Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God – Part 2

Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God – Part 2 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached was not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. For you haveContinue reading “Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God – Part 2”

Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God

Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached was not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. For you have heard of myContinue reading “Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God”

1 Thessalonians 5: 1 – 11 The day of the Lord

1 Thessalonians 5: 1 – 11 The day of the Lord Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety’, destruction willContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 5: 1 – 11 The day of the Lord”

Reflections on Acts – chapters 8 & 9

Reflections on Acts – chapters 8 & 9 Acts 8: 1 – 8 The first thing I personally have to come to terms with is that God allowed Stephen to be brutally murdered. That’s not to say God was responsible, because he wasn’t; the responsibility lies firmly with those who killed Stephen. But God, knowingContinue reading “Reflections on Acts – chapters 8 & 9”

Acts 12: 19 – 24 Herod’s death

Acts 12: 19 – 24 Herod’s death Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there. He had been quarrelling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peaceContinue reading “Acts 12: 19 – 24 Herod’s death”

Acts 4: 23 – 31 The believers pray

Acts 4: 23 – 31 The believers pray On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. ‘Sovereign Lord,’ they said, ‘you made the heavensContinue reading “Acts 4: 23 – 31 The believers pray”

Acts 1: 12 – 26 Matthias chosen to replace Judas

Acts 1: 12 – 26 Matthias chosen to replace Judas Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas,Continue reading “Acts 1: 12 – 26 Matthias chosen to replace Judas”

Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants

Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants He went on to tell the people this parable: ‘A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruitContinue reading “Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants”

Luke 20: 1 – 8 The authority of Jesus questioned

Luke 20: 1 – 8 The authority of Jesus questioned One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. ‘Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,’ theyContinue reading “Luke 20: 1 – 8 The authority of Jesus questioned”

Luke 3: 1 – 19 John the Baptist prepares the way

Luke 3: 1 – 19 John the Baptist prepares the way In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberias Caesar – when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene – during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, theContinue reading “Luke 3: 1 – 19 John the Baptist prepares the way”