Daily Bible Nugget #121, Acts 1:8

The Nugget:

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

My Comment:

This passage records the “marching orders” Jesus left His disciples immediately before Jesus ascended to heaven. True to His promise, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples at Pentecost. The New Testament church grew in the direction Jesus commanded. First, the disciples witnessed in Jerusalem and all Judea. Then they witnessed in Samaria. After that, they brought the message of the Gospel to the rest of the inhabited earth. In our own time, Jerusalem could well represent our home town, our immediate neighborhood. Judea could represent the larger surrounding area. Samaria would represent “the other side of the tracks,” those neighborhoods and areas inhabited by those that are culturally or racially different from ourselves. The uttermost part of the earth would represent our outreach to the rest of the planet. The Gospel message, to be most effective, needs to be communicated by those who have been empowered for service by the Holy Spirit.

For those who desire to DIG DEEPER into this subject:

(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on pages 1212-1213 for Acts 1:8.

(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 1231 or in Logos 5 Bible software for Acts 1:8.

(3) Lacking access to those two resources, consult the cross references for this passage as I have developed them as given below:

Acts 1:8. But ye shall. Ac *2:1-4. *6:8. 8:19. 2 K 2:9, 15. Mi 3:8. Zc *4:6. Mt 10:26. Mk 3:14. Lk 10:19. 11:49. Jn *15:16. Re 11:3-6. power, etc. or, the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you. Ac 4:33. 10:38. Ps 110:3. Mt 10:1. Lk +*1:35. 4:14. 9:1. 24:49. Ro 15:13, 19. 1 C 12:10. Ep 3:16. Col *1:11. 1 Th 1:5. 2 T +**1:7. after that. ver. +5. Lk *24:49. Ghost. Gr. pneuma, Mt +1:18. Jn 14:26. and. FS148, Ge +8:22. ye shall. ver. 22. Ac +*2:32. 3:15. *4:18, 33. 5:32. 10:39-41. 13:31, 47. 22:15. Pr 8:1. Mt 22:4. 23:34. +*28:19. Mk **16:15. Lk 24:46-49. Jn 15:27. witnesses. ver. 22. Ac +*2:24n. 4:20. 8:25. Is 43:10n, 12. 44:8. 48:6. Ezk 3:4. Am +*7:15. Lk *1:2. *+24:48. Jn 1:7. 15:26, 27. 1 P 5:11. unto me. Ac 10:42. Ne +*9:6. Mt 13:37. Jn 20:21. in Jerusalem. Ac 2:14. 3:26. *5:28. 11:19. *26:20. Is *2:3. Mi 4:2. Lk *24:46-49. Ro *15:19. all Judea. Ac 8:1. *10:37. in Samaria. Ac *8:1, 5-25. Mt 10:5. Lk 17:16. Jn 4:9, 41. unto. Ac 9:32. 13:4, 5, 46, 47. Ps 22:27. 98:3. Is 8:9. 42:10. 49:6. 52:10. 66:19. Je 16:19. Mt 24:14. +*28:19. Mk +13:27. **16:15. Ro 10:18. 15:19. Ga 2:8. Col *1:23.

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One Response to Daily Bible Nugget #121, Acts 1:8

  1. ken sagely says:

    acts 1.8 but ye shall receive power after that the holy spirit is come upon
    you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in jerusalem, and in all judea,
    samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

    my favorite cross refs on act 1.8
    1.ac 2.4 they were all filled with holy spirit, and began to speak
    with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance.
    2. ac 13.4-5 so they, being sent forth by the holy spirit, departed
    unto seleucia; and from thence they sailed to cyprus. and when
    they were at salamis, they preached the word of God in the syna
    gogues of the jews.
    3. lk 24.46-49 thus it behoved christ to suffer, and to rise from the
    dead the third day. vs 47 and that repentance and remission of sins
    should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at
    jerusalem. vs 48 and ye are witnesses of these things. vs 49
    and behold, i send the promise of my father upon you; but tarry ye
    in the city of jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
    4. ac 4.33 with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection
    of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
    5. ac 6.5,8 they chose stephen, a man full of faith and of the holy spirit.
    vs 8. and stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles
    among the people.
    6. mat 28.19 Go ye,….and teach all nations.
    7. mk 16.15 Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every
    creature.
    8. rom 15.19 through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit
    of God; so that from jerusalem, and round about unto illyricum, i have
    fully preached the gospel of Christ.

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