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THE BOOK OF ACTS – THE GOSPEL GOES NON-JEWISH

THE GOSPEL GOES NON-JEWISH “And with that the apostles were on their way, continuing to witness and spread the Message of God’s salvation, preaching in every Samaritan town they passed through on their return to Jerusalem.” Acts 8:25 (The Message). At last the apostles were getting it! Jesus’ instruction to take the message beyond the confines of Jewish geography and …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – TO HELL WITH YOUR MONEY!

TO HELL WITH YOUR MONEY! “Peter said, ‘To hell with your money! And you along with it. Why, that’s unthinkable — trying to buy God’s gift! You’ll never be a part of what God is doing by striking bargains and offering bribes. Change your ways, and now! Ask the Master to forgive you for trying to use God to make …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – SIMON THE SORCERER

SIMON THE SORCERER “Previous to Philip’s arrival, a certain Simon had practised magic in the city, posing as a famous man and dazzling all the Samaritans with his wizardry. He had them all, from little children to old men, eating out of his hand. They all thought he had supernatural powers and called him “The Great Wizard.” He had been …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – ENTER SAUL

ENTER SAUL “And Saul just went wild, devastating the church, entering house after house after house, dragging men and women off to jail. Forced to leave home, the believers all became missionaries. Wherever they were scattered, they preached the Message about Jesus. Going down to a Samaritan city, Philip proclaimed the Message of the Messiah. When the people heard what …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – GOD HAS HIS WAYS!

CHAPTER 8 GOD HAS HIS WAYS! “The ringleaders took off their coats and asked a young man named Saul to watch them…Saul was right there, congratulating the killers. “That set off a terrific persecution of the church in Jerusalem. The believers were all scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. All, that is, but the apostles. Good and brave men buried Stephen, …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – IT HAD TO HAPPEN!

IT HAD TO HAPPEN!  “At that point they went wild, a rioting mob of catcalls, whistles and invective. But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, hardly noticed — he only had eyes for God, whom he saw in all His glory with Jesus standing at His side. He said, ‘Oh I see heaven wide open and the Son of Man …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – STEPHEN’S DEFENSE

CHAPTER 7 STEPHEN’S DEFENSE “Then the Chief Priest said,’ What do you have to say for yourself?’ “Stephen replied, ‘Friends, fathers and brothers, the God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was still in Mesopotamia…and told him, ‘Leave your country and go to the land I’ll show you.’ …….. “And you continue, so bull-headed! Calluses on your …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – WHO SAID LIFE IS FAIR?

WHO SAID LIFE IS FAIR? “That stirred up the people, the religious leaders and religion scholars. They grabbed Stephen and took him before the High Council. They put forward their bribed witnesses to testify. ‘This man talks nonstop against this Holy Place and God’s Law. We even heard him say that Jesus of Nazareth would tear this place down and …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – ENTER STEPHEN

ENTER STEPHEN “Stephen, brimming with God’s grace and energy, was doing wonderful things among the people, unmistakable signs that God was among them. But some men from the meeting place whose membership was made up of freed slaves, Cyrenians, Alexandrians and some others from Cilicia and Asia, went up against him, trying to argue him down. But they were no …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – THE WORD OF GOD PROSPERED

THE WORD OF GOD PROSPERED “They went ahead and chose — Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, Nicolas, a convert from Antioch. Then they presented them to the apostles. Praying, the apostles laid on hands and commissioned them for their work. “The Word of God prospered. The number of disciples in …Continue reading →