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PART 7

Jesus’ Resurrection to Paul’s Imprisonment

Jesus’ Resurrection to Paul’s Imprisonment

On the third day after his death, Jesus was resurrected. On that day he appeared to his followers five different times. Jesus continued to appear to them for 40 days. Then, while some of his disciples watched, Jesus ascended to heaven. Ten days later God poured holy spirit on Jesus’ followers waiting in Jerusalem.

Later, enemies of God had the apostles thrown into prison, but an angel freed them. The disciple Stephen was stoned to death by opposers. But we learn how Jesus chose one of these opposers to be his special servant, and he became the apostle Paul. Then, three and a half years after Jesus’ death, God sent the apostle Peter to preach to the non-Jew Cornelius and his household.

About 13 years later Paul began his first preaching trip. On his second trip Timothy joined Paul. We learn how Paul and his traveling companions had many exciting times in serving God. At last, Paul was put in prison in Rome. Two years later he was set free, but then he was put in prison again and killed. The events of PART 7 happened over a period of about 32 years.

 

IN THIS SECTION

STORY 102

Jesus Is Alive

After an angel rolls the stone away from Jesus’ tomb, the soldiers on guard there are shocked at what they see inside.

STORY 103

Into a Locked Room

Why do Jesus’ disciples not recognize him after he is resurrected?

STORY 104

Jesus Returns to Heaven

Before Jesus ascends into the sky, he gives his disciples one last command.

STORY 105

Waiting in Jerusalem

Why did Jesus pour out holy spirit on the disciples at Pentecost?

STORY 106

Set Free From Prison

The Jewish religious leaders put the apostles in prison to stop their preaching, but God has something else in mind.

STORY 107

Stephen Is Stoned

While he is being executed, Stephen offers an extraordinary prayer.

STORY 108

On the Road to Damascus

A blinding light and a voice from heaven change Saul’s life.

STORY 109

Peter Visits Cornelius

Does God view people of any one race or nation as better than those of any other?

STORY 110

Timothy​—Paul’s New Helper

Timothy left home to join Paul on an exciting preaching trip.

STORY 111

A Boy Who Fell Asleep

Eutychus fell asleep during Paul’s first talk, but not during his second talk. What happened between the two talks was nothing short of miraculous.

STORY 112

Shipwrecked on an Island

Just when all seems to be lost, Paul receives a message from God that gives him hope.

STORY 113

Paul in Rome

How can Paul do his work as an apostle while he’s a prisoner?