The beginning and the end of the book of Acts captures a universal principle in the life of the church.
The best evangelists are probably not the people you think they should be.
By promising big things, we are usurping God's role in mission. He is the one who brings growth, not us, and we need to avoid making any claims that suggest otherwise.
Sometimes translating the simplest of words can be more complicated than it might, at first, seem.
Have you noticed the parallels between the Emmaus Road narrative in Luke 24 and the story of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8? Neither had I till someone pointed them out to me.
There are a number of conclusions that you can draw from these incidents; but the idea that the Holy Spirit always guides in a clear and unambiguous fashion is not one of them!
When Barnabas brought Paul to the apostles he was taking a big risk. At best, Paul was a new Christian; at worst he was a huge danger.
Philip, who was a gifted evangelist was simply doing what evangelists do. He told people about Jesus. What he didn't know was that he was part of God's bigger, overarching, plan to bring people from every nation into the Christian community.
Some thoughts on why Barnabas made two trips to Cyprus.
Sometimes people say that at Pentecost, God reversed the Tower of Babel, but that is exactly what He didn’t do. At Pentecost, God underlined the linguistic diversity that He introduced at Babel.