Popular Chapters

Leviticus Chapter 19

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy for I the LORD your God am holy. Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths I am the LORD your God. Turn ye not unto idols,... [More]

jeremiah29-11.com

jeremiah29-11.com Bible Website

Daily Bible Verses

The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

Audio Chapters

Videos

Dr Lloyd-Jones Documentary On George Whitefield



Signatures Of Satan - Jacob Prasch



The Danger Of Tongues

Why you might not want to speak in tongues



Email This To A Friend

Tell a friend:







Title: The Primal Church - Exposition of Acts 1-8


Author: Edmiston, John



This small commentary covers the first eight chapters of the book of Acts, up until the persecution that scattered the Jerusalem Church and the conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch but prior to the conversion of Paul. I have called the book The Primal Church, to distinguish it from "the Early Church" (29-313AD) or the Apostolic Church (29-95AD) both of which are much longer time-spans. The dating of Acts 1-8 is a matter of much contention but the years 29-37 AD or so seem likely dates for the time period from Pentecost to the martyrdom of Stephen. In these chapters the gospel goes from Jerusalem to Judea to Samaria, and finally with the Ethiopian eunuch "to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). The Christians start off as loyal Jews but gradually are rejected by the Jewish Temple authorities until the tension erupts with the stoning of Stephen and the persecution that causes the disruption of the Jerusalem Church. At this point the Jewish authorities clearly no longer regarded Christians as truly Jewish, though undoubtedly many of the Christians still felt their Jewish heritage very deeply. Thus a new religion is born, a religion without a temple or a caste of priests, a religion that is wholly "from faith to faith" and which has as its central dynamic the name of Jesus of Nazareth.