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June 29, Acts 28

Monday, June 29, 2015      1 comments

Usually the focus of this chapter is the trip to Malta and the snake bite, but let's look at Rome. The first people that Paul wants to speak to are the Jews. Some listen and some don't. It's typical of the gospel message, some believe and som... Read more

June 28, Leviticus 24

Sunday, June 28, 2015      2 comments

Looking at oil for the lamps and the bread of presence. We looked at the oil once before, at least how it was made. Depending on the purity of the oil and the height of the flame it takes 2 to 3 hours to burn one ounce of oil. We have seve... Read more

June 27, Leviticus 23

Saturday, June 27, 2015      1 comments

God's feasts and the Sabbath. A few notes on the Sabbath. It was established as a day of rest because God on the seventh day rested. But does God ever really rest? He is God, all powerful, all everything. God created all things in six days ... Read more

June 26, Acts 27

Friday, June 26, 2015      1 comments

Paul is shipwrecked on his way to Rome. I've often marveled at the roundabout way Paul finally got to where he was going, sometimes I wonder if maybe he tried to make things happen on his own and that caused some problems. I do know what it's ... Read more

June 25, Acts 26

Thursday, June 25, 2015      0 comments

As Paul addresses king Agrippa I am fairly certain there was a full court of people present. So maybe this is why he was delayed for two years, so that Agrippa and his court could hear the gospel. It crosses social boundaries, from the very po... Read more

June 24, Acts 25

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      1 comments

Paul is held for two years in Felix's custody, unfortunately we don't know what Paul did during that time. We are told that at the beginning of this custody Paul was given certain liberties, he could meet with friends and take care of his needs... Read more

June 23, Acts 24

Tuesday, June 23, 2015      1 comments

Felix is nothing if not a politician. He makes no real decisions, makes no declaratory statements and he's looking for money. Very careful not to make the crowds mad. If that doesn't look like today's breed of politician I don't know what do... Read more

June 22, Acts 23

Monday, June 22, 2015      1 comments

Paul is pretty smart to be able to use the different sects of Pharisees against the Sadducees. There are several places where we're told the Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection. So what did they believe? According to Adam Clark they ... Read more

June 21, Leviticus 22

Sunday, June 21, 2015      2 comments

God sets some standards for acceptable offerings. Essentially don't offer your garbage or cast offs to God. He wants the best that we have, it's all His anyway.... Read more

June 20, Leviticus 21

Saturday, June 20, 2015      1 comments

It's sometimes difficult to understand exactly what God was trying to say in the old Law. Some things are pretty harsh, a priest's daughter that prostitutes herself is to be stoned. And no priest with any blemish may approach God. It is a p... Read more

June 19, Acts 22

Friday, June 19, 2015      1 comments

Paul is addressing the crowd in Hebrew and they listen mainly for that reason. They're willing to listen right up until he says that he'll take the message to the gentiles. We have some deep seated prejudices here. It seems that's where the o... Read more

June 18, Acts 21

Thursday, June 18, 2015      1 comments

There is so much happening in this chapter it is difficult to find what to focus on. I think the heart is being obedient. Paul knew he needed to go to Jerusalem, people around him were telling him how dangerous it was and that if he went he wo... Read more

June 17, Acts 20

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      1 comments

I wonder what ever happened to Eutychus. I picture a gathering of friends listening to Paul tell stories of his travels. And I picture Eutychus a boy perhaps early or pre teen. He's listening and daydreaming of the exciting things that Paul h... Read more

June 16, Acts 19

Tuesday, June 16, 2015      0 comments

The sons of Sceva usually get a lot of attention in this chapter but I am looking at two other items. Paul finds a group of Jews who are believers in John's baptism, which essentially was a baptism of repentance with an expectation of the comin... Read more

June 15, Acts 18

Monday, June 15, 2015      0 comments

There is a lot happening in Corinth and we'll need to look ahead to Paul's future letter to better understand. To start off we have a time frame given by citing Claudius and that he expelled the Jews from Rome. This event is also recorded in s... Read more


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