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Last week we finished the Gospels looking at Jesus and the disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee.  This week we begin the book of Acts.  The book of Acts picks up where Luke 24 left off.  The Gospel of Luke brought us to the climax, Jesus was crucified, raised from the dead, commissioned the disciples, ascended into heaven, and then the disciples returned to Jerusalem praising God in the Temple courts daily.  What happens next?  Acts gives us the story of how the Gospel spreads from Jerusalem to Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

(Photo: A depiction of Pentecost in the Apse of Chapel Miniscalchi in Saint Anastasia's church in Verona, Italy, 1506. By Mattana. <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/">CC-BY-SA-3.0</a>, via Wikimedia Commons.)

(Photo: A depiction of Pentecost in the Apse of Chapel Miniscalchi in Saint Anastasia’s church in Verona, Italy, 1506. By Mattana. CC-BY-SA-3.0, via Wikimedia Commons.)

Reflection questions

What was the daunting assignment God gave to Ananias?  Has God given you a daunting assignment?  What objections did you raise?  Of the unbelievers you know, who do you think is least likely to become a Christian?  How are you going to pray for that person?

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View to the northeast of Mt. Bental. The Jerusalem-Damascus road passed through this valley. It was somewhere down there that Jesus appeared to Saul. (Photo by Peter Blankenship)

View to the northeast of Mt. Bental. The Jerusalem-Damascus road passed through this valley. It was somewhere down there that Jesus appeared to Saul. (Photo by Peter Blankenship)

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