The same day Stephen is killed, the baddies start persecuting other Christians, too.
Everyone, except the main apostles, makes a run for it to avoid meeting the same rock-hurling fate as Stephen.
Saul is one of the ringleaders of all this. He's having people arrested left and right all on account of them being followers of Jesus.
Whoa. Saul is a real jerk.
Adventures In Samaria
Philip (one of the newly appointed seven) makes his way over to Samaria. There he starts preaching the good word about Jesus, healing people, and exorcising demons and all kinds of evil spirits. Philip has got the goods.
Everyone in the area is pretty impressed.
He runs into a guy in Samaria named Simon. Simon is kind of a big deal in Samaria. He goes around town doing all kinds of magic.