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Commentaries for Acts Chapter 4

Temple Arrest, Sanhedrin Hearing and Release

The uninterrupted progress of the church in Acts 1--3 is quite unlike the situation in our world, but with the story of the apostles' arrest, incarceration and trial Luke brings us "down to earth...
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The Church's Prayer for Boldness

When ordered to be silent, the apostles make clear that they "cannot help speaking about what [they] have seen and heard" (4:20)...
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The Church's Common Life

We would like to know so much more about church life in those early days...
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General Description and Positive Example: Barnabas

"Admirable but impractical"--that's what human beings through the ages have said about the communal ideal...
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