History Literature / ActsOfTheApostles

17th Jul '16 9:03:12 PM Orome
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* PowerOfTrust: Barnabas accepts Paul after his HeelFaceTurn when no one else in Jerusalem will, at first. He also gives John Mark a second chance after the latter had previously abandoned Barnabas and Paul on a missionary journey. "Barnabas" was actually his InSeriesNickname; it means "son of encouragement". (His real name was Joseph.)
19th May '16 11:44:34 AM Jeduthun
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* [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hell, Israel?]]: On Pentecost, Peter berates his fellow Israelites for killing the Messiah. 3,000 were converted that day as a result, and many more in the following days.

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* [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hell, Israel?]]: On Pentecost, Peter berates his fellow Israelites for killing the Messiah. 3,000 were converted that day as a result, and many more in the following days.days.
* YouBastard: From Peter's sermon on Pentecost: "God has made this Jesus, ''whom you crucified,'' to be both Lord and Messiah!" This results in a MassOhCrap moment from his hearers, but it's also strongly implied that the readers are meant to apply this to themselves as well; ''your'' sins caused Jesus' death, so [[HeelFaithTurn you'd better repent]].
19th May '16 4:21:38 AM Jeduthun
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* BookBurning: Some former magicians in Ephesus burn their [[SpellBook occult books]] after converting to Christianity. Different from many other instances of this trope, though, since it's their own property they are destroying voluntarily to make a break with their past life.
27th Apr '16 7:54:01 AM dotchan
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* MistakenForJunkie: The gift of tongues on the Pentecost is dismissed by some of those who witness it as nothing but [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy drunken rambling]], but Peter preaches a sermon that proves otherwise. Peter starts off the sermon with something like, "Seriously, guys. It's only nine o'clock in the morning."

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* MistakenForJunkie: The gift of tongues on the Pentecost is dismissed by some of those who witness it as nothing but [[AlcoholInducedIdiocy drunken rambling]], but Peter preaches a sermon that proves otherwise. Peter starts off the sermon with something like, "Seriously, guys. It's only nine o'clock in the morning.morning[[note]]this is especially significant because the previous day was a Sabbath[[/note]]."
18th Jan '16 12:03:37 PM dotchan
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* CantStopTheMessage: A recurring theme of Acts. Even the Pharisees are advised by a fellow Phraisee to stop persecuting the new faith on the grounds that no man-made movement lasts very long, but just in case God really is behind all of this, they don't want to be God's enemies.
* {{Cliffhanger}}: Ends with Paul under house arrest in Rome, his fate uncertain.
18th Jan '16 12:01:12 PM dotchan
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* CantStopTheMessage: A recurring theme of Acts. Even the Pharisees are advised by a fellow Phraisee to stop persecuting the new faith on the grounds that no man-made movement lasts very long, but just in case God really is behind all of this, they don't want to be God's enemies.
28th Dec '15 6:34:07 PM VicGeorge2011
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** Paul (Saul) of Tarsus, complete starting as an antagonist and getting more development then many of the 12 Apostles.

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** Paul (Saul) of Tarsus, complete starting as an antagonist and getting more development then than many of the 12 Apostles.
26th Dec '15 2:30:33 PM VicGeorge2011
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* {{Commune}}: Verses indicate that members of the early Christian church lived in communes. Acts 2:44-45 says of the early Christians: "And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need." Acts 4:32-37 goes into further detail, describing how all possessions were held in common, and the rich believers who owned houses and land sold the proceeds and gave them to the apostles. The first ten verses of Acts 5 describe Ananias and Sapphira, two believers who sold their land but kept some of the proceeds for themselves, then lied about how much they gave. After Peter confronts them about the lie (which was what upset him more than holding back on the giving), they fall over dead.

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* {{Commune}}: Verses indicate that members of the early Christian church lived in communes. Acts 2:44-45 says of the early Christians: "And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need." Acts 4:32-37 goes into further detail, describing how all possessions were held in common, and the rich believers who owned houses and land sold the proceeds and gave them to the apostles. The first ten verses of Acts 5 describe Ananias and Sapphira, two believers who sold their land but kept some of the proceeds for themselves, then lied about how much they gave. After Peter confronts them about the lie (which was what upset him more than holding back on the giving), they fall over dead.
26th Dec '15 2:22:54 PM VicGeorge2011
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* NamesTheSame: In-universe, the Ananias that restored Paul's sight when he as Saul was blinded in Acts chapter 9 is a different person from the Ananias in chapter 5 who died along with his wife Sapphira for deceit.
12th Sep '15 6:46:05 AM gallium
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* NoEnding: Ends rather abruptly, with Paul under house arrest in Rome, awaiting trial.
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