2 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 12 The man of lawlessness

2 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 12 The man of lawlessness Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed bu the teaching allegedly from us – whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or byContinue reading “2 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 12 The man of lawlessness”

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 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison

Acts 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceededContinue reading “Acts 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison”

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 4: 32 – 37 The believers share their possessions

Acts 4: 32 – 37 The believers share their possessions All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace wasContinue reading “Acts 4: 32 – 37 The believers share their possessions”

Acts 2: 14 – 21 Peter addresses the crowd

Acts 2: 14 – 21 Peter addresses the crowd Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: ‘Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s onlyContinue reading “Acts 2: 14 – 21 Peter addresses the crowd”

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”

Luke 18: 18 – 30 The rich and the kingdom of God

Luke 18: 18 – 30 The rich and the kingdom of God A certain ruler asked him, ‘Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good – except God alone. You know the commandments: “You shall not commit adultery, you shall notContinue reading “Luke 18: 18 – 30 The rich and the kingdom of God”

Luke 18: 15 – 17 The little children and Jesus

Luke 18: 15 – 17 The little children and Jesus People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, forContinue reading “Luke 18: 15 – 17 The little children and Jesus”

Luke 16: 1 – 15 The parable of the shrewd manager

Luke 16: 1 – 15 The parable of the shrewd manager Jesus told his disciples: ‘There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, “What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your management, because you cannot be manager anyContinue reading “Luke 16: 1 – 15 The parable of the shrewd manager”