Posts Tagged ‘Gentile church beginnings’

Acts 11:19-30 Christ Like

They will know we are Christians by our love

Luke takes us to one of the new groups of believers. The message came to these new believers because of the disbursement of the church following the stoning of Stephen. Good things came out of bad events.

I am going to confess a bit of confusion here. We have run into the term Hellenists before; in Acts 6:1 and Acts 9:29. In my bible helps on the first two occasions their footnote says “Greek-speaking Jews.” In today’s text the footnote says “Greek-speaking non-Jews.” I have gone to the Strong’s Concordance through and they list all three instances under “Greek-speaking Jews.” When I look specifically at today’s verse it tells me: Read more »