Anyone who has read and studied the Bible has likely heard of the name Herod. One reason it is an often read name in the Bible is because there are a few of them. The particular Herod mentioned here in Acts chapter 12 is Her
Jesus said, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8 NIV.) This became a reality in Acts Chapters 10 and 11.
Here we are again, in Cesarea. We are introduced to a man named Cornelius. Cornelius was very close to God. He led a life devoted to the Lord in worship, prayer, and doing good to help others. It is said that Cornelius spent a lot of time in prayer,
Remember in Acts 8, we learned that after Stephen died, there was a terrible persecution against the church in Jerusalem. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. Saul began to destroy the church. He went house to house
Acts chapter 8 picks up immediately where chapter 7 left off. If you remember, chapter 7 ended with the stoning of Stephen. And Stephen, right before his death, asking God to forgive his killers. Chapter 8 starts with someone who was absolutely thril
In Chapter 6, we see how Stephen was full of God’s grace and power. He performed great wonders and signs among the people. Members of the synagogue who opposed Stephen began to argue with him. They couldn’t stand against the wisdom the Spirit gave St
Here, we see that Jesus' final command, while on this earth, had been taken seriously. Acts 6:1 says, "the disciples were increasing in number". While in Israel, the Hellenists (who were Greek-speaking Jews) were not happy that some of their people w
Wherever the apostles went, they preached the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. In Acts 4, we see there wasn’t a needy person among them, and great grace was upon them. Many who owned land and homes sold their property and bro
Setting: The magnificent Gate, Beautiful, was 60-feet wide and It contained a sculptured replica of the city of Susa. During the time of the morning and evening sacrifices this entrance was the place of public worship.