a man who was full of Gods *grace and power. abroad where the *Romans went and then they controlled it. The *apostles called him Barnabas. It meant a that his crime was to believe in *resurrection. God will decide what every persons fate will the *prophets. Much corn grew round Lystra. That is why they make *charges against me. You have filled *Jerusalem with what you They could follow *Jewish customs if they He would return to Caesarea soon. this was not true. v20 He called them while they were carrying out their ordinary work. But Saul needed help. But God showed himself to Abraham. He sent the *angel to rescue me from Herod. *BC) said so. Then God would do accepts all such people. hugged him. what to do. He killed many *Christians in They dropped *anchors from the back of the ship. ~ a Many people had seen those events. v6 The wrong with his feet. I know chief priests and *Jewish leaders came to me. Verses 19-20 Peter and John had to do what God The Many *Gentiles Verse 25 Barnabas and Saul had gone to with money. But we did not send had seen him many times after his *resurrection. country that was not their own country. Then God will forgive We know this because that was when Gallio governed Achaia. to give all the money. God hates magic (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). to Pisidian Antioch. v32 Now send someone to Joppa to thought that they would all die soon. You live here now. arrived in Achaia. great importance. By that means, he proved that their message So, God had saved his life by a *miracle (Exodus 2:1-10). But they knew that they must obey God. She v22 The crowd Apollos means of him or her. He wanted to show that he was said that Paul had not obeyed the *Law. But we cannot see *Jewish language. So, Cornelius William Barclay explains this. People become *Christians by means of the *Holy Spirits work. was because they would never meet again. about Jesus. that he wants. But there was never a *high priest called Sceva in *Jerusalem. The storm was still blowing our ship all over Stephen showed how Abraham In that way, they were in *spiritual And came from *Judea to Antioch. v15 Some of They were Or they thought that Peters *angel was outside. Everyone They Now Peter understood that the promise The *Roman government could accuse them all of starting a *riot. Saul knew that some *believers had escaped to Damascus after Stephens death. to rescue Paul. It happened between *AD 44 and 48. Gods was one of the 7 helpers. But Jesus trial ~ a legal Verses 9-10 Troas was an important port. *Gentiles. The *census Saul. forgive them for the things that they had done wrong. onto his side. Aquila and Priscilla were makers of tents angry, if you put this heavy load on these *believers. You killed this man, and bad men helped you to do it. from *Rome; a word that describes someone from *Rome; or it describes something Luke mentions Barnabass gift. This had not happened. And its members were generous (Philippians 4:15-16). And he would tell God what the people wanted to say. We sailed straight to Cos. As they spoke, the priests, the captain of They said that you teach all *Jews who live among *Gentiles to turn away They many olive trees on this hill. *synagogue first. that Jesus had given him. And we must not worry when we talk about it. hundred years. But they did not hear what God was saying. I will build Davids house again, the house Paul did not teach this. This is very wicked. Perhaps already they were He wanted power over people. Verse 30 *Jews knew that the *Messiah would be a could see how they are. The *Jews v21 They can say only one thing against me. In another psalm, the writer says this: God will not let his *Holy Ones body lived there. will tell *Gentiles, kings and the people from *Israel about me. that Luke went with Paul on this journey. He is the reason that they are *salvation.. know it. been there for several days when a *prophet arrived. He had done nothing to deserve prison. Peter said, Jesus *Christ is curing you. Peter knew that he *Christians can ask the *Holy Spirit to fill They know the way that I have and Timothy would go to him later. must go. v21 were the chief citizens of Ephesus and other cities in Asia. believe. He was blind. And they buried them in the grave v17 But he did good things. of our *sin. their leader. If God promises something, that thing will happen. And they wanted to He had to accept them, exactly as problem. Now, he believed because he had spoken to Jesus himself. Acts 19:29; 20:4.) v42 The *sinning, or they would die. in the *synagogues. He mentions it in his letters (Romans So did the foreign people who lived there. (At that time, Latin persecute ~ to *Romans from there. They did not have to kill him. Way of the *Lord. He told us that God first showed that he cared about should go to hell! very well. It The *Romans punished people who caused trouble. Paul could speak, Gallio spoke to the *Jews. city. Now, because there were many more new had opposed *Christians, as these *Jews did. He was not patient any longer. He The most important fact was He clearly saw an *angel from God and the *angel came into Now you have opposed that Servant and you have The *apostles also saw what happened in *Jerusalem city. *Jerusalem. God showed *Lord here refers to Jesus. spread all over Joppa and many people believed in the *Lord. everything that they needed for the voyage. So, the helpers needed authority to do it. *persecute me? He threw himself on Eutychus and he hugged him. Immediately, Saul went to the *synagogues. god Apollo. The *Lord here means Jesus. brought Paul in. soldiers were taking Paul into the *fort. But Jesus had described himself as a Servant, who would suffer. Jesus is alive! large group like this. If they did learn something, they told everyone else. Simon from Cyrene carried Jesus *cross (Luke 23:26). In the name of Jesus *Christ meant that they walk. They had tied Paul told The ship And they all a *cross. Then Saul received *baptism in water, probably from And he pretends that those new ideas are his own ideas. As they travelled through *Samaria, they talked about Jesus. Get up, the Then Paul said to Ananias, You are like a wall that someone has painted white! v8 Many Christians believe that the *Holy Spirit When each person heard the that there was a way out from it. Dictionary ~ Zondervan, D. J. Williams ~ New International Biblical before Paul sailed to Syria, he discovered something. with knives (see note) into the desert. v39 No, answered Paul, I am They would get into trouble if to the *Roman *Emperor. Then people would know that he was not against their customs. People believed that each person had an *angel, Verse 32 With humour, Luke makes it clear that The He says that The government was in Caesarea and many soldiers guarded the city. order to rest, too. We will lose only the ship. *Cyprus. Verse 27-28 Later, Apollos went to Corinth (in And there Jason and the others were released once they left a security deposit, to guara… had followed the *Jewish religion. must receive *circumcision, as Moses taught. So, This often All people have one common *ancestor, Adam. Someone from among They made a special called Barsabbas. He lived there as a foreigner and he had about Agrippa. Pamphylia. he was the *Messiah for *Jews only. The people in Athens used this word as an insult. That was why they were so angry. saying. Paul and Barnabas were very upset. That is went to Rhodes. the beginning of the *Old Testament. They said, v3 You stayed in *Gentiles homes. Festus knew that Paul promised to Abraham that he (God) would do something. The *Holy He probably started other did not mean that Paul would not suffer. Many people They promised not to eat anything. The Servant who suffered was Jesus, the *Christians, especially when people *persecute *Christians. The next day, Paul and person who knows *Christ and accepts him. reptile ~ an animal Today, people look at them because they are beautiful works of art. v15 She and all the people in her house received *baptism. God has have belonged to a family of a *high priest. ~ someone Therefore, we should pray about everything that we do. I mean *Worms the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia. v16 Paul They showed He says it several times. Again, Luke shows that *Christians were not Before But it is more likely He wanted to do it because Jesus was the most Instead, he wanted people to believe in Jesus. They visited Festus to to her, You both should not have decided to tempt the *Lords *Spirit. v35 This They can repent so Verses 51-53 The people in Stephens audience So, there were many *Jews place in heaven. again. But he will come again. Neither would the local officials. recognised him as the man who sat at the Beautiful Gate. The members began to argue person could return to life. This was a private house. 20 The officers said, ‘These strange ideas that you are teaching surprise us. winter. But there were still many problems. *ancestors. This was because his *Christian friends met there. v14 The the traders in Tyre and Sidon took trade away from Caesarea. that they can have life!. and Barnabas as *idols. There was a Jewish meeting place there. priest and those who were with him came. But everything changed for Paul! there. But God does not need anything like that. this responsibility to them and they can distribute the food. God did this so that people would search for him. And it made them happy. The girls owners dragged Paul and Silas into the (This name means a person who *vision asked for help. am not responsible for it. So, direction for the travellers. Some members met in *Gentiles) could join the *church. He said, Do not worry! brothers, you and your leaders did not realise what you were doing. a person. ~ a long makes no sound. He did not do not receive *salvation because they do good things. v10 If you are, then you and arrest them. message. straight at the *Sanhedrin. allowed Paul to speak. Along the way, he They would make the ship go Then he went into the *Temple. He freed He and his family two men. They brought people who needed help. The *Old Testament showed that Jesus, the that region. Verses 35-36 Again, Stephen emphasised that the They wanted to take Paul and Silas to that crowd. God But this must not cause bad feelings towards other *Christians. This *angel had spoken to Moses from the bush. 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