Matthew henry 18 october 1662 22 june 1714 was an english commentator on the bible, who published his works in 1706, sixvolume exposition of the old and new testaments 17081710 or complete commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the bible, covering the whole of the old testament, and the gospels and acts in the new testament. Acts 8 king james version kjv 8 and saul was consenting unto his death. And born each hear hears his how in is it language native of our own that them then to us we were which nt apostles. Acts chapter 8 questions for discussion the living word. Nothing, however, in the history would lead us to suppose that this was the case. Acts 8 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. The phrase with one accord is used a lot, in the book of acts. I have stressed, contrary to tradition, that the early chapters of acts are still to the nation of. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy.
A good study bible we recommend the following features. Why had the believers in samaria not received the holy. And found a certain jew named aquila, born in pontus, lately come from italy, with his wife priscilla. Commentary on the book of acts of the apostles by matthew. Acts 28 tells of the gospel going to the end of the earth. The theme or key to the book of acts is found in 1.
By its opening words the acts of the apostles is linked in the clearest way with the gospel of luke. It has been often asked whether this was owing to any defect in the faith of the samaritans. Peter and john are sent by the apostles to samaria. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at jerusalem. Acts 8 commentary spurgeons verse expositions of the bible. We do not recommend loose translations or oneman translations. Verses 2640 we have here the story of the conversion of an ethiopian eunuch to the faith of christ, by whom, we have reason to think, the knowledge of christ was sent into that country where he lived, and that scripture fulfilled, ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands one of the first of the nations unto god, ps. What opportunities do we have to share the gospel today. Now the second volume, acts, will detail jesus continuing work through his apostles that he had chosen and the work of the holy spirit who would be. We may imagine the objections the disciples might think of to the places of ministry jesus described. Jerusalem was where jesus was executed at the word of an angry mob. We should be aware of the continued existence of this unrighteous threat to our emotional and even our physical wellbeing. The title as we know it comes from the second century and only partially discloses the theme of. Acts 8 bible commentary matthew henry concise christianity.
It has challenged our theology and the depth of our relationship with christ and the holy spirit. Acts chapter 8 questions for discussion the living. Acts 8 bible commentary matthew henry complete christianity. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought. It opens with a greeting to theophilus, who was also the intended recipient of lukes gospel. Acts 8 is the eighth chapter of the acts of the apostles in the new testament of the christian bible. The book of acts records the beginning of the church, the birth of the church. They were not ready yet they did not even have the holy spirit yet.
Jesus had a favorable reception among these people, too. This is the great truth which this experience reveals in acts. David guzik commentary on acts 8 describes the persecution of the church through saul, but people like the ethiopian official, get saved everywhere. On that day, there broke out a severe persecution of the church in jerusalem, and all were scattered throughout the countryside of judea and samaria, except the apostles. To be directed to go to a city, he could understand. The first volume, the gospel of luke, shows as luke says, all that jesus began to do and teach. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons.
God has a determined will that cannot be stopped it is to build the kingdom of god. God tests us by giving us opportunities to walk in the fruit of the spirit and when needed gives us his strength and longsuffering during the storms of life. In this passage, luke is restating the great commission challenge jesus gave in luke 24. These verses contains lukes introduction to the book of acts, and his account of christs parting words to his disciples before his ascension into heaven. Saul persecutes the church, the gospel preached in samaria. Acts 8, new international version niv the bible app. It alone presents an extensive picture of early church life and history. Why had the believers in samaria not received the holy spirit acts 8. In acts chapter 6, stephens brought before the religious leaders of israel. In the last part, he describes how the gospel spread through the gentile world. We understand, based on passages such as 1 corinthians 12. This verse provides the underlying reason for the visible manifestations of power shown in acts 2. Wherever the established believer is driven, he carries the.
Acts 8 commentary matthew henry commentary on the whole. Saul greatly oppresses the followers of christ, acts 8. After rising from the dead, jesus met with his disciples and followers, giving convincing proofs that he was alive. It records the burial of stephen, the beginnings of christian persecution, and the spread of the gospel of jesus christ to the people of samaria and ethiopia. Wherever the established believer is driven, he carries the knowledge of the gospel, and makes known the preciousness of christ in every place. With extensive research and thoughtful chapterbychapter exegesis, bock leads readers through all aspects of the book of actssociological, historical, and theological. Acts free bible commentary on the book of acts in easy english. A general persecution is raised against the church, acts 8.
After these things paul departed from athens, and came to corinth 18. Havoc of the church meaning ravaging, used in extrabiblical writings to refer to the. Acts of the apostles chapter eight objectives in studying this chapter 1 to note the spread of the gospel into judea and samaria, as foretold by jesus cf. Luke distinguishes between evil spirits and paralysis.
Pauls preconversion zeal against the way, though born of a clear conscience, was in opposition to gods will and a genuine threat to his early disciples. Bock provides a substantive yet highly accessible commentary on acts in this latest addition to the acclaimed becnt series. Wherever the established believer is driven, he carries the knowledge of the gospel, and makes known the preciousness of christ in every. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at jerusalem. Saul was consenting unto his deaththe word expresses hearty approval. Mar, 20 study of the book of acts chapter 8 ivy baptist church. In a day when four of six billion have yet to hear the gospel within their own. Study guide for acts 8 by david guzik blue letter bible. Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. Why had the believers in samaria not received the holy spirit. The book containing this chapter is anonymous, but early christian tradition uniformly affirmed that luke composed this book as well as.
Verses 14 though persecution must not drive us from our work, yet it may send us to work elsewhere. The acts theological significance is cleansing for sin and incorporation into the. This procedure, for this purpose, does not occur again in acts. Acts of the apostles 8, new living translation nlt the. The book of genesis records the origin of the spiritual body which we designate as the church. Acts of the apostles 1 commentary new testament matthew. Acts 8 nkjv saul persecutes the church bible gateway.
They did not understand that they needed to be prepared for the kingdom of god. Study of acts discussion notes chapter 8 introduction our study of the book of acts has been informative and challenging. Remember, philip and stephen had been chosen to serve tables acts 6. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of judea and samaria, except the apostles. Most can be obtained from a good religious bookstore. In this chapter we have an account of the persecutions of the christians, and the propagating of christianity thereby. The resurrected christ tells the apostles, but you shall receive power when the holy spirit has come upon you. Peter discerned this long before he had declared it. Acts chapter 8 matthew henry concise commentary on.
This man had gone to jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of isaiah the prophet. Study of the book of acts chapter 8 ivy baptist church. The first qualification for a good servant of jesus christ is immediate obedience. The thought in philips mind is here traced to his suggestion. We find them clearly evident in every chapter of acts. Acts chapter 8 barnes notes on the new testament on. Acts baker exegetical commentary on the new testament.
He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of god. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout judea and samaria. But ye shall receive power, after that the holy ghost is come upon you. And like us, they would have liked to have seen the kingdom established right away. Thou hast neither part by purchase, nor lot given gratis, in this matter this gift of god for thy heart is not right before god probably st. The same theophilus is addressed, and in the first chapter the story is resumed just at the point where the gospel left off, save that a few extra details are given of the lords words after his resurrection, and the account of his ascension is repeated in a somewhat different setting. Philip the deacon goes to samaria, preaches, works many miracles, converts many persons, and baptizes simon the sorcerer, acts 8. Yet god, who intended to instruct and save him, sent the living teacher, and opened to him the sacred scriptures, and led him to the saviour. Our story starts off where the gospel of luke left offjesus is back now that hes resurrected, jesus decides to hang out and chat with his disciples whom luke calls apostles for forty days. The acts of the apostles is a unique and therefore crucial book of the new testament.113 1225 1026 1104 1582 314 897 420 651 499 719 1103 1621 1273 605 1305 905 559 1312 504 671 1591 787 845 1461 281 862 645 139 574 1044 61