“P&R recently became aware that portions of Derek Thomas’s Acts (Reformed Expository Commentary) include unattributed content from sermons by another pastor. Following a careful investigation, as well as discussions with the parties concerned, it appears that the lack of attribution resulted from unclear note-taking more than a decade before the commentary on Acts was written, and we believe it does not reflect intentional misuse on the part of the author. Nonetheless, in keeping with our editorial policy and our desire to hold to high ethical standards of transparency, we must regretfully withdraw this commentary from circulation.” (11/06/2018) -- P&R Publishing
The church in our time easily loses sight of her mission to witness to the resurrected Christ. Studying Acts identifies us with the early church and the way the gospel shaped her as she began witnessing in Judea and continuing, in concentric circles, "to the end of the earth."? The book of Acts also clearly demonstrates that no obstacle can withstand the power of the Holy Spirit. As he did in the early church, the Holy Spirit teaches us in Acts to "expect great things."?
As part of the Reformed Expository Commentary series, this exposition of Acts gives careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.
"Biblically thorough, theologically accurate, pastorally sensitive - here is a rich feast set before God's people." - Sean Michael Lucas, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
"With pastoral care and thoughtful scholarship, Thomas gets to the very heart of Acts..." - Burk Parsons, Editor of Tabletalk magazine and Minister at Saint Andrew's, Sanford, Florida