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Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church – about 3,000 in all. Acts 2:41
...many people who heard the message believed it, so that the number of believers totaled about 5,000. Acts 4:4
And more and more people believed and were brought to the Lord – crowds of both men and women. Acts 5:14
...people believed Philips message... many men and women were baptized. Acts 8:12
The church... grew in strength and numbers. Acts 9:31...many believed in the Lord. Acts 9:42
...large numbers of these Gentiles believed and turned to the Lord. Acts 11:21...large numbers of people were brought to the Lord. Acts 11:24
...Gods Good News was spreading rapidly, and there were many new believers. Acts 12:24 So the churches... grew daily in numbers. Acts 16:5
...many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men. Acts 17:12 Many others in Corinth also became believers, and many were baptized. Acts 18:8
So the message about the Lord spread widely... Acts 19:20
Acts 1:1-8 1 In my first book I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the Holy Spirit. 3 During the forty days after his crucifixion, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God.
Acts 1:1-8 4 Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. 5 John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. 6 So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?
Acts 1:1-8 7 He replied, The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere – in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
Acts 2: So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah! 37 Peters words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, Brothers, what should we do?
Acts 2: Peter replied, Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 This promise is to you, and to your children, and even to the Gentiles – all who have been called by the Lord our God.
Acts 2: Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners, Save yourselves from this crooked generation!. 41 Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day – about 3,000 in all.
Acts 2: All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lords Supper), and to prayer. 43 A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. 44 And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had.
Acts 2: They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. 46 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lords Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity – 47 all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much. Helen Keller
"The holiest moment of the church service is the moment when Gods people go out of the church door into the world to be the church. We dont go to church; we are the church."
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Colossians 1:6 (NLT) This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about Gods wonderful grace.