2 Thessalonians 2: 13 – 17 Stand firm

2 Thessalonians 2: 13 – 17 Stand firm But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. He called you to this through our gospel, thatContinue reading “2 Thessalonians 2: 13 – 17 Stand firm”

1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18 Believers who have died

1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18 Believers who have died Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believeContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18 Believers who have died”

Acts 12: 19 – 24 Herod’s death

Acts 12: 19 – 24 Herod’s death Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there. He had been quarrelling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peaceContinue reading “Acts 12: 19 – 24 Herod’s death”

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”

Luke 9: 28 – 36 The transfiguration

Luke 9: 28 – 36 The transfiguration About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses andContinue reading “Luke 9: 28 – 36 The transfiguration”

John 17: 1 – 5 Jesus prays to be glorified

John 17: 1 – 5 Jesus prays to be glorified After Jesus said this, he looked towards heaven and prayed: ‘Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.Continue reading “John 17: 1 – 5 Jesus prays to be glorified”