Acts 12 opens with Herod arresting and killing James the apostle. Then, “When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also” (v3). Peter’s fate is to be the same as James’—just as soon as the … Continued
If we could know how godly men and women in the Bible viewed the local church, wouldn’t that help us shape our attitude toward it too? If we could find examples in the New Testament of apostles interacting with local … Continued
We draw our class on Acts to a close by looking at the book with a bird’s eye view after trekking through it on ground level.
“Paul in Rome”—After a miracle-filled stay on Malta, Paul finally heads for Rome. He arrives and calls for the leading Jews, whom he preaches the Gospel to. When they reject it, Paul excoriates them with a passage from Isaiah 6. … Continued
Habakkuk’s timeless conversation with God reminds Christians that God is in control, he is sovereign and just in his time and on his terms (not ours), and that the righteous will live by faith.
Most brethren know a few Scriptures merely by reference number: John 3:16; Hebrews 11:1; Psalm 23. Because we learned passages like these from childhood and have heard them quoted in the pulpit so often, we know them simply by a … Continued
“Shipwrecked”—As a prisoner, Paul finally sets sail for Rome. Trying to reach a safe winter harbor on Crete, a storm blows them southwest. For two weeks, they are adrift, unable to control where they go. While most think all is … Continued