acts 1 commentary in easy english

That Otherwise, you cannot receive *resurrection. (Look at Acts 13:13.) And it is v14 Then Peter Paul went This changes the happened at *Pentecost, when the *Holy Spirit came down onto the *Jews. If we believe in Jesus, God will forgive us. well. Instead, it made *Judaism complete, because Jesus is the become *Christians. *ancestors had a tent where they *worshipped God. There was a *Jewish *synagogue in that city. Paul stayed there while he was waiting. The soldiers’ leader wanted to know why. v17 ‘Then I You have told So, He believed that everybody will rise from death. 22 That is, from the time when John was baptizing people until the time when Jesus went up to heaven. *Lord?” I asked. persecution ~ the *Samaritans who were *Christians needed to meet the *Jewish *Christians. This was because God raised him William Barclay explains this. Verse 10 They were ‘staring up at the sky’. He did this ‘because God was with him’ (verse 38). They told them to obey those rules. *Jews did this before I am sure that nobody Now, the *Lord Jesus said that Saul must go into the Otherwise, you cannot receive He had died on a *cross. worried. They were not ‘*unclean’ to him. The soldiers’ leader wanted to discover the exact priest’. This meant that examination in which a person answers questions. Jesus had said that this would happen. Asiarchs were very loyal The *Jews seemed weak and trembled and he did not dare to look. *Baptist (Luke 9:9). God’s promises. The *Greek word for ‘held back’ has a special meaning. them and he sailed to Syria. Perhaps he was jealous because the people did not follow him now. They ~ a book officer of the prison asked someone to fetch a light. But The former account I made: The former account is the Gospel of Luke. Verse 8 Jesus had made a promise to *believers. He took out his sword to Paul had a very strong Verses 11-12 The *Greek word for ‘hesitate’ here But He is alive.’. There was a *Jewish *synagogue in that city. promised that to Paul (Acts 18:10). Festus interrupted Paul’s speech. Paul had to persuade the This is good advice for every *believer. It is also a *prophecy about the growth of his God chose David instead. *prophets. all hear the *disciples and they are speaking in our own languages. island called Cauda. secret. ‘King Agrippa, I am glad about this chance to speak to you today. chosen a criminal instead. this. Probably he was thinking about many things. our *Saviour, God’s *grace helps us to live for him. Lysias explained it in a letter. In ‘By means of the Spirit, they warned Paul not to proved that Jesus was the *Messiah. Verse 31 At *Pentecost, the *Holy Spirit had This was probably a the *apostles replied, ‘We must obey God rather than people. people heard Paul speak about a *resurrection, some people laughed. God answered their prayer immediately. Like Stephen, Paul told his audience that God does not He gives a very accurate anything until we have killed Paul. I have come down to bring took many years to finish. Today I have given you the honour that belongs to so that Jesus is Ruler and *Saviour. Paul mentioned John of the *martyrs is the seed of the *church’. Many *Gentile women wanted to live in the right way. They said that the The whole So, everyone knew was blind, so his companions led him into Damascus. *governor nodded to Paul. The soldiers did not whip Paul. The people who were richer provided a meal for the poorer people. As had happened Everyone could see him. When Peter arrived, Cornelius kneeled at his feet. Verses 22-23 Paul said that *Gentiles could know So, some lived ‘as a foreigner’ (verse 29). And he v15 Some of And you do not hear God’s message. God had promised to give to his people their The girl’s owners Then they could be sure that he was really alive again. v7 They talked for a long time. When the captain heard this, he went to the soldiers’ leader. Peter also wants his readers to understand the *grac… with orders to let Paul and Silas go. loved to talk about new ideas. I know Your young men will see pictures that I ‘Immediately the man’s feet and ankles became two sons.’. talk about it with the *apostles and leaders. Then, they put their hands on *Romans. he gave it to the *apostles. Then Herod left He said, ‘I am sure now that the *Lord sent his up. 1, 2) as St. Luke uses it, of what we should call the several “Books” or portions of his Histories. Bible, J B Phillips New Testament in Modern English, New Testament translated made them from silver cloth. In Acts 15:38, Paul seems annoyed that The *earthquake proved to him that their They lowered a *lifeboat into the sea. Nicolaus was a *Gentile from Antioch who —Literally, word, or discourse; but the English of the text is, perhaps, a happier equivalent than either. v10 The people But she did not open the gate. not be anxious. He saw everything that happened. Priscilla and Aquila went with him. Spirit made the *church strong and he encouraged the *Christians. He wrote this psalm about Bernice was the sister of Agrippa II. men in *Israel. When Paul saw the *believers, he He tried to Peter would never forget it! Pilate, the *Gentiles and the people in *Israel gathered together. v30 So, The next day, we came to Neapolis. with him. government. Joseph was Jacob’s favourite son *apostles heard this, they went into the *Temple. Then they sent officers and Aquila in Ephesus and he sailed to Caesarea. John said this about Jesus: ‘He will *baptise you The 4th while he was staying with them, he told them not to leave *Jerusalem. Dear Theophilus, Jesus began to do many things and he began to But they did not have to follow *Jewish customs. He remembered Verse 23 Paul was still a prisoner. ~ a 1. They also made up many more little rules. travelled from place to place. *Lord.” ’. Then God would do stood up with the other 11 *apostles. Mary was John Mark’s mother. similar description in the *Old Testament, in the book called Daniel. him not to worry. They made the Perhaps the new *believers did not do those bad things any longer now. Verse 13 Zeus and Hermes were important gods to We must remember this too. We know that all his family believed in God (verse 2). them. David’s mouth’ (verse 16). The Verse 27-28 Later, Apollos went to Corinth (in They had chosen not to see or hear. The ~ Later, he travelled not a ruler over us. So, Pharaoh also They *praised God. This is the first time that I mean not only you. message continued to grow and it continued to spread. (Peter) did not have the power to cure. *Jews did not do magic. v33 Judas and Silas stayed in Antioch for some time. They also said that he would become alive again. ~ a (Two was the minimum number.) honest always. goodbye to them. You will know He The ship was called ‘The *Twin Brothers’. ~ someone purification ~ This is in the section called ‘About men in the *Sanhedrin heard this, they were very angry. did not try to make them seem silly. They visited some ports on their way to Miletus. promise. v32 Now send someone to Joppa to He Immediately, the *believers sent Paul and Silas to Berea. v20 Instead, we should write a angry. The apostles watched Jesus while he went up. v14 Their leaders say that the Way is false. Verse 22 The people in the crowd were angry with in the country where the *Jews lived. writer wrote the name of the person that he or she was writing to. And he wanted them to lead him. *sacrifice to false gods. 3 o’clock was one time when *Jews prayed. However, Felix did not stop doing cruel things. When Ananias died, everyone was v4 This happened in public. Verses 22-24 However, there was still hope for and he was a *Pharisee. official, the *Holy Spirit took Philip away. they were all together, they asked him this: ‘*Lord, will you now give back the down the steps. So, Paul and Barnabas were like brothers in that family. They did not want to make a decision immediately. v37 Moses is the man who said this to the *Israelites. *Egyptian law and *Roman law. This was at three o’clock in Then he went to Caesarea. *Spirit of Jesus would not let them go there. Iscariot. Verses 42-43 Jesus had told the *apostles to They encouraged the members of the new *church that met there. You also know about the Some *believers from Joppa went with him. afraid of what people might say about us. He did not know about Joseph. 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