Acts 1



This chapter serves as a bridge between the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts, detailing the final interactions of Jesus with his disciples before his ascension. It sets the stage for the coming of the Holy Spirit and the beginning of the apostles' mission to spread the message of Jesus in Jerusalem and beyond.


  1. Introduction and Ascension (Acts 1:1-11): The book of Acts begins with an introduction by Luke, the same author who wrote the Gospel of Luke. He addresses Theophilus, providing a continuation of the narrative from the Gospel. Jesus appears to his disciples over 40 days after his resurrection, speaking to them about the kingdom of God. Before ascending into heaven, Jesus instructs them not to leave Jerusalem but to wait for the promised Holy Spirit.
  2. The Apostles Choose Matthias (Acts 1:12-26): The disciples, including the apostles, gather in an upper room in Jerusalem. Peter addresses the group, suggesting the need to replace Judas Iscariot, who had betrayed Jesus and died. They cast lots, and Matthias is chosen to fill the vacant apostolic position.