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Acts 25 – 26

Acts 25 Paul’s enemies try to have Paul sent to Jerusalem so that they could 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 […]

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 the New Covenant.  They had heard the message to repent of breaking the Mosaic Covenant […]

Acts 17 – 18

Acts 17 Paul preaches the Gospel of Salvation by Jesus Christ in Thessalonica.  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 to Thessalonica, where was […]

Acts 15 – 16

Acts 15 Certain Jewish believers came to Antioch demanding that Paul and Barnabas circumcise the repentant adult Gentiles as per the law concerning entry into the Mosaic Covenant.  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 let […]

Acts 13 – 14

Acts 13 Some of the apostles and leaders gathered at Antioch Acts 13:1Now 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 […]

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 In the beginning 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 […]

Acts 7 – 8

Acts 7 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 […]

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 […]

Psalms 42 – 45

Psalm 42 If we hunger and thirst after every Word of God like a person dying of thirst or famine, then we will surely learn and internalize the Word of God to live by it and we shall be filled; becoming like God in our thoughts and deeds through thinking and living like God thinks […]

Jude

Jude 1:1  Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James [the younger brother of Jesus], to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Jude is directly addressing the Sanctified, the Set Apart Called Out of the New Covenant!  This Jude is the brother of James […]

1 John 4 – 5

1 John  4 1 John 4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come [Christ will dwell in us through God’s Spirit […]

1 John 2

1 John 2:1  My little children, these things write I unto you, that you sin not [Since sin is the breaking of the Word of God, John is telling us to keep the whole Word of God.].  And if any man does sin [inadvertently, or without knowing], we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus […]

2 Peter 3

Peter states that the very purpose of his epistles is to stir up the brethren to remember the scriptures.  Through history and in this latter day we too need to be stirred up to remember the scriptures written by the prophets and the apostles, and not only just remember the scriptures but to be enthusiastic […]

James 5

Those who seek and focus on physical wealth and pleasures instead of the spiritual riches of the Word of God, will be perverted away from the Word of God and will compromise with God’s Word to gain worldly riches. Physical riches have no lasting value since they will perish; therefore set your heart on the […]

James 1 – 2

James is the English form of the Greek form of the Hebrew name Jacob.  In his own language he would have been called Yakov [Jacob]. James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. This message is to all of the twelve […]

Hebrews 11

The Epistle to the Hebrews at Jerusalem was to explain the transition from the Mosaic Covenant to the New Covenant and the necessity of a transition of the priesthood from the priesthood of Aaron to the New Covenant Priesthood of Jesus Christ. In Hebrews 10 Paul turns to the subject of faith in the New […]