IF YOU LIKE John Grisham novels or Court TV, you will love [the] final chapters of Acts. Paul stands trial before three different authorities before making his way to Rome to be heard by Caesar himself. These final chapters also tell the story of how Jesus’ witnesses carry his message from Jerusalem to the very “ends of the earth” in those days—throughout the known world from Jerusalem to Rome—and how the Jewish sect becomes an important and influential presence within the vast and powerful Roman empire and the entire world. Thirty years is all it takes. The world would never be the same.
—Linda Tower Pevey
We are the Church … Let’s Act Like It: A Study on the Book of Acts
From page 74 of We are the Church … Let’s Act Like It: A Study on the Book of Acts. Copyright © 2019 by Linda Tower Pevey. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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When they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus.—Acts 4:13, NRSV
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