Meditations for Good Friday

Meditation on St John’s account of Jesus’ crucifixion St John describes the crucifixion very briefly. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each sideContinue reading “Meditations for Good Friday”

Galatians 1: 1 – 10 No other gospel

Galatians 1: 1 – 10 No other gospel Paul, an apostle – sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead – and all the brothers and sisters with me, To the churches in Galatia: Grace and peace to you from GodContinue reading “Galatians 1: 1 – 10 No other gospel”

2 Thessalonians 3: 1 – 5 Request for prayer

2 Thessalonians 3: 1 – 5 Request for prayer As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honoured, just as it was with you. And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. ButContinue reading “2 Thessalonians 3: 1 – 5 Request for prayer”

1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18 Believers who have died

1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18 Believers who have died Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believeContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18 Believers who have died”

The Epistles. 1 Thessalonians – Chapter 1

The Epistles. 1 Thessalonians – Chapter 1 Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you. We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your workContinue reading “The Epistles. 1 Thessalonians – Chapter 1”

Acts 26: 19 – 32 Paul before Agrippa – Part 3

Acts 26: 19 – 32 Paul before Agrippa – Part 3 ‘So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate theirContinue reading “Acts 26: 19 – 32 Paul before Agrippa – Part 3”

Acts 25: 23 – 27 and 26: 1 – 11 Paul before Agrippa

Acts 25: 23 – 27 and 26: 1 – 11 Paul before Agrippa The next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp and entered the audience room with the high-ranking military officers and the prominent men of the city. At the command of Festus, Paul was brought in. Festus said: ‘King Agrippa, and allContinue reading “Acts 25: 23 – 27 and 26: 1 – 11 Paul before Agrippa”

Acts 25: 13 – 22 Festus consults King Agrippa – Part 1

Acts 25: 13 – 22 Festus consults King Agrippa – Part 1 A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus. Since they were spending many days there, Festus discussed Paul’s case with the king. He said, ‘There is a man here whom Felix left as aContinue reading “Acts 25: 13 – 22 Festus consults King Agrippa – Part 1”

Acts 24: 17 – 27 Paul’s trial before Felix – Part 2

Acts 24: 17 – 27 Paul’s trial before Felix – Part 2 ‘After an absence of several years, I came to Jerusalem to bring my people gifts for the poor and to present offerings. I was ceremonially clean when they found me in the temple doing this. There was no crowd with me, nor wasContinue reading “Acts 24: 17 – 27 Paul’s trial before Felix – Part 2”

Acts 14: 1 – 7 In Iconium

Acts 14: 1 – 7 In Iconium At Iconium Paul and Barnabas went as usual into the Jewish synagogue. There they spoke so effectively that a great number of Jews and Greeks believed. But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the other Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So Paul andContinue reading “Acts 14: 1 – 7 In Iconium”