Signs and Wonders in Acts

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2:1-4 Now when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like a violent wind blowing came from heaven and filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And tongues spreading out like a fire appeared to them and came to rest on each one of them. 4All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other languages as the Spirit gave them words. tongues 120 disciples evangelism in Jerusalem Of key importance to the message. 3000 saved
2:14 But Peter stood up with the eleven, raised his voice, and addressed them: boldness and power in speaking Peter evangelism in Jerusalem 3000 saved
2:43 Reverential awe came over everyone, and many wonders and miraculous signs came about by the apostles. signs & wonders apostles community of believers almost certainly aided evangelism
3:6-8 But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, stand up and walk!” 7Then Peter took hold of him by the right hand and raised him up, and at once the man’s feet and ankles were made strong. 8He jumped up, stood and began walking around, and he entered the temple courts with them, walking and leaping and praising God. healing Peter evangelism  
4:13 When they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and discovered that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized these men had been with Jesus. boldness and power in speaking Peter & John evangelism  
4:29-31 And now, Lord, pay attention to their threats, and grant to your servants to speak your message with great courage, 30while you extend your hand to heal, and to bring about miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31When they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God courageously. building shaken and believers filled with Holy Spirit all the believers evangelism  
5:3,9 3But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back for yourself part of the proceeds from the sale of the land?
9Peter then told her, “Why have you agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Look! The feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out!”
prophecy Peter protecting the church purity of church
5:12 Now many miraculous signs and wonders came about among the people through the hands of the apostles. signs & wonders apostles evangelism (see v14)
5:15 Thus they even carried the sick out into the streets, and put them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow would fall on some of them. healing by shadow Peter evangelism  
5:16 A crowd of people from the towns around Jerusalem also came together, bringing the sick and those troubled by unclean spirits. They all continued to be healed. healing & casting out demons apostles evangelism  
5:19-20 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said, 20“Go and stand in the temple courts and proclaim to the people all the words of this life.” Angel released them from prison apostles evangelism (see v20)
6:8 Now Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. signs & wonders Stephen evangelism  
6:10 Yet they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke. power in speaking Stephen evangelism  
7:1-53 7:54When they heard these things, they became furious and ground their teeth at him. power in speaking Stephen evangelism  
7:55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked intently toward heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. seeing into spiritual world Stephen evangelism  
8:6-7 The crowds were paying attention with one mind to what Philip said, as they heard and saw the miraculous signs he was performing. 7For unclean spirits, crying with loud shrieks, were coming out of many who were possessed, and many paralyzed and lame people were healed. healing of lame & paralysed, casting out demons Philip evangelism  
8:13 Even Simon himself believed, and after he was baptized, he stayed close to Philip constantly, and when he saw the signs and great miracles that were occurring, he was amazed. signs & wonders Philip evangelism  
8:17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on the Samaritans, and they received the Holy Spirit. impartation of the Spirit Peter & John evangelism  
8:26 Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go south on the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” angelic visitation Philip guidance for evangelism  
8:29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” hearing God’s voice Philip guidance for evangelism  
8:39 Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away instant travel Philip evangelism  
9:3-4 As he was going along, approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” knocked to ground, hearing God’s voice Paul Paul’s salvation  
9:8 So Saul got up from the ground, but although his eyes were open, he could see nothing. blindness Paul Paul’s salvation  
9:10 Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias,” and he replied, “Here I am, Lord.” vision of Jesus Ananias Paul’s salvation  
9:12 he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and place his hands on him so that he may see again. vision Paul Paul’s salvation  
9:18 Immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he could see again. healing of sight Ananias Paul’s salvation  
9:22 But Saul became more and more capable, and was causing consternation among the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Christ. power in speaking Paul evangelism  
9:34 Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Get up and make your own bed!” And immediately he got up. healing paralysed Peter evangelism (see v35)
9:40 But Peter sent them all outside, knelt down, and prayed. Turning to the body, he said, “Tabitha, get up.” Then she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. raised the dead Peter evangelism (see v35)
10:3f About three o’clock one afternoon he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God who came in and said to him, “Cornelius.” vision Cornelius evangelism  
10:10f He became hungry and wanted to eat, but while they were preparing the meal, he fell into a trance. vision Peter guidance for evangelism  
10:19-20 While Peter was still thinking seriously about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Look! Three men are looking for you. 20But get up, go down, and accompany them without hesitation, because I have sent them.” hearing God’s voice Peter guidance for evangelism  
10:46 for they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. tongues Gentiles evangelism  
11:21 The hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. probably miracles* men of Cyprus & Cyrene evangelism *“hand of God” is usually supernatural, e.g.1 Sam 5:11, Ez 8:1, Especially Acts 13:11; 14:3. Also Ex 8:19; Lk 11:20
11:28 One of them, named Agabus, got up and predicted by the Spirit that a severe famine was about to come over the whole inhabited world. prophecy Agabus encouraging the church  
12:7f Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared, and a light shone in the prison cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly!” And the chains fell off Peter’s wrists. angelic visitation & release from chains Peter encouraging the church  
12:23 Immediately an angel of the Lord struck Herod down because he did not give the glory to God, and he was eaten by worms and died. struck dead by angel angel protecting the church  
13:2 While they were serving the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” hearing God’s voice prophets & teachers guidance for evangelism  
13:11 Now look, the hand of the Lord is against you, and you will be blind, unable to see the sun for a time!” Immediately mistiness and darkness came over him, and he went around seeking people to lead him by the hand. struck blind Paul evangelism Elymas was hindering the gospel. The proconsul believed as a result.
14:3 So they stayed there for a considerable time, speaking out courageously for the Lord, who bore witness to the message of his grace, granting miraculous signs and wonders to be performed through their hands. signs & wonders Paul & Barnabas evangelism the miracles were specifically to support the message
14:9-10 This man was listening to Paul as he was speaking. When Paul stared intently at him and saw he had faith to be healed, 10he said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And the man leaped up and began walking. revelation +
healing of lame
Paul evangelism they were rejected
14:19-20 But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and after winning the crowds over, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, presuming him to be dead. 20But after the disciples had surrounded him, he got up and went back into the city. probable healing (almost dead) disciples encouraging the church  
15:12 The whole group kept quiet and listened to Barnabas and Paul while they explained all the miraculous signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them. signs & wonders Paul & Barnabas evangelism  
15:32 Both Judas and Silas, who were prophets themselves, encouraged and strengthened the brothers with many words. prophecy Judas & Silas encouraging the church  
16:6 They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the message in the province of Asia. hearing God’s voice Paul & Silas guidance for evangelism  
16:7 When they came to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them to do this hearing God’s voice Paul & Silas guidance for evangelism  
16:9 A vision appeared to Paul during the night: A Macedonian man was standing there urging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us!” vision Paul guidance for evangelism  
16:18 But Paul became greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out of her at once. demon cast out Paul evangelism  
16:26 Suddenly a great earthquake occurred, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. Immediately all the doors flew open, and the bonds of all the prisoners came loose. earthquake (Paul & Silas) evangelism  
18:9 The Lord said to Paul by a vision in the night, “Do not be afraid, but speak and do not be silent, vision of Jesus Paul guidance for evangelism  
18:10 because I am with you, and no one will assault you to harm you, because I have many people in this city.” supernatural protection Paul protection in evangelism  
19:6 and when Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they began to speak in tongues and to prophesy. tongues & prophecy Ephesian 12 evangelism  
19:11-12 God was performing extraordinary miracles by Paul’s hands, 12so that when even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his body were brought to the sick, their diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them. extraordinary healing Paul evangelism  
19:21 Now after all these things had taken place, Paul resolved in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem hearing God’s voice Paul guidance for evangelism  
20:10 But Paul went down, threw himself on the young man, put his arms around him, and said, “Do not be distressed, for he is still alive!” raising the dead Paul encouraging the church  
20:22 And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem without knowing what will happen to me there, hearing God’s voice Paul guidance for evangelism  
20:23 except that the Holy Spirit warns me in town after town that imprisonment and persecutions are waiting for me. prophecy prophets in each town guidance for evangelism  
21:9 He [Philip] had four unmarried daughters who prophesied. prophecy daughters    
21:11 He came to us, took Paul’s belt, tied his own hands and feet with it, and said, “The Holy Spirit says this: ‘This is the way the Jews in Jerusalem will tie up the man whose belt this is, and will hand him over to the Gentiles.’” prophecy Agabus direction  
23:11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Have courage, for just as you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” vision of Jesus Paul encouragement for evangelism  
24:25 While Paul was discussing righteousness, self-control, and the coming judgment, Felix became frightened and said, “Go away for now, and when I have an opportunity, I will send for you.” boldness and power in speaking Paul evangelism  
26:27 Do you believe the prophets, King Agrippa? I know that you believe. prophetic revelation Paul evangelism How else could he know the king’s heart?
27:10 Men, I can see the voyage is going to end in disaster and great loss not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives. prophecy Paul evangelism centurion eventually respected him (27:43)
27:21-22 Paul stood up among them and said, “Men, you should have listened to me and not put out to sea from Crete, thus avoiding this damage and loss. 22And now I advise you to keep up your courage, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only the ship will be lost. prophecy Paul evangelism  
27:23-26 For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve came to me 24and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul! You must stand before Caesar, and God has graciously granted you the safety of all who are sailing with you.’ 25Therefore keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will be just as I have been told. 26But we must run aground on some island. angelic visitation bringing prophetic word Paul evangelism  
27:31 Paul said to the centurion and the soldiers, “Unless these men stay with the ship, you cannot be saved.” prophecy Paul evangelism  
27:34 For not one of you will lose a hair from his head prophecy Paul evangelism  
28:5 However, Paul shook the creature [viper] off into the fire and suffered no harm survived snake-bite Paul evangelism  
28:8 The father of Publius lay sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and after praying, placed his hands on him and healed him. healing a fever Paul evangelism  
28:09 After this had happened, many of the people on the island who were sick also came and were healed. healing Paul evangelism  

Updated on 2009-06-28 (r.17) by Andrew Fountain