Jesus died and came back to life. Luke finished his last book with Jesus ascending into heaven and the disciples heading back to Jerusalem to face whatever was going to happen next. Acts is the sequel and tells the story of how God built his church. It’s full of high adventure, tragedy, and hope. In this introduction to the book of Acts we’ll take a look at the raw details of the book and it’s historical and cultural context.
Matt Whitman believes in God and thinks things are funny. He was raised in Fort Collins, Colorado before moving to Chicago where he graduated from Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He met his wife Camilla on his first day of college in his first class. They’ve got three kids together and now live in the mountains of beautiful western Wyoming where Matt works as the Senior Pastor of the Lander Evangelical Free Church. Matt’s a teach-straight-through-books-of-the-Bible kind of guy and uses his appreciation of history, humor, culture, and narrative to help people understand God’s Word. In addition to church and family, Matt throws a lot of time at filmmaking. He writes, acts, and directs and also hosts a YouTube program called The Ten Minute Bible Hour in which he teaches books of the Bible in a tight, informative, and funny format.