The book of Acts is theological history, showing how Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection informed the life, teaching, and ministry of the early church. God's power is displayed through the Spirit in the outward spread and influence of the gospel. We see how God's Old Testament promises are fulfilled in the church, composed of both Jews and Gentiles. It is an open-ended story, so its history and theology are needed for the life and mission of the church today.
The Teach the Text Commentary Series is well suited for pastors, teachers, and communicators. Each preaching unit is succinctly summarized in six pages or fewer. Sections highlight the big idea; key themes; understanding the text; teaching it and illustrating it. David E. Garland beautifully simplifies modern scholarship.