The apostles have been warned not to preach in Jesus’ name but they defy this instruction. They continue to proclaim the good news that Jesus is the Christ and that he has been raised from the dead.
This bible passage looks at how much and with what attitude we should give, about God’s judgement and about hypocrisy. However, its main message is about what kind of community the church should be. The passage illustrates a bad example but within a good church.
What do people think is important to us as a church? Do people think we try to rob people of their joy and freedom?
Once a month, we have been looking at the 10 commandments and applying them to our lives. This week we are looking at the third commandment in Exodus 20, v 7: “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.”
Lydia and members of her household and the Phillippian jailer and his household are baptised in this passage in Acts. Christians may have differing ideas about whether children or adults should be baptised. This has been an area of debate for a long time, the early church fathers were discussing baptism in 150AD and so was St Augustine […]
A man is healed from paralysis. Was it on account of Peter and John’s godliness that the man was able to walk or was it something else?
Should we dream and plan for the future, knowing that every decision is ‘from the Lord’? Is there really a conflict? Rev Dr Manuel Reano is a Free Church of Scotland missionary and Bible scholar from Peru serving at the Colombia Bible Seminary in Medellin, Colombia
Pastor Jeremy Ross defines an ‘image’ as being a second-best alternative to God that is based on our ‘Imagination’. He reminds us that true worship can only come from a grateful heart and that the Ten Commandments are based on a reminder of what God has blessed His people with.
Isaiah prophecies that restoration will come and encourages the people to trust in God despite the threats of the Assyrian Army. John Sutherland speaks about trusting God in the face of what seems like overwhelming odds.
The description of the unity and the community of the New Testament church is a huge challenge for us today. Pastor Jeremy Ross asks ‘How do we measure up?’