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 devout men buried Stephen, and […]

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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 twelve summoned the [c]congregation of […]

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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 twelve summoned the [c]congregation of […]

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Acts 5:17-28 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Imprisonment and Release 17 But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates (that is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy. 18 They laid hands on the apostles and put them in a public jail. 19 But during the night an angel of the […]

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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. 4 And He had to pass […]

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The Perils of Pride

Acts 5:1-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Fate of Ananias and Sapphira 5 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property,2 and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife’s [a]full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, […]

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2 Kings 23:1-3 New International Version (NIV) Josiah Renews the Covenant 23 Then the king called together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 2 He went up to the temple of the Lord with the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the priests and the prophets—all the people from the least to the greatest. He […]

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