So the church had peace, being built up and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, and it increased in numbers.
But the Lord said to him, “Go! For this man is My chosen instrument to take My name to Gentiles, kings, and the Israelites."
An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip: “Get up and go south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he got up and went.
Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
But Stephen, filled by the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven. He saw God’s glory, with Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom
Now the large group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common
There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to the prayers.
“Repent,” Peter said to them, “and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."