So Peter was kept in prison, but prayer was being made earnestly to God for him by the church.
And large numbers of people were added to the Lord.
Then Peter began to speak: “Now I really understand that God doesn’t show favoritism, but in every nation the person who fears Him and does righteousness is acceptable to Him".
So the church had peace, being built up and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, and it increased in numbers.
But the Lord said to him, “Go! For this man is My chosen instrument to take My name to Gentiles, kings, and the Israelites."
An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip: “Get up and go south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he got up and went.
Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
But Stephen, filled by the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven. He saw God’s glory, with Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom
Now the large group of those who believed were of one heart and mind, and no one said that any of his possessions was his own, but instead they held everything in common