Acts 8: 5-13……Persecution scatters the believers.

Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ. And the crowds with one accord paid attention to what was being said by Philip, when they heard him and saw the signs that he did. For unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who hadContinue reading “Acts 8: 5-13……Persecution scatters the believers.”

Acts 8: 1-4…..The church ravaged.

And Saul approved of his execution.And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. But Saul was ravaging the church, and entering house after house,Continue reading “Acts 8: 1-4…..The church ravaged.”

Acts 7: 54-60…..A supporter dead – an enemy established.

Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of ManContinue reading “Acts 7: 54-60…..A supporter dead – an enemy established.”

Acts 7: 51-53….. A Frontal attack!

“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, you who received the lawContinue reading “Acts 7: 51-53….. A Frontal attack!”

Acts 7: 44-50…. Who is God and where does He live?

“Our fathers had the tent of witness in the wilderness, just as he who spoke to Moses directed him to make it, according to the pattern that he had seen. Our fathers in turn brought it in with Joshua when they dispossessed the nations that God drove out before our fathers. So it was untilContinue reading “Acts 7: 44-50…. Who is God and where does He live?”

Acts 7: 37-43……Moses and worship in early Israel.

This is the Moses who said to the Israelites, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers.’ This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness with the angel who spoke to him at Mount Sinai, and with our fathers. He received living oracles to give toContinue reading “Acts 7: 37-43……Moses and worship in early Israel.”

Acts 7: 31-36…..A forty years trek!

When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight, and as he drew near to look, there came the voice of the Lord: I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob.’ And Moses trembled and did not dare to look. Then the Lord said toContinue reading “Acts 7: 31-36…..A forty years trek!”

Acts 7: 25-30…..Forty years in a paragraph.

He supposed that his brothers would understand that God was giving them salvation by his hand, but they did not understand. And on the following day he appeared to them as they were quarrelling and tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers. Why do you wrong each other?’ But the man who wasContinue reading “Acts 7: 25-30…..Forty years in a paragraph.”

Acts 7: 17-24…..Moses walks onto the story scene.

“But as the time of the promise drew near, which God had granted to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt until there arose over Egypt another king who did not know Joseph. He dealt shrewdly with our race and forced our fathers to expose their infants, so that they would not be keptContinue reading “Acts 7: 17-24…..Moses walks onto the story scene.”

Acts 7: 9-16…..Family squabbles and the outcome.

“And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him and rescued him out of all his afflictions and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, who made him ruler over Egypt and over all his household. Now there came a famine throughout all Egypt and Canaan,Continue reading “Acts 7: 9-16…..Family squabbles and the outcome.”