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team B

team B Acts 20:1-6 (JDV) Acts 20:1 After the uproar stopped, Paul sent for the disciples, encouraged them, and after saying farewell, departed to go to Macedonia. Acts 20:2 And when he had passed through those areas and offered them … Continue reading

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change from the norm

change from the norm Acts 18:1-17 (JDV) Acts 18:1 After these things happened, he left Athens and went to Corinth, Acts 18:2 and he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with … Continue reading

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distinction debate

distinction debate Acts 15:1-21 (JDV) Acts 15:1 Some men came down from Judea and began to teach the brothers: “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom prescribed by Moses, you cannot be rescued.” Acts 15:2 After Paul and Barnabas … Continue reading

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establishing

establishing Acts 14:21-28 (JDV) Acts 14:21 After they had preached the gospel in that town and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, to Iconium, and to Antioch, Acts 14:22 strengthening the throats of the disciples by encouraging them to … Continue reading

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off the fence

off the fence Acts 8:1-3 (JDV) Acts 8:1 Saul agreed with taking him out. On that day a severe persecution broke out against the congregation in Jerusalem, and all except the missionaries were scattered throughout the land of Judea and … Continue reading

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community, not communism

community, not communism Acts 4:32-37 (JDV) Acts 4:32 Now the entire group of those who believed were of one heart and throat, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in … Continue reading

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every day

every day Acts 2:42-47 (JDV) Acts 2:42 They stayed busily engaged in the missionaries’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. Acts 2:43 Every throat was filled with fear, and many marvels and signs were … Continue reading

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filling the void

filling the void Acts 1:12-26 (JDV) Acts 1:12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near Jerusalem – a Sabbath day’s trip away. Acts 1:13 When they arrived, they went to the room upstairs where … Continue reading

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three foundations for gospel ministry

three foundations for gospel ministry Acts 1:1-5 (JDV) Acts 1:1 I constructed the first guidebook, Theophilus, to all that Jesus began to do and teach Acts 1:2 up to the day he was picked up, after he had given instructions … Continue reading

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his sacred ones

his sacred ones Deuteronomy 33:1-3 (JDV) Deuteronomy 33:1 This is the empowerment that Moses, the man of God, empowered the Israelites with before his death. Deuteronomy 33:2 He said: Yahveh came from Sinai and appeared to them from Seir; he … Continue reading

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