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The Men of Acts 1 Theophilus Lover of God a Christian probably a Roman to whom Luke dedicated both his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles Nothing beyond this is known of him From the fact that Luke applies to him the title most excellent the same title Paul uses in addressing Felix and Festus it has been concluded that Theophilus was a person of rank perhaps a Roman officer Henneke 2John the Baptist John was Jesus cousin He was to prepare a way for the messiah by baptizing people into repentance He is only mentioned in Acts in passing He had been murdered by King Herod years before 3Jesus He is the suffering servant the messiah He is God in flesh He is the main focal point of the book of Acts 4Peter His name meant rock or stone He was the brother mof Andrew He was a fisherman called by Jesus into his early ministry He is well known by his 3 time denial He was one of Jesus favorite disciples He became the leader of the chosen twelve He was one of the few to witness Jarius daughters resurrection and the transfiguration After Pentecost his ministry appeared in three stages 1 Leader of activities in Jerusalem 2 He opened the door to gentiles with the conversion of Cornelius 3 He and his wife started the Zenana missionary 4 He became a martyr and was crucified upside down Henneke Peter was a quick perceptive and impulsive man given to bursts of enthusiasm-and depression He recognized his own unworthiness of his Lords faith in him Peter was the first one to declare Jesus as Christ He raised Dorcus from the dead and performed many other miracles The transition form Judaism to the full acceptance of Christs teaching was not easy of Peter He was strong and stubborn before the notion that Samaritans and Gentiles could be Christians without first
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