Acts 13:13-52 At bedtime, I read to my son the scriptures where Paul and Barnabas visited the synagogue in Antioch and after the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue asked them if they had any words of encouragement for the people. What struck me is when Paul stood up, he … More Be Ready to Share Jesus
Acts 11:1-18 It’s interesting the reaction Peter got from his fellow believers when they learned that the Gentiles had received the Word of God. The Jewish believers contended with him, accusing him of associating with the uncircumcised. I couldn’t help thinking of Jesus who thought nothing of going to the home of a centurion whose … More Peter Defends God’s Grace
Galatians 1:13-17 In his letter to the Galatians, Paul shares how he became a Christian. It wasn’t something he ever dreamed would happen. He was a staunch believer in Judaism and its traditions. He was filled with a jealous zeal to protect his religion and was determined to stamp out any other religion he believed … More Paul’s Testimony
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome – 1 John 5:2, 3. Last Sabbath I read this definition in my Bible’s dictionary: Sabbath A holy … More Two Sabbaths?
“He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God” – Luke 23:35 As Jesus hung on the cross, soldiers cast lots for His robe and the people passed by, blaspheming Him, wagging their heads and saying, “Aha! You who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself, … More The King on a Cross
It’s very interesting how Paul opens his letter to the Galatians. “Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead)” He identifies himself as an apostle of Christ and the Father. He is preaching the Gospel of Christ who died and … More Only One Gospel
“Behold, to obey [is] better than sacrifice” – 1 Samuel 15:22 Obeying God is the key to having a productive and lasting relationship with Jesus. “As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Now remain in My love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in His love.” Jesus … More Obedience is Key