The Church in the Book of Acts

Acts 1:20 – Let another take his office. Greek: Episkope (Bishopric).

Acts 2:42 – They continued steadfastly in Apostles doctrine.

Acts 2:46 – The people were of one accord.

Acts 3:1 – Peter and John went to the temple at the 9th hour (the hour of prayer) to pray.

Acts 6:1-7 – The institution of deacons.

Acts 8:14-17 – The Apostles were needed for the baptized to receive the Holy Spirit.

Acts 10:9 – Peter prays at the 6th hour.

Acts 10:47-48 – Even after receiving the Holy Spirit Cornelius needed to be baptized.

Acts 11:30 – Elders – Greek: Presbuteros (Priest)

Acts 13:2-3 – They ministered to the Lord fasted, prayed. Ministered – Gr. Leitourgia. (Liturgy)

Acts 14:23 – Appointed elders, prayed, fasted. Elders – Gr. Presbuteros (Priest) Appointed – Cheirotoneo – to stretch out hand. (Laying on of hands)

Acts 15:4-6 – The Apostles and elders gathered in a council to settle doctrinal dispute.

Acts 15:22, 28 – The Church led by the Holy Spirit acted by consensus.

Acts 16:4-5 – All cities and churches were subject to the decrees of the council of the Apostles and elders.

Acts 18:20-21 – Paul kept feast days.

Acts 19:5-6 – Baptized, laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit.

Acts 20:7 – On the first day of the week (Sunday) the disciples gathered to break bread. (Communion)

Acts 20:16 – Paul seeks to keep the feast of Pentecost.

Acts 20:17 – Paul calls for the elders of the Church. Elders – Gr. Presbyters. (Priest)

Acts 20:28 – The Holy Spirit made them Overseers. Overseer – Gr. Episkopos. (Bishop)

Acts 21:8-10 – Evangelist and prophet.

Acts 21:18 – Elders. Gr. Presbuteros (priest)