April, 2019


THE BOOK OF ACTS – CONNECTING THE DOTS

CONNECTING THE DOTS “As Peter puzzled, sat there trying to figure out what it all meant, the men sent by Cornelius showed up at Simon’s front door. They called in asking if there was a Simon, also called Peter, staying there. Peter, lost in thought, didn’t hear them so the Spirit whispered to him, ‘Three men are knocking at the …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – A PLAN COMES TOGETHER

A PLAN COMES TOGETHER “The next day, as the three travellers were approaching the town, Peter went onto the balcony to pray. It was about noon. Peter got hungry and started thinking about lunch. While lunch was being prepared, he fell into a trance. He saw the skies open up. Something that looked like a huge blanket lowered by ropes …Continue reading →

THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES – PHASE TWO

PHASE TWO “Cornelius stared hard, wondering if he was seeing things. Then he said, ‘What do you want, sir?’ “The angel said, ‘Your prayers and neighbourly acts have brought you to God’s attention. Here’s what you are to do. Send men to Joppa to get Simon, the one everyone calls Peter. He is staying with Simon the Tanner, whose house …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – ENTER CORNELIUS

CHAPTER 10 ENTER CORNELIUS                                                                                                        “There was a man named …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – RESURRECTION PROOF

RESURRECTION PROOF “When this became known all over Joppa many put their trust in the Master. Peter stayed on a long time in Joppa as a guest of Simon the Tanner.” Acts 9:42-43 (The Message). What was it that caused the message of Jesus to touch people’s lives in wave upon wave every time a miracle happened? Was it the …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – GAZELLE

GAZELLE “Down the road a way in Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, “Gazelle” in our language. She was well known for doing good and helping out. During the time Peter was in the area she became sick and died. Her friends prepared her body for burial and put her in a cool room.” “Some of the disciples heard …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – BACK IN THE LIMELIGHT

BACK IN THE LIMELIGHT “Peter went off on a mission to visit all the churches. In the course of his travels, he arrived at Lydda and met with the believers there. He came across a man — his name was Aeneas — who had been in bed eight years, paralysed. Peter said, ‘Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – THE CHURCH AT REST

THE CHURCH AT REST “Things calmed down after that and the church had smooth sailing for a while. All over the country — Judea, Samaria, Galilee, — the church grew. They were permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God. The Holy Spirit was with them, strengthening them. They prospered wonderfully.” Acts 9:31 (The Message). Whew! What a relief! …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – THE TABLES ARE TURNED

THE TABLES ARE TURNED “After this had gone on quite a long time, some Jews conspired to kill him, but Saul got wind of it. They were watching the city gates around the clock so they could kill him. Then one night the disciples engineered his escape by lowering him over the wall in a basket.” Acts 9:23-25 (The Message). …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – CONVINCED AND CONVERTED

CONVINCED AND CONVERTED “Saul spent a few days getting acquainted with the Damascus disciples, but then went right to work, wasting no time, preaching in the meeting places that this Jesus was the Son of God. They were caught off guard by this and, not at all sure they could trust him, they kept saying, ‘Isn’t this the man who …Continue reading →