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The church faces persecution

Many Christians flee to Antioch.
Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed, travelled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch. – Slide 1
They spread the good news about Jesus but only among Jews. – Slide 2
Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. <br/>The Lord was with them, and a great number of people believed and became Christians. – Slide 3
News of this reached the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. – Slide 4
When Barnabas arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord. – Slide 5
Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul (later named Paul). – Slide 6
When he found Saul … – Slide 7
… he brought him to Antioch. – Slide 8
So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch. – Slide 9
During this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. – Slide 10
One of them, named Agabus, stood up and through the Spirit predicted that a severe famine would spread over the entire Roman world. – Slide 11
(This happened during the reign of Claudius.) – Slide 12
The disciples, as each one was able, decided to provide help for the brothers and sisters living in Judea. – Slide 13
This they did, sending their gift to the elders by Barnabas and Saul. – Slide 14
Paul and Barnabus took the gift to the elders in Jerusalem who greeted them. – Slide 15
The gift was distributed to buy food for the brothers and sisters living in Judea suffering during the famine. – Slide 16
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