Mark 7: 24 – 30 Jesus honours a Syro-Phoenician woman’s faith

Mark 7: 24 – 30 Jesus honours a Syro-Phoenician woman’s faith Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose littleContinue reading “Mark 7: 24 – 30 Jesus honours a Syro-Phoenician woman’s faith”

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 21: 17 – 26 Paul’s arrival at Jerusalem

Acts 21: 17 – 26 Paul’s arrival at Jerusalem When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters received us warmly. The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James, and all the elders were present. Paul greeted them and reported in detail what God had done among the Gentiles throughContinue reading “Acts 21: 17 – 26 Paul’s arrival at Jerusalem”

Acts 18: 1 – 17 In Corinth

Acts 18: 1 – 17 In Corinth After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he wasContinue reading “Acts 18: 1 – 17 In Corinth”

Acts 15: 22 – 35 The council’s letter to Gentile believers

Acts 15: 22 – 35 The council’s letter to Gentile believers Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, men who were leaders among the believers. With them they sentContinue reading “Acts 15: 22 – 35 The council’s letter to Gentile believers”

Acts 15: 1 – 21 The council at Jerusalem

Acts 15: 1 – 21 The council at Jerusalem Certain people came down from Judea to Antioch and were teaching the believers: ‘Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.’ This brought Paul and Barnabas into sharp dispute and debate with them. So Paul and Barnabas were appointed,Continue reading “Acts 15: 1 – 21 The council at Jerusalem”

Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house

Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the believers from Joppa went along. The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him andContinue reading “Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house”

Acts 10: 9 – 23 Peter’s vision

Acts 10: 9 – 23 Peter’s vision About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. He became hungry and wanted something to eat, and while the meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. He saw heaven opened andContinue reading “Acts 10: 9 – 23 Peter’s vision”

Luke 17: 11 – 19 Jesus heals ten men with leprosy

Luke 17: 11 – 19 Jesus heals ten men with leprosy Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, ‘Jesus, Master, haveContinue reading “Luke 17: 11 – 19 Jesus heals ten men with leprosy”

Luke 13: 22 – 30 The narrow door

  Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, ‘Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?’ /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0cm;Continue reading “Luke 13: 22 – 30 The narrow door”