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Strengthening the disciples
Acts 18:23 And
after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all
the country of
Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.
a. Apollos is instructed
And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent
mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
25. This man
was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit,
he spake and
taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of
26. And he
began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla
they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more
3. At Ephesus some disciples receive
the Holy Ghost
And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having
the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
2. He said unto
them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they
said unto him,
We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
3. And he said
unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto
4. Then said
Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto
the people, that
they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on
5. When they
heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6. And when
Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and
they spake with
tongues, and prophesied.
a. Paul remains 2-3 years teaching
And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of
disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.
9. But when
divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way
multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing
daily in the
school of one Tyrannus.
10. And this
continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in
Asia heard the
word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.
b. God does miracles
And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
12. So that
from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and
departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
c. The 7 sons of Sceva
Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call
which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you
by Jesus whom
14. And there
were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which
15. And the
evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who
16. And the
man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them,
against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
d. Sorcery books are burned
Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together,
them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it
pieces of silver.
4. On to Macedonia and Greece
And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and
and departed for to go into Macedonia.
2. And when he
had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he
Paul at Troas
And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread,
and came unto
them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.
7. And upon
the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break
preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his
8. And there
were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered
9. And there
sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into
a deep sleep:
and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell
down from the
third loft, and was taken up dead.
10. And Paul
went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not
for his life is in him.
6. Paul at
Acts 20:15 And
we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios; and the
next day we
arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day we came to
a. Pauls farwell to the Ephesian
And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the
see Vs. 18-38 for Paulís address to them )
Paul at Caesarea
And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais,
and saluted the
brethren, and abode with them one day.
8. And the next
day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto
Caesarea: and we
entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the
seven; and abode
9. And the same
man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.
a. Agabus the Prophet
And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a
prophet, named Agabus.
11. And when
he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands
and feet, and
said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the
owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.
12. And when
we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him
not to go up
b. Paul is determined to go
Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine
heart? for I
am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name
of the Lord
14. And when
he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord