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 8: 1 – 8 The church persecuted and scattered

Acts 8: 1 – 8 The church persecuted and scattered On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house,Continue reading “Acts 8: 1 – 8 The church persecuted and scattered”

John 13: 31 – 38 Jesus predicts Peter’s denial

John 13: 31 – 38 Jesus predicts Peter’s denial When he (Judas) was gone, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him. God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once. ‘My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You willContinue reading “John 13: 31 – 38 Jesus predicts Peter’s denial”