Galatians 4: 21 – 31 Hagar and Sarah

Galatians 4: 21 – 31 Hagar and Sarah Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman wasContinue reading “Galatians 4: 21 – 31 Hagar and Sarah”

Galatians 3: 23 – 29 and 4: 1 – 7 Children of God

Galatians 3: 23 – 29 and 4: 1 – 7 Children of God Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith.Continue reading “Galatians 3: 23 – 29 and 4: 1 – 7 Children of God”

The Epistles. 1 Thessalonians – Chapter 1

The Epistles. 1 Thessalonians – Chapter 1 Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you. We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your workContinue reading “The Epistles. 1 Thessalonians – Chapter 1”

Acts 19: 1 – 10 Paul in Ephesus – part 1

Acts 19: 1 – 10 Paul in Ephesus – part 1 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. There he found some disciples and asked them, ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?’ They answered, ‘No, we have not even heard that there isContinue reading “Acts 19: 1 – 10 Paul in Ephesus – part 1”

Acts 18: Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos

Acts 18: Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken. They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul leftContinue reading “Acts 18: Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos”

Acts 16: 25 – 40 Paul and Silas in prison – part 2

Acts 16: 25 – 40 Paul and Silas in prison – part 2 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flewContinue reading “Acts 16: 25 – 40 Paul and Silas in prison – part 2”

Acts 16: 11 – 15 Lydia’s conversion in Philippi

Acts 16: 11 – 15 Lydia’s conversion in Philippi From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis. From there we travelled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days. OnContinue reading “Acts 16: 11 – 15 Lydia’s conversion in Philippi”

Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house

Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the believers from Joppa went along. The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him andContinue reading “Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house”

Acts 2: 22 – 41 Peter addresses the crowd – Part 2

Acts 2: 22 – 41 Peter addresses the crowd – Part 2 ‘Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate planContinue reading “Acts 2: 22 – 41 Peter addresses the crowd – Part 2”

Luke 3: 21 – 38 The baptism and genealogy of Jesus

Luke 3: 21 – 38 The baptism and genealogy of Jesus When all the people were being baptised, Jesus was baptised too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my son, whom IContinue reading “Luke 3: 21 – 38 The baptism and genealogy of Jesus”