Acts chapters 1 – 5

Over the last few months I have been studying the Acts of the Apostles. I thought it might be helpful if I were to pick out the most important things I learned from each day’s study. To make it less daunting, I’m going to do this over the course of the next week. Over theContinue reading “Acts chapters 1 – 5”

Acts 15: 36 – 41 Disagreement between Paul and Barnabas

Acts 15: 36 – 41 Disagreement between Paul and Barnabas Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, ‘Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.’ Barnabas wanted to take John, also known as Mark, with them, butContinue reading “Acts 15: 36 – 41 Disagreement between Paul and Barnabas”

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 12: 25, 13: 1 – 3 Barnabas and Saul sent off

Acts 12: 25, 13: 1 – 3 Barnabas and Saul sent off When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark. Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought upContinue reading “Acts 12: 25, 13: 1 – 3 Barnabas and Saul sent off”

Acts 1: 12 – 26 Matthias chosen to replace Judas

Acts 1: 12 – 26 Matthias chosen to replace Judas Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas,Continue reading “Acts 1: 12 – 26 Matthias chosen to replace Judas”

The resurrection of Jesus – study day 2

The resurrection of Jesus – study day 2 I have collated all the resurrection appearances, and started to consider them carefully. This will take some time. In the meantime, this post that I made when I was studying St John’s gospel prompted me to pray and listen to Jesus about this study of the resurrection.Continue reading “The resurrection of Jesus – study day 2”

Luke 10: 38 – 42 At the home of Martha and Mary

Luke 10: 38 – 42 At the home of Martha and Mary As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But MarthaContinue reading “Luke 10: 38 – 42 At the home of Martha and Mary”