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Acts 27 – 28

Acts 27 Finally Paul takes ship to begin his journey to Rome as a prisoner Acts 27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’ band. 27:2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning […]

Acts 25 – 26

Acts 25 Paul’s enemies again try for an order bringing Paul to Jerusalem, that they might ambush and kill him on the way. Acts 25:1 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem. 25:2 Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, […]

Acts 23 – 24

Acts 23 Paul addresses the Sanhedrin [a continuation of the Seventy Elders which God gave to help Moses]. Acts 23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. 23:2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite […]

Acts 21 – 22

Acts 21 Acts 21:1 And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara: 21:2 And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth. 21:3 Now […]

Acts 19 – 20

Acts 19 John Baptist’s disciples are introduced to the teachings of Jesus Christ by the preaching of Apollos.  The issue here is that the disciples of John were baptized in repentance to the Mosaic Covenant, but were not baptized into Jesus Christ and the New Covenant.  They had heard the message to repent of sin from John, but […]

Acts 17 – 18

Acts 17 Paul preaches the Gospel of Salvation by Jesus Christ in Thessalonica.  I am emphasizing that the Gospel that was preached was about Salvation and the way into the Kingdom; not palliatives about how wonderful the Kingdom of God will be.  Acts 17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came […]

Acts 15 – 16

Acts 15 Certain Jews then came to Antioch demanding that Paul and Barnabas circumcise the repentant adult Gentiles;  This from the law concerning Gentiles who entered PHYSICAL Mosaic Israel: Exodus 12:48    And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then […]

Acts 13 – 14

Acts 13 The apostles and leaders gather at Antioch Acts 13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch [a tetrarch was the ruler of a forth part […]

Acts 11-12

Acts 11 Some of the Jews in Jerusalem and Judea resisted and rebuked Peter for entering the house of a converted Gentile. Peter then explained the whole series of events to them Acts 11:1 And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.  11:2 And […]

Acts 9 – 10

Acts 9 Saul appears to be one of the chief organizers of persecution against the Ekklesia, seeking them out relentlessly.  This was because of his zeal for the traditions of his sect.  Saul was zealous for his sect, having been deceived into thinking that those traditions were the truth of God.   Many today are doing […]

Acts 7 – 8

Acts 7 Then the high priest asked for Stephen’s defense, and Stephen preached the gospel to his accusers in the face of a cruel death. Acts 7:1 Then said the high priest, Are these things so? Then Stephen responded by preaching the sound doctrine of the gospel with authority; which is NOT done in these relatively easy […]

Acts 5 – 6

Acts 5 Ananias, and Sapphira lie to the assembly and lie to God Acts 5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 5:2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 5:3 But Peter […]

Acts 3 – 4

Acts 3 The True Gospel is Preached Mark 16:17   And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 16:18 They shall take up [not be harmed by deadly creatures] serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they […]

Acts 2; Pentecost

Acts 2 Acts 2 now goes directly to the Feast of Pentecost in 31 A.D.  All of the disciples had been waiting from Christ’s ascension to heaven on the fortieth day after his resurrection, for ten so days; coming to the fiftieth day after Christ’s resurrection on Wave Offering Sunday; which is the Feast of Weeks called Pentecost. […]

Acts 1

Acts 1 Luke begins by referring to his former history of Christ now known as the Book of Luke and a short reminder of its contents. Luke and  Acts were written as historical letters to Theophilus a man of Greece [judging by the Greek name]. Theophilus must have shared these two letters with others and they […]

102 Esther and Purim

Introduction  The biblical date for Purim in 2019 is 20 February. Ezra records the decree of Cyrus to build the temple, and the history of building the Temple, but Ezra did NOT go to Judea until many years later and AFTER the Temple was completed!   It was “the chief of the fathers [Elders and […]

Matthew 24

Matthew 24 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving the temple his disciples commented on the beauty of the buildings (Mark 13:1). Then later sitting on the Mount of Olives verse 3,  and seeing the temple across the narrow valley he began to teach his disciples about events to come. Then taking advantage of his […]

Matthew 14 – 15

Matthew 14 John Baptist is beheaded for speaking the truth to power Matthew 14:1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 14:2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. 14:3 For […]

Matthew 13

Matthew 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. The parable of the Sower 13:3 And he spake many things unto […]

Matthew 12

Matthew 12:1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn [grain, in 1611 English word “corn” meant a kernel or grain of something]; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of grain and to eat. Notice: They gleaned a few heads of grain as one might […]

Matthew 8

After the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes, Jesus and the disciples came down from the mount.  A leper then came to them in faith, deeply moved by this Sermon on the Mount. Matthew 8:1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 8:2 And, behold, there came a leper and […]

Matthew 7

We are not to condemn others based on our own prejudices; rather we are to let God’s Word judge all men, including ourselves. 7:1 Judge [condemn] not, that ye be not judged. 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you […]

Matthew 3 – 4

Matthew 3  John Baptist proclaimed the message of Warning and Repentance; which is the true Gospel that all God’s people are to proclaim! Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. John prepared the way for […]