Galatians 6: 11 – 18 Not circumcision but the new creation

Galatians 6: 11 – 18 Not circumcision but the new creation See what large letters I use as I write to you with my own hand! Those who want to impress people by means of the flesh are trying to compel you to be circumcised. The only reason they do this is to avoid beingContinue reading “Galatians 6: 11 – 18 Not circumcision but the new creation”

2 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 18 Warning against idleness

2 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 18 Warning against idleness In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to followContinue reading “2 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 18 Warning against idleness”

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 24: 1 – 16 Paul’s trial before Felix – Part 1

Acts 24: 1 – 16 Paul’s trial before Felix – Part 1 Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor. When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented his case before Felix: ‘WeContinue reading “Acts 24: 1 – 16 Paul’s trial before Felix – Part 1”

Acts 13: 4 – 12 On Cyprus

Acts 13: 4 – 12 On Cyprus The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their helper. They travelled through theContinue reading “Acts 13: 4 – 12 On Cyprus”

Acts 9: 1 – 19 Saul’s conversion

Acts 9: 1 – 19 Saul’s conversion Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take themContinue reading “Acts 9: 1 – 19 Saul’s conversion”

Acts 7: 30 – 43 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 3

Acts 7: 30 – 43 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 3 ‘After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight. As he went over to get a closer look,Continue reading “Acts 7: 30 – 43 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 3”