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    This source is Acts of the Apostles (21:31- 28:31), from the New Testament. It is a religious work that is a written account of what occurred in the decades after the emergence of Jesus as a player in history. It appears to be a work produced around the late first century, (Richard Pervo, 14) in the years after jesus’s death. The source discusses events that occurred to Paul after Jesus had died. It seems to be written by Luke (Richard Pervo, 13-14), this source is a compilation of Paul’s letters and the later image Luke wanted to portray of Paul. Luke shapes Paul’s letters to be about Paul’s journey from being a denigrator of jesus’s actions and followers to christianity to being the foremost leader of the christians during an integral…

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    ago). The origin of Christianity starts out with the four gospels: Mark, Matthew, John, and Luke. Even though scholars have doubts on the accuracy and validity of the gospels, there is no indisputable evidences to illustrate the false information presented in the gospels. Furthermore, the gospels describe the life of Jesus’ preaching and healing; the Acts of the Apostles represent the apostles after Jesus was sent to heaven. The Acts of the Apostles exemplifies the power of missionaries, which…

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    The book of Acts has always been a favourite to read. It gives a detailed picture of the origin of the early church, the spread of the gospel into the world which in turn was the beginning of the Christian faith. The authorship of the book of Acts has always been debated and tested, but it is generally agreed that the author of Acts is the same person who wrote the third gospel. It is commonly known that Acts is a sequel to the third gospel, referred to as the ‘first book’. The author is…

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    Introduction Acts is a continuation of the Gospel of Luke. Both books are addressed to the same person Theophilus, whose name means “beloved by God”. Also Acts picks up right where Luke 24 ends, with the ascension. When Jesus ascended it marked the completion of his ministry on earth. Verse 1 Acts 1 and Luke 24 have much overlap between them. “Without the book of Acts the story of Jesus would be incomplete. Afterall, he didn’t come merely to save individuals to get them to heaven, but to…

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    The biblical reading that I selected is from the book of Acts, Chapter 5: 1-11, which is the story of Ananias and Sapphira. My reason for choosing this story is personal. While living in Italy, we were in Rome with some of our seminarian friends. We were waiting to go on the Scavi tour and had some free time. One of the seminarians asked if we had ever seen the sacristy in St. Peter’s. We had not, so he took us in for a tour. After the tour of the sacristy, we walked out into the Basilica.…

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    Exegesis: I. Historical Setting: A. When: There has been a long standing debate over the timeline in which both Acts and Luke were written. In my previous research of Luke, I concluded that Luke was written sometime between A.D. 58-62. In following with the traditional belief that the book of Acts was written as a sequel to Luke, it would place the writing sometime between A.D. 62-64. Others scholars may argue for a later date. B. Setting: The passage takes place in Jerusalem sometime after…

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    Luke begins the book of Acts by recording Jesus ' ascension to heaven, after he has been resurrected from the dead and met with his disciples. Before Jesus left his apostles he told them that the Holy Spirt would come. Not long after the ascension, the Day of Pentecost came and the Holy Spirt came over the apostles, and gave them the ability to speak in tongues. A crowd of people heard the apostles speaking in tongues, because they did not know what this meant the people assumed that the…

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    help her family and community through CRS’ school literacy and hunger program. She volunteers as a cook at her children’s school, which provides free school lunches for students, literacy training for teachers and principals, and nutrition training. Hongkham uses that training in the school kitchen-and when she’s cooking for her family at home" (Stories of Hope, Week 2). Hongkham is using her talent to help those around her. Through the program, her children are getting a nutritious meal as well…

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    According to the book of Acts of Apostles, “And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.” (King James Bible, Acts. 4. 7) Similarly, the Anabaptist obedience to Jesus’s calling to discipleship can be seen in the testimonies of their lives. Bender (1944)…

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    now to a major turning point in the book of Acts. In Acts 1:8 Jesus commissioned His disciples to be His witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in all Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth. We have seen how the gospel spread throughout Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria and now to the Gentile world. As we look at the inception of the Antioch church I want us to observe three sub points in this first heading. I. The blessings of persecution (19). Chapter 11verse 19 picks up…

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