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Now is the time for Paul to reveal even more, so he is brought before the Sanhedrin, before him Paul asserts his integrity and innocence, only to realize he then said something contrary to the Torah: 22:30 The next day, because […]

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Paul’s in trouble in the heart of the heart of God’s place: in the Temple in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem believers (in Jesus) question, or at least wonder about, Paul’s Torah observance and his commitment to the sanctity of the Temple. […]

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Missional work, at times, involves overt opposition that leads to persecution. As the Spirit-prompted believers had warned Paul of such, so now it happens, and here’s the report in Acts 21. The open areas in the middle of the Temple […]

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Now on to Jerusalem (replica to your left of the old ancient core), which begins a long but final set of episodes in Acts: Paul gets there, suspicion is aroused, he’s taken into custody, and eventually ends up in prison […]

There’s really no other way to say this than to say that missional work, especially if it is a church-planting missional ministry like Paul’s, involves travel. Part of Paul’s travel was a sense of homeboundedness toward Jerusalem and a sense […]

Paul’s missional pastoral theology is on display in Acts 20 and, after reading this text, I’ll propose a few ideas about missional. 20:25 “And now I know that none of you among whom I went around proclaiming the kingdom will see […]

Paul’s missional pastoral theology is on display in Acts 20, and we continue from yesterday in looking at this theology. What do you see? 20:25 “And now I know that none of you among whom I went around proclaiming the kingdom […]

It is too easy to assign pastoral theology to the Pastoral letters of Paul; I believe 2 Corinthians contains some of the best pastoral theology of Paul, and the passage in Acts 20 of Paul’s last meeting with the followers […]

Paul left Ephesus and went to Macedonia, spent 3 months there, and then began a trip back to Jerusalem, but the focus of Luke’s narrative is on Troas (picture of some temple ruins there). Here’s the basic report from Acts […]

What do we learn about “mission” in the Book of Acts? We are concerned today with Acts 19’s famous report of the disturbance over the financial and religious impact if more and more folks decide to follow the gospel preached […]

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