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 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: 23 – 31 The believers pray

Acts 4: 23 – 31 The believers pray On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. ‘Sovereign Lord,’ they said, ‘you made the heavensContinue reading “Acts 4: 23 – 31 The believers pray”

John 17: 20 – 26 Jesus prays for all believers

John 17: 20 – 26 Jesus prays for all believers ‘My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in usContinue reading “John 17: 20 – 26 Jesus prays for all believers”

John 6: 16 – 24 Jesus walks on the water

John 6: 16 – 24 Jesus walks on the water When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. A strong wind was blowing and the waters grewContinue reading “John 6: 16 – 24 Jesus walks on the water”

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”

John 4: 27 – 42 Many Samaritans believe

John 4: 27 – 42 Many Samaritans believe Yesterday, I read about Jesus’ conversation with a Samaritan woman. He led her from hostility and scorn to a state where she could hear and perhaps accept Jesus’ claim to be the Messiah, the Son of God. Today’s study continues that account. Just then his disciples returnedContinue reading “John 4: 27 – 42 Many Samaritans believe”

St John 1: 29 – 34

St John 1: 29 – 34 Once again, Saint John teaches us by means of a story. The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is the one I meant when I said, “A man who comes afterContinue reading “St John 1: 29 – 34”