The Acts of the Apostles

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The Acts of the Apostles


Number of Lessons: 24Avg. Lesson Length: 41 MinutesTime Required: 333 Hours MinimumLevel: Advanced


The only thing better than a good story is a good sequel. The book of Acts is the intended sequel to the gospel of Luke, showing how the new community of faith applied Christ’s teachings to life and how they proclaimed His message throughout the world. In this course, learners complete an exegetical study of the Book of Acts by focusing on the biblical theology of the book, the historical background of events, and the theological emphasis of the speeches. The goal of the course is to enable learners to articulate the message of Acts in ways that are both textually accurate and contemporarily relevant, and to apply that message to life.

This course is part of our Legacy Series of courses from renowned scholars over several decades.


ProfessorDarrell L. Bock, PhD
  • University of Tübingen, postgraduate work on the book of Luke
  • University of Aberdeen, Scotland, PhD
  • Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM
  • University of Texas, BA


  1. Exegete a piece of narrative material and isolate the key theological themes it teaches.
  2. Trace the argument of Acts through its units.
  3. Determine with appropriate support elements the background of a narrative account that contributes to the setting and argument of a text.
  4. Be prepared to communicate the message of a passage that is accurate with regard to the text and relevant to a contemporary audience.


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