Bible: Acts 11:19-24
Activity in the Church at Antioch
11:19 Now those who had been scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen 1 went as far as 2 Phoenicia, 3 Cyprus, 4 and Antioch, 5 speaking the message 6 to no one but Jews. 11:20 But there were some men from Cyprus 7 and Cyrene 8 among them who came 9 to Antioch 10 and began to speak to the Greeks 11 too, proclaiming the good news of the Lord Jesus. 11:21 The 12 hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed 13 turned 14 to the Lord. 11:22 A report 15 about them came to the attention 16 of the church in Jerusalem, 17 and they sent Barnabas 18 to Antioch. 19 11:23 When 20 he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain true 21 to the Lord with devoted hearts, 22 11:24 because he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and a significant number of people 23 were brought to the Lord.