This chilling account of the sudden deaths of Ananias (Hebrew, "the Lord is gracious") and Sapphira (Aramaic, "beautiful") makes us face the fact that God deals with sin, especially church members' deceit and lack of integrity... View the entire commentary
The Healing Ministry
This last of three summary statements about Jerusalem church life (the first two were 2:42-47 and 4:32-35) holds up this mirror to all churches: What are you attempting that could not be done without the power of the Holy Spirit? We discover here how the church's confident expectation (4:29-30) was divinely realized... View the entire commentary
The Apostles' Healing Ministry and Its Consequences
Through skillful scheduling, a college basketball coach gradually exposes his team to stronger opposition over a long season so that it is brought to peak performance by national tournament time... View the entire commentary
Consequences of the Healing Ministry
A popular American TV news anchor of the 1960s and 1970s regularly signed off his broadcasts with "That's the way it is... View the entire commentary
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