What Is the Mission of the Church – What in the World Does Jesus Send Us into the World to Do?

Chapter 2 wants to answer the question, “What is the church’s mission in the world?” The authors think it best to start with the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19. First, they examine a few other passages that are sometimes understood as offering a fuller mission identity for the church: Genesis 12:1-3, Exodus 19:5–6, Luke 4:16–21.

A Study Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles - Prelude to Pentecost

This commentary on Acts maintains that Luke wrote both the Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts. In his gospel, Luke focuses on Jesus' ministry on earth. In Acts, Luke continues on by looking at the ministry of the exalted Jesus through His apostles. This chapter is an exegesis of Acts 1. The author also discusses the introductory questions of the book of Acts (author, purpose, date of Acts etc.).