You received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you.
They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.
Monday Morning, 09 Dec 2019, Acts 13:44-15:35 ~ “We are all saved the same way, by the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus.”
They told them—much to everyone’s joy—that the Gentiles, too, were being converted.
“And now we are here to bring you this Good News. The promise was made to our ancestors, and God has now fulfilled it for us, their descendants, by raising Jesus.”
“We can see that God has also given the Gentiles the privilege of repenting of their sins and receiving eternal life.”
Thursday Morning, 05 Dec 2019, Acts 8:14-9:43 ~ The church had peace… became stronger… and grew in numbers.
As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?”
Wednesday Morning: 04 Dec 2019, Acts 7:1-8:13 ~ the martyrdom of Stephen and dispersion of the church
But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News about Jesus wherever they went.
select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom