Acts 1:1-3 MSG

1 Dear Theophilus, in the first volume of this book I wrote on everything that Jesus began to do and teach
2 until the day he said good-bye to the apostles, the ones he had chosen through the Holy Spirit, and was taken up to heaven.
3 After his death, he presented himself alive to them in many different settings over a period of forty days. In face-to-face meetings, he talked to them about things concerning the kingdom of God.