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Pilate – Governor of Judea

In Jesus’ day, any death sentence had to be approved by the Roman official in charge of the administrative district. Pontius Pilate was the governor of the province of Judea, …

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Acts of the Apostles

The Book of Acts is the historical link between the Gospels and the Epistles. It is the only book that carries on the story from the ascension of Jesus to …

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Apollos – Fervent in Spirit

Some people have an amazing natural talent for public speaking. Some even have a great message to go along with it. When Apollos arrived in Ephesus shortly after Paul’s departure, …

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Barnabas – Son of Encouragement

Every group needs an “encourager” because everyone needs encouragement at one time or another. However, the value of encouragement is often missed because it tends to be private rather than …

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Philip – The Evangelist

Jesus’ last words to his followers were a command to take the gospel everywhere, but they seemed reluctant to leave Jerusalem. It took intense persecution to scatter the believers from …