Acts 9:26-31

26 When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. 28 So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. 29 He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews,[a] but they tried to kill him. 30 When the believerslearned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him off to Tarsus.

31 Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.

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One response to “Acts 9:26-31

  1. The hearts of kings are in God’s hands. He brought this time of peace to these churches so that they could grow in their infancy.

    The word of us as witnesses is an important way that God uses us. It is easy to understand why they were skeptical of Paul and through him a spy. Barnabas was able to speak of Paul’s conversion and ministry and embed him with the apostles.

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