Acts 27: 27 – 44 The shipwreck

Acts 27: 27 – 44 The shipwreck On the fourteenth night we were still being driven across the Adriatic Sea, when about midnight the sailors sensed they were approaching land. They took soundings and found that the water was forty metres deep. A short time later they took soundings again and found it was thirtyContinue reading “Acts 27: 27 – 44 The shipwreck”

Acts 27: 13 – 26 The storm

Acts 27: 13 – 26 The storm When a gentle south wind began to blow, they saw their opportunity; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the ‘North-Easter’, swept down from the island. The ship was caught by the storm and couldContinue reading “Acts 27: 13 – 26 The storm”

Acts 26: 19 – 32 Paul before Agrippa – Part 3

Acts 26: 19 – 32 Paul before Agrippa – Part 3 ‘So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate theirContinue reading “Acts 26: 19 – 32 Paul before Agrippa – Part 3”

Acts 26: 12 – 18 Paul before Agrippa – Part 2

Acts 26: 12 – 18 Paul before Agrippa – Part 2 ‘On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. About noon, King grippa, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and myContinue reading “Acts 26: 12 – 18 Paul before Agrippa – Part 2”

Acts 17: 16 – 34 In Athens

Acts 17: 16 – 34 In Athens While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the market place day by day with those who happened toContinue reading “Acts 17: 16 – 34 In Athens”

Acts 17: 1 – 9 In Thessalonica

Acts 17: 1 – 9 In Thessalonica When Paul and his companions had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that the MessiahContinue reading “Acts 17: 1 – 9 In Thessalonica”

Acts 13: 4 – 12 On Cyprus

Acts 13: 4 – 12 On Cyprus The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper. They travelled through theContinue reading “Acts 13: 4 – 12 On Cyprus”

Acts 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison

Acts 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceededContinue reading “Acts 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison”

Acts 11: 1 – 18 Peter explains his actions

Acts 11: 1 – 18 Peter explains his actions The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticised him and said, ‘You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.’ Starting fromContinue reading “Acts 11: 1 – 18 Peter explains his actions”

Acts 9: 32 – 43 Aeneas and Dorcas

Acts 9: 32 – 43 Aeneas and Dorcas As Peter travelled about the country, he went to visit the Lord’s people who lived in Lydda. There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralysed and had been bedridden for eight years. ‘Aeneas,’ Peter said to him, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and rollContinue reading “Acts 9: 32 – 43 Aeneas and Dorcas”