June, 2019


THE BOOK OF ACTS – A STRATEGIC ENCOUNTER

A STRATEGIC ENCOUNTER “After spending a considerable time with the Antioch Christians, Paul set off again for Galatia and Phrygia, retracing his old tracks, one town after another, putting fresh heart into the disciples. “A man named Apollos came to Ephesus. He was a Jew, born in Alexandria, Egypt, and a terrific speaker, eloquent and powerful in his preaching of …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – ROUND TWO

ROUND TWO “Paul stayed a while in Corinth, but then it was time to take leave of his friends. Saying his goodbyes, he sailed for Syria, Priscilla and Aquila with him. Before boarding the ship in the harbour town of Cenchrea, he had his head shaved as part of a vow he had taken. “They landed at Ephesus, where Priscilla …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – CARELESSLY INDIFFERENT

CARELESSLY INDIFFERENT! “But when Gallio was governor of Achaia province, the Jews got up a campaign against Paul, hauled him into court, and filed charges. ‘This man is seducing people into acts of worship that are illegal.’ “Just as Paul was about to defend himself, Gallio interrupted and said to the Jews, ‘If this were a matter of criminal conduct, …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – PIGS IN PINK TUTUS

PIGS IN PINK TUTUS “In the course of listening to Paul, a great many Corinthians believed and were baptised. One night the Master spoke to Paul in a dream, ‘Keep it up and don’t let anyone intimidate or silence you. No matter what happens, I’m with you and no one is going to be able to hurt you. You have …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – STUMBLING BLOCK

STUMBLING BLOCK “When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was able to give all his time to preaching and teaching, doing everything he could to persuade the Jews that Jesus was in fact God’s Messiah. But no such luck. All they did was argue contentiously and contradict him at every turn. Totally exasperated, Paul had finally had it with …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – NO BUM

CHAPTER 18 NO BUM “After Athens, Paul went to Corinth. That is where he discovered Aquila, a Jew born in Pontus, and his wife, Priscilla. They had just arrived from Italy, part of the general expulsion from Rome ordered by Claudius. Paul moved in with them, and they worked together at their common trade of tent-making. But every Sabbath he …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – THE LINE IN THE SAND

THE LINE IN THE SAND “God overlooks it as long as you don’t know any better — but that time is past. The unknown is now known, and He’s calling for a radical life-change. He has set a day when the entire human race will be judged and everything set right. And He has already appointed the judge, confirming Him …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – WITHOUT EXCUSE

WITHOUT EXCUSE  “‘The God who made the world and everything in it, this Master of sky and land, doesn’t live in custom-made shrines or need the human race to run errands for Him, as if He couldn’t take care of Himself. He makes the creatures; the creatures don’t make Him. Starting from scratch, He made the entire human race and …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE

ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE “These people got together and asked him to make a public presentation over at the Areopagus, where things were a little quieter. They said, ‘This is a new one on us. We’ve never heard anything quite like it. Where did you come up with this anyway? Explain it so we can understand.’ Downtown Areopagus was …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – OCCUPIED TERRITORY

OCCUPIED TERRITORY “The longer Paul waited in Athens for Silas and Timothy, the angrier he got — all those idols! The city was a junkyard of idols. “He discussed it with the Jews and other like-minded people at their meeting place. And every day he went out on the streets and talked with anyone who happened along. He got to …Continue reading →