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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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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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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