A.D. The Bible Continues

The of Jerusalem is  quickly approaching. Tonight ‘A.D. The Bible Continues‘ takes you to the pain of the desecration of the temple. Acts 17:28 17 Three days later he called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: “My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or […]

The Apostles continued on their journey with dedication. This week we journey with Philip on his calling to baptize believers.  Philip is described as a disciple from the city of Bethsaida, and connects him to Andrew and Peter, who were from the same town. He also was among those surrounding the Baptist when the latter […]

Trusting God. Loving God and knowing that no matter what God is there can be hard. That is the strength that the Apostles are out on the road with. Romans 8:31-39 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not […]

Saul’s conversion  was shocking to the Apostles and the followers of  Jesus. They didn’t know what to make of it.  They wanted to believe because that is what Jesus instructed them to do.  Their hearts burned to follow but their minds questioned the logic. Acts 9:24-27 24 Saul learned of their plan. Day and night […]

During Saul’s journey to Damascus, Jesus appears to him and questions his despicable actions against Peter and his followers. Saul falls to the ground in Jesus’ glorious presence and can no longer deny the divine power of the Son of God. The persecutor of the innocent meets the pain of awareness. Acts 9:1-19 9 Then Saul, […]

Philip’s preaching in Samaria is the first true delivery of Christ’s words to the masses. According to the bible Samaritans were considered unclean and held in low regard. Jesus’s encounter with a Samaritan woman at the well was considered shocking amongst  the community. His ministry to the woman left her breathless. Therefore Phillip’s entry into […]

Upon arriving in Samaria, Philip encounters Simon the Sorcerer who is mesmerizing a large crowd with his amazing slight of hand. Philip knows where true power lies though, and in Jesus’ Holy name, heals a sick woman. Soon an entire crowd begins to believe in Jesus and the existence of true miracles! We don’t know […]

Last week we witnessed Stephen’s killing. Saul lead the charge. The scene ended with a man checking to see if he was dead. That man was Saul.His name was not spoken on screen, but the power of his influence lept off the screen. Acts 8:1-3 And Saul approved of their killing him.  On that day […]

Caiaphas may be single handedly more influential, than any other leader in sparking the christianity movement after the crucifixion. His force of trying to eliminate “followers of the Nazarene” encouraged them to thrive. First, you need to understand who Caiaphas. He was a high priest of the Jews, A. D. 27 to 36. He was […]

Stephen did not fear. He opened himself up to the Holy Spirit and was inspired. He was inspired to speak the word of God complete and honest. Speaking the truth can hurt. Scripture says: Acts 7:54-8:3 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, […]

We should fear cheating God. We should fear being dishonest with each other. Last night A.D. The Bible Continues hit the topic of  hypocrites hard. Scripture says in Acts 5: Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part […]

Tonight Pilate looked for revenge for the murder of a Roman soldier. Elsewhere, Caiaphas fails to convict Peter and John, and the church grows. Luke tells us in four episodes clustered around Peter and John’s healing of a lame beggar. The church ministers via apostolic sign (3:1-10) and proclaims its saving significance (3:11-26). Religious leaders’ opposition […]