In Acts 17:10-15 we come to an important passage that gives us an important thing that we, as the church, must seek to always do while we listen to a preacher or read a Christian book. This important thing is to always test what is being said.  This story gives us a great example of how this is done.

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Chapter 15 is where we see two conflicts: one in the church and one between two brothers in the faith.  One is handled properly and the second probably could have been handled better.  In both cases we can learn some important lessons about conflict in the church and how to properly deal with conflicts when they arise.  

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In Acts 14:19-23 we see that Paul, Barnabas and the disciples go to Derbe to preach the gospel and many people become saved.  A part of this journey involved returning to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch.  While in each of these cities Paul and Barnabas "strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God (Acts 14:22, ESV)."  They were discipling the church. 

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Acts 13:1-3 is one passage that shows the work of the Holy Spirit in the church and sets up the second half as Paul's missionary journeys as well as the establishment of many churches and their structure.

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In Acts 12 we see a great story of God being at work through the prayers of the saints.

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