Acts 8: Time to Go

We see now the fulfillment of Acts 1:8 is starting to take place. The gospel has gone forth from Jerusalem and now based on Stephens martyrdom the gospel continues to spread through out Judea and Samaria (Acts 8:1).

Samaria is a big deal. The Jewish folks used to treat the Samaritans with contempt. Even though they were half Jewish, they weren’t considered to be Jewish at all. The fact that the gospel would go to the people of Samaria and be confirmed by radical healing and other signs was amazing. The gospel is truly for the nations and the early church is now quickly spreading beyond the scope of Jerusalem and the surrounding Judea.

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