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A crucial decision

Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.” This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. … Continue reading

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He escaped from prison

It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval … Continue reading

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To help their friends

Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews. Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went … Continue reading

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This needs explaining

Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge … Continue reading

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Great happiness

There was an increase in the persecution of the church in Jerusalem after Stephen’s death, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen’s body and mourned deeply for him. But Saul began to … Continue reading

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Surprised and shocked

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did … Continue reading

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Warning of impending disaster

When Jesus had finished speaking to the people, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go … Continue reading

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