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 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.”

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!”

Mark 10: 17-22…..Mere goodness not enough!

And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: Do not murder,Continue reading “Mark 10: 17-22…..Mere goodness not enough!”

Galatians 4: 1-7…..Adoption.

I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principlesContinue reading “Galatians 4: 1-7…..Adoption.”

1 Peter 1: 22- 2: 3…. A mixed pot.

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; Comment: This sentence sounds like one that I write before myContinue reading “1 Peter 1: 22- 2: 3…. A mixed pot.”

Hebrews 10: 8-18….Christ – the Perfect sacrifice

When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. And by that willContinue reading “Hebrews 10: 8-18….Christ – the Perfect sacrifice”

Hebrews 9: 16-28…. Bit by bit more is added.

For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive. Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. For when every commandmentContinue reading “Hebrews 9: 16-28…. Bit by bit more is added.”

Hebrews 6: 13-20… A promise from long ago.

For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise. For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oathContinue reading “Hebrews 6: 13-20… A promise from long ago.”