Be prepared

It’s unnecessary for me to write to you about this service for God’s people. 2 I know about your willingness to help. I brag about you to the Macedonians, saying, “Greece has been ready since last year,” and your enthusiasm has motivated most of them. 3 But I’m sending the brothers so that our bragging about you inContinue reading “Be prepared”

Do not be ashamed

8Do not be ashamed, then, of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel, relying on the power of God, 9who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. ThisContinue reading “Do not be ashamed”

A Riverside Sabbath Day

11We set sail from Troas and took a straight course to Samothrace, the following day to Neapolis, 12and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We remained in this city for some days. 13On the sabbath day we went outside the gate by the river, whereContinue reading “A Riverside Sabbath Day”

Fearless

‘I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more.But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority* to cast into hell.* Yes, I tell you, fear him!  Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? YetContinue reading “Fearless”

Called to be Bold!!!

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. But when they had commanded them to leaveContinue reading “Called to be Bold!!!”

Approach the throne with boldness…

Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as weContinue reading “Approach the throne with boldness…”