The God Who Pursues

Acts 8:25-40 New American Standard Bible (NASB) An Ethiopian Receives Christ 25 So, when they had solemnly testified and spoken the word of the Lord, they started back to Jerusalem, and were preaching the gospel to many villages of the Samaritans. 26 But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, “Get up and go south […]

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Part 3

Mark 10:17-31 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Rich Young Ruler 17 As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one […]

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Don’t Be Simon the Magic Man

  Acts 8:18-24 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 But Peter said to […]

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Acts 8:14-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 14 Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit. 16 For He had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had simply […]

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Scattered to Gather Part 2

Acts 8:1-25 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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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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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 at His feet23 and *implored Him […]

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