Day 176: “There is a special place in hell reserved for…”

James 5:1-6 (AD 48) “There is a special place in hell reserved for…” Ever used that phrase? Ever heard it? It’s saying that there are terrible people who deserve hell, but the kind of person who deserves the worst kind of hell is… Some people think there is a special place in hell reserved for … More Day 176: “There is a special place in hell reserved for…”

Day 172: Favouritism

James 2:1-13 (AD 48) Have you ever been a victim of favouritism? It’s hard to imagine that everyone hasn’t, at some point, been on the receiving end. But it’s equally hard to imagine that we haven’t all at some point been the perpetrators of it. James wrote to a poor Christian community. Society was more … More Day 172: Favouritism

Day 166: Write Some of the Bible, THEN Curse Me Out as Satan’s Child

Acts 12:25-13:12 (AD 44) No, sorry, you and I must not declare someone “a child of the devil” if they oppose our Christian work. And can’t strike people dumb just because they start doing Satan’s work in front of us. Paul saw the risen Christ and was directly called by God to be an apostle … More Day 166: Write Some of the Bible, THEN Curse Me Out as Satan’s Child

Day 161: Paul, the Baby Christian, Obeyed His Calling from Day One

Acts 9:23-31 (AD 34-37) Even at this early point in Paul’s ministry we can see lessons about spreading God’s Word. For example: Don’t wait to share the gospel, just get on with it. For many people healed by Jesus, their immediate reaction was to praise God and tell people what Jesus had done for them. … More Day 161: Paul, the Baby Christian, Obeyed His Calling from Day One

Day 160: God’s Special Concern for the Vulnerable and Neglected

Acts 9:32-43 (AD 34) At roughly the time of Paul’s conversion, Peter was travelling around Israel preaching the message of Jesus, and encouraging the Christians. His status as an apostle – a specially commissioned disciple of Jesus with supernatural authority – was evident from verse 38. Some Christians (at that time they were all referred … More Day 160: God’s Special Concern for the Vulnerable and Neglected