Day 157: Eunuchs

Acts 8:26-40 (AD 31) It might seem random that Luke mentions that the Ethiopian (modern-day Sudanese) official was a eunuch. But being as this is the Bible, it’s not random at all. Back in Deuteronomy 23:1, around 1400BC, God spoke of the assembly of worship in ancient Israel, which was to be a symbol of … More Day 157: Eunuchs

Day 151: Playing the odds with the truth

Acts 5:27-42 (AD 30) Peter had previously told the crowd that they were responsible for the death of Jesus, albeit from a place of ignorance. Now in front of the religious leaders (the body known as the ‘Sanhedrin’, which included both Pharisees and Sadducees), he said “you killed [Jesus] by hanging him on a cross”(v.30). … More Day 151: Playing the odds with the truth

Day 147: Promise Under Persecution

Acts 4:1-22 (AD 30) Kept promises are a wonderful thing. Compare these two sections – the first is Jesus warning and encouraging his disciples about what would happen under persecution. The second is from the incident recorded in today’s reading. Luke 12:11-12 –  “When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry … More Day 147: Promise Under Persecution