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Acts 12- Study: Jerusalem is Shaken and Peter is Arrested ...

Acts 12- Study: Jerusalem is Shaken and Peter is Arrested ...


Summary: Acts 12 Study

Jared led a discussion on Acts chapter 12, focusing on Jerusalem shaking. He began with a prayer for illumination and understanding of the teachings. The debate covered Peter's imprisonment and release, the life and works of St. Mark, the evangelist, the beliefs of the Orthodox Church regarding angels, and the role of James, the brother of the Lord.


Jerusalem Shaking and Paradise Discussion

Jared welcomed attendees back and introduced the topic of Acts chapter 12, focusing on Jerusalem shaking. He also mentioned a discussion on Paradise. Jared began the session by asking the Lord to illuminate and understand his teachings. He then proceeded to share his screen and delve into the study.


Peter's Imprisonment and Intercessory Prayer


Jared discussed the biblical story of Peter's imprisonment and subsequent release. He highlighted that King Herod had Peter arrested and executed James, the brother of John because he knew his actions would please the Jews. An angel appeared to Peter, released him from his chains, and helped him escape. After his release, Peter went to Mary's house, where many were praying for him. Jared stressed the power of intercessory prayer and how God's work may not always be precise during the process but becomes evident in hindsight.


Orthodox Church Beliefs and Figures


Jared discussed the life and works of St. Mark, the evangelist who composed the Gospel of Mark and later became a co-worker with Paul, Barnabas, and Peter. Jared also touched upon the beliefs of the Orthodox Church regarding angels and their importance in the religion. Furthermore, Jared explained the role of James, the brother of the Lord, who was the Bishop of Jerusalem and oversaw the Jerusalem Council.


Jesus' Spiritual Family and Brother James


Jared explains that James is the brother of Jesus and that Jesus is calling to a spiritual family in Matthew 12, verses 40, 46, and 50. He also discusses the Jewish usage of the word brother and how it can indicate any number of relations, such as Abraham calling his nephew Lot a brother in Genesis 14 and using other biblical references. He also mentions that Jesus had no blood brothers, for Mary and Mary had only one son, Jesus himself.


In Christ, love Jared W. Campbell





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