The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people

The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ WhenContinue reading “The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people”

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: 1 – 12 Living to please God

1 Thessalonians 4: 1 – 12 Living to please God As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know whatContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 4: 1 – 12 Living to please God”

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 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 21: 39 – 40 and Acts 22: 11 – 21 Paul speaks to the crowd – part 2

Acts 21: 39 – 40 and Acts 22: 11 – 21 Paul speaks to the crowd – part 2 Paul answered, ‘I am a Jew, from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no ordinary city. Please let me speak to the people.’ After receiving the commander’s permission, Paul stood on the steps and motioned toContinue reading “Acts 21: 39 – 40 and Acts 22: 11 – 21 Paul speaks to the crowd – part 2”

Acts 20: 1 – 12 Through Macedonia and Greece & Eutychus raised from the dead at Troas

Acts 20: 1 – 12 Through Macedonia and Greece & Eutychus raised from the dead at Troas When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia. He travelled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived inContinue reading “Acts 20: 1 – 12 Through Macedonia and Greece & Eutychus raised from the dead at Troas”

Acts 19: 11 – 22 Paul in Ephesus – part 2

Acts 19: 11 – 22 Paul in Ephesus – part 2 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to those who were ill, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them. Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits triedContinue reading “Acts 19: 11 – 22 Paul in Ephesus – part 2”

Acts 18: Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos

Acts 18: Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria, accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken. They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul leftContinue reading “Acts 18: Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos”

Acts 18: 1 – 17 In Corinth

Acts 18: 1 – 17 In Corinth After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he wasContinue reading “Acts 18: 1 – 17 In Corinth”