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Acts 13 - NIV

13 From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.

14 From Perga they went on to Pisidian Antioch. On the Sabbath they entered the synagogue and sat down.

15 After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak.”

16 Standing up, Paul motioned with his hand and said: “Fellow Israelites and you Gentiles who worship God, listen to me!

17 The God of the people of Israel chose our ancestors; he made the people prosper during their stay in Egypt; with mighty power he led them out of that country;

18 for about forty years he endured their conduct[a] in the wilderness;

19 and he overthrew seven nations in Canaan, giving their land to his people as their inheritance.

20 All this took about 450 years.
“After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet.

21 Then the people asked for a king, and he gave them Saul son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, who ruled forty years.

22 After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’

23 “From this man’s descendants God has brought to Israel the Savior Jesus, as he promised.

24 Before the coming of Jesus, John preached repentance and baptism to all the people of Israel.

25 As John was completing his work, he said: ‘Who do you suppose I am? I am not the one you are looking for. But there is one coming after me whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.’

26 “Fellow children of Abraham and you God-fearing Gentiles, it is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.

27 The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus, yet in condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath.

28 Though they found no proper ground for a death sentence, they asked Pilate to have him executed.

29 When they had carried out all that was written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb.

30 But God raised him from the dead,

31 and for many days he was seen by those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to our people.

32 “We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors

33 he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm:

“‘You are my son;
today I have become your father.’[b]

34 God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said,

“‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’[c]

35 So it is also stated elsewhere:

“‘You will not let your holy one see decay.’[d]

36 “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his ancestors and his body decayed.

37 But the one whom God raised from the dead did not see decay.

38 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.

39 Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.

40 Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you:


“‘Look, you scoffers,
wonder and perish,
for I am going to do something in your days
that you would never believe,
even if someone told you.’[e]


a. Acts 13:18 Some manuscripts he cared for them
b. Acts 13:33 Psalm?2:7
c. Acts 13:34 Isaiah?55:3
d. Acts 13:35 Psalm?16:10 (see Septuagint)
e. Acts 13:41 Hab. 1:5

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W Pat Cunningham avatar
Our Responsibility to Non-Believers
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Apr, 2016
Summary: We Christians need to find more and more effective ways to communicate the Gospel message.
Scripture: Acts 13:13-25
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 289
Dennis Lee avatar
Ending Well
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jan, 2016
Summary: This sermon was given at the end of 2015. It's to help people think about ending well so that they can have a strong beginning. But also so that they can hear the words of Jesus at the end say, "Well done good and faithful servant.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 13:36
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,053
Oyewole O. Sarumi avatar
The Perfect Man Is After God’s Heart
Shared by: Oyewole O. Sarumi on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Perfect Man Who Is After God’s Heart, has His mind,thinks like God and always willing and ready to obey Him. Today, the kingdom of God is desperately short of perfect and godly men. These are men who know God, who are imbibed with God’s wisdom.
Darrin Fish avatar
Maturing in our faith
Shared by: Darrin Fish on Sep, 2015
Summary: In life we are called to encourage others
Mark Schaeufele avatar
History Of Salvation
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Aug, 2015
Summary: Salvation history is the story of how God worked in history to redeem us from sin.
Series: AD
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jul, 2015
Summary: The strength of the world is Jesus (Israel) the light of the world who God ordered to save the children.
Russ Adams avatar
My Addiction
Shared by: Russ Adams on Jul, 2015
Summary: Preaching has taken over my life!
Scripture: Acts 13:13-15
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 279
Michael Monica avatar
Shared by: Michael Monica on Jun, 2015
Summary: Understanding our Calling
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Feb, 2015
Summary: Life is full of surprises. With observation, we see that the Holy Spirit is as much in the detours as He is in the plans we carefully map out. Two passages in the New Testament & one in the Old demonstrate the truth of this insight.
Scripture: Acts 13:1-40
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,304
Damian Phillips avatar
After God's Own Heart
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Jun, 2014
Summary: This message explores what it means to be “a man after God’s own heart,” in an attempt to restore holiness among men. This attempt at restoration is accomplished by contrasting Saul's "lack of integrity" with David's "heart of integrity."
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 13:21-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,377
Darrin Fish avatar
Maturing in our faith
Shared by: Darrin Fish on May, 2014
Summary: How to motivate and encourage others.
Scripture: Acts 13:16-39
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 672
Jerry Cosper avatar
The First Missionary Journey: Part 2
Shared by: Jerry Cosper on Jan, 2014
Summary: Paul was surely in contact with God and he had an important message from God for the people that day that Luke records for us here.
Scripture: Acts 13:14-52
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 832
Jerry Flury avatar
A Heart with a Desire for God
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Oct, 2013
Summary: In Acts 13:22 after God raised David up to be king of Israel He gave this testimony about David, “I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after My heart, who will do all My will.” You and I need a heart like David, a heart that has a desire for God.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Acts 13:13-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,766
T.J. Conwell avatar
How do we Fulfill our Purpose?
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jul, 2013
Summary: Last week we defined our purpose which is: "Connecting people with Jesus Christ and each other". Today, using Scripture as our guide, we are going to learn the "how". (Acts 13:13-52)
Scripture: Acts 13:13-52
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 606
GUY GLASS avatar
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Mar, 2013
Scripture: Acts 13:13-43
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,159
Kyle Sullivan avatar
Making Your Life Count
Shared by: Kyle Sullivan on Jan, 2013
Summary: Sermon series based on Max Lucado's book Out Live Your Life
Scripture: Acts 13:36
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,443
Justin Ford avatar
Living Stones: Purpose
Shared by: Justin Ford on Nov, 2012
Summary: 2nd in a Capital Fundraising Campaign Series
Scripture: Acts 13:36
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,242
James Roberts Jr avatar
We Can't Afford to Turn Back Now
Shared by: James Roberts Jr on Oct, 2012
Summary: There are some things we cannot afford to turn back from that in fact we need to be doing.
based on 72 ratings
Scripture: Acts 13:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 18,240
Larry Turner avatar
A Man's Role in the Church
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jun, 2012
Summary: God is looking for a man after his own heart.
based on 11 ratings
Scripture: Acts 13:22
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 20,551
William D. Brown avatar
# 26 ~ FORTY c ~
Shared by: William D. Brown on May, 2012
Summary: Israel wondered in the Wilderness for FORTY years because of their seemingly everlasting complaining and God finally reach the point that He was going to severely chasten His chosen people, He was at one point about to kill the entire congregation and the
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Shared by: Antonio Silveira on Mar, 2012
Summary: Spiritual doors can be opened trough spiritual ways. SOmetimes prayer is not enough...
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Acts 13:3-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 12,648
Stephen E. Trail avatar
Building a Life of Purpose
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Oct, 2011
Summary: How to have purpose in Life
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 13:36
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,424
allan kircher avatar
Paul, Elymas, and Paul
Shared by: allan kircher on Sep, 2011
Summary: Should the glad tidings be denied? Should the Doctrine which God has given by express Revelation be held up to scorn? Woe to the men who dare provoke God!
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Acts 13:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,274
Jonathan Russell avatar
Jesus, According to Paul
Shared by: Jonathan Russell on Aug, 2011
Summary: This sermon explores the Apostle Paul's understanding of the person of Jesus Christ
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 13:13-41
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,413
Michael McCartney avatar
David’s Story
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Jul, 2011
Summary: David’s story can be summarized like this: A nobody becomes a somebody who then becomes a fugitive and ends up in the end the King of Israel.
Scripture: Acts 13:22-23
Views: 2,301
Craig Benner avatar
The Dash Between
Shared by: Craig Benner on Jun, 2011
Summary: That dash between your birthdate and your day of death seems so little and insignificant on the tombstone. All that one does during the "dash" is what counts for eternity. Fill that space with a life dedicated to God and His kingdom.
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on Apr, 2011
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 13:21-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,064
Thomas Giddens avatar
A Heart For God
Shared by: Thomas Giddens on Apr, 2011
Summary: A sermon about how to have a heart for God.
Scripture: Acts 13:21
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,167
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Brass Tacks of Christianity
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jan, 2011
Summary: When you have an opportunity to share the Gospel, you need to know which basics to target.
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A Comprehensive Faith
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jan, 2011
Summary: Evangelism is not primarily about keeping people out of hell, but winning them to serve God. That's why we need to keep the focus on God.
Scripture: Acts 13:13-26
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 701