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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Meditations for Muslims: Conversions in the Book of Acts

In Acts 14, 15, and 16 we see miracles, many conversions to Christ, and consequent persecution of the believers. The Good News is preached but it is only referred to; it is not specifically said. This includes Iconium, Lystra and Derbe. Perga and Attalia all in Turkey on Paul’s and Barnabas’ first missionary journey and beginning of Paul’s second in Syria, Cilicia, Derbe, Lystra, Phrygia, Galatia, and Philippi. In Acts 17 at Thessalonica (modern day Salonika) Paul preached the Gospel.

When they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. "This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Christ,” he said. Some of the Jews were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a large number of God-fearing Greeks and not a few prominent women. Acts 17:1-4 (NIV)

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