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cultural straitjacket

Acts 21:1-14 (JDV) cultural straitjacket Acts 21:1 After we had withdrawn from them, we set sail straight for Cos, the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara. Acts 21:2 Finding a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we boarded … Continue reading

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new purpose — same power

new purpose — same power Acts 20:7-12 (JDV) Acts 20:7 On the first day of the week, we assembled to break bread. Paul made a speech for them, and since he was about to depart the next day, he kept … Continue reading

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public demonstration of the victory

public demonstration of the victory Acts 19:8-22 (JDV) Acts 19:8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke openly over a period of three months, making speeches and persuading them about the kingdom of God. Acts 19:9 But when some became hardened … Continue reading

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graduation in Ephesus

graduation in Ephesus Acts 19:1-7 (JDV) Acts 19:1 It so happened that while Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions and came to Ephesus. He found some disciples Acts 19:2 and asked them, “Did you take the … Continue reading

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adjustable Apollos

adjustable Apollos Acts 18:24-28 (JDV) Acts 18:24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native Alexandrian, a rhetorically skilled man who was competent in the use of the Scriptures, arrived in Ephesus. Acts 18:25 He had been instructed in the way … Continue reading

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following God into the darkness

following God into the darkness Acts 18:18-23 (JDV) Acts 18:18 After staying for some time, Paul said farewell to the brothers and sisters and sailed away to Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. He shaved his head at Cenchreae because … Continue reading

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missionary work

missionary work Acts 11:19-30 (JDV) Acts 11:19 Now those who had been scattered as a result of the trouble that started because of Stephen made their way as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one … Continue reading

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gospel gifts

gospel gifts Acts 8:26-40 (JDV) Acts 8:26 But an agent from the Lord spoke to Philip: “Get up and go south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is an unpopulated road.) Acts 8:27 So he … Continue reading

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the dedicated dozen

the dedicated dozen Acts 5:12-16 (JDV) Acts 5:12 Many signs and marvels were being done among the people through the hands of the missionaries. They were all with the same passion in Solomon’s Colonnade. Acts 5:13 No one else had … 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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