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THE BOOK OF ACTS – A TRAGIC TRADE

A TRAGIC TRADE “When Paul and Barnabas finally realised what was going on, they stopped them. Waving their arms, they interrupted the parade, calling out, ‘What do you think you’re doing? We’re not gods. We are men just like you, and we’re here to bring you the Message, to persuade you to abandon these silly god-superstitions and embrace God Himself, …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – THE WAR INTENSIFIES

THE WAR INTENSIFIES ‘”But then there was a split in public opinion, some siding with the Jews, some with the apostles. One day, learning that both the Jews and non-Jews had been organised by their leaders to beat them up, they escaped as best they could to the next towns — Lyconia, Lystra, Derbe and that neighbourhood — but then …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – CONFIDENCE WORTH HAVING

CHAPTER 14 CONFIDENCE WORTH HAVING “When they got to Iconium they went, as they always did, to the meeting place of the Jews, and gave their message. The Message convinced both Jews and non-Jews — and not just a few, either. But the unbelieving Jews worked up a whispering campaign against Paul and Barnabas, sowing mistrust and suspicion in the …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – IN THE EYE OF THE STORM

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM “Some of the Jews convinced the most respected women and leading men of the town that their precious way of life was about to be destroyed. Alarmed, they turned on Paul and Barnabas and forced them to leave. Paul and Barnabas shrugged their shoulders and went on to the next town, Iconium, brimming with …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – OUTSIDERS IN – INSIDERS OUT

OUTSIDERS IN – INSIDERS OUT “Paul and Barnabas didn’t back down. Standing their ground they said, “It is required that the Word of God be spoken first of all to you, the Jews. But seeing that you want no part of it — you’ve made it clear that you have no taste or inclination for eternal life — the door …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – POWERFUL NONSENSE!

POWERFUL NONSENSE! “When the service was over, Paul and Barnabas were invited back to preach again the next Sabbath. As the meeting broke up, a good many Jews and converts to Judaism went along with Paul and Barnabas, who urged them in long conversations to stick with what they’d started; this living in and by God’s grace.” Acts 13:42-43 (The …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? “‘David, of course, having completed the work God set out for him, has been in the grave, dust and ashes, for a long time now. But the One God raised up — no dust and ashes for Him! I want you to know, my very dear friends that it is on account of this resurrected …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – CRIME SCENE WITH A DIFFERENCE

CRIME SCENE WITH A DIFFERENCE “After they had done everything the prophets said they would do, they took Him down from the cross and buried Him. And then God raised Him from death. There is no disputing that — He appeared over and over again many times and places to those who had known Him well in the Galilean years, …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – WHO DID IT?

WHO DID IT? “From out of David’s descendants God produced a Saviour for Israel, Jesus, exactly as He promised — but only after John had thoroughly alerted the people to His arrival by preparing them for a life-change. As John was finishing up his work, he said, ‘Did you think I was the One? No. I’m not the One. But …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – THE APOSTOLIC MESSAGE

THE APOSTOLIC MESSAGE “On the Sabbath they went to the meeting place and took their places. After the reading of the Scriptures — God’s Law and the Prophets — the president of the meeting asked them, ‘Friends, do you have anything you want to say? A word of encouragement perhaps?’ “Paul stood up, paused and took a deep breath, then …Continue reading →