Dating of events in the book of acts lil j dating
Acts continues the story of Christianity in the 1st century, beginning with Jesus's ascension to Heaven.
The early chapters, set in Jerusalem, describe the Day of Pentecost (the coming of the Holy Spirit) and the growth of the church in Jerusalem.
Together they account for 27.5% of the New Testament, the largest contribution attributed to a single author, providing both a framework for the Church's liturgical calendar and the historical outline into which later generations have fitted their idea of the story of Jesus and the early church.
Initially, the Jews are receptive to the Christian message, but later there is Jewish opposition to the followers of Jesus.
The message is taken to the Gentiles, initially by the Apostle Peter.
The Gospel of Luke began with a prologue addressed to Theophilus; Acts likewise opens with an address to Theophilus and refers to "my earlier book", almost certainly the gospel.
The apostles and other followers of Jesus meet and elect Matthias to replace Judas as a member of The Twelve.
He begins his gospel with a preface addressed to Theophilus (Luke 1:3; cf.