Acts 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison

Acts 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceededContinue reading “Acts 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison”

Acts 11: 1 – 18 Peter explains his actions

Acts 11: 1 – 18 Peter explains his actions The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticised him and said, ‘You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.’ Starting fromContinue reading “Acts 11: 1 – 18 Peter explains his actions”

Acts 9: 32 – 43 Aeneas and Dorcas

Acts 9: 32 – 43 Aeneas and Dorcas As Peter travelled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralysed and had been bedridden for eight years. ‘Aeneas,’ Peter said to him, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and rollContinue reading “Acts 9: 32 – 43 Aeneas and Dorcas”

Acts 7: 17 – 29 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 2

Acts 7: 17 – 29 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 2 ‘As the time drew near for God to fulfil his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had greatly increased. Then “a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt”. He dealt treacherously with ourContinue reading “Acts 7: 17 – 29 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 2”

Acts 7: 1 – 16 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 1

Acts 7: 1 – 16 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 1 Then the high priest asked Stephen, ‘Are these charges true?’ To this he replied: ‘Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran. “Leave yourContinue reading “Acts 7: 1 – 16 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 1”

Acts 6: 8 – 15 Stephen seized

Acts 6: 8 – 15 Stephen seized Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called) – Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and AsiaContinue reading “Acts 6: 8 – 15 Stephen seized”

Acts 6: 1 – 7 The choosing of the seven

Acts 6: 1 – 7 The choosing of the seven In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, ‘It would notContinue reading “Acts 6: 1 – 7 The choosing of the seven”

Acts 4: 32 – 37 The believers share their possessions

Acts 4: 32 – 37 The believers share their possessions All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace wasContinue reading “Acts 4: 32 – 37 The believers share their possessions”

Acts 3: 11 – 26 Peter speaks to the onlookers

Acts 3: 11 – 26 Peter speaks to the onlookers While the man held onto Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. When Peter saw this, he said to them, ‘Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at usContinue reading “Acts 3: 11 – 26 Peter speaks to the onlookers”

Acts 3: 1 – 16 Peter heals a lame beggar

Acts 3: 1 – 16 Peter heals a lame beggar One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer – at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every dayContinue reading “Acts 3: 1 – 16 Peter heals a lame beggar”