Bible Study Notes on Acts 21 – 20170303

Acts 21:3  "...Cyprus, we passed it on the left..." King James Version says we left it on the left hand.  Better way of saying it in English.  They sailed to the right of the island so I would have expected it to say they passed by it on the right, modifier referring to them not …

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Bible Study Notes on Acts 20 – 20170301

Acts 20:1  "...departed to go to Macedonia" Timothy and Erastus are already there somewhere.  The uproar caused by Demetrius the silversmith has passed. 2  "...he came to Greece" Area known as Achaia thus far.  Corinth and Athens.  He's following his plan he laid out in 19:21.  Commentary suggests that when he mentions Macedonia and Achaia …

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Bible Study Notes on Acts 19 – 20170226

Acts 19:1  "...passed through the upper regions..." Paul had taken the land route through Cilicia, Galatia, Phrygia, and into Asia to get to Ephesus. 4  "...John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentance..." John the Baptist's message had been one of repentance because the kingdom of God was at hand.  He proclaimed the coming of …

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Bible Study Notes on Acts 18 – 20170224

Acts 18:1  "...After these things Paul departed from Athens..." No mention of how long he stayed at Athens.  Last word we're told is that some of those he contended with said they would hear him again on the matter, which I'm sure they did.  The text then jumps to him leaving Athens for Corinth. 2  …

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Bible Study Notes on Acts 17 – 20170222

Acts 17:1  "...there was a synagogue of the Jews" Philippi didn't have a synagogue so they met by the riverside.  Thessalonica has one. 2  "...as his custom was..." Much easier to meet with those who already believe in God and are seeking to worship Him than start from scratch.  This way Paul could reach Jews …

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Bible Study Notes on Acts 16 – 20170220

Paul and Silas.  Second Missionary journey.  Whereas before he and Barnabas had sailed to Cyprus and then to the continent, now he and Silas have taken the land route from the east to reach those cities.  First one he comes to is the point where he returned previously.  And Luke is apparently with them also.  …

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Bible Study Notes on Acts 15 – 20170217

Acts 15:1  "...certain men... Unless you are circumcised...you cannot be saved" Interesting situation due to their reasoning.  They came from Judea so we can assume they knew of the story of Peter and Cornelius.  Why would they now say a person had to become a Jew first when salvation by God had already occurred without …

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