New Culture Puts Down Helpful Deeds that Brings People to Christ

Acts 9:32-43 The woman spoken about in this post is a follower of the way of Jesus Christ. She is a kind and helpful person who is charitable to the poor. Her name is translated into the Hebrew language as Tabitha and the Hellenistic (Greek) language as Dorcas. When her death is talked about, the … Continue reading New Culture Puts Down Helpful Deeds that Brings People to Christ

A Filthy Past but Living to Share the Gospel of Christ

Acts 9:20-31 Converted to Christ with a Lingering Bad Reputation. Conspiracy to Kill Conversions to Christ. Wolf in Sheep Clothing or Sinner Clothed in Holy Spirit? Spreading the Gospel in a "Right Wing," "Left Wing" Culture. Converted to Christ with a Lingering Bad Reputation.When a person receives the power of the Holy Spirit, the fiery … Continue reading A Filthy Past but Living to Share the Gospel of Christ

Mail of Christ’s Followers is Tracked, Light of Jesus Christ is Seen

Acts 9:1-9 Saul was sifting through all the letters sent to a specific church in search of the followers of Jesus Christ. He must have gotten an eye full because he started on his way to the suspected church to make arrests. I believe that he was thinking about what was written in those letters … Continue reading Mail of Christ’s Followers is Tracked, Light of Jesus Christ is Seen

The Holy Spirit is Beyond the Reach of Personal Enrichment

Acts 8:14-25 Devote Life to Jesus Christ. Can't Offer Things in Exchange for the Holy Spirit. A Heart Right with God Receives the Holy Spirit. Turn Away from UnGodly Thoughts. Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Devote Life to Jesus Christ.I was baptized in an Ohio creek called Paint Creek, but it wasn't a pleasant … Continue reading The Holy Spirit is Beyond the Reach of Personal Enrichment

Women of High Standing Stirred Up Against Bible Teachings

Acts 13:49-52 "The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. But the Jewish leaders incited the God-fearing women of high standingand the leading men of the city.They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas and expelled them from their region." "God-fearing women" refers to those who were OK in the eyes of the Jewish authorities … Continue reading Women of High Standing Stirred Up Against Bible Teachings

Approval Given for the Persecution of God’s People

Acts 8:1-8 Approval of the Killing of Followers of Christ. Great Persecution and Scattering of God's People. Scattered Christians Spread the Gospel Message. Approval of the Killing of Followers of Christ. "And Saul approved of their killing him." Acts 8:1 For Saul to approve of the killing of Stephen would be the green light to do … Continue reading Approval Given for the Persecution of God’s People

Authorities Grit their Teeth at the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Acts 7:54-60 Stephen was a supervisor over "waiters of tables," filled with the Holy Spirit and a tongue of fire. What is it that he said to infuriate those in authority? He spoke Truth to power. He told them exactly where they stood with Jesus Christ, as copied from the previous post, “You stiff-necked people! Your … Continue reading Authorities Grit their Teeth at the Gospel of Jesus Christ