It’s February and Embracing Him’s Bible Reading Reading Project has moved into a new book of the Bible. If you’re joining the project for the first time, please read this post to learn how the project works. If you’d like to include the Bible Reading Project as part of your devotional time, please read Daily Devotions: 6 Ways to Make Them Work.
The Book of Acts is an important book of the Bible because it describes how the gospel message spreads after Christ ascends to heaven. The first half of the Acts describes Peter’s ministry in Jerusalem and Samaria, while the second half of the book describes Paul’s missionary journeys all across the Roman Empire.
Synopsis: The Book of Acts tells about the early Christian church. It details the church’s beginnings in Jerusalem and shows how the church spread throughout the great Roman Empire.
Author: Luke, a physician, is said to be the writer of The Book of Acts.
Audience: The Book of Acts is addressed to a man named Theophilus and there has been much speculation regarding his identity. One belief is that Theophilus was a Roman official seeking information about Christianity and that Acts was written to provide detailed information about the faith.
In addition to reading The Book of Acts, you can also watch this terrific dramatization of the book. It goes through the book of acts chapter by chapter and verse by verse. The movie is over three hours in length so you probably wouldn’t watch it in one sitting. However, you could watch segments of it each week after reading several chapters.
|February 1: Acts 1||February 8: Acts 8||February 15: Acts 15||February 22: Acts 22|
|February 2: Acts 2||February 9: Acts 9||February 16: Acts 16||February 23: Acts 23|
|February 3: Acts 3||February 10: Acts 10||February 17: Acts 17||February 24: Acts 24|
|February 4: Acts 4||February 11: Acts 11||February 18: Acts 18||February 25: Acts 25|
|February 5: Acts 5||February 12: Acts 12||February 19: Acts 19||February 26: Acts 26|
|February 6: Acts 6||February 13: Acts 13||February 20: Acts 20||February 27: Acts 27|
|February 7: Acts 7||February 14: Acts 14||February 21: Acts 21||February 28: Acts 28|
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