Bible Study Notes on Acts 19 – 20170226

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Acts 19:1  “…passed through the upper regions…” Paul had taken the land route through Cilicia, Galatia, Phrygia, and into Asia to get to Ephesus.

4  “…John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance…” John the Baptist’s message had been one of repentance because the kingdom of God was at hand.  He . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 19 – 20170226

Bible Study Notes on Acts 18 – 20170224

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Acts 18:1  “…After these things Paul departed from Athens…” No mention of how long he stayed at Athens.  Last word we’re told is that some of those he contended with said they would hear him again on the matter, which I’m sure they did.  The text then jumps to him leaving . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 18 – 20170224

Bible Study Notes on Acts 17 – 20170222

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Acts 17:1  “…there was a synagogue of the Jews” Philippi didn’t have a synagogue so they met by the riverside.  Thessalonica has one.

2  “…as his custom was…” Much easier to meet with those who already believe in God and are seeking to worship Him than start from scratch.  This way . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 17 – 20170222

Bible Study Notes on Acts 16 – 20170220

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Paul and Silas.  Second Missionary journey.  Whereas before he and Barnabas had sailed to Cyprus and then to the continent, now he and Silas have taken the land route from the east to reach those cities.  First one he comes to is the point where he returned previously.  And Luke is . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 16 – 20170220

Bible Study Notes on Acts 15 – 20170217

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Acts 15:1  “…certain men… Unless you are circumcised…you cannot be saved” Interesting situation due to their reasoning.  They came from Judea so we can assume they knew of the story of Peter and Cornelius.  Why would they now say a person had to become a Jew first when salvation by God . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 15 – 20170217

Bible Study Notes on Acts 14 – 20170215

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Note:  First missionary journey.  Have been in Antioch in Pisidia.  Now moving to Iconium.

Acts 14:5  “…a violent attempt was made…to abuse and stone them” Even though great signs and wonders were being performed by God through them.

Note:  Fled to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia.

8  “…had never walked” . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 14 – 20170215

Bible Study Notes on Acts 13 – 20170213

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Acts 13:1  “…there were certain prophets and teachers…” So there were those who were gifted as prophets within the church.  I don’t see that anything has changed from then until now.  We do ourselves a disservice by not acknowledging those who have that gift and allowing them to fulfill their ministry . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 13 – 20170213

Bible Study Notes on Acts 12 – 20170209

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Acts 12:2  “…he killed James the brother of John with the sword” James, one of the inner three who were closest to Christ.  Apparently he was beheaded.

3  “…it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread” Preceding the Passover.  Has been at least a year since Jesus ascended.  Thought the commentaries . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 12 – 20170209

Bible Study Notes on Acts 11 – 20170208

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Acts 11:1  “…apostles and brethren…heard that the Gentiles had also received…” Assuming communication had transpired between Peter and the other Apostles during the time Peter was in Caesarea.  Or perhaps between some of his companions and those in Jerusalem.

2  “…those of the circumcision contended with him” Jewish believers.  They are . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 11 – 20170208

Bible Study Notes on Acts 10 – 20170206

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Acts 10:1  “…a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment” Cornelius is a Gentile Roman soldier who is following God as best he can.  The Spirit is about to break down another barrier, that of the idea that Gentiles can be saved.

2  “…with all his household…” The hearts of . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Acts 10 – 20170206