15. And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
16. But arise, and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I appeared unto thee, to appoint thee a minister and a witness both of the things wherein thou hast seen me, and of the things wherein I will appear unto thee ;
17. delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles , unto whom I send thee,
18. to open their eyes , that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me.
Acts 16:9-10 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: There was a man of Macedonia standing, beseeching him, and saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. 10. And when he had seen the vision, straightway we sought to go forth into Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
16. But thanks be to God, who putteth the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus . 17. For he accepted indeed our exhortation; but being himself very earnest, he went forth unto you of his own accord. 18. And we have sent together with him the brother whose praise in the gospel is spread through all the churches; 19. and not only so, but who was also appointed by the churches to travel with us in the matter of this grace, which is ministered by us to the glory of the Lord, and to show our readiness:
2 Corinthians 8:22-23 and we have sent with them our brother , whom we have many times proved earnest in many things, but now much more earnest, by reason of the great confidence which he hath in you. 23. Whether any inquire about Titus , he is my partner and my fellow-worker to you-ward, or our brethren, they are the messengers of the churches, they are the glory of Christ.
And ye yourselves also know, ye Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church had fellowship with me in the matter of giving and receiving but ye only; 16. for even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my need .
Luke is with Paul often from the time that Paul first entered Macedonia
When Paul is arrested, Luke is with him in Caesarea – and later in Rome
This presents a four year period wherein Luke has access to eyewitnesses, to interview them and accurately trace the events of which he writes
The Acts of the Apostles Peter Paul Philip Saul Peter Cornelius Barnabas Jerusalem Judea & Samaria Uttermost Parts of the World Jews first Gentiles 1:8 13 8 1 Stephen Silas Timothy Rome Antioch Caesarea Jerusalem