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"You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.
Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come.
"Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together.
And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases.
Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
And He summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits;
"These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues;
The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."
but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."
"And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit.
And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
God also testifying with them, both by signs and wonders and by various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit according to His own will.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
and saying, "Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.
A woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.
Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized.
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us--
"And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.] [And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.]
"But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,
And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I would not build on another man's foundation;
"The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you had put to death by hanging Him on a cross.
"When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,
so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
"This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: "Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans;
"Do not acquire gold, or silver, or copper for your money belts,
and He instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff--no bread, no bag, no money in their belt--
And He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece.
"Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way.
So then those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.
Therefore, those who had been scattered went about preaching the word.
Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John,
But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Opening his mouth, Peter said: "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,
But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and began speaking to the Greeks also, preaching the Lord Jesus.
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.
But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord.
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- Baptism Of The Holy Spirit
- Christ Sending
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- Healing Through Disciples
- Miracles, Nature Of
- Missionaries, Task Of
- People Of God, In Nt
- Power, Human
- Signs And Wonders Of The Gospel
- The Gospel To The Nations
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