Tuesday: Philip in Samaria
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Person Climbing Out of Hole

Saul, a future apostle and missionary, makes his first appearance in the Bible at the stoning of the deacon Stephen, the first Christian martyr. This wave of persecution only helped further the spread of the gospel. Read Acts 8:1-6. What was the result of the persecution of the church in Jerusalem? Samaria was the first … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Waiting on Tables
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People Sharing a Meal

Read Acts 2:44-47, Acts 4:34-37. What kind of picture of the early church is presented here? No question, things were for a time going quite well among the early believers. Of course, everyone is fallen, and before long some tensions started to rise. Read Acts 6:1-7. What problems arose, and how did the church deal … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Philip the Evangelist
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Persecution of Christians

While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Cor. 4:18, NKJV). Think about what Paul is saying here, especially as we study this week about Philip … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Philip as Missionary
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Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Cor. 4:18, Acts 2:44-47, Acts 4:34-37, Acts 6:1-7, Acts 8, Acts 21:7-10. Memory Text: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8 NIV). … [Click to read more …]

Is Book Knowledge All You Need?
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While living in Texas, near Southwestern Adventist University I was good friends with a theology student and his wife. They just had a new baby when I called one evening. The husband was quick to get off the phone with me. I thought nothing of it, but apparently he thought he owed me an explanation when he called … [Click to read more …]

Peter and the Gentiles – Teaching Plan
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Lesson for August 22-28, 2015 Key Thought : Peter made many mistakes, but his teachable attitude and openness to God’s leading in his life is a lesson for us today. 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 2:14-18. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]

Friday – Inside Story: Despair to Hope – Part 1
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A Group of People Learning on the Bible

Cambodia ~ by Chhenghorn Thean Cheng lived in a slum-like camp for displaced persons in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. One day Cheng walked past a house and heard someone speaking to a group of people. Curious, she stared through a window. Was this a church? She wanted to study English, and she had heard that churches … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study – Peter and the Gentiles
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Spirit Led Worship

Read Ellen G. White, Jew and Gentile, pp. 188-200, in The Acts of the Apostles. Peter told of his astonishment when, in speaking the words of truth to those assembled at the home of Cornelius, he witnessed the Holy Spirit taking possession of his hearers, Gentiles as well as Jews. The same light and glory … [Click to read more …]