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Christian Confidence

Read: 4:23-31
The disciples, Peter and John in particular, had been jailed over night, hauled before the authorities, ordered not to preach in the name of Jesus, and threatened with further reprisal if they did. Their response to this intimidation…


Ananias and Sapphira

Read Acts 4:32-5:11
The chapter division is not well placed. It ought to be between 4:31 and 4:32, for, though 4:32-36 summarizes again the spirit of these early Christians — repeating in greater detail the information already given in 2:44-45 …


Stephen

Text Comment

v.9

"Cilicia" Is this the synagogue attended by Saul of Tarsus, with Saul himself as the chief instigator of the opposition to the Christians?
v.14

Jesus did, of course, say such things, and Stephen was n…


Paul’s Conversion

Text Comment

v.1

The chapter has sometimes been titled “How Paul lost his bad breath.” Paul later describes himself to have been in a kind of raging fury against the Christians. 26:11: “Many a time I went from one synagogue to another…