Bible: Acts 11:15-21

11:15 Then as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on 1  them just as he did 2  on us at the beginning. 3  11:16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, 4  as he used to say, 5 John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 6  11:17 Therefore if God 7  gave them the same gift 8  as he also gave us after believing 9  in the Lord Jesus Christ, 10  who was I to hinder 11  God? 11:18 When they heard this, 12  they ceased their objections 13  and praised 14  God, saying, “So then, God has granted the repentance 15  that leads to life even to the Gentiles.” 16 

Activity in the Church at Antioch

11:19 Now those who had been scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen 17  went as far as 18  Phoenicia, 19  Cyprus, 20  and Antioch, 21  speaking the message 22  to no one but Jews. 11:20 But there were some men from Cyprus 23  and Cyrene 24  among them who came 25  to Antioch 26  and began to speak to the Greeks 27  too, proclaiming the good news of the Lord Jesus. 11:21 The 28  hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed 29  turned 30  to the Lord.

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