Acts of the Apostles chapters 6 & 7

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. Acts 6:Continue reading “Acts of the Apostles chapters 6 & 7”

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”

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”

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”

Acts 7: 17 – 29 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 2

Acts 7: 17 – 29 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 2 ‘As the time drew near for God to fulfil his promise to Abraham, the number of our people in Egypt had greatly increased. Then “a new king, to whom Joseph meant nothing, came to power in Egypt”. He dealt treacherously with ourContinue reading “Acts 7: 17 – 29 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 2”

Luke 20: 27 – 39 The resurrection and marriage

Luke 20: 27 – 39 The resurrection and marriage Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspringContinue reading “Luke 20: 27 – 39 The resurrection and marriage”

John 5: 31 – 47 Testimonies about Jesus

John 5: 31 – 47 Testimonies about Jesus ‘If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. I think, in view of what comes later in this passage, that Jesus means that if he were claiming credit for his actions, then such claims would not be true. But he’s not claiming credit; he isContinue reading “John 5: 31 – 47 Testimonies about Jesus”