(1:1-2) "The former treatise have I made [the gospel of Luke], O Theophilus, of all that
Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up."|
Did Luke include everything that Jesus did?
(1:3, 9) Jesus ascended into heaven 40 days after his resurrection.
When did Jesus ascend into heaven?
(1:3) "He shewed himself alive ... forty days."
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began
both to do and teach,
Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy
Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible
proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining
to the kingdom of God:
And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from
Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye
have heard of me.||
(1:4) "[Jesus] commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem."|
Where did Jesus tell his disciples to go after his resurrection?
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy
Ghost not many days hence.
When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord,
wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?||
(1:8) "Ye shall be witnesses ... in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."|
Should the gospel be preached to everyone?
(1:9) "When he had spoken these things ... he was taken up."
(1:10-11) While Jesus went up to heaven, two angels (men in white) stop by to tell the disciples
that Jesus will return in the same way he just left them (by beaming up/down via
(1:10) "While they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel."
"Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?"
This verse was used by a Dominican friar to discourage the use of Galileo's telescope. (Notice the
pun on Galileo's name in "men of Galilee".)
(1:11b) "Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
(1:13) "Judas the brother of James"
Who were the apostles?
(1:15) "The number of names together were about
an hundred and twenty."
How many believers were there at the time of the ascension?
(1:16) "The Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake."
When was the Holy Ghost given?
(1:18) "Now this man purchased a field ... and falling headlong,
he burst asunder ... and all his
bowels gushed out."
Who bought the potter's field?
How did Judas die?
What did Judas do with the silver?
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons,
which the Father hath put in his own power.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:
and ye shall be witnesses
unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part
of the earth.
|1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud
received him out of their sight.
And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two
men stood by them in white apparel;
Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in
like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a
sabbath day's journey.
And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode
both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas,
Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas
the brother of James.
These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the
women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said,
(the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the
Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was
guide to them that took Jesus.
For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.
Now this man purchased
a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the
midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that
field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field
For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate,
and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.
Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the
Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken
up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his
(1:24) "Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men"|
Does God know everything?
Does God know what is in everyone's heart?
(1:26)"The lot fell upon Matthias."
Judas' replacement is selected by lottery.
Is gambling condemned by the bible?
And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus,
And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether
of these two thou hast chosen,
That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas
by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was
numbered with the eleven apostles.