Reflection on the conversion of Cornelius

Acts 10 tells a story that is very significant to any non-Jewish Christian. It describes how God made it crystal clear that we Gentiles are forgiven our sins through belief in Jesus. Today’s post reflects on that story. Acts 10: 1 – 8 Let’s start by looking at Cornelius. He was not a Jew byContinue reading “Reflection on the conversion of Cornelius”

Acts 7: 44 – 60, 8: 1 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 4

Acts 7: 44 – 60, 8: 1 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 4 Our ancestors had the tabernacle of the covenant law with them in the wilderness. It had been made as God directed Moses, according to the pattern he had seen. After receiving the tabernacle, our ancestors under Joshua brought it withContinue reading “Acts 7: 44 – 60, 8: 1 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 4”

Acts 3: 11 – 26 Peter speaks to the onlookers

Acts 3: 11 – 26 Peter speaks to the onlookers While the man held onto Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. When Peter saw this, he said to them, ‘Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at usContinue reading “Acts 3: 11 – 26 Peter speaks to the onlookers”

Luke 17: 1 – 10 Sin, faith, duty

Luke 17: 1 – 10 Sin, faith, duty Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied round their neck than to cause one ofContinue reading “Luke 17: 1 – 10 Sin, faith, duty”

Luke 7: 36 – 50 Jesus anointed by a sinful woman

Luke 7: 36 – 50 Jesus anointed by a sinful woman When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so sheContinue reading “Luke 7: 36 – 50 Jesus anointed by a sinful woman”

Luke 6: 27 – 36 Love for enemies

Luke 6: 27 – 36 Love for enemies ‘But to you who are listening I say: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who ill-treat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat,Continue reading “Luke 6: 27 – 36 Love for enemies”