History buffs love the Book of Acts. And it is so aptly named. It chronologically gives us the “acts of the apostles,” the history of the Church of Jesus Christ, the early days of our Christian heritage. And what a remarkable heritage it is! Men and women laid their lives down that the world would know the Messiah has come.
It is not only history, though; it’s a challenge to us all to be the kind of “missionaries” those early believers were. They were passionate about Christ and devoted to His cause. Their model is an appropriate one for believers of all times, including our own. Acts transitions the reader from the life of Christ to the doctrine of the epistles.
From Women of Faith Devotional Bible. Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.) Used by permission.