Today I begin a series of blogs on reading the Book of Acts. So I will share my insight and the verses. So let’s begin.
Luke is the writer of Acts, he previously has written the book of Luke and this is a second volume in his series. The first was a part of the acts of Jesus while he was here, and Acts is after Jesus ascension and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
So we begin: Acts 1:1-5 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen.3 After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. 4 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
Jesus would leave them, but the Father promised them a gift, that gift would be the Holy Spirit.