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on February 7, 2024 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2024 & books Acts, Matthew.

Come to me

The people who taught God’s Law did not believe Jesus’ message. The people who thought that they were wise did not believe His message. They were those who thought themselves wise – “wise” according to the world’s estimation of wisdom, 1 Cor 1:26-27. By the wise and prudent here Jesus had reference probably to the proud and haughty scribes and Pharisees in Capernaum. They rejected His gospel, but it was the pleasure of God to reveal it to obscure and more humble people. The reason given, the only satisfactory reason, is that it so seemed good in the sight of God.

on January 11, 2024 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2024 & books Acts, Ephesians, Ezra, Matthew.

Christ’s home in our hearts

‘For this reason, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ It was the custom of Jews to stand when they prayed (see Matthew 6:5; Luke 18:11; 13 ). However, sometimes they would kneel. This would show a great desire to pray. Ezra (Ezra 9:5) and Jesus prayed like this. Jesus fell to the ground in the garden. This was just before he died on the cross (Matthew 26:39). Stephen prayed like this just before he died (Acts 7:60).

on December 9, 2023 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & books Acts, Ephesians.

Common heirs

It was because Paul had taken the gospel to the Gentiles that he was imprisoned in the first place (Acts 21:27-36).

The Roman ruler, Nero, had put Paul in prison. So Paul wrote this letter to the Ephesians from prison. But now he has a new understanding, knowing King Jesus as his Lord. Now he thinks about himself as a prisoner of Jesus Christ but not a prisoner of Nero, the Roman ruler. He thinks about his whole life differently. Both good and bad events happen in his life. But Jesus controls his life. He is sure about that

on October 4, 2023 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & book Acts.

Everything in Jesus

When the trio (Paul, Barnabas, and John Mark) arrived at Perga on the mainland of Asia Minor, John Mark, for some unknown reason, left the other two and returned to Jerusalem. Paul considered this a serious failure on Mark’s part (verse 13; see Acts 15:38).
From Perga, Paul and Barnabas moved north into the province of Galatia and came to the town of Antioch, often referred to as Pisidian Antioch to distinguish it from Antioch in Syria. There, Paul addressed the people.

on October 3, 2023 — by .
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2023 & book Acts.

Christ beyond boundaries

In Acts 10, Peter saw a vision about the cleanliness of every food that God had made. The vision meant that if certain kinds of food were not unclean, neither were certain kinds of people. This encouraged Peter not to be afraid of mixing with the Gentiles (Acts 10: 23b-29). So Peter in Caesarea baptised Cornelius who was a devout Gentile believer and his household after he preached the message of the salvation of God and they accepted it.

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