Luke begins the sequel to his Gospel. These are the Acts of the Apostles and of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ has resurrected and is about to return to Heaven. He tells His disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the Holy Spirit to arrive. The Holy Spirit will empower them and lead them through the trials they will face. The disciples wonder when the Kingdom of God will be established, but Jesus tells them that it is not their business to know. Their business is to tell the whole world about Jesus’s death and resurrection.
Jesus ascends to Heaven. The disciples return to Jerusalem and wait for the Spirit. In the meantime, Peter suggests they pray and draw lots to determine who should replace Judas Iscariot as the twelfth apostle. A man named Matthias is chosen by God to fill this station.