In the Bible is a wonderful book that records the history of the early Christian church. It was entitled, “The Acts of the Apostles” or better yet, “The Acts of the Holy Spirit.” We have shortened it in time to say, “Acts,” which are the actions the writer of the book, Luke(who wrote the gospel of Luke about Jesus) recorded during the formative years of the Christian church. Its a great book to read after you have finished the first four gospel books, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Or you can read it after reading the Gospel of Luke because both were written by the same author and have the same amount of chapters as the other.
Why do we refer to Acts chapter 1 verse 8? Because, soon after Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven, He told His disciples in Acts 1:8, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” And that power he promised is for each and every one of us who follow Jesus, in order to serve Him better in this world and walk out a life-long friendship with Him, becoming more and more like Him in word and deed.