Acts 12: 19 – 24 Herod’s death

Acts 12: 19 – 24 Herod’s death Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there. He had been quarrelling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peaceContinue reading “Acts 12: 19 – 24 Herod’s death”

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: 19 – 30 The church in Antioch

Acts 11: 19 – 30 The church in Antioch Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed travelled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews. Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speakContinue reading “Acts 11: 19 – 30 The church in Antioch”

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 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house

Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the believers from Joppa went along. The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him andContinue reading “Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house”

Acts 10: 9 – 23 Peter’s vision

Acts 10: 9 – 23 Peter’s vision About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. He saw heaven opened andContinue reading “Acts 10: 9 – 23 Peter’s vision”

Acts 10: 1 – 8 Cornelius calls for Peter

Acts 10: 1 – 8 Cornelius calls for Peter At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in theContinue reading “Acts 10: 1 – 8 Cornelius calls for Peter”

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 9: 1 – 19 Saul’s conversion

Acts 9: 1 – 19 Saul’s conversion Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take themContinue reading “Acts 9: 1 – 19 Saul’s conversion”

Acts 8: 26 – 40 Philip and the Ethiopian

Acts 8: 26 – 40 Philip and the Ethiopian Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Go south to the road – the desert road – that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of allContinue reading “Acts 8: 26 – 40 Philip and the Ethiopian”