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In Acts 2-42-47, where were the places the first Christians in Jerusalem gathered, and what were they doing?

42 They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs ...
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How were house churches overseen by elders?

Acts 14:23 When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they entrusted them to the Lord in whom they had believed. It seemed expected/the norm for each church ...
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Could 1 Peter 4:6 referencing the nekrois be connected in some way with the tradition narrated in the Pastor of Hermas III.9.16?

1 Peter 4:6 ESV For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does. The section ...
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How did the early Church, who spoke Greek, understand 1 Timothy 2:1-6? Did they understand “all” to truly mean everyone or some of all types? [duplicate]

How did the early Church, who spoke Greek, understand 1 Timothy 2:1-6? Did they understand “all” to truly mean everyone or some of all types? If you have sources, this would be helpful. 1 Timothy 2:1-...
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Are the ministers in Eph. 4:11 a list of "Formalized" leadership elders in the early Church?

Considerations The early local churches consisted of saints, elders, deacons according to Philippians 1:1. And some biblical researchers consider there to just be a general unformalized ministry ...
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Was Jesus' early church composed primarily of Torah-abiding Jews?

If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. If he refuses to listen to the church, treat him like a Gentile or a tax collector. Mattews. 18:17 KJV How to understand the word ἐκκλησίας in ...
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Was an additional purpose of the first-century church's Sunday worship service to evangelize visitors?

I have always wondered about a preacher who proclaims the Gospel during weekly services, where 90 percent or more of the audience already consists of church members, instead of going out and looking ...
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