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Acts Chapter ONE…

David Lemmons

In this text we find Luke’s introduction to Acts, which he connects with his account of the life of Christ he had written. He is sure to mention the infallible proofs of the resurrection of Jesus. He talks about an assembly with Jesus just prior to the ascension. He tells them when the POWER would come, not answering (directly) their uninformed question about restoring the kingdom. Jesus gives an outline in verse eight of how the kingdom would be spread. The betrayal of Judas and his subsequent suicide necessitated there being a replacement for Judas, according to the Scriptures. The successor of Judas would have to be someone who had been with them from the beginning even to the ascension of Jesus. Two men met those qualifications and a selection was done by lot, that the Lord might make the choice (v. 24). The lot fell on Mathias and he was numbered with the eleven.


  1. To a PDF file containing a 4-Page Handout suitable for use in an Adult Bible Class, go H-E-R-E.
  2. To a PDF file listing 18 links online to files relating to some aspect of Acts 1, go H-E-R-E.