Acts 1:2; Acts 6:5; Acts 13:17; Acts 15:7; Acts 15:22; Acts 15:25
until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.
The statement found approval with the whole congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch.
"The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He led them out from it.
After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren , you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe.
Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas -Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren,
it seemed good to us, having become of one mind, to select men to send to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,