May all of us turn together to the fourteenth chapter of the Book of Acts; the fourteenth chapter of the Book of Acts. Let us all of us read together from the twenty-first verse to the end; Acts 14, Acts 14:21 to the end. There you have the names of Lystra, and Iconium, and Antioch, Perga, Attalia; that is all. Now, the fourteenth chapter of Acts, the twenty-first verse to the end.
And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preacContinue Reading
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every natioContinue Reading
And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, If we this day be examined of the good deed done to theContinue Reading
Dr. W.A. Criswell brings the eleven o’clock morning message entitled New Testament Christianity. Not as a text, but just out of an observation of the Ephesian ministry of the apostle Paul, “This continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks” [Acts 19:10]. And in the words of a bitter antagonist, a silversmith whose god factory was being threatened by the preaching of this man Paul, gathering his fellow workmen and his fContinue Reading
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.Continue Reading