The Acts of the Apostles ClipArt gallery offers 11 illustrations of the expansion of the early church as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles and the New Testament epistles.

An ancient epistle, or letter found in the Bible.

Epistle

An ancient epistle, or letter found in the Bible.

Saint Mark sitting an a cloth-covered table writing the Gospel. Scrolls rest on the table. Beside him rests a lion, the Evangelist's traditional symbol.

Saint Mark Writing

Saint Mark sitting an a cloth-covered table writing the Gospel. Scrolls rest on the table. Beside him…

Saint Matthew sitting an a cloth-covered table writing the Gospel. The Holy Spirit, represented as a dove, hovers over his shoulder. Books and a human skull rest on the table. The skull, presumably, is a reference to man, the Evangelist's traditional symbol.

Saint Matthew Writing

Saint Matthew sitting an a cloth-covered table writing the Gospel. The Holy Spirit, represented as a…

"Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done." Acts 21:33 KJV

Paul Bound with Chains

"Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and…

"Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious." Acts 17:22

Paul Preaching on Mars' Hill

"Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things…

" 7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands." Acts 12:7

Peter Delivered from Prison by an Angel

" 7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote…

"On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common." Acts 10:9-15 KJV

Peter's Vision on the Housetop

"On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop…

"And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?" Acts 9:3-4 KJV

Saul Struck to the Earth on His Way to Damascus

"And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from…

"And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him." Acts 28:16 KJV

St. Paul's Arrival at Rome in Chains

"And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul…

"And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Acts 7:59 KJV

Stephen Stoned to Death by His Enemies

"And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." Acts 7:59 KJV

"And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." Acts 2:3-4 KJV

Tongues of Fire Resting on the Disciples

"And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they…