Bible: Acts 11:12-19

11:12 The Spirit told me to accompany them without hesitation. These six brothers 1  also went with me, and we entered the man’s house. 11:13 He informed us how he had seen an angel standing in his house and saying, ‘Send to Joppa and summon Simon, who is called Peter, 11:14 who will speak a message 2  to you by which you and your entire household will be saved.’ 11:15 Then as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on 3  them just as he did 4  on us at the beginning. 5  11:16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, 6  as he used to say, 7 John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 8  11:17 Therefore if God 9  gave them the same gift 10  as he also gave us after believing 11  in the Lord Jesus Christ, 12  who was I to hinder 13  God? 11:18 When they heard this, 14  they ceased their objections 15  and praised 16  God, saying, “So then, God has granted the repentance 17  that leads to life even to the Gentiles.” 18 

Activity in the Church at Antioch

11:19 Now those who had been scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen 19  went as far as 20  Phoenicia, 21  Cyprus, 22  and Antioch, 23  speaking the message 24  to no one but Jews.

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