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IN BRIEF

PASSAGE

Acts 3:1–5:42

THEME

The disciples work in Jesus’s name

SETTING

c.29–31 CE Jerusalem.

KEY FIGURES

Peter A leader among the believers, twice imprisoned by the Sanhedrin but defiantly loyal to God. Peter was in Jesus’s inner circle of disciples.

John Brother of James, son of Zebedee. He is with Peter when they heal the beggar.

Sanhedrin A supreme court in Jerusalem presided over by the high priest.

Acts 3 tells the story of one of the first holy works performed by Jesus’s disciples in the wake of His death, resurrection, and ascension. Peter and John approach a gate of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is a time of prayer, and they ...

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