summarizing the first volume and indicating the contents anticipated in his It was the capital of Judea, and the official residence of the prefects and procurators appointed by Rome. 4 Now those [believers] who had been scattered went from place to place preaching the word [the good news of salvation through Christ]. (c. a.d. 170), where the explicit statement is made that Luke was the author About himself or about someone else?” 35 Then Philip spoke and beginning with this Scripture he preached Jesus to him [explaining that He is the promised Messiah and the source of salvation]. 8 Saul wholeheartedly approved of Stephen’s death. Text Commentaries Audio & Video Commentaries Bible Reference You can cancel anytime during the trial period. Options You Have. All rights reserved. 1-800-758-0160 9AM to 9PM EST. Simon the Sorcerer. Amplified Bible (AMP), And as a lamb before its shearer is silent, In humiliation His judgment was taken away. 5 Philip traveled to a Samaritan city and preached to them the wonderful news of the Anointed One. Credit the cost of the returned item toward another item. (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. the earth) until it reached Rome, the world's political and cultural center. 4 They therefore that were scattered abroad went about preaching the word. It was Caesarea Maritima (Caesarea-on-the-Sea) was a coastal city and artificial harbor built by Herod the Great. of the church, and life in the Christian community; (3) significant problems: second volume. The Book of Acts read by Alexander Scourby. ACTS 8:7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. of the purposes Luke had in writing his history, and that this purpose influenced Luke wanted to show how the church penetrated the world The Church Persecuted and Scattered On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered(B)throughout Judea and Samaria. 7 For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 15 They came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; 16 for He had not yet fallen on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus [as His possession]. 10 They all paid [a great deal of] attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is what is called the Great Power of God!” 11 They were paying attention to him because for a long time he had mystified and dazzled them with his magic. This would allow for the Acts . of both the third Gospel and the "Acts of All the Apostles." Within the writing itself are some clues as to who the author was: Two dates are possible for the writing of this book: (1) c. a.d. 63, soon If you are not satisfied for any reason, just call us. ... ACTS 6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. You may use 'Next' and 'Previous' button to navigate. The KJV Listener's Audio Bible - New Testament: Vocal Performance by Max McLean Audiobook [Download]Our Price: $24.99Buy Now. conflict between Jews and Gentiles, persecution of the church by some Jewish 6 The crowds were eager to receive Philip’s message and were persuaded by the many miracles and wonders he performed. 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. 4 Therefore # Matt. Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. Full refund of the purchase price of the Bible. b 8:26 Or Go at noon. of his day in ever-widening circles (Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, the ends of the destruction of Jerusalem (70) was not pertinent. theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Acts. 1-800-758-0160 and expansion of the church. One finds embedded in Acts a record of Christian defenses made to both Jews (e.g., 4:8-12) and Gentiles (e.g., 25:8-11), with the underlying purpose of conversion. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. Click on the chapters below to hear them. 9 Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. ACTS 7:8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs. the Holy Land (chs. through the apostles' preaching and the establishment of the church. 12 But when they believed Philip as he preached the [c]good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized, both men and women. 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. the author does not name himself, evidence outside the Scriptures and inferences 5 Then # Acts 6:5; 8:26, 30 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. preacher (see 20:7,9; 28:23). the way the book ended. We know, e.g., that Paul at times could be a long-winded Luke summarized his first volume in 1:1-3; the theme of his And at that time there was a great persecution against … Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the … All rights reserved. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. (A) 6 The crowds gathered and were paying close attention to everything Philip said, as they heard [the message] and saw the [miraculous] signs which he was doing [validating his message]. 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. 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands on them [one by one], and they received the Holy Spirit. 32 Now this was the passage of Scripture which he was reading: “Like a sheep He was led to the slaughter;And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,So He does not open His mouth.33 “In humiliation His judgment was taken away [justice was denied Him].Who will describe His generation?For His life is taken from the earth.”(D). Exchange for another item. of volume to Luke's Gospel, it joins what Jesus "began to do and to teach" (1:1; The He had come to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and he was returning, and sitting in his chariot he was reading [the scroll of] the prophet Isaiah. the other, it supplies an account of the life of Paul from which we can learn 6 And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. on 1:8). arrest of Peter and John (, The scattering of the Jerusalem believers writing of Acts c. 70 or even later. stages (see the quotations in the outline; see also map, p. 2268; cf. recipient of the book, Theophilus, is the same person addressed in the first Water! 2 Some devout men buried Stephen, and [a]mourned greatly over him [expressing a personal sense of loss]. Luke weaves together different interests and emphases as he relates the beginnings This is the very beginning of the gospel’s spread to the end of the earth – as Jesus commanded in Acts 1:8. i. Historically it recounts the first 30 years of the church. as Luke (Ecclesiastical History, 3.4). persons: Peter and Paul; (2) important topics and events: the role of the Holy You have plenty of time to decide if your Audio Bible product is right for you. The theme of the work is best summarized in 1:8 (see note there). It shows how the early church coped with pagan and Jewish thought, the Roman government and Hellenistic society. You have plenty of time to decide if your Audio Bible product is right for you. in a few minutes. 4 Although the believers were scattered by persecution, they preached the wonderful news of the word of God wherever they went. on the Mediterranean coast (, The King James Version is in the public domain. And Saul was consenting unto his death. ACTS 1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. What forbids me from being baptized?” 37 [e][Philip said to him, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he replied, “I do believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”] 38 And he ordered that the chariot be stopped; and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. d 8:36 Some manuscripts add verse 37, “You can,” Philip answered, “if you believe with all your heart.” And the eunuch replied, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. subsequent death (. The book of Acts provides a bridge for the writings of the NT. Acts 21:8 finds him still in Caesarea, doing his work of evangelism there. Christ Is Preached in Samaria. after the last event recorded in the book, and (2) c. 70 or even later. 8 And Saul was consenting unto his death. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord [suddenly] took Philip [and carried him] away [to a different place]; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but he went on his way rejoicing. be studied to gain an understanding of the principles that ought to govern 40 But Philip found himself at [f]Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the good news [of salvation] to all the cities, until he came to [g]Caesarea [Maritima]. As a second see note there) as told in the Gospels with what he continued to do and teach Acts 8 - NIV: And Saul approved of their killing him. 8 So there was great joy in that city. 6 And the multitudes gave heed with one accord unto the things that were spoken by Philip, when they heard, and saw the signs which he did. 8 So there was great rejoicing in that city. 18 Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give me this authority and power too, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” 20 But Peter said to him, “May your money be destroyed along with you, because you thought you could buy the [free] gift of God with money! ACTS 8:6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. to them. Distempers are here named, the most difficult to be cured by the course of nature, and most expressive of the disease of sin. Options You Have. This summary of the book of Acts provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, On this understanding, mention of the martyrdom of Paul (c. a.d. 67) and of lists information from numerous sources to identify the author of these books Copyright 2002 © Zondervan. Copy Options. elements, trials before Jews and Romans, confrontations with Gentiles, and It was customary to hire professional mourners for most funerals to ensure that the deceased would be properly mourned, but those who mourned Stephen needed no such assistance because they expressed their own heartfelt grief. 25 So, when Peter and John had given their testimony and preached the word of the Lord, they started back to Jerusalem, preaching the good news [about salvation] in many Samaritan villages [along the way]. It was an important city, both politically and militarily, and its harbor was the largest on the eastern Mediterranean coast. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. Commentary on Acts 8:5-13 (Read Acts 8:5-13) As far as the gospel prevails, evil spirits are dislodged, particularly unclean spirits. And on that day a great and relentless persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem; and the believers were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except for the apostles. Eusebius (c. 325) ACTS 8:8 And there was great joy in that city. It is also a bridge (C)2 Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him.3 But Saul(D)began to destroy the church. NIV 1 And Saul approved of their killing him. Jerusalem, where the church began, and Rome, the political center of the empire. Spirit, pioneer missionary outreach to new fields, conversions, the growth Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. 9 Now there was a man named Simon, who previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great. There is a volume control and a minimizing tab. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. 8 Saul wholeheartedly approved of Stephen’s death. 26 But an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go south to the road that runs from Jerusalem down to Gaza.” (This is a desert road). 9 Now a certain man named Simon had previously practiced magic in the city and amazed the … However, studies of these speeches (speakers, 10:23 those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 3 But Saul began ravaging the church [and assaulting believers]; entering house after house and dragging off men and women, putting them in prison. 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. Peter's ministry 27 So he got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch [a man of great authority], a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. 23 For I see that you are [d]provoked by bitterness and bound by sin.”(C) 24 But Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me both of you, so that nothing of what you have said will come upon me.”. 36 As they continued along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch exclaimed, “Look! If you are not satisfied for any reason, just call us. Acts 8: And Saul was consenting unto his death. Both Pontius Pilate (prefect, Amplified Thinline Holy Bible--bonded leather, black (indexed), Amplified Study Bible, Large Print, Imitation Leather, Brown, Amplified Compact Holy Bible--soft leather-look, camel/burgundy, Amplified Large-Print Bible--bonded leather, burgundy, Amplified Holy Bible: Captures the Full Meaning Behind the Original Greek and Hebrew - eBook. The design of his book revolves around (1) key This book may 21 You have no part or share in this matter, because your heart (motive, purpose) is not right before God. In ancient Greece the word translated as “good news” or “gospel” was used to denote any good fortune, including success in a battle. c 8:32-33 Isa 53:7-8 (Greek version). The next step is to enter your payment information. All rights reserved. in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (1:8). 29 Then the [Holy] Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.” 30 Philip ran up and heard the man reading the prophet Isaiah, and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “Well, how could I [understand] unless someone guides me [correctly]?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. Click the button below to continue. that ties the church in its beginning with each succeeding age. Acts 8 - And Saul approved of their killing him. 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. And Saul was consenting unto his death. 7 For unclean spirits (demons), shouting loudly, were coming out of many who were possessed; and many who had been paralyzed and lame were healed. Acts 8. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Antioch to Rome (chs. 2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. second volume is presented in the words of Jesus: "You will be my witnesses All inclinations to the lusts of the flesh which war against the soul are such. Used with permission. Geographically its story spans the lands between ordinary procedure for a historian at this time to begin a second volume by This is, in effect, an outline of the book of Acts (see Plan and Outline below). note Proud member Salem Media Group. Peter and the Beginnings of the Church in a 8:7 Greek unclean. belive that they are accurate summaries of what was actually said. ACTS 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. From the NIV Study Bible, Introductions to the Books of the Bible, Acts the setting for his letters. 14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that [the people of] Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. 6 The crowds with one accord listened eagerly to what was said by Philip, hearing and seeing the signs that he did, 7 for unclean spirits, crying with loud shrieks, came out of many who were possessed; and many others who were paralyzed or lame were cured. (, Herod's persecution of the church and his (, The healing of the lame man and the resultant 5 And Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and proclaimed unto them the Christ. Besides They will auto-play successively. And on that day a great and relentless persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem; and the believers were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except for the apostles. 34 The eunuch replied to Philip, “Please tell me, about whom does the prophet say this? 1-800-758-0160 9AM to 9PM EST. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. Acts 8 Amplified Bible (AMP) Saul Persecutes the Church. other hardships in the ministry; (4) geographical advances: five significant The main purposes of the book appear to be: The speeches are obvioiusly not verbatim reports; any of them can be read audiences, circumstances, language and style of writing) give us reason to from the book itself lead to the conclusion that the author was Luke. (B) 22 So repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, this thought of your heart may be forgiven you. 8 And Saul(A)approved of their killing him. linking the Gospel narratives on the one hand and the apostolic letters on Recorded under licensing agreement. (, "As far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch" ACTS 7:9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him, "Throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia" (, Hearing before Festus and Agrippa Those who prefer the later date hold that 1:8 (see note there) reveals one "Throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria" (, The period of waiting for the Holy Spirit No wonder Philip is the only one in the New Testament specifically given the title, “The Evangelist” (Acts 21:8). 8 So there was great joy in that city. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. The earliest of the external testimonies appears in the Muratorian Canon Acts 8:1-4 Bible Study Acts 8:5-8 Samaria Acts 8:9-13 Simon the Sorcerer Acts 8:14-19 Receive the Holy Spirit Acts 8:20-25 Simony Acts 8:26-40 Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch Acts 8 Bible Study Questions (Handout) Paul and the Expansion of the Church from volume, the Gospel of Luke (see Introduction to Luke: Recipient and Purpose). 5 [b]Philip [the evangelist] went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed) to them. 13 Even Simon believed [Philip’s message of salvation]; and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip, and as he watched the attesting signs and great miracles taking place, he was constantly amazed. the church of any age. Although Bible > NIV > Acts 8 ... 8 So there was great joy in that city. Bible Gateway Recommends. (. Acts 8:4-8 - NIV: Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. 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