1 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 16 Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica

1 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 16 Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face ofContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 16 Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica”

Reflections on Acts – Part 3

Reflections on Acts – part 3 The passages covered in these reflections describe the way in which the Holy Spirit worked within the early church. They suggest how the church today could be renewed by God. Note, though – and it’s important – St Luke, when he wrote the words in the Acts of theContinue reading “Reflections on Acts – Part 3”

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 11: 1 – 18 Peter explains his actions

Acts 11: 1 – 18 Peter explains his actions The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticised him and said, ‘You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.’ Starting fromContinue reading “Acts 11: 1 – 18 Peter explains his actions”

Acts 10: 1 – 8 Cornelius calls for Peter

Acts 10: 1 – 8 Cornelius calls for Peter At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was known as the Italian Regiment. He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly. One day at about three in theContinue reading “Acts 10: 1 – 8 Cornelius calls for Peter”

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 8: 26 – 40 Philip and the Ethiopian

Acts 8: 26 – 40 Philip and the Ethiopian Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Go south to the road – the desert road – that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.’ So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of allContinue reading “Acts 8: 26 – 40 Philip and the Ethiopian”

Acts 8: 9 – 25 Simon the sorcerer

Acts 8: 9 – 25 Simon the sorcerer Now for some time a man named Simon had practised sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, ‘The man is rightly calledContinue reading “Acts 8: 9 – 25 Simon the sorcerer”

Acts 7: 1 – 16 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 1

Acts 7: 1 – 16 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 1 Then the high priest asked Stephen, ‘Are these charges true?’ To this he replied: ‘Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran. “Leave yourContinue reading “Acts 7: 1 – 16 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 1”

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”