Acts

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 9

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 9

God’s Perfect Plan Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 9 Peter and Paul In Acts 9, we see an abrupt transition from the transformation of Saul/Paul (vs. 1-30) to the story of Peter’s ministry (vs. 31-32). Why this abrupt transition? Why does the storyline seem incoherent...

Bible Study With Jairus – Acts 11

Bible Study With Jairus – Acts 11

Bible Study With Jairus - ACTS 11 Acts 11 tells three stories. In the first, Peter takes six fellow believers to Cornelius’s home to bring salvation to Cornelius and all his household. He also baptized them with the Holy Spirit. The second story talks about the...

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 26

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 26

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 26 Acts 26 was the most important turning point and transition in Paul's life as he testified about the Lord from Jerusalem to Rome. Paul's calling was to be an apostle to the Gentiles. But he could not let go of his fellow Jews, so he...

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 12

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 12

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 12 The beginning of Acts chapter 12 discusses how after James was killed, Peter was imprisoned and then miraculously rescued by an angel.  The end of the chapter talks about Herod being struck by an angel, eaten by worms, and dying...

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 28

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 28

Acts 28 includes two stories. The first story is about Paul staying on the island of Malta for three months and then leaving there after the winter to go to Rome. On this island, he supernaturally prevailed against the attack of the viper. He also healed the father of the chief official of the island and other sick people. We don’t understand why Paul lived on this island for three months but didn’t record much of his ministry there. For example, if we are talking about healing people on the island, Paul would be able to lay hands on them and heal them in just a few days. Since Paul was a prisoner, he probably did not have the tools to weave tents as he always did in his profession. While in Malta, did Paul preach the gospel and teach the natives about the Bible? Since details aren’t given, we don’t’ know exactly what he did for those three months.

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 20

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 20

Matthew 10:8 (NIV) says, “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.” This sentence is what the Lord Jesus told the twelve disciples when He sent them out to preach. It seems that “raise the dead” is somewhat of an obscure command. Even among the twelve disciples, there is not much recorded of them raising someone from the dead. But there are a few examples, including Acts 9, where Peter raised Dorcas from the dead, and Acts 20, where Paul raised Eutychus from the dead, which we will read today.

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 25

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 25

Acts 25 is like a tug of war. Paul was imprisoned in Caesarea, a place Northwest of Jerusalem. The Jews insisted that Festus send Paul back to Jerusalem for trial, hoping to ambush and kill Paul on the way. Festus tried to please the Jews and asked Paul if he was willing to return to Jerusalem for trial, but Paul insisted on appealing to Caesar. So after Festus conferred with his council, he accepted Paul’s request.

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 27

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 27

Acts 27 records Paul’s voyage to Italy. This journey involves a variety of places, and often people don’t understand the details of Paul’s journeys and the spiritual significance behind them. Paul’s four journeys encompassed many different locations and can be confusing to those who haven’t studied it to the point of understanding.

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 14

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 14

There are many different translations of this phrase “strengthening the souls of the disciples”. For example, the NIV translates it as “strengthening the disciples” and the New Living Translation translates it as “they strengthened the believers”. But the English Standard Version, New American Standard Bible and King James Bible all pointed out that they strengthen the “souls of the disciples.”

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 24

Bible Study with Jairus – Acts 24

Acts 24 tells the story of a Jewish high priest, elders, and a lawyer named Tertullus accusing Paul when he was brought to Governor Felix to make his defense.   The verse that we are discussing this time is: 24:15 and I have the same hope in God as these men...