Acts 1:8—“You Shall Receive Power” is a profound passage that outlines the mission of the apostles and sets the stage for the spread of the Gospel. In this in-depth exegetical commentary, explore the meaning of this text, the specific empowerment given to the apostles, and the implications for understanding the Christian mission.
Knowledge of the original languages can get you even farther. If you have the opportunity to learn the languages, take it. If you have learned the languages, use every opportunity to deepen your knowledge of them. If neither, learn to use responsibly the various study tools now available to help you in your study of God’s Word.
How many times have we been in church listening to the preacher do a good job expositing (explaining) the text? At some point, he says “Now, what the Greek actually says is…” At that pronouncement, the congregation grows a little quieter and a little more attentive. Why is that?