Acts 1:1
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New International Version
In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach

King James Bible
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,

Darby Bible Translation
I composed the first discourse, O Theophilus, concerning all things which Jesus began both to do and to teach,

World English Bible
The first book I wrote, Theophilus, concerned all that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

Young's Literal Translation
The former account, indeed, I made concerning all things, O Theophilus, that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The former treatise - The Gospel according to Luke, which is here most evidently intended.

O Theophilus - See the note on Luke 1:3.

To do and teach - These two words comprise his miracles and sermons. This introduction seems to intimate that, as he had already in his Gospel given an account of the life and actions of our Lord, so in this second treatise he was about to give an account of the lives and acts of some of the chief apostles, such as Peter and Paul.

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former.

Luke 1:24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying,

O Theophilus.

Luke 1:3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you in order...

of.

Acts 2:22 You men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs...

Matthew 4:23,24 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom...

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up...

Luke 7:21-23 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and to many that were blind he gave sight...

Luke 24:19 And he said to them, What things? And they said to him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth...

John 10:32-38 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me...

John 18:19-21 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine...

1 Peter 2:21-23 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps...

Library
June 3. "Ye Shall Receive the Power of the Holy Ghost" (Acts i. 8).
"Ye shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost" (Acts i. 8). There is power for us if we have the Holy Ghost. God wants us to speak to men so that they will feel it, so that they will never forget it. God means every Christian to be effective, to count in the actual records and results of Christian work. Dear friends, God sent you here to be a power yourself. There is not one of you but is an essential wheel of the machinery, and can accomplish all that God calls you to. I solemnly believe that there
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

The Unknown To-Morrow
A New Year's Sermon 'It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in His own power.'--ACTS i. 7. The New Testament gives little encouragement to a sentimental view of life. Its writers had too much to do, and too much besides to think about, for undue occupation with pensive remembrances or imaginative forecastings. They bid us remember as a stimulus to thanksgiving and a ground of hope. They bid us look forward, but not along the low levels of earth and its changes.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture: The Acts

Tenth Day for God's Spirit on Our Missionaries
WHAT TO PRAY.--For God's Spirit on our Missionaries "What the world needs to-day is, not only more missionaries, but the outpouring of God's Spirit on everyone whom He has sent out to work for Him in the foreign field." "Ye shall receive power, when the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be My witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth."--ACTS i. 8. God always gives His servants power equal to the work He asks of them. Think of the greatness and difficulty of this work,--casting out
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

The Propagation of Christianity.
IN this argument, the first consideration is the fact -- in what degree, within what time, and to what extent, Christianity actually was propagated. The accounts of the matter which can be collected from our books are as follow: A few days after Christ's disappearance out of the world, we find an assembly of disciples at Jerusalem, to the number of "about one hundred and twenty;" (Acts i. 15.) which hundred and twenty were probably a little association of believers, met together not merely as believers
William Paley—Evidences of Christianity

Cross References
Luke 1:3
With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus,

Luke 3:23
Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,

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