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January 16, 2021

The lesson on January 17, 2021 was part 1 of the “Acts When and Why?” study and Wayne focused on proving who wrote the book, We learned in the introduction that Luke was the author. In this lesson we follow the scriptures to show the evidence. The parallels between Luke and Acts show that the comments in the first chapter of Acts matches Luke 24:36-53 to Acts 1:1-14. Between these two sections, you learn of many infallible proofs, Christ’s words to His apostles, the commission, the enduement, the ascension and the return of the apostles. Often when you study the parallels, you have little information in one book, and the other provides more detail and vice versa. Some examples of how Acts confirms the epistles and adds details are seen in the resurrection of Jesus (1 Cor. 9:1; 15:3-8 syncs with Acts 9:1-20; 22:1-21; 26:1-23) The Seed of David (Romans 1:3; 2 Tim. 2:8 syncs with Acts 1:14; 2:30; 13:22,23) The twelve (1 Cor. 15:8 syncs with Acts 1:13, 17). More evidence of Lukan authorship comes from the “we” sections of Acts. Those are (1) Acts 16:10-40 regarding Troas and Philippi. (2) Acts 21:1-8. Tyre and Jerusalem. and (3) Acts 27:1 to 28:16. Caesarea to Rome. If the sections are read and compared to other parts, it will be seen that they are characterized by exact data, lengths of halts, small details, and the usual features of the narrative of an eye-witness. Further, there are words in Acts related to medicine. Luke was the beloved physician. Wayne finished the lesson with an example of why it is important to establish what was taught in other epistle like Romans when compared to what we being taught in Acts. The scripture reading was from Luke 1:1-4 KJV

“1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us, 2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; 3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, 4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.”




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From the Study: Acts – When and Why?