Bible study: Acts 27 – Shipwrecked

Some thoughts from my personal Bible study, mainly asking questions of the text and pondering some potential answers. Why didn't the centuiron listen to Paul's sailing advice? Paul, the zealous Pharisee. Paul, the man who met Jesus on the road to Damascus. Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles. Paul, the travelling preacher. Paul, the tent-maker. … Continue reading Bible study: Acts 27 – Shipwrecked

Bible study: Acts 25-26 – Too much learning is driving you insane

Some thoughts from my personal Bible study, mainly asking questions of the text and pondering some potential answers. Paul is not mad After hearing Paul's testimony, Festus exclaimed "You are out of your mind, Paul! Too much learning is driving you insane!" I think that's become one of my favourite verses in Acts! However, humour … Continue reading Bible study: Acts 25-26 – Too much learning is driving you insane

Who is Jesus?

Jesus IS NOT a lifestyle choice. Jesus IS NOT a hobby. Jesus IS NOT a mythical character. Jesus IS NOT a bedtime story. Jesus IS NOT just a name. Jesus IS NOT irrelevant. Jesus IS NOT one of many routes to salvation. Jesus IS NOT distant and uncaring. Jesus IS NOT an optional extra.   Jesus IS a genuine historical figure. Jesus IS interested in you. Jesus IS God. … Continue reading Who is Jesus?

Bible study: Acts 15 – church politics

Some thoughts from my personal Bible study, mainly asking questions of the text and pondering some potential answers. What's the big deal with circumcision? Most of this chapter revolves around this theme. Some believers from Judea were insisting that Gentile believers first had to be circumcised, in accordance with the Law of Moses. This makes … Continue reading Bible study: Acts 15 – church politics