Saul’s Approval

Acts 8:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Saul Persecutes the Church 8 Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution [a]began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 Some...

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Faith over Fear

Mark 5:21-43 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Miracles and Healing 21 When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He [a]stayed by the seashore. 22 One of the synagogue [b]officials named Jairus *came up, and on seeing Him, *fell...

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Lessons from the Life of Stephen

Acts 6-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Choosing of the Seven 6 Now [a]at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the [b]Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food. 2 So the...

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The Necessity of Deacons

Acts 6:1-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Choosing of the Seven 6 Now [a]at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the [b]Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food. 2 So the...

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You Are Worthy To Fill This Town With Christ’s Gospel: Will you do it?

Acts 5:27-42 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 27 When they had brought them, they stood them [a]before the Council. The high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and [b]yet, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this...

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The Freedom of Forgiveness

John 4:1-30 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Jesus Goes to Galilee 4 Therefore when the Lord knew that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), 3 He left Judea and went away again into Galilee....

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The Good Life from the Pit

Psalm 40:1-5 New American Standard Bible (NASB) God Sustains His Servant. For the choir director. A Psalm of David. 40 I waited [a]patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the [b]miry clay, And...

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