• Church Growth in the Book of Acts — By: Allison A. Trites | Galaxie Software
    https://www.galaxie.com/article/bsac145-578-04

    Frank Stagg has described the Book of Acts as “the story of an unhindered gospel.”1 He takes his cue from the unusual adverb ἀκωλύτως (“unhindered,” Acts 28:31) with which the book ends. He sees the whole book focusing on the remarkable growth of the church under the guidance of the Lord and in the power of the Holy Spirit. While many scholars would posit other themes as the author’s main concern, Luke certainly punctuates his account with many summary statements about church expansion (2:43–47; 5:14; 6:7; 9:31; 12:24; 16:5; 19:20). There is no better place to examine the factors that made the early church grow than the Acts of the Apostles.

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