Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Apostles Before the Sanhedrin

When Peter and John had first appeared before the Sanhedrin (4:1-22), they were not guilty of any particular offense against the Jewish leadership, but this time they were guilty of continuing to preach Christ after they had been ordered to … Continue reading

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Reason for Concern

Acts 5:17-26 While the followers of Jesus were filled with the Holy Spirit, the priests and teachers of the law were full of something quite different: jealousy. Consequently, they ordered that the apostles be arrested and thrown into jail. At … Continue reading

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The Work of the Apostles Continues

The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed … Continue reading

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The Curious Affair of Ananias and Sapphira

Acts 5:1-11 Two things are vital to the understanding of this most curious little affair: First, we must recognize that this is a part of the same narrative as 4:32-37. We must not be confused by the chapter break which … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: May 11, 2016

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Unity in the Body of Christ

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s … Continue reading

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Peaceful Waters

  I was walking through the woods once  and I came upon this scene…  The woods were cool and fresh in the stillness of the early morning light and I came upon this little stream suddenly.  The babble of the … Continue reading

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The Reaction of the Believers

On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.  When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” … Continue reading

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A Rude Interruption

Acts 4:1-22 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. (4:1) Already the Jewish religious leaders were becoming uncomfortable with the message they were … Continue reading

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Time to Repent

“Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may … Continue reading

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