Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Acts - An Introduction

So I'm going to start blogging my way through the book of Acts. This has been my favorite book for several years now. I love the story of the early church. The book spans thirty years, and over the course of this time Christianity grows from a relatively small group of 120 people, to so many that they are seen as a threat to the Roman Empire. During that time we have great stories of faith, sacrifice, and transformation.

First, a little background. Acts was written sometime before 64 AD by Dr. Luke, who also wrote (yes, you guessed it) the gospel of Luke. Luke doesn't write about Paul's death under Nero, which many believe took place in 64 AD. Therefore most scholars believe that it was written before he died.

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