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
Acts 12:21 When I read this I couldn’t help but notice the irony. Herod took it upon himself to attack the church. He killed James and when he saw that this pleased the Jews, he had Peter arrested and thrown into prison. Herod clearly didn’t know that the powers of darkness would not prevail against the … More Church Under Attack
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?
The Rabshakeh whom the king of Assyria sent to the king of Judah and the Israelites and tried to persuade the people into doubting their king and their God. He tried to convince them that since the gods of the other nations that Assyria conquered couldn’t defeat them why would the God of Israel be … More 2 Kings 18:28-35-2 Kings 19
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