March, 2019


THE BOOK OF ACTS – THE WORD OF GOD PROSPERED

THE WORD OF GOD PROSPERED “They went ahead and chose — Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, Nicolas, a convert from Antioch. Then they presented them to the apostles. Praying, the apostles laid on hands and commissioned them for their work. “The Word of God prospered. The number of disciples in …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – GROWTH BRINGS ITS OWN OPPORTUNITIES

CHAPTER 6  GROWTH BRINGS ITS OWN OPPORTUNITIES “During this time, as the disciples were increasing in numbers by leaps and bounds, hard feelings developed among the Greek-speaking believers — “Hellenists” — toward the Hebrew-speaking believers because their widows were being discriminated against in the daily food lines. So the Twelve called a meeting of the disciples. They said, ‘It wouldn’t …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – HONOURED TO BE DISHONOURED

HONOURED TO BE DISHONOURED “That convinced them. They called the apostles back in. After giving them a thorough whipping, they warned them not to speak in Jesus’ name and sent them off. The apostles went out of the High Court overjoyed because they had been given the honour of being dishonoured on account of the Name. Every day they were …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – HANDS OFF THESE MEN!

HANDS OFF THESE MEN! “When they heard that, they were furious and wanted to kill them on the spot. But one of the council members stood up, a Pharisee by the name of Gamaliel, a teacher of God’s Law who was honoured by everyone. He ordered the men taken out of the room for a short time, then said, ‘Fellow …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – STICK TO THE POINT

STICK TO THE POINT “Bringing them back they stood them before the High Council. The Chief Priest said, ‘Didn’t we give you strict orders not to teach in Jesus’ name? And here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are trying you best to blame us for the death of this man,’ “Peter and the apostles answered,’ It’s necessary …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?

WHAT’S GOING ON HERE? “Meanwhile, the Chief Priest and his cronies convened the High Council, Israel’s senate, and sent to the jail to have the prisoners brought in. When the police got there, they couldn’t find them anywhere in the jail. They went back and reported, ‘We found the jail locked tight as a drum and the guards posted at …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – DON’T MESS WITH GOD

DON’T MESS WITH GOD “Provoked mightily by all this, the Chief Priest and those on his side, mainly the sect of Sadducees, went into action, arrested the apostles and put them in the town jail. But during the night an angel of God opened the jailhouse door and led them out. He said, ‘Go to the Temple and take your …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – AN EXPLOSION OF GOD-SIGNS

AN EXPLOSION OF GOD-SIGNS “Through the work of the apostles, many God-signs were set up among the people, many wonderful things done. They all met regularly and in remarkable harmony in the Temple porch named after Solomon. But even though people admired them a lot, outsiders were wary about joining them. On the other hand, those who put their trust …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – DEADLY PRESUMPTION

DEADLY PRESUMPTION “Not more than three hours later his wife, knowing nothing of what had happened, came in. Peter said, ‘Tell me, were you given this price for your field?’ ‘”Yes.’ she said, ‘that price.’ “Peter responded, ‘What’s going on here that you connived to conspire against the Spirit of the Master? The men who buried your husband are at …Continue reading →

TH BOOK OF ACTS – THEY LIED AND DIED

CHAPTER 5 THEY LIED AND DIED “But a man named Ananias — his wife Sapphira, conniving in this with him — sold a piece of land, secretly kept back part of the price for himself, and then brought the rest to the apostles and made an offering of it. “Peter said, ‘Ananias, how did ,Satan get you to lie to …Continue reading →