Welcome to the Learn to Read Acts Effectively Distance Learning Course! We are very pleased that you want to increase your understanding of the Bible with the help of this course and pray that you will find it exciting and helpful. As in previous courses, our aim is to show how the Bible is the inspired Word of God and how it interprets itself. In addition, we have tried to provide things of interest for you, whatever your background and knowledge of the Bible.
Like all of our Distance Learning Courses, if you just work your way through the basic course notes with your Bible open you should get a lot out of it. However, please also look at the other course materials. Many of the additional notes are about things we couldnt easily include in the basic notes, but, as we hope you will agree, we couldnt leave out!
The Acts of the Apostles was written to show what the first-century church believed and how the believers reacted to the challenge of Jesus Christ. This will make us think about the really important things in life and consider how we can follow their example and learn from their mistakes. The Additional Notes contain some information about the content of the letters, which were written by Paul and others to various believers during the first century.
As in the first course, we shall be using the New King James Version (1982 edition) of the Bible except where otherwise stated.