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Acts 1:7-8 is sandwiched between Jesus’ last activity before his ascention (1:1-6) and the apostles’ first activity after the ascention (1:9-14). Jesus’ last activity was speaking to his apostles about the Holy Spirit and the kingdom of God (1:1-3). However, the apostles were only interested in knowing the time when the kingdom of God would be realized (1:4-6). The conversation between Jesus and his discples during meal prepares the readers for how the discples’ interest changes from time of the kingdom of God into how the kingdom of God will come (Acts 1:7-8). Acts 1:7-8 answers the question about how the kingdom of God will come. Jesus obviously explains that the kingdom of God will begin to be realized when the Holy Spirit comes. He already had instructed the apostles to wait in Jerusal until they would receive the Holy Spirit (1:4). The apostles became to learn about what to do now rather than when they could know about arrival of the kingdom of God through Acts 1:7-8. As a result, they focus on waiting and praying until the Holy Spirit (1:12-14)

Paul rebukes the Corinthian believers for their unworthy manner in the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:27-32). He declares that they are guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:20-22 explains why Paul is angry with them. The Corinthian believers were abusing the Lord’s Supper by humiliating the poor (11:20-22). Paul needs to remind the Crintian believers that the focus of the Supper is Christ by recalling the apostolic tradition that he passed on to them (11:23-26). Paul shows the consequency of the wrong manner in the Lord’s Supper, saying that many among them are weak and sick, and a number of them have fallen asleep (11:30). Following the conviction, Paul makes concluding remarks by instructing the Corinthian believers to be one body at the public gathering, especially at the…...

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