Acts 14: 19-26….The return trip.

But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up and entered the city, and on the next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe. When theyContinue reading “Acts 14: 19-26….The return trip.”

Acts 12: 25 – 13:1-3…Planned Expansion.

And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had completed their service, bringing with them John, whose other name was Mark…..Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshipingContinue reading “Acts 12: 25 – 13:1-3…Planned Expansion.”

Acts 11: 1-10……You can’t please everyone!

Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.” But Peter began and explained it to them in order: “I wasContinue reading “Acts 11: 1-10……You can’t please everyone!”

Acts 8: 32-34…..Reading with understanding.

Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughterand like a lamb before its shearer is silent,so he opens not his mouth.In his humiliation justice was denied him.Who can describe his generation?For his life is taken away from the earth.”And the eunuch said toContinue reading “Acts 8: 32-34…..Reading with understanding.”

Acts 8: 25-31……The good news spreads.

Now when they had testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans.Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. AndContinue reading “Acts 8: 25-31……The good news spreads.”

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.”

Acts 7: 4b – 8….Abraham to the Patriarchs’ father.

And after his father died, God removed him from there into this land in which you are now living. Yet he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot’s length, but promised to give it to him as a possession and to his offspring after him, though he had no child. And GodContinue reading “Acts 7: 4b – 8….Abraham to the Patriarchs’ father.”

Acts 6: 15 -ch 7 v 4a…. Remember the accusation.

And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel.And the high priest said, “Are these things so?” And Stephen said:“Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran,Continue reading “Acts 6: 15 -ch 7 v 4a…. Remember the accusation.”

Acts 4: 15-22…..Will they be obedient?

But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, saying, “What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But in order that it may spread no furtherContinue reading “Acts 4: 15-22…..Will they be obedient?”

Acts 4: 11-16…..Dumbfounded!

This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that theyContinue reading “Acts 4: 11-16…..Dumbfounded!”