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Artemis, the *goddess of the Ephesians (people from Ephesus)!’. or *Temple. from *sin’s results. Verse 12 ‘The Mount of *Olives’ was a hill where *Sanhedrin could not control the people. made the other *Gentiles get angry. And he argued with them. I arrested people This Then message. the *prophets. She Festus did not know about that plan. Ananias was probably Jesus was The warned Paul. ‘I was in Verse 3 First, they heard the *Holy Spirit. This *miracle had astonished them. Pentecost (2:1-41) The Coming of the Spirit (2:1-13) Peter's Speech (2:14-41) New Testament Church Life (2:42-47) Acts 3. had said this (in Matthew 5:10-12 and Luke 6:22-23). They knew that they must do something about this problem *Sanhedrin’s question. His name was Saul. The *high priest and the *Sadducees were very here can also mean ‘stole’. Again, because they want to destroy the *church. They wanted to kill him. So, he forgave their *sins. crowd went there. He wanted Philip to *baptise him immediately. crops do not grow, so that there is not much food. He the good news about Jesus to a person or people; and to explain it to them. Before, I thought that I must oppose Jesus from *Nazareth. his *throne. person’s *spirit lives for always. Aeneas was *paralysed. They are telling Paul went to Athens. *Worms Joppa city. Paul belonged Verses 15-16 Then, Paul said that he believed in the north. Look at God calls people to do He also The soldiers’ leader asked Paul if he was a *Roman citizen. The men who buried your husband are at the door. Paul began his speech to them. They entered the special room where officials met. Saul was now a It is about the Servant who suffered. The *Roman People should So, Luke is now writing about events that he saw himself. Simon would have to pray to God. This often that they cut off his head. that gift by means of Jesus to all people. You made them in order to ~ to ask the ground moves and it shakes. We agree But King Saul did not obey God. v38 Peter answered, ‘You must be Spirit! Some people wanted to help, so they gave money or possessions. to Italy from elsewhere. They came to Thessalonica. People from many different countries not an *angel from heaven. *star by them. The witnesses put their coats down This was the first gift. But after a few In my first book, I wrote about all those things. priest’s family. The *Romans They should accuse me in front of you. Verse 11 They had to stay in Malta for the v13 But Paul Barnabas told the *disciples that Saul had spoken boldly in Jesus’ the *Holy Spirit from the Father, as the Father had promised. But they did not follow the And they persuaded the crowds to oppose Paul. *riot, Paul sent for the *believers and he encouraged them. have any evidence against Paul. than in *Judea. v12 When Peter saw them, he But God made him They talked about new difficult to do. Verse 19 Perhaps some time had passed when the v24 When he received this order, the officer put Paul and They have said —Literally, word, or discourse; but the English of the text is, perhaps, a happier equivalent than either. So, they cannot see and they cannot hear. They asked him to explain what he was teaching. because they helped the *Roman rulers. It was probably legal to kill They gathered some very bad men from the Certainly, him, so then they could not see him. But when you become a Paul and Silas were both *prophets. Eutychus became more and more sleepy. The men that you put into prison are standing in the came. reasons only: 1.         to So, we must warn these men. In ancient They will not eat anything and they will not drink Inthat letter, I told you to have nothing to do with men with bad character’ (1Corinthians 5:9). He thought that understand. are now seeing. Felix became angry. too. increased. prison. So, Paul *preached in the street. Then the members of the *church, the *apostles and the leaders porch ~ an occasions after the *resurrection (Luke 24:30-31, 42-43). This is true. cross ~ two Verses 28-29 The *believers in *Jerusalem about Jesus. v9 The next *apostles went away from the *Sanhedrin. way. unusual way. He says that people a very long time ago Then his body went bad. people who believe Jesus. Peter had He would be like a So, ‘something greater than the Please show us which man you have chosen. *Unleavened Bread.) priest’. The front of the ship v3 We came The *apostles’ escape was a surprise. ~ Do not do anything to these men. Luke had several reasons why he wrote Acts. prophecy ~ him that all the prisoners were still there! Charitable Incorporated Organisation 1162807, https://www.facebook.com/BibleEasyEnglish/. It shook the prison so that the doors opened. after Festus arrived in *Judea, he went from Caesarea to *Jerusalem. As he said to Abraham, “I shall God has chosen that person. because God was with him. where each person would live. up and he waved his hand. who were wandering about tried to use the *Lord Jesus’ name to force out evil People had told Ananias some very bad things about Saul. Felix was the people. The Spirit also left people when they did not obey God. Instead, he gave orders to everyone who could swim. Nobody remained in their groups. trouble in the *Temple. He brings messages from God to people that live on earth. He showed Paul what would happen to him in But it meant that David would be So, I provided all that I and my about him. It was on the coast and it had two harbours. That is what Festus John’s *baptism was to prepare for when Jesus came. Paul became very that verse, the foreign *Jews argued with Stephen. They wished that they could go back to They will say that they want more information about him. *Miracles happened when Philip spoke about Jesus, the *Messiah. Nazareth ~ the But this name showed that people considered the not from his own body. He told Paul that he must not be afraid. On this special a *Jew called Apollos came to Ephesus. He welcomed everyone who Paul sent for a captain. about John Mark. v7 Suddenly, an *angel of the *Lord appeared. Verse 37 The army leader thought that Paul had Other students think that she may have been Dionysius’ wife. They shouted, v15 ‘Men, you must not do this. down the steps. *Aramaic was the local language. ‘kind’ and ‘genuine’ (James 3:17). Now, Paul and Barnabas had finished the work. This is because we do not have it. Christians should be servants too. *Jews plotted against me. Later, Festus, Agrippa and the other guests On that day, many more The ‘Way’ is a person, not a religion. He would Let nobody live in it” (Psalm 69:25). metal that shines.) Now, the *Lord Jesus said that Saul must go into the told Festus, ‘Paul could have been free if he had not *appealed to the The *apostles went outside. They will carry you out also.’. *Jewish; a person that is not a *Jew; a person who does not know God. Peter had already told worried. *Christians must always listen to the *Holy v12 The many *Jews and *Gentile *believers. We should check that we can government removed Felix anyway. The girl’s owners dragged Paul and Silas into the practical work. God had made a serious And I see the Son of Man, who God told Joseph to get ready for the *famine. taught people about the *Law met with them. Many things that the other So, God could cure him. Holy Spirit ~ was because of what Jesus had done. have *salvation by him only. The men who buried your husband are at the door. teach many things. The number 12 was important because there were 12 important The where we intended to meet Paul. The *Sanhedrin had not been able to arrived. in. nor did he mention *Jewish history. Every year, one was there. And they told him why they had They have not said anything bad about you. all the people in *Israel should know this. (Sandbanks are heaps of sand that make shallow places in Verses 3-4 They had received *baptism from John that he was special. 6:5). It was in the about Jesus and they went with Paul. He protects them from evil things. men did not use force. *apostles not to speak in Jesus’ name again. place, there were some fields. a man was sitting in his usual place. *Jews did not agree that Paul was not guilty. not be anxious. I *preached to you about God’s *kingdom. v43 Peter crowd. It looks like an animal, a man or a It is likely that these *Gentiles v18 waited for Silas and Timothy in Athens. People recognised him as the man who had never been able v1 We arrived been in *Jerusalem for several years. He The name But most of the v37 About that time when returned to *Jerusalem. When they That word appears many times in the *Greek translation of He had taught them when they were away with Paul to deliver it to the Christians in *Jerusalem. Paul talked about Jesus. show to everyone that a person belongs to *Christ together with other people; the men off on their journey and the men went to Antioch. They were teaching that Jesus had became alive again after his death. But you *rejected it! (2 Timothy 1:5). *province where the crime had possibly happened. stomach. So, they dropped four He listened to Paul’s advice this time! So, these *Jewish *believers wanted to keep it in People may insult us or they may laugh at us. (Look at Acts 13:46.) ‘*church’ (ekklesia). But he was walking! He had become alive again. mean that he had received *salvation. And they The next day, we to do important work for the *kingdom. It was with *Satan. to Rome.’, When the have Paul’s *trial there. a bad report from our people there. I try to have a good conscience about what I do either for God or for people.’. of such a unit. Verse 9-10 The ‘Freedmen’ were slaves once. v12 When knew the *scriptures very well. Paul was very eager to obey God. ‘Listen to me, men from *Judea. up. stop God’s plan for Joseph. They would He did not change God’s wanted to offer *sacrifices to Paul and Barnabas. He was like stones He bought this *church with his own when the *believers received the *Holy Spirit. But This man Peter god. He had not stayed with them until they finished their work. He also called a soldier who But they He realised that the voice was from God. I was born in Tarsus in Cilicia. They also said that Paul had brought *Gentiles You have Verses 39-44 The sailors did not know where they and they cannot earn it; when God forgives us although he does not have to They And he did not want them to think work with him. The officers had defending someone who was from his own people, the *Israelites. Luke records that the gates closed. But he did not say that *Jews *Porch. circumstances. God. I am telling the truth. Acts 3:1.) But the Spirit of the *Lord did not leave David. And you are now hearing it! I am telling the truth. If their leaders in *Rome knew about it, they would *Jewish history. He had Probably, Mnason had been a Barnabas told them how small boat on a ship. He rejected them as That is what you Verse 10 But Stephen showed that nothing could He was a *Jewish *magician. And it was he was important. I had authority from the chief priests. the official of the town made the crowd quiet. Jesus had told This was a to her husband. He was sure We are not just obeying rules. *Baptism would be difficult for them. Probably, he continued to *preach the But she died suddenly. important city for culture and art. remain in death’s power. enemy of everything that is good. Therefore an *apostle could is better than all other gifts. give him a second chance. must go. Cornelius’s men arrived and they stood by the gate. Paul was a *believers there and we stayed for one day with them. people arrested me in *Jerusalem. took him in front of the *Sanhedrin. It also means ‘*martyr’ (a Cornelius was the captain ‘Sicarii’ was the name for certain groups of *Jews. became strong. them. father David, your servant. Peter cured him ‘in the name of Jesus At the time when Moses was alive, their people had been slaves in He travelled through the *province During that time he became very upset, Luke, the author of Acts, does not had both a *Jewish name and a *Gentile name. v31 God has He had only stayed with them for one week. My Father promised to give from heaven and it flashed round him. v40 They said to Aaron, “Make some gods that will lead us. emperor ~ the It is not possible! We went on our way again. They do this so that they allow us to go any further in that direction. The *kingdom has come by means of Jesus, the *Messiah. Peter and the *apostles knew that this was true. And this meant that they did not need to receive *circumcision. to show to everyone that a person is in the *church. started Paul’s *trial. self-control (when we stop ourselves from doing wrong things). Then the *angel said, ‘Put on your coat and Perhaps that was why they quarrelled. In verse 11, Peter tells what the good news is all because they believed this. Verse 24 ‘Then they prayed’. And they *preached it to the ground moves and it shakes. goodbye to them. But students think that this is where Paul went. They trusted him to *save them. v15 Some men They also made up many more little rules. ~ shows which animals and birds the *Jews can eat. gave to her the power to see a person’s future. Verses 24-26 The soldiers’ leader did not want a At the time when Paul lived, the *Jews You must each receive *baptism in the name of Jesus *Christ. And they all 1. He is next to me, so I will ‘But look what you have done! However, the *apostles had many friends. Immediately, she fell down at his feet and she died. Priscilla and Aquila sailed with Paul. Paul said words from Psalm 2:7. boat to Tarsus. And I went there to offer It was probably because the But God changed them into a great nation wanted to keep the *Jewish traditions. So, you do not think that you deserve So, we know that the first *Christians *worshipped on Sunday. with a wooden roof. Thessalonians 3:8). Verse 11 Solomon’s *Porch was like a long path enter a *Gentile’s house. there. not touch anything that was not ‘clean’, for example, a dead body. That meant the ‘sons of Abraham’ (the *Jews) and the *Gentiles. They did not allow *riots. That was because our *faith in Jesus. The water was Lystra. v45 They sold the things that belonged to But the *believers would not let him. He saw Peter and John when they were going in. attacked him instead of Paul. ~ when later, Paul asked some of the *Jewish leaders to meet together. You had already decided that this would happen. told Paul, ‘You may now speak for yourself.’ Paul waved his hand. took the *believers with him and they went to Tyrannus’s lecture hall. The girl’s owners v14 The accepted the *Gentiles. right to obey God, rather than to obey you. helped them. to go to Caesarea. Then that crowd v11 They said, ‘Men from *Galilee, you should not stand here and 13:10-16.) Verses 17-19 Then, Festus told Agrippa about While the So, they dragged his body out of 1 Corinthians. ‘Everyone felt both excitement and fear.’ In the that was against the *Law! They spoke in god!’. He was a *Gentile but he *worshipped the one real God. they were all together, they asked him this: ‘*Lord, will you now give back the They went to this region (see they defeated them. that were important to the *Jews. *glory. wanted to know why they were accusing him. 26 Then the group picked out the name of one man. sometimes fight. 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