A.D. The Bible Continues: The Revolution That Changed the World
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When Pontius Pilate ordered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, he thought he was putting an end to the Jewish uprising that had been threatening the authority of the Roman Empire. What Pilate didn't realize, however, was that real revolution was just getting started. Based on the epic NBC television series, A.D. The Bible Continues: The Revolution that Changed the World is a sweeping Biblical narrative that brings the political intrigue, religious persecution, and emotional turmoil of the Book of Acts to life in stunning, vibrant detail. Beginning with the crucifixion, bestselling author and Bible teacher Dr. David Jeremiah chronicles the tumultuous struggles of Christ's disciples following the Resurrection. From the brutal stoning of Stephen and Saul's radical conversion, through the unyielding persecution of Peter and the relentless wrath of Pilate, Jeremiah paints a magnificent portrait of the political and religious upheaval that led to the formation of the early Church. Complete with helpful background information about the characters, culture, and traditions included in the television series, A.D. The Bible Continues: The Revolution That Changed the World is not only a riveting, action-packed read, it is also an illuminating exploration of one of the most significant chapters in world history. Get ready to watch history unfold. The revolution that changed the world has begun!
told the council, includes you. The apostles had turned the tables. It was not they who were on trial; it was the Sanhedrin. But the apostles didn’t stop with the bad news. They followed their accusation with the good news of the gospel. They told the council that this same Christ they’d crucified offered them forgiveness of their sins (Acts 5:31). They were guilty, but there was a way out. If they repented and accepted this generous offer extended by the very man they’d murdered, he would save
question Jesus. He soon realized that the Jewish leaders were seeking his death out of sheer jealousy, and he told them he could find no fault in Jesus. But the Jews insisted that his teaching had stirred up trouble in both Judea and Galilee. JOSEPH CAIAPHAS The high priest of the Jews in A.D. 33 was Joseph Caiaphas. According to Jewish law the office of high priest was hereditary, but the Romans had usurped the right to make the appointment in order to ensure Israel’s cooperation with Rome.
about Aeneas other than his name and his condition. Eight years earlier, Aeneas had become paralyzed either by disease or by accident, and he could not walk. He was totally bedridden. We don’t know if this man was a believer. Perhaps he was the friend or neighbor of a Christian who led Peter to the man’s bedside, hoping for a healing miracle. Or Peter may have preached while in Lydda, and this man could have been in the crowd, carried there on his cot. Whoever Aeneas was and however he and
move, Peter demonstrated several important attributes of people who are used by God. God Uses Humble People Ever since Pentecost, Peter was the acknowledged leader of the church, the go-to man for Christians in Jerusalem and beyond. Not only was he the leader of the other apostles, but he was also an effective preacher whose sermons had already drawn thousands of people into the faith. He was a highly visible figure in the early church, admired by the believers and a prime target of the
this, but he knew that his six companions were not as prepared for the revelation as he was. He had received a heavenly command to come to Caesarea for this very purpose. But his friends were still reeling from what they had just witnessed. Peter asked them, “Can anyone object to their being baptized, now that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we did?” (Acts 10:47). The answer was obvious, of course, but he wanted his companions to affirm it. They proceeded to baptize Cornelius and his