Monthly Archives: January 2011

Gospel Message

Peter uses an opportune moment to preach the gospel.  Those who listen to him wonder at the behaviour of the disciples and Peter starts by addressing their inquiry.  The accusations of drunkenness are turned to one side and then Peter tells … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit

I have grown up with a very distant relationship with the Holy Spirit.  At least it seems that way when I try to think of how much I talk to or of the Holy Spirit.  As far as I understand … Continue reading

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Genesis 25-36

Jacob was a rogue.  A bounder.  A Cad.  I think that is why I like him so much..  The story of his spiritual growth is so encouraging because it doesn’t depend on him as much as upon God.  That much … Continue reading

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Prayer Before Action

Early in the book of Acts the role of prayer is emphasized.  In this passage prayer comes as the disciples wait for a major decision.  Whenever a group or an individual has an important decision to make it is good … Continue reading

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Jesus II

Luke tells us in the verses below that his former book told of all tat Jesus did before he ascended into heaven. In effect this second book of Luke’s tells us of the work that Jesus did after he ascended.  … Continue reading

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2nd Luke

Having just finished Luke and about to study Acts, what would you expect? Look on line and/or use a study Bible to find the following: How do scholars connect Luke with both Luke and Acts? When was Acts written? To … Continue reading

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Over to You

At the end of the book of Luke Jesus’ appearances become more frequent before he ascends.  At this point it is clear that the task of spreading news about God is handed over to the disciples.  This begs the question … Continue reading

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Emmaus

Going through a long line of prophets, God has been addressing our ancestors in different ways for centuries.  Recently he spoke directly to us through his Son.  By his Son, God created the world in the beginning, and it will … Continue reading

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Resurrection, really?

The first skeptics were not enlightened 17th and 18th century philosophers.  The first skeptics about the resurrection were the (male) disciples. Luke 24:1-12 1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the … Continue reading

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Jesus Was Buried

My wife and I went to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre http://www.sacred-destinations.com/israel/jerusalem-church-of-holy-sepulchre in Jerusalem.  I even wriggled into the chamber where Jesus’ body might have been buried.  I also went to the Garden of the Tomb http://www.gardentomb.com/ .  The idea is that … Continue reading

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