A Synoptic Study of the Book of Acts

I regularly hear from blog readers that my posts about Bible charts are very helpful for people attempting to study and understand the Bible.

On this blog I have shared charts and studies on the books of:

Even though some of my methods of creating Bible charts have slightly changed since I wrote those posts (the main change is that I try to keep everything on one page), I still find it helpful for me to create a chart of a Bible book when I study it.

In today’s post I share a chart for the book of Acts (below), but first I would like to point you to some great blog posts I found around the web about leadership and the book of Acts. Here’s a brief compilation:

A Chart of the Book of Acts

Chart of Acts (pdf version)
When I create Bible charts I follow the method taught to me by Dr. Elliott Johnson at Dallas Theological Seminary. A synoptic study Bible chart should include:

  1. A Summary Message of the Entire Book
  2. A Brief Outline of the Book
  3. Structural Markers
  4. Theological Themes

Question: What features should I have included in this chart of Acts? What element did you find the most helpful? 

By Christopher L. Scott

Christopher L. Scott serves as senior pastor at Lakeview Missionary Church in Moses Lake, Washington. Through his writing ministry more than 250,000 copies of his articles, devotions, and tracts are distributed each month through Christian publishers. Learn more at