Planning to Study Ananias and Sapphira
While studying the story of Ananias and Sapphira, we'll be putting puzzle pieces together, just as you see with this image.

Planning to Study Ananias and Sapphira

In my last post, I wrapped up our look at Baruch and God’s message to him in Jeremiah 45. Today we’ll launch our three-part study of Ananias and Sapphira, whose misunderstood death has been the source of some wild speculation and some questionable conclusions. For instance, today there is at…

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Building a Resource Library
My five-volume Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible.

Building a Resource Library

In my last post, after wrapping up our study of Acts 17, I wrote that I would devote today’s effort to discussing important resources you’ll want to include in your library. That topic, of course, is quite broad, so I’ll begin with three essentials. Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias So much…

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Do You Know the Way?
Ancient Via Egnatia in Kavala (ancient Neapolis), Philipp Pilhofer, September 2011.

Do You Know the Way?

In my last post I wrapped up the word studies for the chapter, looking at the wicked men recruited from the market place to riot against Paul and his companions, and looking at babbler, the term of derision the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers used to describe Paul. Today we’ll consider…

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Paul’s Encounters in Athens
The Areopagus, or Mars Hill overlooking Athens

Paul’s Encounters in Athens

In Acts 17, we see Paul in three cities: Thessalonica (verses 1-9), Berea (verses 10-14), and Athens (verses 15-34). We’ve already discussed the major figures in the chapter, but there are two more minor individuals, as well as two groups of people, we have not yet considered. Paul encounters these…

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