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AC35 – Peter Reports to the Church

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AC34 – The Gospel to the Gentiles

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AC33 – Peter’s Kindness to Cornelius

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Biblical Theology: 2 Samuel

The Book of 2 Samuel Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is in the book of 1 Samuel? How does 1 Samuel help us today? Answers: Hannah praying for a son and the birth of Samuel. Samuel hearing God’s voice in the night and mistaking it for Eli. Saul becoming king of Israel. David…

AC32 – Peter’s Puzzling Vision

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AC31 – Great Miracles for Normal People

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AC30 – Saul Preaches Christ

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Biblical Theology: 1 Samuel

The Book of 1 Samuel Review Questions from last week’s lesson: What is in the book of Ruth? How does Ruth help us today? Answers: Ruth tells the story of Naomi and her daughter-in-law Ruth. Naomi’s family go to Moab because of famine in Israel. Her husband and her two sons die, leaving her and…

AC29 – Ananias Heals Saul

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AC28 – Saul Meets Jesus

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