Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God

Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached was not of human origin. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ. For you have heard of myContinue reading “Galatians 1: 11 – 24 Paul called by God”

Acts 23: 23 – 35 Paul transferred to Caesarea

Acts 23: 23 – 35 Paul transferred to Caesarea Then he {the commander) called two of his centurions and ordered them, ‘Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight. Provide horses for Paul so that he may be taken safely to GovernorContinue reading “Acts 23: 23 – 35 Paul transferred to Caesarea”

Acts 23: 12 – 22 The plot to kill Paul

Acts 23: 12 – 22 The plot to kill Paul The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. More than forty men were involved in this plot. They went to see the chief priests and the elders and said,Continue reading “Acts 23: 12 – 22 The plot to kill Paul”

Acts 21: 27 – 39 Paul arrested & Paul speaks to the crowd

Acts 21: 27 – 39 Paul arrested & Paul speaks to the crowd When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, shouting, ‘Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere againstContinue reading “Acts 21: 27 – 39 Paul arrested & Paul speaks to the crowd”

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 21: 1 – 16 On to Jerusalem

Acts 21: 1 – 16 On to Jerusalem After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Kos. The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to Patara. We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. After sighting CyprusContinue reading “Acts 21: 1 – 16 On to Jerusalem”

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”

Luke 21: 20 – 38 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times – Part 2

Luke 21: 20 – 38 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times – Part 2 ‘When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those in the country not enter the city.Continue reading “Luke 21: 20 – 38 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times – Part 2”

Luke 19: 28 – 44 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king

Luke 19: 28 – 44 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, ‘Go to the village ahead of you, andContinue reading “Luke 19: 28 – 44 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king”