Acceptance and Opposition In Iconium they entered the synagogue of the Jews together, and spoke in such a manner that a large number of people believed, both of Jews and of Greeks. But the Jews who disbelieved stirred up the minds of the Gentiles and embittered them against the brethren.Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #103 – Acts Chapter 14
Saul Persecutes the Church Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. Some devout men buried Stephen, and made loud lamentation over him. But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #97 – Acts Chapter 8
Well, we've made it through our first book in our Read Through the Bible journey! Next up: the gospel of Mark. The exciting thing about rereading the gospel story in Mark - just after reading it in Matthew - is that we get to compare the perspectives and accounts right away. We can juxtapose those … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – A Few Words About Mark
A follow-up to "You Have a Gift"
Last night, I stopped at a gas station after church (my service meets in the afternoon). I walked inside to pay with cash, then returned to the car. And this man - about my height - on the other side of the gas pump starts talking to me. "Um...ma'am?" I can feel myself tensing up. … Continue reading Fearless Stranger