Just as the Lord commanded / Exodus / Leviticus

Just as the Lord commanded… Exodus ends with something like a refrain….     “ just as the Lord commanded “ 13x in the last 2 chapters ———————- The Priestly GarmentsNow from the violet, purple, and scarlet material they made finely woven garments for ministeringin the Holy Place, as well as the holy garments which were for Aaron, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. Exodus 39:5And the skillfully woven band of its overlay which was on it was … Read more

Genesis 28:16 surely God is in this place

Far from home Self Exiled? running In spite of deceit and treachery  Jacobs 1st encounter w/ God is on the run     ( his 2nd is year later on the return ) Genesis 18  – outcry reached God 20 Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so … Read more

Acts 27 (pt 2) – The Art of Saving

Background – Paul, soldiers, sailors and ship adrift in a storm.        Vs 14 wind from island         Vs 19  the 3rd day , tackle overboard Wind off 7000 ft mountains to the water….     Ship in storm : https://youtu.be/UG6FhK96dBg 27 Vs. 20 “When neither sun nor stars appeared for many days and the … Read more

Acts 27 The problem with Problems

Acts 27 DETAILS :      Names – Aristarchus, Julius          Colossians 4:10  “My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.)”      Ports       276 aboard ( John 21 : 153 fish caught )  … Read more

Acts 21-23 – Living On Purpose

Acts 21  21:30 – Paul dragged from the temple by mob      : 32- Roman commander (1000) hears and runs to investigate     : 37 into custody / asks to speak                   Testify ( 21:37-22:21 … to the Gentiles )       22:25 Paul’s Roman Citizen defense    … Read more

Acts 18-20 not silent

Acts 18-20 INTRO –  18:4. Every Sabbath he reasoned  18:5 devoted to preaching, testifying             18:6 response to abuse ….”do not be silent “          18:11 stayed a  year and a half 18:13 … he is persuading the people… 18:19.   He reasoned 18:28.   …vigorously refuted 19:8 spoke boldly in synagogue ( arguing persuasively ) for 3 months 19:9-10 had discussions daily… … Read more

Acts 16 : Unusual Paul

Acts 16 Unusual ministry…. ( 1st journey – backstory …. Acts 14:19 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside the city, thinking he was dead. 20 But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up and went back into the city. The next day … Read more

Acts 13-14 Arguing Forgiveness

Acts 13-14 Paul’s 1st missionary journey Acts 13 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off…. 5 …John was … Read more

Acts 12 – promises and expectations

Acts 12 12:1 It was about this time         (~ A.D. 44 ) that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. 2 He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. 3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. … Read more