A C T S.
In this chapter we have, I. The sin and punishment
of Ananias and Sapphira, who, for lying to the Holy Ghost, were
struck dead at the word of Peter, ver. 1-11. II. The flourishing state of the
church, in the power that went along with the preaching of the
gospel, ver. 12-16. III.
The imprisonment of the apostles, and their miraculous discharge
out of prison, with fresh orders to go on to preach the gospel,
which they did, to the great vexation of their persecutors,
ver. 17-26. IV. Their
arraignment before the great sanhedrim, and their justification of
themselves in what they did, ver.
27-33. V. Gamaliel's counsel concerning them, that they
should not persecute them, but let them alone, and see what would
come of it, and their concurrence, for the present, with this
advice, in the dismission of the apostles with no more than a
scourging, ver. 34-40.
VI. The apostles' cheerful progress in their work notwithstanding
the prohibition laid upon them and the indignity done them,
ver. 41, 42.