Understanding the Person of Christ Nicene Creed (AD 325) And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence… Read More »The Word Made Flesh: Christmas 2022
Acts 24:1-27 NIV 24 Five days later the high priest Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor. 2 When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented his case before Felix: “We have enjoyed… Read More »Acts Part 37: Righteousness, Self-Control and the Judgment to Come
Acts 23:1-35 NIV 23 Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, “My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day.” 2 At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. 3 Then Paul said to him, “God will… Read More »Acts Part 36: God Will Deliver You!
Acts 22:1-23:11 NIV 22 1 “Brothers and fathers, listen now to my defense.” 2 When they heard him speak to them in Aramaic, they became very quiet. Then Paul said: 3 “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia,but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law… Read More »Acts Part 35: Testify!
Acts 21:17-40 NIV 17 When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters received us warmly. 18 The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James, and all the elders were present. 19 Paul greeted them and reported in detail what God had done among the Gentiles through his… Read More »Acts Part 34: Jerusalem, You Who Kill the Prophets
Acts 21:1-15 NIV 21 After we had torn ourselves away from them, we put out to sea and sailed straight to Kos. The next day we went to Rhodes and from there to Patara. 2 We found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, went on board and set sail. 3 After sighting… Read More »Acts Part 33: On to Jerusalem
Acts 20:1-38 NIV 20 When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said goodbye and set out for Macedonia. 2 He traveled through that area, speaking many words of encouragement to the people, and finally arrived in Greece, 3 where he stayed three months. Because… Read More »Acts Part 32: A Shepherd’s Heart for the Church
Acts 19:8-41 NIV 8 Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. 9 But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily… Read More »Acts Part 31: Revival and Riot
Acts 18:24-19:7 NIV 24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately,… Read More »Acts Part 30: No Fire, Wildfire and Controlled Fire
Acts 18:1-23 NIV 18 After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.2 There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, 3 and because… Read More »Acts Part 29: Do Not Be Silent