When someone in the church wants to talk about mission, it's a good bet that the book of the Acts of the Apostles
will soon come into the discussion.
Related in the Acts of the Apostles
are the tragic events surrounding the married couple Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11).
Second, although some local churches had pastoral leaders who were called bishops (see the Acts of the Apostles
20:17-35, especially verse 28), it remains unclear whether these "bishops" were actually appointed or ordained by the apostle Paul or by any other apostle.
The car's number, 28:14, represented the Acts of the Apostles
verse in which Paul arrives in Rome, fitting for the goal of his fund-raising efforts.
Simony was named after Simon the Magician who in the Acts of the Apostles
confused God's grace given to St.
The Acts of the Apostles
records James' death; no other apostle's death is noted in scripture.
As anyone can see by even a cursory look at Paul's letters or at Luke's Acts of the Apostles
, a fair number of the apostles were women.
From the Acts of the Apostles
we discover that the Church is "not born out of obedience to the directives of Jesus Christ," but the experience and intuition of the disciples who were left with "nothing to guide them except for their memories, parables and their gatherings together." Matthew 16:18, where Jesus tells Peter he is the Rock on which he will build his Church, is "not central" and we're free to ignore it.
A second-century document once thought to be written by James--who is known as "the brother of the Lord" in the Acts of the Apostles
and listed among Jesus' kin in Mark's gospel--supplies legendary elements about Mary's life for those eager to know more about her, such as the names of her parents, Joachim and Anne, and the circumstances of her birth; Mary's own presentation in the temple as an infant; details about her betrothal to Joseph; and the midwife's testimony of Mary's virginity even in childbirth.
Steven, we read from the 6th chapter of the Acts of the Apostles
that the apostles proposed that men be selected to be deacons.
The ancient Christian women named in Paul's letters and the Acts of the Apostles
in particular may help us answer some of the questions we have today about women's ministries in our past and the possibilities that may exist for the future.
From there he uses material from the letters of Paul, the Acts of the Apostles
and the Letter of James, without sufficient critical discrimination.