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highlighted Romans 13:7 NLT

Give to everyone what you owe them: Pay your taxes and government fees to those who collect them, and give respect and honor to those who are in authority.

3 days ago

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highlighted Acts 7:31-34 NLT

When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight. As he went to take a closer look, the voice of the LORD called out to him,

7 days ago

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highlighted Acts 7:6 NLT

God also told him that his descendants would live in a foreign land, where they would be oppressed as slaves for 400 years.

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highlighted Acts 7:4 NLT

So Abraham left the land of the Chaldeans and lived in Haran until his father died. Then God brought him here to the land where you now live.

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highlighted Acts 7:2 NLT

This was Stephen’s reply: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me. Our glorious God appeared to our ancestor Abraham in Mesopotamia before he settled in Haran.

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highlighted Acts 6:15 NLT

At this point everyone in the high council stared at Stephen, because his face became as bright as an angel’s.

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highlighted Acts 6:8 NLT

Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people.

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highlighted Acts 6:5 NLT

Everyone liked this idea, and they chose the following: Stephen (a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit), Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas of Antioch (an earlier convert to the Jewish faith).

7 days ago

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highlighted Acts 6:1 NLT

But as the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food.

7 days ago

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highlighted Acts 6:2 NLT

So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, “We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program.

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highlighted Acts 5:40 NLT

The others accepted his advice. They called in the apostles and had them flogged. Then they ordered them never again to speak in the name of Jesus, and they let them go.

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highlighted Acts 5:38 NLT

“So my advice is, leave these men alone. Let them go. If they are planning and doing these things merely on their own, it will soon be overthrown.

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highlighted Acts 5:30 NLT

The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from the dead after you killed him by hanging him on a cross.

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highlighted Acts 5:25 NLT

Then someone arrived with startling news: “The men you put in jail are standing in the Temple, teaching the people!”

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highlighted Acts 5:24 NLT

When the captain of the Temple guard and the leading priests heard this, they were perplexed, wondering where it would all end.

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highlighted Acts 5:22 NLT

But when the Temple guards went to the jail, the men were gone. So they returned to the council and reported,

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highlighted Acts 5:12 NLT

The apostles were performing many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers were meeting regularly at the Temple in the area known as Solomon’s Colonnade.

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highlighted Acts 13:7 NLT

He had attached himself to the governor, Sergius Paulus, who was an intelligent man. The governor invited Barnabas and Saul to visit him, for he wanted to hear the word of God.

11 days ago

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highlighted Acts 5:42 NLT

And every day, in the Temple and from house to house, they continued to teach and preach this message: “Jesus is the Messiah.”

15 days ago

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highlighted Acts 5:39 NLT

But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God!”

15 days ago