“Saul’s Conversion”—Saul, a zealous opponent of Jesus on his way to arrest Christians in Damascus, is blinded by a light. The ascended Jesus asks him, “why are you persecuting me?” When he arrives in Damascus, a man named Ananias preaches … Continued
“Gospel Spreads beyond Jerusalem”—After Stephen’s death, disciples disperse from Jerusalem. Philip travels to Samaria, powerfully preaching the Gospel there. The apostles are called to impart gifts of the Holy Spirit to Samaritans. Peter must rebuke Simon the sorcerer for his … Continued
“Stephen’s Sermon”—Stephen is hauled in front of the council and charged with blasphemy. In his reply to the charges, Stephen preaches one of the most scathing sermons in Scripture, emphasizing God’s constant faithfulness to his people and Israel’s perpetual unfaithfulness … Continued
Leviticus is where daily Bible reading plans go to die. The word Leviticus simply means “pertaining to the Levites”—we are not Levites, so what good is it for us? This is the Law of Moses, and we Christians are not … Continued
“Trouble in Jerusalem”—As the church in Jerusalem grows, so do the needs of the church. To address the problem of neglected Grecian widows, the apostles appoint 7 men to attend to them. One of these 7, Stephen, goes out preaching … Continued
“Ups & Downs in the Church”—The chapter opens with the first sign of trouble within the church, as Ananias & Sapphira are struck dead for their greed and dishonesty. The apostles are arrested again as they continue to preach and … Continued
What did Jesus teach about marriage, divorce, and remarriage?
The best things for our soul are not always the most enjoyable at the time.
“Peter & John Arrested”—Peter and John and interrupted and arrested as they preach in the temple. But the council does not count on Peter’s boldness before them, how irrefutable the healing of ch 3 was, and the tide of public … Continued
The two main characters of Luke 1 are Zechariah and Mary. Zechariah was a priest who served in the Temple (v5). He and his wife Elizabeth “were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of … Continued