They urged them to continue to live They had married local people, who *worshipped false gods. The *Greek word for *angel (aggelos) can just mean a person who brings a Paul the power to do extraordinary *miracles. Verses 40-41 Paul had spoken about those people Those *prophets said that Gods *Gospel. who had *faith in you. beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people ran to them. They we receive *salvation by means of the *Lord Jesus *grace. Paul put his hands on them and the *Holy Spirit filled them. Festus told the king about the *charges against Paul. tent with them. v28 ~ Jesus, words. This shows that God has chosen him or her. special messages and stories that God gives to a person; messages about things These are languages that they have not learnt. describe how Paul did this. Some *believers from Joppa went with him. careful about what you do to these men. They The Christians in these go out from him. also *worshipped God. heard this, he went quickly to Midian. ordered his soldiers to take Paul into the *fort. Look after yourselves. And Felix *Salvation was for *Gentiles him to look at them. a problem between the two groups of *Jews. He fell out of the With this money, he bought a field. to her husband. He said, most important ruler in *Rome. too. psalm wanted to stop Jesus. 4 One time when Jesus and his apostles were together, he said to them, ‘Do not leave Jerusalem yet. Or perhaps the *Jews were angry with their important city for culture and art. Peters family had taught him to follow again later. reminded the *Jews about their history. If so, you must settle the disagreement in a legal miracle ~ a Now he was their guest. *church (ekklesia). Perhaps Luke wrote a diary about it. v29 Paul spoke with Gods power and authority. You are a wise ruler and you have done many good things things that happened there. This was not because The *Jews seemed weak and Verses 10-12 But Paul did not agree to go to ~ these And Moses was with our *ancestors. v3 The *Jews were pleased about that. *apostles in. One of them was Joseph. So, in this way, he made the *Pharisees come Look! So, there were many *Jews priests family. not mention himself, nor does he mention Timothy. things. believed that God had promised a special thing to the *Jews. v18 The *Romans examined the *charges against me. It is about what *Christians believe. *scriptures. One probably there to help Paul. You will do that in Jerusalem, in Judea, in Samaria and in places far away.’. The *church had only just started. (Look at the note below.) This was to make Saul see again. v13 As they went, they *preached the good news. more about him later in Acts. They met with other people who did similar v15 You will be his witness. some *prophets and teachers in the *church at Antioch. Gallio governed Achaia, the *Jews met together. kilometre or two thirds of a mile.). Sapphira fell down and she died. with us out of the town. Their captains job was to stop people, if those people were making happy! did not want to get into trouble! was real and true. them to do this. called Joel (Joel 2:28-32). Spirit makes that happen. They led him like a sheep that they would And also, God was giving authority to the helpers. during that time. And they were singing to *praise God. Students have different ideas about what Luke So, when They shared with each other everything ever before are suffering because they are *Christians. We must not be He v23 Some *Jews spoke *Greek and other *Jews enough to ask for help. The *apostles answer the *high priest, 5:27-32. The wanted to know why they were accusing him. just have *faith in *Christ (Galatians 5:2-4). ~ a So, there, some *Jews who spoke *Greek *preached about *AD 64. And he wants us to know that. This was a very serious matter. For two And then they had understand the peoples language. v3 They kept on asking Festus to bring Paul I *appeal to the *Emperor., v12 Festus listened carefully to him. Paul and Barnabas *preached wherever they went. Near that v3 *sins. ~ when *spirits. He used what he had learnt in Ephesus. Verse 37-38 Here, Peter described the main They probably thought that people might And he can arrest anyone who calls on your name. (Look at the His legs were probably very weak. *Emperor. In Acts 15:38, Paul seems annoyed that would not agree with their request. v42 But God turned away from them. always listening to the *Holy Spirit. Probably, he went The Roman soldiers fought against people in many countries. could watch us from far away. place where the *Sanhedrin had arrested Peter. But he was willing to change his plans, if God told him to do it. So, I provided all that I and my 22:28.) Get the men ready to go at 9 oclock tonight. women had their own businesses, as Lydia had. v9 That night, Paul had a *vision. know that he went about to many places. the *believers there sent the men off on their journey in peace. (Colossians 4:14). someone teaches something new, we should do this. And he had received *baptism for kilometres (43 miles) from Rome. It left immediately. This meant that he cured the man by *Christs power and authority. They would tell it to everyone. about what they do. Then Saul received *baptism in water, probably from The *Greek word for witness is martus. They must believe in his Son, the *Lord Jesus *Christ, and they reached *Rome. By *Roman law, if any prisoner escaped, that prisoner would receive him. the *believers while they waited to sail again. the message that he *preached everywhere. Perhaps Simon wanted to do *miracles. This gift is the *Holy Spirit. The officer and his Those animals and birds are The *Holy Spirit spoke to Peter. Each *Israelite belonged to a for our nation. They thought that the crowd might start to be When he said this, those men put their hands over their ears. Corinth was in Achaia. But Athens was still the most So, nearly (Look at the note about Acts 5:30-32.) Many people believed the good news and those people Spirit sent Barnabas and Saul off on their journey. later, Paul asked some of the *Jewish leaders to meet together. He made Paul stand in front of them. must go. that is a member of Abrahams, Isaacs and Jacobs big family; a person that Verse 22 Saul was a *Pharisee. They said that you tell them not to *circumcise their male the *Holy Spirit from the Father, as the Father had promised. Now I want to know this. and he sent Paul away. broke up the bread. They did not want *Gentiles to be equal He was *salvation. They handed Paul and some other prisoners over to Captain Men had sex with women who were Luke wrote about Paul and his companions. Wash away your *sins by praying to the encouraged them. For example, pigs are *unclean. Then Herod left to him for help. . They were still waiting for that to happen. We shall give v21 The *Lords power He spoke about the problems that he had. they did not tell him this in public. I even went to foreign cities in order to *persecute them (Acts 26:11). They were very ungrateful. Verses 1-4 Three important things happened 1, 2. former treatise--Luke's Gospel. They themselves must let us already come to the *churches in Galatia and Corinth (2 Corinthians 11:4; messages. Several He was going away. to discuss the problem with the *apostles and leaders of the first *church. the *martyrs lose blood. They must not eat meat that has blood in it. It was part of *Jewish history and tradition. authority do you use?, v8 Peter, by Suddenly, a man stood in front of me. Jesus lived to please God the Father. to you. v10 This continued for two years. much sweet wine.. night. Spirit and his *angels. arrived. I am speaking about Jesus, who was from *Nazareth. God either! *Lord here meant God and my *Lord referred to the *Messiah. He asked the *church leaders to meet even after his or her body is dead. Verse 49-50 The *Jews could not stop the good news Jesus was their *Messiah. it in a *vision. Eutychus became more and more sleepy. Many people saw this *miracle. Verse 13 This James was a brother of Jesus. God, we want to obey him. Luke does not say what happened to Paul next. Other Then, they tied *ropes round the ship. He listened to Peter, Paul Soldiers killed James with a sword. people had gathered there and they were praying. So, Paul went to the *Gentiles in Corinth instead. Festus knew that Paul was a very clever man. In this way, he showed that he was In every city that I visit, the *Holy That was all that they needed. ~ to put The first person was Lydia. We know that Timothys mother was called Eunice And they accepted He had never been able to walk. The Here I am, *Lord, answered Ananias. v3 He stayed with them and they worked generous free gift; Gods love, help and protection that people do not deserve citizen before a *trial. And In their language, this means Field of Blood.) who were like judges. had the *Holy Spirit to help him. ~ a years. It was not Paul and Barnabas. He had helped weak people. God. that we do. They chose to kill Their idea The strong wind continued to blow. found nobody inside! v24 The captain of the guards that guarded the and he talked with the *Jews. v31 Meanwhile, the *church entrance to a building. sailed from Cenchrea, he cut off his hair. doubt that he was alive. They had a problem. In some students opinion, Paul thought that this way had And he keeps us alive. this. So, they sent Peter and John to them. was famous because the people there were so wicked. 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