Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
But some men from what was called the Synagogue of the Freedmen, including both
Cyrenians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and argued with Stephen.
Now there were at
Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers: Barnabas, and Simeon who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
As they were coming out, they found a man of Cyrene named Simon, whom they pressed into service to bear His cross.
at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.
And he was talking and arguing with the
Hellenistic Jews; but they were attempting to put him to death.
Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.
and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus
in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.”
And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were
conversing with him. Some were saying, “What would this idle babbler wish to say?” Others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange deities,”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection.
1 Corinthians 1:23
but we preach
Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
1 Corinthians 2:2
For I determined to know nothing among you except
Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ,