Cities in Acts (1)

The book of Acts tells us that Peter, Paul and other Christians traveled to many cities to tell about Jesus. Today we have cell phones, the Internet and television to help us spread the news about something important. But when the church first began, the only way to spread news about Jesus was by one person telling another person.
If someone wanted a person in another city to know about Jesus, that person had to travel to the city. That is exactly how the message about Jesus spread from Jerusalem into many areas of the Roman Empire.
Our Bible Reading today is about the day the church started in Jerusalem. Peter preached to a large group of people. “On that day about 3000 believers were added to the group of believers” (verse 41b).
For the next few days we will look at some of the cities were Jesus’ followers traveled, and we will learn how God’s church grew and spread around the world.