In the Word

As we continue our two year program of reading through Today's Light Bible,

here are the answers to last weeks questions (Acts 13 through Acts 23):

The Council that met in Jerusalem wanted to help the new Christians live in harmony with the Jewish Christian who were used to keeping the ceremonial laws. What four things did the Council recommend the new believers were to stay away from?


The four things the Jerusalem Council recommended the new believers stay away from were food sacrificed to idols, eating blood, the meat of strangled animals, and sexual immorality (Acts 15:29).

The Gospel writer Luke also wrote the book of Acts. How do we know that Luke met up with Paul in Troas and continued with Paul on his missionary journey to Macedonia?


We know Luke met Paul in Troas and continued with Paul into Macedonia because as Luke is writing the book of Acts before Paul reaches Troas Luke keeps using the pronouns "he" and "they." After Paul reaches Troas and goes into Macedonia suddenly Luke starts using the pronouns "we" and "us" (Acts 16:6-15).


Our Bible reading continues with Week 85: Acts 24 through Romans 6.


As Paul stands on trial before Felix what reason does Paul give for being on trial?

As Paul writes to the Romans he makes the point that sin and death came into the world through Adam. As Paul explains this, what point does he make that shows how Adam's sin truly effects all people and is applied to all people (the Biblical teaching of Original Sin)?