The election of Matthias as the disciple to replace Judas (Acts 1:12 – 1:26)

The apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. They all joined together in constant prayer, along with women and Mary, the mother of Jesus and with his brothers. Peter stood up among the believers (a group numbering about a hundred and twenty) and said, “Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as a guide for those who arrested Jesus. He was one of

Jesus leaves earth for the last time and is taken into heaven (Acts 1:1 – 1:11)

Luke notes that in his former book, he wrote about all the acts Jesus did until the day he was crucified and taken up to heaven. After his crucifixion, Jesus presented himself to the disciples and gave them many convincing proofs that he was alive. Jesus appeared to the disciples over a period of forty days. On one occasion, he was eating with them when he said, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water but in a few days, you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” The disciples asked him, “Are you about to restore the kingdom to Israel?” Jesus said to them, “It is not for you to know the times

Detailed outline of the Book of Acts (of the Apostles)

Peter and the Beginnings of the Church in the Holy Land (chs. 1–12) “Throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria” (1:1—9:31; see 9:31 and note) Introduction (1:1–2) Christ’s resurrection ministry (1:3–11) The period of waiting for the Holy Spirit (1:12–26) The filling with the Spirit (ch. 2) The healing of the lame man and the resultant arrest of Peter and John (3:1—4:31) The community of goods (4:32—5:11) The arrest of the 12 apostles (5:12–42) The choice of the Seven (6:1–7) Stephen’s arrest and martyrdom (6:8—7:60) The scattering of the Jerusalem believers (8:1–4) Philip’s ministry (8:5–40) In Samaria (8:5–25) To the Ethiopian eunuch (8:26–40) Saul’s conversion (9:1–31) “As far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch” (9:32—12:25; see 11:19 and note) Peter’s ministry on the Mediterranean coast (9:32—11:18) To