Following the ascension of Jesus, the strife-torn, ethnically diverse backwater of the Roman Empire known as Palestine was a hostile environment for the gospel. Despite that, the gospel flourished -- from Jerusalem to Judea, Samaria, and the rest of the known world.
In Acts, the sequel to his Gospel, Luke describes how the Holy Spirit transformed a small group of believers into a unified, world-engaging church. William Larkin’s examination of this account of the early church offers inspiration and insight for readers who wonder how the gospel may be advanced in the increasingly divided and skeptical culture of the twenty-first century.
This outstanding commentary serves students, ministers, teachers—anyone who has a desire to know Acts in a more thorough way.