Acts of the Apostles: Week #4

paul-and-barnabasChapters 13-15 by Sister Mary Core, OSB

Paul and Barnabas take their message to the Jews first and then to the Gentiles.

In every town their audience is divided between believers and unbelievers … an emotional hotbed for all.

At Lystra, Paul heals a man lame from birth, causing the people to believe he and Barnabas are the Greek gods Hermes and Zeus. Continue Reading

Acts of the Apostles: Week #3

paul-wordieChapters 8-12 by Sister Mary Core, OSB

Philip now goes “down to Samaria” to preach. For Jews, Jerusalem was held in highest esteem, meaning that one went up when going to Jerusalem, and down when going away in any direction.

Thus, when the “Followers of the Way” – as the early Christians were known – went down from Jerusalem, they left the city to begin their missionary work.
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