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* RuleOfThree: In Chapter 10, as Simon Peter was in a trance, he saw what appeared to be a sheet let down from Heaven filled with all kinds of creatures, and the Voice from Heaven said, "Rise, Peter, kill and eat." Peter said, "Not so, Lord, for nothing unclean has ever entered my mouth." The Voice said in reply, "What the Lord has cleansed, you must not call unclean." This was done three times, and then the sheet was lifted up to Heaven again.

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* DeathByFallingOver: This was believed to have happened to Eutychus in Chapter 20 when Paul the apostle was preaching a long sermon, that the young man fell asleep and fell from the third story to his death. Paul tells the people that Eutychus was still alive, and so after finishing his sermon, he restored the young man to life and the people were greatly comforted.

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* ParentheticalSwearing: In 23:1-5, when Paul declares he has lived in good conscience before the Sanhedrin, the high priest Ananias orders Paul to be struck on the face. Paul rebukes Ananias for trying him according to the law and having him struck which is contrary to law. When one of the council rebukes Paul for reviling Ananias, Paul gives the following apology: "I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest, for [[AsTheGoodBookSays it is written:]] 'Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.' "


** The people of one Greek city begin worshipping Paul and Barnabas as Zeus and Hermes. They're horrified to find this out and try to put a stop to it as soon as possible.

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** The people of one Greek city called the Lycaonians begin worshipping Paul and Barnabas as Zeus and Hermes. They're horrified to find this out and try to put a stop to it as soon as possible.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In Acts chapter 7, Stephen gives the Pharisees a brief recap of the Jews' history, starting with Abraham and ending with Solomon, before telling them, “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets have your fathers not persecuted? They have even killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become the betrayers and murderers, who have received the law by the disposition of angels, but have not kept it.” (Acts 7:51-53)


* GodTest: In Chapter 5, when a group of disciples were brought in before the Sanhedrin because they were disobedient to the command of not treaching anyone in the name of Jesus, and the disciples answered, "We must obey God rather than men," the Sanhedrin wanted to kill them, but a well-respected man among them named Gamaliel reasoned with them to leave the disciples alone, saying (as a test of whether these disciples were truly of God) that if their work was simply the work of men, it will come to nothing, but if it is the work of God, then they won't be able to stop it because they would be found fighting against God.

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* GodTest: In Chapter 5, when a group of disciples were brought in before the Sanhedrin because they were disobedient to the command of not treaching teaching anyone in the name of Jesus, and the disciples answered, "We must obey God rather than men," the Sanhedrin wanted to kill them, but a well-respected man among them named Gamaliel reasoned with them to leave the disciples alone, saying (as a test of whether these disciples were truly of God) that if their work was simply the work of men, it will come to nothing, but if it is the work of God, then they won't be able to stop it because they would be found fighting against God.



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!!Structure of the book:
* Jesus ascends into heaven and the apostles choose Matthias as Judas' replacement (Acts chapter 1)
* The Holy Spirit descends on Peter and the apostles, and the church is born (Acts chapter 2)
* Peter heals a crippled man (Acts chapter 3)
* The apostles testify before the Sanhedrin (Acts chapter 4)
* Ananias and Sapphira die, and the apostles are arrested and freed (Acts chapter 5)
* Seven are chosen to serve, and Stephen makes a bold witness before his death (Acts chapters 6 and 7)
* Simon the magician believes, and an Ethiopian eunuch is baptized (Acts chapter 8)
* Saul of Tarsus becomes a believer (Acts chapter 9)
* Peter visits Cornelius' house to preach the Gospel (Acts chapter 10)
* Peter reports his visit to Cornelius to the church (Acts chapter 11)
* James is killed, and Peter is arrested and later freed (Acts chapter 12)
* Saul becomes Paul, and he and Barnabas preach the Gospel at Antioch (Acts chapter 13)
* Paul and Barnabas at Iconium, and Paul is stoned at Lystra (Acts chapter 14)
* The apostles meet together in Jerusalem regarding Gentile believers (Acts chapter 15)
* Timothy joins Paul and Silas, and Paul journeys to Macedonia (Acts chapter 16)
* Paul and Silas in Thessalonica and Berea, and Paul in Athens (Acts chapter 17)
* Paul in Corinth, who returns to Antioch, while Apollos speaks boldly in Ephesus (Acts chapter 18)
* Paul in Ephesus, the sons of Sceva, and the argument with the Diana/Artemis worshipers (Acts chapter 19)
* Eutychus raised from the dead, and Paul's final words to the Ephesian elders (Acts chapter 20)
* Paul travels to Jerusalem and is arrested and held in custody (Acts chapters 21 to 26)
* Paul's journey on the sea ends in a shipwreck (Acts chapter 27)
* Paul's stay on the island of Malta, and his arrival in Rome (Acts chapter 28)

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* MagicIsEvil: Pops up in a few places in this book. First with Simon Magus, who deceived people with his magic that he is "the great power of God", then later for a time became a believer, then tried to buy the power of the Holy Spirit with money, only to be rejected and told that his heart wasn't right before God. Secondly with Elymas, who attempted to dissuade Sergius Paulus from believing in the gospel presented by Paul, only to be confronted by Paul and made blind for a time. And thirdly with a group of people who came to the saving faith of Christ and decided to burn all their magic books to make a clean break from their past.


* CargoCult: In Chapter 17, Paul saw that the city of Athens was full of idols, especially one that was made "to the unknown god", meaning that there was a CargoCult for each idol. Paul uses this as an opportunity to tell the Athenians about the "unknown god" that they ignorantly worship, which is God Himself.

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* CargoCult: In Chapter 17, Paul saw that the city of Athens was full of idols, especially one that was made "to the unknown god", meaning that there was a CargoCult for each idol. Paul uses this as an opportunity to tell the Athenians about the "unknown god" that they ignorantly worship, which is God Himself. In Chapter 19, Paul got into an argument with a bunch of worshipers of the statue of Artemis of Ephesus, who saw that people were being turned away from worshiping her and were no longer buying Artemis statuettes because Paul was preaching about Jesus.

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* CargoCult: In Chapter 17, Paul saw that the city of Athens was full of idols, especially one that was made "to the unknown god", meaning that there was a CargoCult for each idol. Paul uses this as an opportunity to tell the Athenians about the "unknown god" that they ignorantly worship, which is God Himself.

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** In one instance, Paul gets the Pharisees and Saducees to argue over the Resurrection so he can get out of trouble.

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* GoodIsNotSoft: Even as God is benevolent enough to give grace to both Jews and Gentiles so that they could enter into the Kingdom of God to be saved, He still punished Ananias and Sapphira for their conspiracy of lying before God in regards to a certain property Ananias sold and afterward only giving a portion of it to the church. Paul the apostle says to the people in Athens that, though God has overlooked their times of ignorance, He now commands everyone everywhere to repent, because He has set up a time and appointed a Man named Jesus (whom He raised from the dead) for the purpose of judging the world in righteousness.

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* BlindedByTheLight: In Chapter 9, Paul (at that time known as Saul of Tarsus) met Jesus on the road to Damascus via a bright light that shone from Heaven, and thus was left blinded for a few days until Ananias (a ''different'' Ananias) came to him by the Lord's command and healed his eyesight, causing what appeared to be scales to fall from his eyes.

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* MoneyIsNotPower: Simon Magus tries to purchase the power of the Holy Spirit with money so that he could lay hands on people and give them the same power. Peter the apostle outrightly rejects it, saying that Simon's heart is not right before God and that he should pray that such a thought in his mind will be forgiven him for attempting it.

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* DrivenToSuicide: When an earthquake struck the jail at Phillippi, the keeper of the prison was going to kill himself, thinking the prisoners had fled, and he knew he'd probably die if that happened. He was stopped by Paul, one of the prisoners.

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