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This week’s ongoing Bible study will be part 3 of Acts chapter 7

Steven Concludes His Testimony [Acts chapter 7, verses 39-50] For better small screen viewing, or to view this on my website, click here πŸ™‚ When we last left off at verse 38 of Acts chapter 7, in our ongoing studies of the writings of the apostle Luke, Steven was still vigorously defending himself against the […]

This week’s ongoing Bible study will be part 2 of Acts chapter 7

St. Steven Continues With His Response to the Court Acts chapter 7, verses 20-38 For better small screen viewing, click here πŸ™‚ Last week when we concluded part 1 of Acts chapter 7, St. Steven had been asked for a response to the charges that had been leveled against him by the Sanhedrin, the Jewish […]

This week’s Bible study will be part 3 of Acts chapter 5

The Unbreakable Spirit of the Apostles [Acts chapter 5, verses 29-42] For better small screen viewing, click here πŸ™‚ Last week as we left off at verse 28 of Acts chapter 5, we found Peter, Luke and the other apostles back in trouble again with the rulers of Jerusalem, which was (and still is) the […]

There are lots of phony ‘gods’ in the modern world, but only One is authentic

The Only God That’s Real by Pastor Paul J. Bern For better small screen viewing, click here πŸ™‚ Like nearly everyone else, with the exception of the ‘war hawks’ in the Pentagon who obey without questioning, I too am appalled by the fighting in the Middle East and northeastern Africa over natural resources, politics and […]

This week’s ongoing Bible study will be part 2 of Acts chapter 5

The Apostles Are Jailed by Men, Freed by God [Acts chapter 5, verses 17-28] For better small screen viewing, click here πŸ™‚ Last week when we left off off at verse 16 of Acts chapter 5, the apostles and all the others with them had been released from jail and had promptly gone on a […]

This week’s ongoing Bible study will be part 1 of Acts chapter 5

The Double Edged Sword of the Holy Spirit Can Either Heal or Condemn [Acts chapter 5, verses 1-16] For better small screen viewing, click here πŸ™‚ At the conclusion of last week’s study when we finished the last of Acts chapter 4, we found out that the organization, purpose and propagation of Christianity was markedly […]