Majority Versus Minority

The Church Under Fire Chapter Seven Majority Versus Minority May 28, 2023 I am still reading in the book of Acts. And Paul had just finished giving his defense to King Agrippa. Then the king rose, and the governor and Bernice and those who were sitting with them. And when they had withdrawn, they said … Continue reading Majority Versus Minority

Hear My Case

The Church Under Fire Chapter Four Hear My Case May 27, 2023 I am now reading in Acts 25. The Apostle Paul was being held in custody under the authority of the governor Felix. And during this time, Felix would visit him on occasion and would listen to Paul sharing about his faith. And this … Continue reading Hear My Case

Bellowing with their Mouths

Psalms 59:1-4 ESV “Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me; deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men. “For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of … Continue reading Bellowing with their Mouths

They Gather Against the Lord

Summary Acts 4:1-22 The religious rulers in the temple were annoyed with Peter and John, for they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. So they arrested them. And the next day these religious rulers spoke with the apostles, and they asked them by what power or by what … Continue reading They Gather Against the Lord

God can Save Even the Worst of the Worst

Acts 8:1-3 ESV “And Saul approved of his execution. “And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. But Saul was ravaging the church, and … Continue reading God can Save Even the Worst of the Worst

Have No Fear

Video Talk Matthew 10:24-33 ESV “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household. … Continue reading Have No Fear

The Same Flood of Debauchery

1 Peter 4:1-2 ESV “Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.” Jesus … Continue reading The Same Flood of Debauchery

Whatever Befalls Us

2 Timothy 3:1-5 ESV “But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather … Continue reading Whatever Befalls Us

Standing Firm, with One Mind

Philippians 1:27-30 ESV “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not … Continue reading Standing Firm, with One Mind

Sharing in Our Sufferings

2 Corinthians 1:3-7 ESV “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by … Continue reading Sharing in Our Sufferings