Reflections on Acts – chapters 8 & 9

Reflections on Acts – chapters 8 & 9 Acts 8: 1 – 8 The first thing I personally have to come to terms with is that God allowed Stephen to be brutally murdered. That’s not to say God was responsible, because he wasn’t; the responsibility lies firmly with those who killed Stephen. But God, knowingContinue reading “Reflections on Acts – chapters 8 & 9”

Acts 14: 8 – 20 In Lystra and Derbe

Acts 14: 8 – 20 In Lystra and Derbe In Lystra there sat a man who was lame. He had been that way from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, ‘Stand upContinue reading “Acts 14: 8 – 20 In Lystra and Derbe”

Acts 8: 1 – 8 The church persecuted and scattered

Acts 8: 1 – 8 The church persecuted and scattered On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house,Continue reading “Acts 8: 1 – 8 The church persecuted and scattered”

Luke 12: 1 – 12 Warnings and encouragements

Luke 12: 1 – 12 Warnings and encouragements [When Jesus went outside, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions, waiting to catch him in something he might say. Luke 11: 53 – 54 ] Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered,Continue reading “Luke 12: 1 – 12 Warnings and encouragements”