon Dean Vaughan. Acts 8:9-24
The Sin of Simon; or Trading in Holy Things St. J. A. Frere, M. A. Acts 8:9-24
The Type of One Stricken with Religion-Blindness P.C. Barker Acts 8:9-24
The Gift of the Holy Ghost R. Tuck Acts 8:14-17
The Spirit of Mammon in the Christian Church R.A. Redford Acts 8:14-24
The Apostle's Visit to Samaria Dean Goulburn. Acts 8:14-25
The Church and the World Prof. Luthardt. Acts 8:14-25
The Deputation to Samaria J. Parker, D. D. Acts 8:14-25
The First Church Visitation K. Gerok. Acts 8:14-25
A Right State of the Heart E. Cooper. Acts 8:20-24
Gift and Purchase Arthur Brooks. Acts 8:20-24
Peter's Admonition to Simon the Sorcerer H. R. Raymond, D.D. Acts 8:20-24
Right Hearts W. Birch. Acts 8:20-24
Simony Assumes Various Forms G. T. Stokes, D. D. Acts 8:20-24
Sin and Salvation J. W. Burn. Acts 8:20-24
The Gall of Bitterness and the Bond of Iniquity S. Barnard. Acts 8:20-24
The Impotence of Money Bp. H. C. Potter, D. D. Acts 8:20-24
The Natural Heart H. Crosby, D. D. Acts 8:20-24
Simon the Sorcerer Alexander Maclaren Acts 8:21
The Impostor Unmasked E. Johnson Acts 8:24, 25
The Second Flight of the Gospel R.A. Redford Acts 8:25-40
A Life True to Light Led to the Light True to Life P.C. Barker Acts 8:26-39
A Special Infusion Dean Vaughan. Acts 8:26-39
A Typical Evangelist: a Striking Conversion A. Wood, B.A. Acts 8:26-39
Changing Spheres: a Word for Workers Mark Guy Pearse. Acts 8:26-39
Comparisons and Contrasts Homilist Acts 8:26-39
Courtiers and Conversion A. Coquerel. Acts 8:26-39
Four Noble Guides to the Way of Salvation K. Gerok. Acts 8:26-39
Gaza Dean Plumptre. Acts 8:26-39
How All Things Co-Operate to Promote the Salvation of a Soul Desiring to be Saved K. Gerok. Acts 8:26-39
How the Ethiopian Treasurer Found the True Treasure K. Gerok. Acts 8:26-39
Man Versus Angel H. C. Trumbull, D. D Acts 8:26-39
Philip and the Ethiopian E. M. Taylor. Acts 8:26-39
Philip and the Ethiopian M. C. Hazard. Acts 8:26-39
Philip and the Eunuch J. Cynddylan Jones, D. D. Acts 8:26-39
Philip and the Eunuch: a Remarkable Meeting D. Thomas, D. D. Acts 8:26-39
Philip on His Way to Gaza, a Type of a True Minister K. Gerok. Acts 8:26-39
Philip the Evangelist A. Maclaren, D. D. Acts 8:26-39
Philip's Audience of One C. S. Robinson, D. D. Acts 8:26-39
The Christian Teacher's Work and its Rewards Monday Club Sermons Acts 8:26-39
The Converted Nobleman W. A. Griffiths. Acts 8:26-39
The Ethiopian E. Bersier, D. D. Acts 8:26-39
The Ethiopian Convert: a Typical Man J. Parker, D. D. Acts 8:26-39
Unto Gaza, Which is Desert H. Macmillan, LL. D. Acts 8:26-39
Worker and Seeker   Acts 8:26-39
Philip and the Ethiopian E. Johnson Acts 8:26-40
The Christian Teacher and Disciple W. Clarkson Acts 8:26-40
The Inquiring Proselyte R. Tuck Acts 8:27-39
Method of Bible Reading Determined by Need and Purpose H. W. Beecher. Acts 8:28
Oriental Reading Prof. I. H. Hall. Acts 8:28
Reading the Scriptures J. Clayton, M. A. Acts 8:28
Reading the Scriptures: Fruits Of   Acts 8:28
Reading the Scriptures: its Advantage Bp. Jewel. Acts 8:28
Reading the Scriptures: Motive For   Acts 8:28
Reading the Scriptures: Unprofitable Method Of J. Hamilton, D. D. Acts 8:28
Reading: Kinds Of S. T. Coleridge. Acts 8:28
Reading: Results of Good and Bad   Acts 8:28
The Great Prophecy R. Bruce. Acts 8:28
The Word of God, the Best Reading for a Journey K. Gerok. Acts 8:28
A Providential Meeting   Acts 8:29
A Timely Visit   Acts 8:29
Guidance in Doing Good C. S. Robinson, D. D. Acts 8:29
Lessons from the Desert Ways Morgan Dix, D. D. Acts 8:29
Little Events Leading to Great   Acts 8:29
The Meeting W. Arnot, D. D. Acts 8:29
A Personal Question C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 8:30-39
A Weighty Question K. Gerok. Acts 8:30-39
Alacrity in God's Service H. C. Trumbull, D. D Acts 8:30-39
Asking Questions   Acts 8:30-39
Bible Reading H. J. W. Buxton. Acts 8:30-39
Directions for Profitable Study of the Word of God R. P. Buddicom. Acts 8:30-39
Fruitful Bible Reading D. G. Watt, M. A. Acts 8:30-39
Humility in an Inquirer Baptist Teacher. Acts 8:30-39
Intelligent Reading of Holy Scripture Family Churchman Acts 8:30-39
The Bible E. A. Stuart, M. A. Acts 8:30-39
The Conversion and Baptism of the Eunuch Dean Goulburn. Acts 8:30-39
The Relations Between Holy Scripture and the Church Dean Goulburn. Acts 8:30-39
The Seed Sown and the Harvest Reaped W. Arnot, D. D. Acts 8:30-39
Understandest Thou What Thou Readest? C. H. Spurgeon. Acts 8:30-39
Understanding the Word M. Burnham, D. D. Acts 8:30-39
Jesus and the Scriptures G. B. Johnson. Acts 8:32-38
Philip's Sermon W. Jay. Acts 8:32-38
Philip's Sermon T. Jackson. Acts 8:32-38
Preaching Jesus, not Self R. Venning. Acts 8:32-38
Preaching to One Dean Hook. Acts 8:32-38
Jesus the Hope of the World R.A. Redford Acts 8:35
Testing the Impulse to Confession R. Tuck Acts 8:36
Address After Communion R. Walker. Acts 8:36-39
Baptism and the Visible Church Whitecross. Acts 8:36-39
Baptism, Water In Luther's Table Talk. Acts 8:36-39
Christian Joy J. H. Evans, M. A. Acts 8:36-39
Christian Joy H. P. Bowen. Acts 8:36-39
Divine Working in the Unions and Separations of Man Homilist Acts 8:36-39
Happiness and Joy H. Bushnell, D. D. Acts 8:36-39
Spiritual Joy John Jardine. Acts 8:36-39
The Baptizing of the Eunuch S. Hieron. Acts 8:36-39
The Joy of the First Christian Experiences H. O. Mackey. Acts 8:36-39
The Open Door of the Church L. W. Bacon. Acts 8:36-39
The Rapture of Philip and the Eunuch Dean Goulburn. Acts 8:36-39
The Rejoicing Life H. J. W. Buxton, M. A. Acts 8:36-39
The Word and the Sacrament K. Gerok. Acts 8:36-39
The Way of Pleasantness R.A. Redford Acts 8:39

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