Acts 7: 54-60…..A supporter dead – an enemy established.

Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of ManContinue reading “Acts 7: 54-60…..A supporter dead – an enemy established.”

Acts 7: 51-53….. A Frontal attack!

“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, you who received the lawContinue reading “Acts 7: 51-53….. A Frontal attack!”

Acts 5: 26-33…. Gently, gently!

Then the captain with the officers went and brought them, but not by force, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people.And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them, saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here youContinue reading “Acts 5: 26-33…. Gently, gently!”

Psalm 35: 7-14…..My enemies were very nasty!

For without cause they hid their net for me;without cause they dug a pit for my life.Let destruction come upon him when he does not know it!And let the net that he hid ensnare him;let him fall into it—to his destruction!Then my soul will rejoice in the LORD,exulting in his salvation.All my bones shall say,“OContinue reading “Psalm 35: 7-14…..My enemies were very nasty!”

Acts 4: 29-33…..After praying, they act.

And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gatheredContinue reading “Acts 4: 29-33…..After praying, they act.”

Acts 4: 23-28…..Assessing the situation.

When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, who through theContinue reading “Acts 4: 23-28…..Assessing the situation.”

Psalm 31: 1-5…..You are so much to me.

In you, O LORD, do I take refuge;let me never be put to shame;in your righteousness deliver me!Incline your ear to me;rescue me speedily!Be a rock of refuge for me,a strong fortress to save me!For you are my rock and my fortress;and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;you take me outContinue reading “Psalm 31: 1-5…..You are so much to me.”

Mark 14: 43-50…..Leaving the garden.

And immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man. Seize him and lead him awayContinue reading “Mark 14: 43-50…..Leaving the garden.”

Psalm 18: 37-46…..Sounds a bit gory!

I pursued my enemies and overtook them,and did not turn back till they were consumed.I thrust them through, so that they were not able to rise;they fell under my feet.For you equipped me with strength for the battle;you made those who rise against me sink under me.You made my enemies turn their backs to me,andContinue reading “Psalm 18: 37-46…..Sounds a bit gory!”

Psalm 13: 1-6….Down but not out!

How long, O LORD? Will you forget me forever?How long will you hide your face from me?How long must I take counsel in my souland have sorrow in my heart all the day?How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?Consider and answer me, O LORD my God;light up my eyes, lest I sleep theContinue reading “Psalm 13: 1-6….Down but not out!”