1 In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning
Luke 1:3 John 18:19-21 Luke 24:19 Matt 4:23-24 Matt 11:5 1Pet 2:21-23 Acts 2:22
2 until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven.
Acts 1:9 John 13:18 John 20:21 Acts 10:38 2Pet 3:2 Acts 1:11 Acts 1:13
3 He had shown himself alive to them after his Passion by many demonstrations: for forty days he had continued to appear to them and tell them about the kingdom of God.
1Cor 15:5-7 Acts 13:31 John 20:26 Rom 14:17 1John 1:1 1Kgs 19:8 Acts 28:31
4 While at table with them, he had told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised. 'It is', he had said, 'what you have heard me speak about:
Luke 24:49 John 14:16 John 15:26 Acts 2:33 John 7:39 John 14:26-28 John 20:22
5 John baptised with water but, not many days from now, you are going to be baptised with the Holy Spirit.'
Matt 3:11 Acts 11:15-16 Luke 3:16 1Cor 12:13 Acts 2:1-4 Mark 1:8 Titus 3:5
6 Now having met together, they asked him, 'Lord, has the time come for you to restore the kingdom to Israel?'
Luke 17:20 Luke 19:11 Dan 7:27 Ezek 37:24-27 Isa 1:26 Isa 9:6-7 Jer 23:5-6
7 He replied, 'It is not for you to know times or dates that the Father has decided by his own authority,
Matt 24:36 Mark 13:32 Deut 29:29 Mark 10:40 1Thess 5:1-2 Dan 2:21 Acts 17:26
8 but you will receive the power of the Holy Spirit which will come on you, and then you will be my witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judaea and Samaria, and indeed to earth's remotest end.'
Rom 15:19 Acts 4:33 Mark 16:15 Matt 28:19 Luke 24:46-49 Acts 10:38-41 Acts 2:1-4
9 As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight.
Acts 1:2 Dan 7:13 Luke 24:50-51 Exod 19:9 Eph 4:8-12 Exod 34:5 Isa 19:1
10 They were still staring into the sky as he went, when suddenly two men in white were standing beside them,
John 20:12 Luke 24:4 Dan 7:9 Mark 16:5 Matt 28:3 Rev 7:14 2Kgs 2:11-12
11 and they said, 'Why are you Galileans standing here looking into the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will come back in the same way as you have seen him go to heaven.'
Rev 1:7 1Thess 4:16 1Thess 1:10 Acts 2:7 Acts 13:31 Dan 7:13-14 John 14:3
12 So from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, they went back to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a Sabbath walk;
Luke 24:52 Matt 21:1 Luke 24:50 John 11:18 Luke 21:37 Matt 24:3 Matt 26:30
13 and when they reached the city they went to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James.
Acts 20:8 Luke 22:12 Mark 2:14 Matt 10:2-4 Mark 14:15 Acts 2:38 Mark 3:16-19
14 With one heart all these joined constantly in prayer, together with some women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
Acts 6:4 Acts 2:42 Eph 6:18 Acts 2:1 Col 4:2 Luke 18:1 Acts 2:46
15 One day Peter stood up to speak to the brothers -- there were about a hundred and twenty people in the congregation,
1Cor 15:6 Acts 21:20 John 14:12 John 21:15-17 John 21:23 Luke 22:32 Matt 13:31
16 'Brothers,' he said, 'the passage of scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit, speaking through David, foretells the fate of Judas, who acted as guide to the men who arrested Jesus-
Ps 41:9 John 13:18 Ps 55:12-15 Heb 3:7-8 John 12:38-40 Matt 26:47 Acts 13:38
17 after being one of our number and sharing our ministry.
Acts 1:25 Acts 20:24 Acts 21:19 John 6:70-71 2Cor 4:1 2Cor 5:18 Acts 12:25
18 As you know, he bought a plot of land with the money he was paid for his crime. He fell headlong and burst open, and all his entrails poured out.
Matt 27:3-10 2Kgs 5:20-27 2Pet 2:15-16 Job 20:12-15 Josh 7:21-26 Matt 25:15 Matt 26:14-15
19 Everybody in Jerusalem heard about it and the plot came to be called "Bloody Acre", in their language Hakeldama.
2Sam 2:16 Acts 2:22 Acts 21:40 Matt 28:15
20 Now in the Book of Psalms it says: Reduce his encampment to ruin and leave his tent unoccupied. And again: Let someone else take over his office.
Ps 69:25 Ps 109:8-15 Luke 20:42 Zech 5:3-4 Acts 13:33 Luke 24:44 Acts 1:25
21 'Out of the men who have been with us the whole time that the Lord Jesus was living with us,
John 15:27 Deut 31:2 Num 27:17 1Kgs 3:7 2Sam 5:2 John 10:1-9 Luke 10:1-2
22 from the time when John was baptising until the day when he was taken up from us, one must be appointed to serve with us as a witness to his resurrection.'
Acts 1:2 Acts 1:8-9 Acts 4:33 Acts 13:24-25 Heb 2:3 John 1:28-51 John 15:27
23 Having nominated two candidates, Joseph known as Barsabbas, whose surname was Justus, and Matthias,
Acts 15:22 Acts 1:26
24 they prayed, 'Lord, you can read everyone's heart; show us therefore which of these two you have chosen
1Sam 16:7 Acts 15:8 Jer 17:10 Acts 6:6 Rev 2:23 Rom 8:27 1Chr 28:9
25 to take over this ministry and apostolate, which Judas abandoned to go to his proper place.'
1Cor 9:2 John 6:70-71 Rom 1:5 1Chr 10:13-14 Acts 1:16-21 Gal 2:8 John 17:12
26 They then drew lots for them, and as the lot fell to Matthias, he was listed as one of the twelve apostles.
Lev 16:8 1Chr 24:5 1Sam 14:41-42 Acts 2:14 Acts 13:19 Jonah 1:7 Josh 18:10