'Philippi' Tagged Posts

'Philippi' Tagged Posts

GOOD HABITS

Luke tells us that Jesus “went to Nazareth where He had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day He went into the synagogue, as was His custom…” We find similar statements throughout the four Gospels.  Each worship day, Jesus could be found in some synagogue or at the temple in Jerusalem.   Christ did not stand aloof from the family of believers, gathering only with the…

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

Sometimes humor conveys heavy truths in a gentle way.  Consider this tongue-in-cheek example of a letter from a modern mission board to St. Paul: Dear Sir: We recently considered a recommendation that you serve under our mission board.  We have completed an extensive background check on your ministry.  You will find it enclosed in the spiral binding. To be frank, we…

THOSE NOBLE BEREANS!

We rejoin the apostle Paul today on his second missionary journey.  Leaving behind the devout Lydia and the converted jailer in Philippi, Paul heads south from Macedonia toward Greece. There are two main stops along the way – Thessalonica and Berea. We run into an interesting statement about the folks at Berea:  “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the…

“TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH”

The Acts Of The Apostles falls neatly into two parts.  Chapters 1-12 deal with the start of the early church in Jerusalem as it radiates outward.  The apostle Peter is the prominent figure in these early chapters. Chapters 13-28 deal almost exclusively with the spread of the gospel to the Gentiles through the missionary journeys of the apostle Paul. These chapters of Acts…