Antioch

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  • This idea pleased the whole group, and they chose the following: Stephen (a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit), Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas of Antioch (a Gentile convert to the Jewish faith, who had now become a Christian). - Acts 6:5


  • Meanwhile, the believers who had fled from Jerusalem during the persecution after Stephen's death traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch of Syria. They preached the Good News, but only to Jews. - Acts 11:19


  • However, some of the believers who went to Antioch from Cyprus and Cyrene began preaching to Gentiles* about the Lord Jesus.7 - Acts 11:20


  • When the church at Jerusalem heard what had happened, they sent Barnabas to Antioch. - Acts 11:22


  • When he found him, he brought him back to Antioch. Both of them stayed there with the church for a full year, teaching great numbers of people. (It was there at Antioch that the believers* were first called Christians.)8 - Acts 11:26


  • During this time, some prophets traveled from Jerusalem to Antioch. - Acts 11:27


  • So the believers in Antioch decided to send relief to the brothers and sisters* in Judea, everyone giving as much as they could.9 - Acts 11:29


  • When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission in Jerusalem, they returned to Antioch, taking John Mark with them. - Acts 12:25


  • Among the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch of Syria were Barnabas, Simeon (called "the black man"*), Lucius (from Cyrene), Manaen (the childhood companion of King Herod Antipas*), and Saul.1 - Acts 13:1


  • But Barnabas and Paul traveled inland to Antioch of Pisidia.* On the Sabbath they went to the synagogue for the services.3 - Acts 13:14


  • Now some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and turned the crowds into a murderous mob. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, apparently dead. - Acts 14:19


  • After preaching the Good News in Derbe and making many disciples, Paul and Barnabas returned again to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch of Pisidia, - Acts 14:21


  • Finally, they returned by ship to Antioch of Syria, where their journey had begun and where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. - Acts 14:26


  • Upon arriving in Antioch, they called the church together and reported about their trip, telling all that God had done and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles, too. - Acts 14:27


  • And they stayed there with the believers in Antioch for a long time. - Acts 14:28
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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