The New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven books. All of the books come from the first followers of Jesus. Some of the books take only a few minutes to read. But before you read the books in the New Testament, it helps to know what each book is about.

 

When you see a word marked like *this, you will find the word explained in a Word List. You will find the list at the end of this article.

 

 

Here are a few words to help you to read the New Testament book of Acts. Acts follows the *gospels of, like Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Acts is a book of history. It continues the story from where the gospels end.

 

After you read what the Book of Acts is about, you will find some verses from Acts that you can read. These verses will help you understand how Luke wrote and what was important to him.

 

Acts

Luke also wrote Acts. He tells what happened to the followers of Jesus. This was after Jesus went back to heaven.  Acts tells the story of the history of the early *church. Peter and Paul soon became leaders of the *church which grew very fast.

 

Reading Acts
Verses to Get You Started

 

Jesus goes to heaven.
Acts 1:1-11

The Holy Spirit comes.
Acts 2:1-13

Men kill Stephen with stones.
Acts 6:8–7:60

Philip tells about Jesus.
Acts 8:26-40

Saul becomes a believer.
Acts 9:1-31

Peter has a vision.
Acts 10:1-48

Paul’s ship breaks apart.
Acts 27:1-44

 

Word List

Church: A group of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ. A meeting of those who believe in Jesus Christ.

Gospel: A book about the good news. The message that Jesus came to save us from the results of sin. One of the four books at the beginning of the New Testament.