Bible Study Notes on Acts 7 – 20170130

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Acts 7:2  “…Brethren and fathers, listen…” God has filled Stephen with His Spirit and given him an opportunity to share the truth with the religious leaders.  The message Stephen will share is not just the Good News, it is tailor-made for this audience.  Everything he will share will be things these . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 7 – 20170130

Bible Study Notes on Acts 6 – 20170126

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Acts 6:1  “…against the Hebrews by the Hellenists…” Unrest among the new believers.  The Hellenists were Jews from outside Israel who spoke Greek as their native language.  Apparently there was some prejudice between those born in Israel and those without so that the Hellenist widows were being overlooked during the daily . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 6 – 20170126

Bible Study Notes on Acts 5 – 20170124

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Acts 5:3  “…lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself” End of the last chapter sets up this incident.  Disciples are selling possessions and bringing the proceeds to the apostles for distribution as anyone has needs.  They didn’t do it for praise, . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 5 – 20170124

Bible Study Notes on Acts 4 – 20170123

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Acts 4:1  “…priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them” Not surprising.  Was only a matter of time for either the religious leaders to hear them speak as they were doing it in the temple or to hear of them as so many had been converted.

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Bible Study Notes on Acts 3 – 20170119

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Acts 3:1  “…the ninth hour” As the day began around six o’clock in the morning, the ninth hour would be three o’clock in the afternoon, the time of the evening sacrifice.

10  “…they knew that it was he who sat begging…” The people recognized the man who was healed.  He wasn’t . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 3 – 20170119

Bible Study Notes on Acts 2 – 20170116

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Acts 2:1  “Day of Pentecost…” Greek term for the fiftieth day of the feast of weeks.  Ten days have passed since Jesus ascended.

2-4  “…rushing mighty wind…divided tongues, as of fire…began to speak with other tongues…” Physical manifestation of the arrival of the Holy Spirit, sound and light.  Also the sign . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 2 – 20170116

Bible Study Notes on Acts 1 – 20170115

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Acts 1:1-3  These three verses are one sentence.  Easy to get confused with the descriptive clauses, but the subject and verb is actually I made.  Luke is saying he made a former account of the life of Jesus, the gospel of Luke, and now he is continuing the story of the . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 1 – 20170115

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 50 – 20170112

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Genesis 50:1  “…Joseph fell on his father’s face…” Along with everything else, Joseph must have experienced a sense of closure.  He had lost his father when he was a teenager.  Now he had regained him and had been able to spend time with him for seventeen years before Jacob died.  Nothing . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 50 – 20170112

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 49 – 20150110

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Genesis 49:1  “…I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days” Jacob is dying.  He calls his family together to share information and prophecy.  Interesting that God chooses to do this as each of the patriarchs die.

4  “Unstable as water…he went up to my couch” Only God . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 49 – 20150110

Bible Study Notes on Genesis 48 – 20170109

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Genesis 48:1  “…after these things…” Previous chapter tells us Jacob lived in Egypt for seventeen years, so approximately that amount of time has passed.

1  “…your father is sick…” Not just a passing illness, but an indication that Jacob’s time of departure was drawing near.

2  “…Israel strengthened himself and sat . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Genesis 48 – 20170109