Jerusalem


THE BOOK OF ACTS – NO WAY, FESTUS!

NO WAY, FESTUS! “About eight or ten days later, Festus returned to Caesarea. The next morning he took his place in the courtroom and had Paul brought in. The minute he walked in, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem were all over him, hurling the most extreme accusations, none of which they could prove. “Then Paul took the …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – ONE

ONE “We saw that we weren’t making even a dent in his resolve, and gave up. ’It’s in God’s hands now,’ we said. ‘Master, you handle it.’ “It wasn’t long before we had our luggage together and were on our way to Jerusalem. Some of the disciples from Caesarea went with us and took us to the home of Mnason, …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – SMOOTH SAILING

SMOOTH SAILING                                                                                        “In the meantime, the rest of us had gone on ahead to the ship and …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – GOD HAS HIS WAYS!

CHAPTER 8 GOD HAS HIS WAYS! “The ringleaders took off their coats and asked a young man named Saul to watch them…Saul was right there, congratulating the killers. “That set off a terrific persecution of the church in Jerusalem. The believers were all scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. All, that is, but the apostles. Good and brave men buried Stephen, …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – IN THIS FOR GOOD

IN THIS FOR GOOD  “So they left the mountain called Olives and returned to Jerusalem. It was a little over a half a mile. They went to the upper room they had been using as a meeting place: Peter, James, John, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James, son of Alpheus, Simon the Zealot, Judas, son of James. “They agreed they …Continue reading →

Selective Hearing

SELECTIVE HEARING They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again He took the Twelve aside and told them what was to happen to Him. ‘We are going up to Jerusalem,’ He said, ‘and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the …Continue reading →

Dead Wrong, Devil

DEAD WRONG, DEVIL Then He began to explain to them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that He must be killed and after three days rise again. He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. …Continue reading →

No Loose Cannon

NO LOOSE CANNONS “Then after fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem, this time with Barnabas. I took Titus along also. I went in response to a revelation and, meeting privately with those esteemed as leaders, I presented to them the gospel that I preach among the Gentiles. I wanted to be sure that I was not running and …Continue reading →

Persecutor Turned Preacher

PERSECUTOR TURNED PREACHER “Then, after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days. I saw none of the other apostles – only James, the Lord’s brother. I assure you before God that what I am writing is no lie. Then I went to Syria and Cilicia. I was personally unknown …Continue reading →

Nailed!

NAILED!  “He told her, ‘Go, call your husband and come back.’ ‘I have no husband,’ she replied. Jesus said to her, ‘You are right when you say you have no husband. The fact is, you have had five husbands, and the man you now have is not your husband. What you have just said is quite true.’ ‘Sir,’ the woman …Continue reading →