Acts 8:1-8

On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.

 

Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. So there was great joy in that city.

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One response to “Acts 8:1-8

  1. Without the persecution of Saul, some of these cities might not have heard of Jesus for many more years. Even before God called him, He was using him for His divine purposes.

    God’s plan is not always the easiest route for us. These people were displaced and pursued. Yet they were obedient to share their faith wherever God led them. This began the spread of the Gospel all over the world.

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