Acts 15: 13-21: A Basic tenant of Christian thinking…

After they finished speaking, James replied, “Brothers, listen to me. Simeon has related how God first visited the Gentiles, to take from them a people for his name. And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written,“‘After this I will return,and I will rebuild the tent of David that hasContinue reading “Acts 15: 13-21: A Basic tenant of Christian thinking…”

Acts 14: 27 to 15: 5…..The snip theory.

And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. And they remained no little time with the disciples.But some men came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised accordingContinue reading “Acts 14: 27 to 15: 5…..The snip theory.”

Acts 14 : 8-18….Miracles misinterpreted.

Now at Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet. He was crippled from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul speaking. And Paul, looking intently at him and seeing that he had faith to be made well, said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” AndContinue reading “Acts 14 : 8-18….Miracles misinterpreted.”

Acts 13: 34b-41….David could not have been talking about himself!

‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.’Therefore he says also in another psalm,“‘You will not let your Holy One see corruption.’For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep and was laid with his fathers and saw corruption, but he whom God raised upContinue reading “Acts 13: 34b-41….David could not have been talking about himself!”

Acts 8: 5-13……Persecution scatters the believers.

Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed to them the Christ. And the crowds with one accord paid attention to what was being said by Philip, when they heard him and saw the signs that he did. For unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who hadContinue reading “Acts 8: 5-13……Persecution scatters the believers.”

Acts 5: 39c-42….Set free they carry on preaching.

So they took his advice, and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour for the name. And every day, inContinue reading “Acts 5: 39c-42….Set free they carry on preaching.”

Acts 2: 42-47…. Numbers are growing.

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions andContinue reading “Acts 2: 42-47…. Numbers are growing.”

Acts 2: 1-4….The promised Holy Spirit came !

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they wereContinue reading “Acts 2: 1-4….The promised Holy Spirit came !”

2 Peter 2: 4-10a….Examples provided.

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; if he did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a herald of righteousness, with seven others, when he brought a flood upon the worldContinue reading “2 Peter 2: 4-10a….Examples provided.”

2 Peter 2: 1-3….So what’s new?

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed. And inContinue reading “2 Peter 2: 1-3….So what’s new?”