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The fifth book of the New Testament. Usually attributed to Luke. 'The Acts of the Apostles' describes the coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples of Jesus and the subsequent growth of the Early Church.

A 'testament' is a covenant (binding agreement), a term used in the Bible of God's relationship with his people. The New Testament is the second part of the Christian Bible. Its name comes from the new covenant or relationship with God.
The twelve disciples chosen and commissioned by Jesus to share his mission.
The third person of the Trinity (God in three persons). Came upon the disciples at Pentecost after Jesus had ascended in to heaven.
1. Term meaning learner or follower. 2. Used in the New Testament in particularly of the twelve apostles of Jesus. 3. Now applied more generally to all Christians.
The name given to the man believed by Christians to be the Son of God. Also given the title Christ, meaning 'anointed one' or Messiah. His life is recorded most fully in the Four Gospels.
Term used to describe the first centuries of the growth of the Christian church, initially in Jerusalem and then across the Roman Empire.