Acts - Purposes
Luke's purpose in writing Acts was give an orderly historical account of events surrounding Christ's ascension, the first followers of Christ and the spread of the early Church.
The Book of Acts
A. "An orderly account... " Luke 1:1-4
1. Personal Credentials as an Historian
2. Proofs of the Truthfulness of His Account
a. Ties events to other historical events
b. Events coming from eyewitnesses
c. Fulfillment of prophecy
e. Growth of the church
B. Assure Readers
1. Roman government was not a threat to Christianity.
2. Christianity was not a threat to Rome.