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Commentaries for Acts Chapter 5

Negative Example: Ananias and Sapphira

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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