Acts of the Apostles in 140 Characters
Jesus taken to heaven. Apostles decide what to do next. Christians persecuted. Paul becomes a Christian & preaches Good News to world.
Jesus taken up in a cloud to heaven. After this, the apostles meet to decide who will replace Judas, who betrayed Jesus. They pick Matthias.
Holy Spirit comes & causes believers to speak in tongues during Pentecost. Peter pleads all to repent & be baptized. Believers fellowship.
Peter heals a paralyzed man; after the healing Peter delivers a teaching.
Peter & John go before Jewish leaders; leaders don't know what to do w/ them. Believers pray together & share possessions.
Ananias and his wife Sapphira die for lying to the Holy Spirit. Jewish leaders begin persecuting Apostles to keep the Gospel from spreading.
Disciples choose 7 to assist them. One of the 7 is Stephen, who Jewish leaders say is corrupting people & they look for way to kill him.
Stephen tells Jewish leaders their hearts & ears are uncircumcised; leaders so angry that they kill him. Saul, who became Paul, is there.
Saul approves of killing; he begins to persecute other believers and destroy their foundation. Apostle Philip evangelizes to an official.
God appears to Saul while going to Damascus to persecute believers, and becomes a Christian; Peter brings a dead woman to life.
God tells Peter to eat at Cornelius (a non-Jew) home; Peter is hesitant to dine with non-Jew, but realizes God doesn't favor one people.
Peter explains why he ate with a non-Jew; by end of his story, no one had any objections and now believed all could be granted repentance.
Peter is put in prison by King Herold to get the approval of Jewish leaders; an angel rescues him from his jail cell.
Paul (who was formally known as Saul) and Barnabas are sent off to preach the word of God.
Paul and Barnabas continue to go around synagogues in the Mediterranean; nearly stoned on one occasion.
Council started to decide if Gentiles should be circumcised. Barnabas & Paul argue that you don't. Paul & Barnabas go their separate ways.
Paul continues to travel and preach with Silas. They are in prison, but are released when magistrates discover they are Roman citizens.
Paul continues to spread the good news; some Jewish leaders try to stir up trouble to stop it.
Paul goes to Corinth & tries to preach to the Jews; when they become abuse he declares he will only preach to the Gentiles.
Paul continues to preach the gospel. People who make and sell goods for idol worship become nervous about losing business and start a riot.
Paul returns to Jerusalem where angry Jewish leaders want to kill him; commander of Roman Army arrested Paul before they can hurt him.
Paul gives testimonial to Jewish crowd; they are quiet until he says God will send him to the Gentiles; his Roman citizenship helps him.
Over 40 Jewish priest and elders make an oath to kill Paul; Paul is warned about this. He is transferred to another city by armed guard.
Paul brought on trial; to grant Jewish leaders a favor, Paul is left in jail but also given certain freedoms.
Paul brought on trial again; he appeals to Caesar. No one knows what they should write to Caesar, because he has did nothing wrong.
Paul gives his testimonial to King Agrippa; King Agrippa likes him & declares he could have been set free had he not appealed to Caesar.
Paul sails to Rome as a prisoner; a bad storm leaves them shipwrecked; miraculously everyone survived.
Paul arrives in Rome; is allowed to live by himself under guard. He calls together Jewish leaders and preaches to grounds under Roman guard.