Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)
and yet you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and Samaria and to the remotest parts of the earth."
Peter however, together with the Eleven, stood up and addressed them in a loud voice. "Men of Judaea, and all you inhabitants of Jerusalem," he said, "be in no uncertainty about this matter but pay attention to what I say.
Peter, seeing this, spoke to the people. "Israelites," he said, "why do you wonder at this man? Or why gaze at us, as though by any power or piety of our own we had enabled him to walk?
But many of those who had listened to their preaching believed; and the number of the adult men had now grown to be about 5,000.
Many signs and marvels continued to be done among the people by the Apostles; and by common consent they all met in Solomon's Portico.
Then the Apostles placed their hands upon them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
He who gives you His Spirit and works miracles among you--does He do so on the ground of your obedience to the Law, or is it the result of your having heard and believed:
"Go," replied the Lord; "he is a chosen instrument of Mine to carry My name to the Gentiles and to kings and to the descendants of Israel.
While they were worshipping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me, now at once, Barnabas and Saul, for the work to which I have called them."
Yet Paul and Barnabas remained there for a considerable time, speaking freely and relying on the Lord, while He bore witness to the Message of His grace by permitting signs and marvels to be done by them.
Then the whole assembly remained silent while they listened to the statement made by Paul and Barnabas as to all the signs and marvels that God had done among the Gentiles through their instrumentality.
God also brought about extraordinary miracles through Paul's instrumentality.
After exchanging friendly greetings, Paul told in detail all that God had done among the Gentiles through his instrumentality.
"'Go,' He replied; 'I will send you as an Apostle to nations far away.'"
I will save you from the Jewish people and from the Gentiles, to whom I send you to open their eyes,
1 Corinthians 1:5
that you have been so richly blessed in Him, with readiness of speech and fulness of knowledge.
1 Corinthians 9:2
If to other men I am not an Apostle, yet at any rate I am one to you; for your very existence as a Christian Church is the seal of my Apostleship.
1 Corinthians 15:10
But what I am I am by the grace of God, and His grace bestowed upon me did not prove ineffectual. But I labored more strenuously than all the rest--yet it was not I, but God's grace working with me.
2 Corinthians 11:4
If indeed some visitor is proclaiming among you another Jesus whom we did not proclaim, or if you are receiving a Spirit different from the One you have already received or a Good News different from that which you have already welcomed, your toleration is admirable!
To this end, like an earnest wrestler, I exert all my strength in reliance upon the power of Him who is mightily at work within me.