Acts 23: 12 – 22 The plot to kill Paul

Acts 23: 12 – 22 The plot to kill Paul The next morning some Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. More than forty men were involved in this plot. They went to see the chief priests and the elders and said,Continue reading “Acts 23: 12 – 22 The plot to kill Paul”

Acts 22: 30 and 23: 1 – 11 Paul before the Sanhedrin

Acts 22: 30 and 23: 1 – 11 Paul before the Sanhedrin The commander wanted to find out exactly why Paul was being accused by the Jews. So the next day he released him and ordered the chief priests and all the members of the Sanhedrin to assemble. Then he brought Paul and set himContinue reading “Acts 22: 30 and 23: 1 – 11 Paul before the Sanhedrin”

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”

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”

Acts 6: 8 – 15 Stephen seized

Acts 6: 8 – 15 Stephen seized Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called) – Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of Cilicia and AsiaContinue reading “Acts 6: 8 – 15 Stephen seized”

Acts 5: 21 – 42 The apostles persecuted

Acts 5: 21 – 42 The apostles persecuted At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associated arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin – the full assembly of the elders of Israel – and sent to the jail forContinue reading “Acts 5: 21 – 42 The apostles persecuted”

Acts 4: 1 – 22 Peter and John before the Sanhedrin

Acts 4: 1 – 22 Peter and John before the Sanhedrin The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.Continue reading “Acts 4: 1 – 22 Peter and John before the Sanhedrin”

John 11: 45 – 57 The plot to kill Jesus

John 11: 45 – 57 The plot to kill Jesus Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, believed in him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and Pharisees called a meeting ofContinue reading “John 11: 45 – 57 The plot to kill Jesus”