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Acts 13 - AMP

2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, Separate now for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them. 3 Then after fasting and praying, they put their hands on them and sent them away. 4 So then, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia, and from they sailed away to Cyprus. 5 When they arrived at Salamis, they preached the Word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And they had John as an attendant to assist them. 6 When they had passed through the entire island of Cyprus as far as Paphos, they came upon a certain Jewish wizard or sorcerer, a false prophet named Bar-Jesus. 7 He was closely associated with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, who was an intelligent and sensible man of sound understanding; he summoned to him Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the Word of God . 8 But Elymas G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.the wise man--for that is the translation of his name --opposed them, seeking to keep the proconsul from accepting the faith. 9 But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with and controlled by the Holy Spirit, looked steadily at 10 And said, You master in every form of deception and recklessness, unscrupulousness, and wickedness, you son of the devil, you enemy of everything that is upright and good, will you never stop perverting and making crooked the straight paths of the Lord and plotting against His saving purposes? 11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you will be blind, unable to see the sun for a time. Instantly there fell upon him a mist and a darkness, and he groped about seeking persons who would lead him by the hand. 12 Then the proconsul believed (became a Christian) when he saw what had occurred, for he was astonished and deeply touched at the teaching concerning the Lord and from Him. 13 Now Paul and his companions sailed from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia. And John separated himself from them and went back to Jerusalem, 14 But they came on from Perga and arrived at Antioch in Pisidia. And on the Sabbath day they went into the synagogue there and sat down. 15 After the reading of the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent to them saying, Brethren, if you have any word of exhortation or consolation or encouragement for the people, say it. 16 So Paul arose, and motioning with his hand said, Men of Israel and you who reverence and fear God, listen! 17 The God of this people Israel selected our forefathers and made this people great and important during their stay in the land of Egypt, and then with an uplifted arm He led them out from there. 18 And for about forty years Some ancient manuscripts so read.like a fatherly nurse He cared for them in the wilderness and endured their behavior. 19 When He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He gave them their land as an inheritance about 450 years. 20 After that, He gave them judges until the prophet Samuel. 21 Then they asked for a king; and God gave them Saul son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22 And when He had deposed him, He raised up David to be their king; of him He bore witness and said, I have found David son of Jesse a man after My own heart, who will do all My will and carry out My program fully. 23 Of this man's descendants God has brought to Israel a Savior , according to His promise. 24 Before His coming John had preached baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. 25 And as John was ending his course, he asked, What or Some manuscripts so read.who do you secretly think that I am? I am not He , but note that after me One is coming, the sandals of Whose feet I am not worthy to untie! 26 Brethren, sons of the family of Abraham, and all those others among you who reverence and fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation . 27 For those who dwell in Jerusalem and their rulers, because they did not know or recognize Him or understand the utterances of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, have actually fulfilled these very predictions by condemning and sentencing . 28 And although they could find no cause deserving death with which to charge Him, yet they asked Pilate to have Him executed and put out of the way. 29 And when they had finished and fulfilled everything that was written about Him, they took Him down from the tree and laid Him in a tomb. 30 But God raised Him from the dead. 31 And for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, and they are His witnesses to the people. 32 So now we are bringing you the good news (Gospel) that what God promised to our forefathers, 33 This He has Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.completely fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus, as it is written in the second psalm, You are My Son; today I have begotten You . 34 And as to His having raised Him from among the dead, now no more to return to putrefaction and dissolution , He spoke in this way, I will fulfill and give to you the holy and sure mercy and blessings to David. 35 For this reason He says also in another psalm, You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption . 36 For David, after he had served God's will and purpose and counsel in his own generation, fell asleep and was buried among his forefathers, and he did see corruption and undergo putrefaction and dissolution . 37 But He Whom God raised up saw no corruption . 38 So let it be clearly known and understood by you, brethren, that through this Man forgiveness and removal of sins is now proclaimed to you; 39 And that through Him everyone who believes is absolved (cleared and freed) from every charge from which he could not be justified and freed by the Law of Moses and given right standing with God. 40 Take care, therefore, lest there come upon you what is spoken in the prophets: 41 Look, you scoffers and scorners, and marvel and perish and vanish away; for I am doing a deed in your days, a deed which you will never have confidence in or believe, if someone declares it to you. 42 As they went out , the people earnestly begged that these things might be told to them the next Sabbath. 43 And when the congregation of the synagogue dispersed, many of the Jews and the devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked to them and urged them to continue in the grace (the unmerited favor and blessing) of God. 44 The next Sabbath almost the entire city gathered together to hear the Word of God . 45 But when the Jews saw the crowds, filled with envy and jealousy they contradicted what was said by Paul and talked abusively . 46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke out plainly and boldly, saying, It was necessary that God's message should be spoken to you first. But since you thrust it from you, you pass this judgment on yourselves that you are unworthy of eternal life and out of your own mouth you will be judged. behold, we turn to the Gentiles (the heathen). 47 For so the Lord has charged us, saying, I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles (the heathen), that you may bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth. 48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified (praised and gave thanks for) the Word of God; and as many as were destined (appointed and ordained) to eternal life believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Jesus as the Christ and their Savior). 49 And so the Word of the Lord scattered and spread throughout the whole region. 50 But the Jews stirred up the devout women of high rank and the outstanding men of the town, and instigated persecution against Paul and Barnabas and drove them out of their boundaries. 51 But shook off the dust from their feet against them and went to Iconium. 52 And the disciples were continually filled with joy and the Holy Spirit.

Sermons on Acts 13 More sermons: Acts 13

Mark A. Barber avatar
And the Holy Spirit Said
Shared by: Mark A. Barber on Jan, 2017
Summary: The Holy Spirit leads us, not we the Holy Spirit.
Scripture: Acts 13:1-4
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 24
Beverly Holstein avatar
Shared by: Beverly Holstein on Jan, 2017
Summary: Paul was able to keep pressing because he knew how to shake it off!
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 66
Jeff Strite avatar
The Prayer Of Antioch
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Aug, 2002
Summary: The prayer of Antioch got God’s attention in a big way, but we’re not told what they prayed. What can this unique prayer teach us?
based on 89 ratings
Scripture: Acts 13:1-3
Views: 5,880
Craig Condon avatar
The Power of the Holy Spirit
Shared by: Craig Condon on Aug, 2016
Summary: No one can stand in the way of God and not be punished. Christianity has nothing to do with the magic and superstition of the world. The power of God’s Word and the power of the Holy Spirit overcomes them all.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 13:1-12
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 1,370
Dan Carroll avatar
The Life of Paul Part IV
Shared by: Dan Carroll on Aug, 2016
Summary: Paul traveled 6000-7000 miles during his journeys and faced incredible hardships all for only one purpose, to spread the news of Jesus.
David Owens avatar
The Mission Begins
Shared by: David Owens on Jun, 2016
Summary: This sermon draws material from Chapters 10 and 11 in Charles Swindoll's book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit. This sermon draws lessons for our lives and ministry from the first part of Paul's first missionary journey.
Scripture: Acts 13:4-52
Views: 454
David Owens avatar
Following God's Lead
Shared by: David Owens on Jun, 2016
Summary: This sermon is based on Chapter 9 of Charles Swindoll's book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit, by Charles Swindoll. We discuss the fact that like Saul and Barnabas, we need to be ready to obey when God calls for the changes in our lives and ministries.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 13:1-4
Views: 1,257
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
Byron Harvey avatar
Stop Supporting Missionaries!
Shared by: Byron Harvey on Apr, 2016
Summary: This message, from Acts 13, argues that the proper relationship between the church and missionaries involves missionaries supporting the church, rather than the other way around, because the work of mission is the work of the church as led by the Spirit.
Scripture: Acts 12:24-13:4
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 368
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 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 13:36
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,057
James Lee avatar
Get on the Move or Get Out of the Way part 1
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
James Lee avatar
“Can You See What Satan Sees?”
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I used a sermon by Pastor Rich Dunbar, which has been a blessing as well as a great help in sermon preparation, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
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.
Bob Faulkner avatar
Paul and Universalism
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Nov, 2015
Summary: Surely if there is a shred of evidence for the doctrine of universalism, it can be found in Paul. Good luck with that...
Series: Universalism
Scripture: Acts 13:47-48
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 470
Paul Basehore avatar
Baking Bread
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Oct, 2015
Summary: If we don't work together with other believers, we will be unfinished -- like bread made without yeast.
Series: Baking Bread
Stephen Belokur avatar
I Don't Need Church!
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Oct, 2015
Summary: What is the church? Is it necessary for a Christian to be connected to a local church if at all possible? What are the functions and benefits of the church? Why does the Lord think so highly of the Church if we don't?
Mark Schaeufele avatar
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Sep, 2015
Summary: We should always keep a positive attitude in preaching the gospel.
Series: AD
Scripture: Acts 13:44-52
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,621
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
Russ Adams avatar
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Shared by: Russ Adams on Jul, 2015
Summary: People will respond to Jesus in one of three ways.
Scripture: Acts 13:42-51
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 592
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.
Rick Burdette avatar
Until the Whole World Hears
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jul, 2015
Summary: Missions Globally, Set Apart, Teamwork
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
Russ Adams avatar
Runnin' with the Devil
Shared by: Russ Adams on Jun, 2015
Summary: The Devil has put many things in our lives that distract us from hearing the word of God.
Michael Monica avatar
Shared by: Michael Monica on Jun, 2015
Summary: Understanding our Calling
Greg Gordon avatar
Ministering And Waiting On The Lord
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” - Acts 13:2 It seems very unproductive to wait. Yet the Apostles who were anxious to see the Good Ne ..
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
A Mission Church with a Missionary Vision
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Jun, 2015
Summary: From Acts 13 we learn about the young church in Antioch that sent out Paul and Barnabas to share the gospel with others.
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Expanding the Boundaries
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on May, 2015
Summary: "Paul begins is ministry and those who have walked in darkness begin to see a great light. God's Kingdom is expanding.
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: 1,314
Wayne Lawson avatar
Communion, Consecration, and Commission
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Nov, 2014
Summary: Church leaders were not settled with what the Lord had done there at Antioch, because they believed the Lord had greater things for them and the Antioch church to do.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 13:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,089