Ananias and Sapphira

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  • The Presence Of Freedom In The Book Of Acts

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    The Presence of Freedom in the Book of Acts Freedom is a reoccurring theme in many works of literature, including The Bible. Human freedom is typically categorized one of two ways, positive and negative freedom. Positive freedom is the removal of something negative in one’s life, while negative freedom restricts and individual from a specific want or need, yet typically is believed to benefit them. Throughout the book of Acts, negative freedom is constantly present for man. Controlled by one supreme

  • The Grapes Of Wrath: Chapter Summaries Of

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    the most unrecognizable person in the world. You can bet that when he’s around there a whole lot more going on than what we’ve been let to believe. Who caused the Chaldeans to steal from Job and kill his servants (Job 1:12-17)? Who motivated Ananias and Sapphira to lie to the Apostles (Acts 5:3)? Who motivates people to maneuver their vehicle when they have no lane to suddenly cut you off in traffic? Has it ever crossed your mind that not every thought that crosses our mind comes from us? It’s Satan

  • Acts Chapter 4 Essay

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    the body of Christ, is selling their possessions freely and spontaneously without coercion. Failure to do so does not lead to governmental confiscating of property. An example often used to counteract this example is Peter condemnation of Ananias and Sapphira for holding some of the money from a private sale. However, again context reveals Peter is condemning these individuals for lying unto God about keeping part of the proceeds, not actually keeping the

  • Acts: Thematic Analysis Template

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    Thematic Analysis Template |Copy and paste the down arrow ( ( ) into boxes to show that a unit of material is continuing. | |Copy and paste the left arrow ( ( ) into boxes to show where a unit of material ends. | |Paragraphs |Immediate Context |Major Points |Major Sections |Theme | |1:1–5

  • Upper Room Experience : The Apostle Peter

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    Apostle Peter Simon Peter was an apostle chosen by God. Simon was a fisherman; he would go out on sea with his brother Andrew and his partners James, and Johns (they are also apostles). Simon Peter was made a fisher of men by God (Matthew 4:18-20). When you look at everything that Peter did as God directed his path you would be amazed. One of the main events in history Peter is known for is the Upper Room Experience. The “upper room” happened when Peter was in Judea. It started in

  • Gifts That Have Ceased : Part 1

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    Gifts that Have Ceased: Part 1 HOMI 860-397 LUO Jonathan Behler L23929745   Today we will be studying three spiritual gifts that were given to the Apostles. These gifts have now ceased. We see in 1 John 4:1 (King James Version), “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” The Apostles received some gifts for a temporary period of time. I would be deceiving you to say that this is not a divisive

  • Acts Of Acts

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    arrested for preaching the gospel and stand before the Sanhedrin. In chapter 5, Ananias and Sapphira lie by saying that they gave all the money from selling the land- they didn’t and God struck both of them dead. In Acts 6 and 7, Stephen was stoned and dies for Jesus when he was preaching. In Acts chapter 9, Saul becomes blind when Jesus stops him on his way to Damascus and says: “Saul, why do you persecute me?” Jesus gives Ananias a sight to find Saul and restore his vision. In Acts chapter 10, Peter sees

  • The Holy Ghost

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    did. For example: 1. The shadow of Peter healed the diseased Acts 5:15 2. Diseases were cured, demons cast out by applying to the persons handkerchief and aprons that had before touched the body of Paul, Acts 19:12 3. Just by Peter 's word Ananias and Sapphira were struck dead Acts 5:5;9-10 4. By Paul 's word Elymas the sorcerer was struck blind Acts 13:11 5. Jesus Himself only preached in Judea and in the language of that country, but the disciples preached through all most of the known world of

  • The Effect of the Church in the World Essay

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    There is significant debate about the effect of the church in the world. Did it really disrupt the existing social order? For many years Hans Conzelmann’s thesis that Christians are “docile subjects and trouble arises only when Jews rouse the populace with false accusations against the church” dominated scholarship. Later, Richard Cassidy (Political Issues in Luke-Acts) challenges this perspective by viewing Jesus as a “nonviolent social dissident who was … a potential danger to the Roman empire”

  • A Comparison Of Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

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    Brit Lit Essay I: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight As an avid recreational reader I enjoy reading books of all types, however, one of my favorite genres is fantasy. This love began in my reading of George MacDonald's Phantastes, and continued throughout the past year as I have been working my way through C.S. Lewis’ The Space Trilogy. What is so interesting, and simply enjoyable, for me about reading Sir Gawain is that it is a more original and classic take on the typical structure and plot of a