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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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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Hypocrisy Seeks to Destroy Missions

Acts 4:36-5:13 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 36 Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of [a]Encouragement), 37 and who owned a tract of land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet. Fate of Ananias and Sapphira 5 But a […]

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