Who were the first Christians

Daily Verse Reading – Acts 11:19-26firstchristians_600x155

19 Now those who were scattered by the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, preaching the word to no one except Jews. 20 Some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists, preaching the Lord Jesus. 21 The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord.

22 News of these things came to the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he arrived and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and exhorted them all to remain with the Lord with a loyal heart. 24 For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And many people were added to the Lord.

25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul. 26 When he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year, they met with the church and taught a considerable crowd. And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

Modern English Version (MEV)
The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.
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