• Paul at Mars Hill (Part 1) by

    The Bible warns us not to be taken captive by philosophy. Actually, it was the Apostle Paul who warned the Colossians of the dangers of thinking outside of Christ. Does that mean we ought not to engage in dialogue with …

  • The Jerusalem Decree by

    In his letter to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul made it clear that it was not sinful to eat meat offered to idols. But at the Jerusalem Council, a decree was written to be delivered by Paul instructing the Gentile …

  • Paul at Mars Hill (Part 2) by

    In common gambler jargon, “hedging your bets” is a way of protecting yourself from losing everything. In the world of investing, it is called having a diversified portfolio. In the ancient world of Greece, building an altar to the “unknown …

  • Paul Sent to Felix by

    The gospel is a message about peace and reconciliation. But the peace that Jesus gives is not as the world gives. In fact, when the gospel if faithfully preached, one of the results is civil unrest. Because of his preaching …

  • Paul Tried Before Festus (Paul Appeals to Caesar) by

    Some people have a five year plan for their lives. But who of us actually thinks about our lives over one hundred years from now? Where will you be in eternity? The Apostle Paul knew where he would be and …

  • Paul’s Defense Before Felix by

    Many of us will never stand before kings and rulers for our faith. Most of us will probably never have to justify ourselves before civil authorities as to why we are Christians. But the Apostle Paul found himself explaining his …

  • Reasoning from the Scriptures by

    Is it a mere coincidence that the life of Jesus just so happened to fulfill every Messianic prophecy in the Old Testament? The Apostle Paul didn’t think so. And after searching the Scriptures themselves, the Bereans became persuaded that …

  • Peter in Prison by

    In the book of Acts, we read of Peter’s imprisonment and the subsequent release after the prayers of believers ascended into heaven. God answered their prayers. But there are other times, such as in the case of James, when …

  • Thy Will Be Done by

    The people of God are always faced with two choices in life. They are either the Lord’s will or our will. As much as some of us want to know God’s will, too often, we choose to do …

  • Paul’s Defense in Jerusalem by

    As Saul was on the road to Damascus to arrest Christians, he himself was arrested by the risen Lord Jesus. Stopped in his tracks, Saul’s life was radically changed. We know this because it written for us in the …

  • The Death of Herod by

    By biblical standards as well as pagan religions, a God, by definition, is an eternal, immortal being. Therefore, he cannot die. Jesus, the God-man died, yet it was His human nature that experienced the power of death for a time …

  • The Philippian Jailer by

    People from all different parts of the world, from all different backgrounds in all different times throughout history have one thing in common—all are in need of salvation. But how do all these different people get it? What must …

  • The Doctrine of Baptism by

    For many Christians, baptism is something administered upon a credible confession of faith, and anything else would be unbiblical. Does the New Testament say we must baptize babies? Does it prohibit the baptism of babies? What is the biblical case …

  • A House Divided by

    As a teacher of God’s Word, the Apostle Paul was never one to shrink back from controversy when truth was at stake. In fact, the book of Acts records an occasion when Paul stirred up a controversy by introducing …

  • A New Apostle by

    In the Gospels we read of Jesus calling  the disciples. Later in the book of Acts, we discover that two new members were numbered among the Apostles. The Apostle Paul was one example, but he was not an original disciple …