Peter’s Arrest and Deliverance Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them. And he had James the brother of John put to death with a sword. When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. Now it was during the days of Unleavened Bread. When he … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #101 – Acts Chapter 12
Jesus alone can save you from your sins. No works will earn you salvation. But following Christ comes with a cost. And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses … Continue reading Forms of False Christianity: Part 11 – What is True Christianity?
Choosing of the Seven Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food. So the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #95 – Acts Chapter 6
Fate of Ananias and Sapphira But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife’s full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the apostles’ feet. But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #94 – Acts Chapter 5
Healing the Lame Beggar Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the ninth hour, the hour of prayer. And a man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #92 – Acts Chapter 3
Ministry of the Twelve And He called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases. And He sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to perform healing. And He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics … Continue reading Read Through the Bible – Day #53 – Luke Chapter 9
Ignorance and Enlightenment The enemy has used both ignorance and "enlightenment" (or the perception of it) to mislead many. Even the church has been used many times to lead people into darkness - or to keep them there. In the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church capitalized on the ignorance of the laity regarding the truth of … Continue reading Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 2 – Ignorance and Enlightenment