Acts 10: 44-48…..God acts.

While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extollingContinue reading “Acts 10: 44-48…..God acts.”

Acts 10: 39b-43…. the core of the gospel.

They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. And he commandedContinue reading “Acts 10: 39b-43…. the core of the gospel.”

Acts 10: 34-39…. Peter gives the background.

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), youContinue reading “Acts 10: 34-39…. Peter gives the background.”

Acts 8: 36-40…..An Ethiopian Baptism.

And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. And when they came upContinue reading “Acts 8: 36-40…..An Ethiopian Baptism.”

Psalm 40: 13-17….The Messiah calls out to God.

* Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me!O LORD, make haste to help me!** Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogetherwho seek to snatch away my life;let those be turned back and brought to dishonorwho delight in my hurt!Let those be appalled because of their shamewho say to me, “Aha, Aha!”*** But mayContinue reading “Psalm 40: 13-17….The Messiah calls out to God.”

Luke 2: 8-14…..More impressive than a TV announcement!

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, IContinue reading “Luke 2: 8-14…..More impressive than a TV announcement!”

Luke 2: 1-7 No place to stay!

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to theContinue reading “Luke 2: 1-7 No place to stay!”

Genesis 6: 11-16….Nearly a clean sheet!

Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight, and the earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filledContinue reading “Genesis 6: 11-16….Nearly a clean sheet!”

Genesis 4: 8-16…..The first murder.

Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voiceContinue reading “Genesis 4: 8-16…..The first murder.”

Acts 2: 36-41…..Peter calls for decisions to be made.

Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “RepentContinue reading “Acts 2: 36-41…..Peter calls for decisions to be made.”