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Psalm 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; [2] but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law, he meditates day and night. [3] He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. [4] The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. [5] Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; [6] for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. (ESV)

Colossians 3:16–17 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. [17] And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (ESV)

Acts, Continuing the Work of Jesus

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Acts, Continuing the Work of Jesus

The Book of The Acts of the Apostles fittingly takes up where the Gospels leave off. It begins by giving a summation the book in the words, “You shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8b). The transition is made by Christ’s glorious ascension back to the Father (Acts 1:9). Acts is historical in nature and therefore it is not primarily doctrinal. Acts is an inspired record of the “acts” of the Holy Spirit through Christ’s apostles and the infant church. All of the apostles are not discussed instead focus is given to the ministries of Peter and Paul. Another important reason why doctrine must be more carefully discerned in Acts is due to the book’s transitional nature. The book serves as a transition from the ministry of Christ recorded in the four Gospels to the epistolary instruction to the churches in the first century. Luke is the writer of the book of Acts. He also wrote the Gospel According to Luke. It is proper to consider Acts to be the second part of the Gospel of Luke. This becomes apparent when we examine the introductions to both Luke and Acts. Both of these are addressed to the same individual, a man named Theophilus (Luke 1:3; Acts 1:1). Luke 1:1