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Acts 5:12-16 Continuing Power in the Church

The church of Christ was growing rapidly, and a feeling of communion washed over believers in Jerusalem, leading each one among the flock to share in all things, including wealth. To further God’s kingdom, the Holy Spirit inspired those in Christ to sell their belongings and combine the money to provide for the church’s sustenance […]

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Acts 5:1-11 Lying to the Holy Spirit

The church of Christ was growing rapidly, and a feeling of communion washed over believers in Jerusalem, leading each one among the flock to share in all things, including wealth. To further God’s kingdom, the Holy Spirit inspired those in Christ to sell their belongings and combine the money to provide for the church’s sustenance […]

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Acts 4:32-37 Sharing in All Things

After being released by the Sanhedrin, Peter and John made their way back to their companions, where they witnessed a physical manifestation of the Holy Spirit when the place where the apostles and disciples were gathered was shaken by the mighty hand of God. “32 Now the multitude of those who believed were of one […]

Acts 4:23-31 Prayer for Boldness

While preaching and healing in Jesus’ name in Jerusalem, Peter and John were arrested and interrogated by the Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish court comprised of rulers, elders, scribes and the temple’s high priest. Because they could not imprison the apostles for the miraculous healing they performed, the Sanhedrin threatened them and forbid Peter and John […]

Acts 4:13-22 The Name of Jesus Forbidden

After performing a miraculous healing of the lame man, Peter and John were arrested as they stood on Solomon’s Portico, outside the Jerusalem temple, for preaching in the name of Jesus. The apostles faced charges by the Sanhedrin, the highest Jewish court made of rulers, elders, scribes and the temple’s high priest. In their defense, […]

Acts 4:1-4 Peter and John Arrested in Jerusalem

Shortly after the miraculous healing of the lame man, Peter and John were standing outside the Jerusalem temple, on Solomon’s portico when they were apprehended by the priests and sadducees who felt threatened by the apostles’ preaching. “1 Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees […]

Acts 3:11-26 Peter Preaches in Solomon’s Portico

Following the miracle performed by Peter and John in Jerusalem, at the temple’s gate where, by faith they healed a lame man, those who witnessed the man walking and leaping ran to the apostles in awe. Peter and John used this miraculous healing to proclaim Jesus as Lord and Savior, and to preach the good […]

Acts 3:1-10 A Lame Man is Healed by the Apostle Peter

After more than 3,000 people were saved at Pentecost in Jerusalem, the apostles went from house to house to preach the gospel and share the good news about the risen Messiah, Yeshua of Nazareth, the begotten son of God and deliverer of mankind. “3 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at […]

Acts 2:40-47 The Growth of the Christian Church

At Pentecost, Peter delivered his first sermon during which he quoted both Joel and David, who prophesied of the resurrection of the Messiah, and the anointing of the Holy Spirit showed by the apostles in Jerusalem. “40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” 41 […]