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Reaction of the local synagogues. Paul and Barnabas expelled from the city.

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Summary of the Scriptures. Echoes of the testimony of Stephen.

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Saul confronts a false prophet. Teaching with authority. Parallels with the character of Bar-Jesus.

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Saul and Barnabas are given a mission to the Gentiles. Their blessing by the rest of the Church.

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Barnabas and Saul serve as deacons. Relief to the persecuted Church in Jerusalem.

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The Apostles arrested. The death of Herod.

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Communication and support between the growing Christian communities.

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"God shows no partiality." The baptism of Cornelius.

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Different schools of thought on ritual uncleanness. The Book of Jubilees. Peter's vision as it pertains to Gentile believers.

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The city of Caesarea. The God-fearers. Peter's vision.

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The early Christians are driven from the cities. Miracles of Peter.

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God's mission for Paul. His baptism and numbering among the Apostles.

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Influences on the soul. The zeal of Saul. His encounter with Jesus Christ.

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Philip baptizes a eunuch traveling from Ethiopia. The continued expansion of the Gospel.

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Simon Magus and his encounter with Peter.

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Persecution of the Church begins in earnest. Saul's role. His later reflections. Origins of the Samaritans.

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Discourses on the Temple. Stephen stoned to death before Saul.

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Stephen's arrest for blasphemy. His testimony before the Sanhedrin.

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Tension in the Church. Selection of the deacons. The Synagogue of the Freedmen.

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The Apostles arrested for the second time. The counsel of Gamaliel.

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Peter and John address the Sanhedrin. Their prayer for boldness. Ananias and Sapphira.

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The Apostles arrested for the first time. The stone rejected by the builders. Prophecies concerning the destruction of the Temple.

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Further parallels. The miracles of a united Church. Peter addresses the Temple.

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Pentecost as a reversal of the Tower of Babel. The prophecy of Malachi. Christ and the moneychangers.

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The Descent of the Holy Spirit. The Gospel proclaimed publicly for the first time. Pentecost in the Old and New Testaments.

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The Apostles after the Ascension. Christ and the Psalms.

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Authorship of Acts. Instructions to the Apostles before the Ascension. Knowledge of Christ through the Holy Spirit.

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Position of Acts within the New Testament. Community among the Apostles.

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A reflection on the Book of Job, delivered at the 2018 Chesterton Conference in Rochester, New York.

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A reflection on the Book of Job, delivered at the 2018 Chesterton Conference in Rochester, New York.

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Another chance for the people. God's answer and the final judgment. The dwelling place of the Lord.

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Persistence in prayer. The remembrance of the Lord. Edom and the winepress.

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Mere profession of belief is insufficient. Restoration promised on the Day of the Lord.

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Corruption by degrees. Failure to keep the Sabbath.

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Cultural rootedness in shared stories. The humiliation and glorification of the Servant.

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The mission of the Servant. God promises to protect His people, despite their unfaithfulness. A call for the people to return.

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The identity of the Servant. Jewish understanding. The Servant as a distinct individual.

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The promised redemption to expand beyond Israel. God woos his people to return.

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The might of God compared to the nations of the earth. Patience for the day of the Lord.

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The penalty to be paid by Israel. Promises of the Messiah. Trust in God and His promises.

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The weakness of Egypt revealed. The faith of Hezekiah. Purity of heart.

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Obstinacy in the face of signs. The insufficiency of superficial belief.

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Cooperation with the will of God. The coexistence of evil and right teaching.

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Oracles concerning the fates of Babylon, Egypt, and surrounding territories. Historical fulfillment of these prophecies.

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The rise of Babylon over Assyria. The desolation of Babylon foretold.

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The shift of nations. The last kings of Judah and Israel, and their struggle with Assyria.

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War with Syria. The birth of Emmanuel foretold. Promises of the Messiah.

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Early prophecies of Isaiah. Judah as a vineyard. The messianic branch.

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The kings of Judah during the life of Isaiah. Continual threat from Assyria. Corruption in the kingdom.

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The reign of King Uzziah of Judah. Themes of judgment and hope in Isaiah's prophecies.

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Points concerning received texts. The voices of the biblical authors. The purpose of prophetic revelations.

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Chief among the written prophets. How to approach the book. The authenticity of the text.

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Factors obscuring the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Modern teaching on miracles and their connection with the Sacraments. Dependence on the Holy Spirit at each moment.

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Distinction between Baptism and Confirmation. The fruits of the Holy Spirit.

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Disputes about the Spirit. The "filioque" controversy.

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Disputes about the Son. The Council of Nicea. Involvement of emperors.

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Insights of the Church Fathers: John the Evangelist, Polycarp, Irenaeus, Tertullian. Early creeds.

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Development of Trinitarian theology. Relations between the divine Persons. The nature of doctrinal evolution.

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Testing prophetic utterances. Gifts for the benefit of the whole community.

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Miracles of the Spirit at key points in the history of the Church. The gift of tongues.

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The Holy Spirit in the book of Acts. The appointment of deacons. Baptism with the Holy Spirit. The conversion of Paul.

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The Holy Spirit in the book of Acts. Pentecost, the arrest of Peter and John, Ananias and Saphira.

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Confidence, commitment, and unceasing prayer.

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Life according to the Spirit or the Flesh. The Spirit makes the Law of Christ operative in us.

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The influences of the Spirit. The Holy Spirit as a distinct Person. 

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A survey of quotations from the New Testament about the Holy Spirit. The Living Water discourse. The promise of the Paraclete.

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The role of the Holy Spirit in daily life. Devotion to the Law. Blasphemy against the Spirit.

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References to the Holy Spirit throughout the Old Testament.

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The role of the Holy Spirit. Translations from Hebrew. Progressive revelation.

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Concluding remarks and discussion.

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Last words of Elisha. Prophecies of the arrows. Miracles of Elisha's bones.

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Baal worship returns in the North. Israel delivered from destruction in war with Syria.

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Missteps and failures of Joash. His crime against the high priest. Joash assassinated by his servants.

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Athaliah slain by the palace guards. Joash crowned king. Renewal of the covenant between God, the king, and the people.

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Athaliah slaughters the heirs of David. Joash rescued by Jehosheba and Jehoiada.

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Jehu exterminates the priests of Baal and destroys his temple. The dangers of syncretism. The patience of God.

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Death of Jezebel. Jehu slaughters the sons and allies of Ahab.

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The army recognizes Jehu as king. Jehu rides to Jezreel and slays Joram and Ahaziah.

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The coming overthrow of the house of Ahab. Elisha sends an emissary to anoint Jehu king.

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The king of Israel meets the Shunammite woman. Hazael becomes king in Damascus. A son of Ahab rules Judah.

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The report of the lepers. Elisha's prophecy fulfilled. Disbelief of the captain.

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Samaria invested by the Syrian army. Conditions within the city. Elisha prophesies an end to the famine.

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The kings of Syria. Their wars with Israel and Judah. Hasiel anointed king by Elijah at the direction of God. 

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The King of Syria attacks Elisha's city. His army miraculously stricken blind.

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Naaman afflicted with leprosy. His encounter with Elisha. Fate of Elisha's servant Gehazi.

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The wealthy woman of Shunnam. Her son and his miraculous restoration. Death in the pot.

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The family of Obadiah. Miracle of the oil pot. God provides for those who trust in Him.

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Prophecy of Elisha. Miraculous water in the desert. Sack of Moab.

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Anointing and early career of Elisha. League against Moab.

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History of the kingdom of Israel. Revolt of the northern tribes. Appearance of Elijah at a moment of crisis.

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Elijah and Elisha as prophets with the same mission. Unique stature of Elijah among the prophets. Elisha as his chief heir.

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Elisha recognized as the successor of Elijah. His first miracles. The shared ministry of Elijah and Elisha.

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Elijah taken up into heaven by a whirlwind. Comparison with similar figures such as Enoch and Mary.

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Elijah commanded to prophesy the death of Ahaziah. Fate of the soldiers sent to arrest him.

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The sin of Jehoshaphat. Ahaziah, injured, prays to Beelzebub.

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Battle at Ramoth-Gilead. Disguise and death of Ahab. Vessels of wrath.

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Jehoshaphat and Ahab summon prophets before battle. Oracles and arrest of Micaiah.

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Elijah sent to accuse Ahab. Ahab's gesture of repentance. League against Assyria.

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The plot against Naboth. Jezebel's involvement. Corruption of the judicial process.

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The second Syrian campaign. Ahab's pride. The plans of God.

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