Sep 18, 2012
The Focus of Acts
"Although many often approach the book of Acts by focusing primarily on the human participants in the narrative (such as Peter and the apostles, Paul, Stephen, Cornelius), the focus in the book of Acts is actually on God. That Luke is highlighting the sovereignty of God in history is indicated by his use of key terms as well as the way in which he describes God's involvement in the history of Israel, the events surrounding the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, and the subsequent developments in the history of the church that he is recounting."
Alan J. Thompson, The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus: Luke's Account of God's Unfolding Plan, New Studies in Biblical Theology 27, ed. D. A. Carson (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2011), 29.