- A. Context of the New Community (1:1–11)
- B. The Waiting Community (1:12–26)
- C. Content of the New Community (2:1–42)
- D. Structure of the New Community (2:43–47)
Luke here describes the formation of the Christian community as a new covenant community experiencing a radical new life of relationship with God through the gift of the Holy Spirit. The rest of Acts portrays the witness and impact of this community upon the world; first, upon the world of the Jews, and second, upon the larger Roman-Hellenistic world.