The Church Scatters into Judea and Samaria (Acts 6:8-9:31)

[Note: Before you read this post, we recommend you study the passage for yourself using this worksheet.] How does God move us? He has a variety of methods for getting His people where they need to be and doing what they need to do. Sometimes, He sends prophets. Sometimes, He does miracles. More often than […]

The Church Scatters into the Gentile World (Acts 9:32-12:24)

[Note: Before you read this post, we recommend you study the passage for yourself using this worksheet.] We all have a blind spot. Maybe two or three. John Jay — the first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court — wrote about one of the worst blind spots in American history: “Prior to the great […]

The Church Expands into the Gentile World (Acts 12:25-16:5)

[Note: Before you read this post, we recommend you study the passage for yourself using this worksheet.] How are we — Christians in the 21st Century — supposed to serve Christ? This fourth movement in the Book of Acts provides the answer. Sure, it’s a big answer that is added to and fleshed out throughout […]

The Church Expands into Europe (Acts 16:6-19:20)

[Note: Before you read this post, we recommend you study the passage for yourself using this worksheet.] N.T. Wright is fond of quoting an Anglican (English) bishop from the last century: “Everywhere St. Paul went, there was a riot; everywhere I go, they serve tea.” Which is better? Most people would prefer tea over riots. […]

The Church Expands into Rome, Part 1 (Acts 19:21-23:32)

[Note: Before you read this post, we recommend you study the passage for yourself using this worksheet.] “Go to this people and say, ‘You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; And you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; For the heart of this people has become dull, And with their ears […]

The Church Expands into Rome, Part 2 (Acts 23:33-28:31)

[Note: Before you read this post, we recommend you study the passage for yourself using this worksheet.] “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Matthew 10:16, NASB95) These are some of the most poetic, yet masterful words Jesus ever crafted. He […]

Following Christ According to Acts (Acts Epilogue)

Many voices say the Church in America is just fine. Yes, we’re losing ground. Yes, we’re losing influence. But it’s not our fault — our culture is just hell-bent and godless. We just need to keep doing what we’re doing. Others say the Church needs to modernize itself — adapt, adjust and make ourselves more […]

The Book of Romans (RTBT)

What do we really need? Much of the time, we don’t really know. Feel sluggish today? Maybe you think it’s because you need more sleep. But maybe it has nothing to do with sleep. Maybe you need to eat better. Maybe you need some vitamins or a prescription medication. Many have a tremendous need and don’t […]

“All I can say is, ‘This is the way of Christ and His apostles.’ If any man answers, ‘That is out of date,’ or ‘Times have changed,’… I can only repeat, ‘This is the way of Christ and His apostles,’ and leave him to face that issue.”

Roland Allen