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The Scattering From Jerusalem
The apostle Paul was, literally, a journeyman preacher. He walked and sailed far and wide (see Paul's First Missionary Journey, Paul's Second Missionary Journey and Paul's Third Missionary Journey) to preach The Gospel of The Kingdom of God to those who would be converted, by the Holy Spirit, through his teaching of the Truth. Paul also met many Jews who had been converted to Christianity before Paul. Ironically, some of them almost certainly had been scattered into Turkey and Greece because of Paul (he was known as Saul before his conversion - see Rising Up From The Dust) when he was a deadly persecutor of Christians at Jerusalem. The martyrdom of Stephen was a key event that caused much of the Church of God (i.e. the people of God) to be scattered from the city.
"7:58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul. 7:59 And they stoned [see Stoning] Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep [see What Happens When You Die?]" (Acts 7:58-60 KJV)
"There was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria"
As stated above, those who were scattered did not include the apostles. Why would God have that happen? So "they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word."
"8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
Philip The Evangelist was first called to serve as a deacon. When he was forced to leave Jerusalem, he became a preacher and teacher of God's Word. He also soon experienced how false converts can, and almost always do, infect the true Church. Simon the sorcerer (see the Fact Finder question below) was just such a fraud.
"8:9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: 8:10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. 8:11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. 8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Fact Finder: What did Simon the sorcerer later become at Rome?