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Commentaries for Acts Chapter 1


"Let the church be the church!" This rallying cry from John MacKay, missionary statesman and ecumenical leader of an earlier generation, needs to be heard and heeded again in our day...
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Preparation for Pentecost

Luke skillfully begins Acts with a backward look that lays the groundwork for his second volume of historical narrative...
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Jesus' Postresurrection Appearances and Ascension

What in the world should the church be doing as we face a new millennium? Jesus' missionary mandate, which is a preview of the content of Acts, gives us the answer: You will be my witnesses ...
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Waiting for the Spirit: The Election of Matthias

Luke's report of the disciples' activities as they waited for the Spirit's promised coming at Pentecost gives a pattern we would do well to emulate if we would prepare for an outpouring of the Spirit in revival...
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