The book is often and appropriately called “The Acts of the Apostles” because the first chapter names the Apostles individually and often refers to them collectively. The book refers to them no less than twenty-three times. Acts preserves their pronouncements, activities, and decisions as a church body. It reveals the unanimity and authority of their Apostleship.
As the student encroaches more deeply into the book, he uncovers these great truths. Acts is very interesting, challenging, and exciting when read earnestly. Spending time searching the contents of Acts will bring blessings and rewards. It is truly “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).