Acts 15 | Turns out the biggest crisis facing the fledgling band of believers is internal. The Hebrew believers based in Jerusalem think that all followers of Jesus need to also follow all the Hebrew practices. Those who are leading the the church outside of Israel have a very different take that…
Galatians | After Paul and Barnabas visit the region of Galatia planting churches along the way, some people from Jerusalem came to set the new believers straight! In reality, they were creating a great deal of chaos, causing serious issues in the new churches. Paul writes back to the churches in…
Acts 14 | Paul and Barnabas get deep into the region of Galatia with the Message of Hope! They arrive in places like Iconium and Lystera — places very different from each other, as well as different from anywhere they have been before. They work hard to put the message of Jesus into the…
Acts 13 | Paul and Barnabas are well into their first missionary journey when they hit the mainland again. They encounter some people interested in their message and are confronted by a fellow Jew who is also a false prophet and into sorcery.
Acts 12 | Peter, as well as the rest of the disciples, had been warned to stop teaching about Jesus in the Temple. In fact, many of them had been arrested already. And the executions have started. Peter is arrested awaiting his turn to be beheaded when prayer prompts God to intervene!
Acts 11 | As believers are streaming away from the violence in Jerusalem they find themselves looking for community in new places. Many of them find themselves north of Israel in a Roman city called Antioch.
Acts 10 | Up to this point, the movement of Jesus followers has been growing like crazy within the Hebrew community, yet God has even bigger plans! Those plans will be burst on the scene with a most unusual baptism candidate!
Acts 9 | Now that Saul has turned from being the chief persecutor of the church to its newest convert, he is having trouble making friends. Seems few people believe the conversion is real! At least, few poeple are willing to risk their lives to find out.
Acts 9 | Ananias is just minding his own business in his home in Damascus when God calls him to do something that sounds pretty dangerous! Ananias puts up a pretty good fight, but ends up going in search of the guy responsible for terrorizing believers.
Acts 9 | The leadership of the Temple in Jerusalem has sent out a young rabbi named Saul. His job was to get a handle on the growth of this new movement proclaiming Jesus as the long awaited Messiah. He was to use all means necessary to do so, including arresting people to bring back to Jerusalem for trial.