Entries by suzie

Saturday 10 November, 2012

When the number of believers was increasing, the problems/complaints were increasing as well. On one side, we can say it’s quite normal, but from the “spirit side”, it could be an attack from the enemy who trying to pull people away from God. The problem arose of widows (from Greek Jewish background) being overlooked in […]

Friday 9 November, 2012

The Apostles (maybe all of them) are before the High Priest for teaching about Jesus in the temple. The Jewish leaders seem to think the only way to stop them is to kill them – as they did with Jesus. Verse 39 gives us the only wisdom to come fr om these leaders … If […]

Thursday 8 November, 2012

Jealousy – the high priest, his officials, who were Sadducees were filled with jealousy.  What a powerful emotion.  How it determines actions.  Here were men who were leaders in the community, men of good character and standing.  Men who brought life to their community, yet when faced with the order of things being challenged they […]

Wednesday 7 November, 2012

In Ephesians Paul reminds us that God is “able to cheap cialis online do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” That is what we are seeing here with the amazing signs and wonders the apostles were performing, and that is also what […]

Tuesday 6 November, 2012

This is not an easy passage of scripture to deal with. A husband and wife sell a piece of property and lie about how much of it they are giving to the church. The result is that they both end up dying for their sin. They were not required to give all of the money […]

Monday 5 November, 2012

I saw a foreign language film once about a “Christian commune” where several families lived together and shared everything until they run out of money and decided to rob a bank so that their commune could continue… I also read a book once about talking animals who tried to live a life on a farm […]

Sunday 4 November, 2012

Here were Peter & John, having just been released from the Council of elders & leaders, found to be praying and praising God. They were basically arrested for their faith in Jesus & their determination for others to know about who He was. They saw thousands come to Christ and this threatened the church leaders. […]

Saturday 3 November, 2012

What a contrast. The Sanhedrin members are amazed at the boldness of Peter and John, but they are paralysed by fear. Peter and John speak and act with real authority, yet the Sanhedrin has its authority challenged and is powerless to do what it wants. Peter and John speak the truth with confidence but the […]

Friday 2 November, 2012

Peter and John were at the temple telling people that Jesus had risen from the dead and they too could have eternal life if they believed in Jesus.  The people had also just witnessed a lame man being healed in the name of Jesus.  As a consequence of this in excess of 5,000 people believed […]

Thursday 1 November, 2012

It is interesting to read of the three reasons why Peter says we should repent (vs 19): So that your sins may be wiped out So that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and So that Jesus may return. It is the second reason that struck me – “so that times of refreshing […]