Whom Was the Book of Acts Written To?

Like the Gospel of Luke, the book of Acts is explicitly addressed to a certain “Theophilus” (Luke 1:3; Acts 1:1). Meaning “lover of God” or “friend of God,” this name has often been understood, especially among preachers, as a generic or symbolic reference to all Christians. For at least two reasons, though, it more likely ...

Who Wrote the Book of Acts?

Most Christians, if forced to answer the question posed above, would probably be able to articulate—and rightly so—that a certain “Luke” is the author of Acts. At the same time, however, they’d probably be surprised to learn that the book nowhere mentions this name. In fact, along with the four canonical Gospels, Acts is widely ...

Holy Week Devotional Guide: Saturday

This is the sixth and final installment in a series of devotional guides, briefly introducing each day of Holy Week and the corresponding events in Jesus’s life and ministry. Monday: The fig tree incident and Jesus’s cleansing of the temple courts Tuesday: Conclusion to the fig tree incident, Jesus’s teaching in the temple courts, and ...

Holy Week Devotional Guide: Friday

In this fifth installment of our devotional guides, we introduce Good Friday and the corresponding events in the life and ministry of Christ. As we’ve seen in previous posts, the events of Jesus's final week before his resurrection can be squared with each day of Passion Week in the following way: Monday: The fig tree ...

Holy Week Devotional Guide: Thursday

This is the fourth installment of our devotional guides, which introduces Thursday of Holy Week and the events in Jesus’s life and ministry that dovetail with this momentous day. As we've seen in previous posts, the events of Jesus's final week before his death accord with each day of Passion Week in the following way: ...

Holy Week Devotional Guide: Wednesday

In this third installment of our devotional guides, we introduce Wednesday of Holy Week and the corresponding events in Jesus’s life and ministry. As we've seen in previous posts, the events of Jesus's final week before his death can be squared with each day of Passion Week in the following way: Monday: The fig tree ...

Holy Week Devotional Guide: Tuesday

This is the second in a series of devotional guides, briefly introducing each day of Holy Week and the corresponding events in Jesus’s life and ministry. As we saw in yesterday’s post, these events square with each day of Passion Week in the following way: Monday: The fig tree incident and Jesus’s cleansing of the ...

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