Blog Posts tagged with ‘Acts’

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Mark 7:24–37. God shows no favouritism

by slpcenglish

14–20 January 2018. Mark 7:24–37 (click to read). We often divide people up into those who are our friends and those who aren’t; we then treat both groups very differently. When our friends need something we are happy to help. But when others want something from us we turn away, pretend not to hear, or […]

Acts 28:1–16. Compassion, not criticism

by slpcenglish

14–20 May 2017. Acts 28:1–16 (click to read). The people on Malta must have looked at Paul with a mixture of compassion and shock. Paul’s ship had just gone through a terrible storm, and then struck a reef and was destroyed. The travelers all miraculously made it to shore, but then just as the danger […]

Acts 22:22–23:11. Actions speak louder than words

by slpcenglish

7–13 May 2017. Acts 22:22–23:11 (click to read). The story of Paul’s arrest and trial in Jerusalem looks very familiar. That’s because many of the things Paul goes through were the same things that Christ faced in his own trial. There is the angry and violent crowd, and the charge of blasphemy. There’s the Roman […]

Acts 19:23–41. Who is the Lord of our businesses?

by slpcenglish

30 April – 6 May 2017. Acts 19:23–41 (click to read). If the second half of Acts was its own book of the Bible, we could probably call it “Paul’s Mission Disasters”! All through his mission journeys Paul runs into so many problems. He is attacked by crowds, opposed by Jews and magicians, gets bitten […]

Acts 16:1–15. A welcoming family

by slpcenglish

23–29 April 2017. Acts 16:1–15 (click to read). In Acts 16, Paul and his team begin their second missionary journey, travelling from place to place and sharing the good news as they go. But suddenly Paul has a vision of a man in Macedonia calling for their help. Paul knows it’s important to go where […]

Acts 12. One small step after another

by slpcenglish

16–22 April 2017. Acts 12 (click to read). The Cologne Cathedral in Germany is an amazing place. Work on the cathedral began in the 13th century and didn’t finish until the 15th century. Today when we are so used to wanting things now, it seems incredible that church members would spend more than 200 years […]

Acts 8:26–40. Welcoming everyone into Christ’s kingdom

by slpcenglish

9–15 April 2017. Acts 8:26–40 (click to read). Today’s text starts with a strange command from an angel of the Lord who tells Philip to walk out into the desert. What a strange thing to do! But Philip listens, and when he gets out there, he finds a strange person: an Ethiopian. In the Bible […]

Acts 4:23–37. The right kind of unity

by slpcenglish

2–8 April 2017. Acts 4:23–37 (click to read). Today we often hear people talk about unity. Politicians and church pastors often encourage us all to join together, and we think this type of unity is great. Sometimes it really is! But is unity always good? Sometimes people join together to do evil, to promote injustice, […]