1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 (AD 50-51)
1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 (AD 50-51) In the film, Matrix Reloaded (2003), Morpheus (a key ‘good guy’) stands in front of his military boss, Commander Lock. He tries to explain why he disobeyed a direct order in an attempt to locate the man he believes will save the remnant of humanity: Neo. Lock isn’t impressed. The … More Day 204: Accepting Reality
Acts 18:1-18 (AD 50-51) What would you do if you were sharing the gospel of Jesus, in a place where the primary response was that people verbally abused you and threatened to harm you? What would you do if God then said you needn’t be afraid, that he would save some people in that town? … More Day 202: Success & Suffering
Acts 16:25-40 (AD 48-49) The Romans were firm believers in…extreme motivation. For those in the prison service, this meant if prisoners escaped, it was the jailer got executed. It’s why, in verse 27, the jailer was about to kill himself rather than face the wrath of his employers. It never surprised me, then, that Paul … More Day 198: The Philippian jailer and his family
Acts 16:16-24 (AD 48-49) This passage has always confused me, for several reasons. If it doesn’t confuse you yet, read it again and it probably will. In any case, I’d like to offer a little help to those of us scratching our heads… Why does the Bible say that the slave girl’s spirit enabled her … More Day 197: Run that one by me again?
Galatians 5:13-26 (AD 48) Religious people don’t merely disagree with the Biblical doctrine of salvation through grace, by faith alone. They’re horrified by it. I’ve had conversations when, after I explain grace, they looked at me like I’d just said my wife told me I could sleep with other women. The idea of grace, one … More Day 194: Grace or License?