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The Jerusalem Council

The Jerusalem council (or conference) occurred c. 50 or 51 A.D.  The reason for this meeting concerned a controversy in the church.  Did gentiles need to be circumcised and keep the law (of Moses) to be saved?  (Acts 15:1-5).  Some … Continue reading

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Ordinary Folks

I’ve heard people say things like, “I’m just an ordinary person. What can I do?” They reason that since they lack formal or specialized training and eloquence of speech they are useless in the service of God… The truth is, … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Brothers And Sisters

“Is this not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” (Mark 6:2-3; Matthew 13:55-56). Did Jesus have four brothers and sisters plural? This is what … Continue reading

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