Galatians 6: 1 – 10 Doing good to all

Galatians 6: 1 – 10 Doing good to all Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. IfContinue reading “Galatians 6: 1 – 10 Doing good to all”

Galatians 4: 8 – 20 Paul’s concern for the Galatians

Galatians 4: 8 – 20 Paul’s concern for the Galatians Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods. But now that you know God – or rather are known by God – how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserableContinue reading “Galatians 4: 8 – 20 Paul’s concern for the Galatians”

1 Thessalonians 5: 12 – 28 Final instructions

1 Thessalonians 5: 12 – 28 Final instructions Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. And we urgeContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 5: 12 – 28 Final instructions”

1 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 13 Timothy’s encouraging report

1 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 13 Timothy’s encouraging report But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to seeContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 13 Timothy’s encouraging report”

Acts of the Apostles chapters 6 & 7

Over the last few months I have been studying the Acts of the Apostles. I thought it might be helpful if I were to pick out the most important things I learned from each day’s study. To make it less daunting, I’m going to do this over the course of the next week. Acts 6:Continue reading “Acts of the Apostles chapters 6 & 7”

Acts 28: 11 – 16 Paul’s arrival at Rome

Acts 28: 11 – 16 Paul’s arrival at Rome After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island – it was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux. We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days. From there weContinue reading “Acts 28: 11 – 16 Paul’s arrival at Rome”

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 15: 36 – 41 Disagreement between Paul and Barnabas

Acts 15: 36 – 41 Disagreement between Paul and Barnabas Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, ‘Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.’ Barnabas wanted to take John, also known as Mark, with them, butContinue reading “Acts 15: 36 – 41 Disagreement between Paul and Barnabas”

Acts 14: 21 – 28 The return to Antioch in Syria

Acts 14: 21 – 28 The return to Antioch in Syria [The next day Paul and Barnabas left for Derbe} They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. ‘WeContinue reading “Acts 14: 21 – 28 The return to Antioch in Syria”

Acts 11: 19 – 30 The church in Antioch

Acts 11: 19 – 30 The church in Antioch Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed travelled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews. Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speakContinue reading “Acts 11: 19 – 30 The church in Antioch”