The Promise of the Father
by Lawrence Everett (Buddy) Martin
HOW TO STUDY ACTS …
I have made this study on the book of Acts available for those who would like to look more closely at the historical and prophetic background to this amazing book.
It is important to keep in mind that Acts is a divine recording of a transitional period where the church began as a sect of Judaism and reaches forward into fulfilling the gospel message, which says, “For God so loved the world.”
Also keep in mind that while Acts was not designed to be exclusively a doctrinal book, yet it does have a great emphasis on the unfolding doctrine of Christ. This is where people tend to get in trouble with Acts. To skip around and take a Scripture from here and there to form a certain doctrine, does damage to the study of Acts.
An underlying design of Acts shows how the early church was discarding her Jewish clothing, and taking on the clothing of Christ.
The apostle Paul explained this —
“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Gal 3:26-28)
One other thing that is very important in the study of Acts — Like all the Bible, this Book is written in a Hebrew mindset, and not in the mindset that we westerners are so used to. I have taken this into consideration in preparing my manuscript.
Get ready to saddle your camel for an interesting journey. You will find prophetic Scriptures coming together in a way that I pray will deeply stir your heart.
Studies from the Book of Acts –