Jesus … coming to his hometown … began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. … And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.” And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
Peter … said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? … Listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know.”
Simon himself believed and was baptized. And he followed Philip everywhere, astonished by the great signs and miracles he saw. … God did extraordinary miracles through Paul. … So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?
God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. … For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
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