Acts 11:19-30 - Jon B
Acts 11:19–30 (ESV)
Acts 11:19 Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews.
Acts 11:20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists also, preaching the Lord Jesus.
Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord.
Acts 11:22 The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch.
Acts 11:23 When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose,
Acts 11:24 for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord.
Acts 11:25 So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
Acts 11:26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.
Acts 11:27 Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
Acts 11:28 And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius).
Acts 11:29 So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea.
Acts 11:30 And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.