“A most interesting fellow” whose actions spoke louder than words

When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid it in his … More “A most interesting fellow” whose actions spoke louder than words

Moses and the Messiah

“The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear,  according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor … More Moses and the Messiah

When God does the impossible, no man can lay claim to any part of the glory that belongs only to Him

Bob Deffinbaugh (Bible.org) comments on Paul and the shipwreck of Acts 27: Two full weeks had passed, and the storm showed no sign of weakening. No one had seen the sun, the moon, or the stars for many days (verse 20). Since ancient sailors navigated by the heavens, this meant they had no idea where … More When God does the impossible, no man can lay claim to any part of the glory that belongs only to Him

Limits of the law

Limits of the law: It could point out a persons unclean condition, but had no means to clean. Bob Deffinbaugh explains, in a sermon on Leviticus 12-15, “Offending God: The Clean and the Unclean” It is at this point that the Israelite of Moses’ day came to a very sobering realization. While the Law could pronounce a … More Limits of the law

Paul’s Appeal

But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar’s tribunal, where I ought to be tried. To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you yourself know very well. If then I am a wrongdoer and have committed anything for which I deserve to die, I do not seek to escape death. But if there is nothing … More Paul’s Appeal

Paul got everyone’s attention- in their own heart language

In Acts 21, we read about Paul being arrested in Jerusalem at the Temple.  Here is Bob Deffinbaugh’s commentary, from Bible.org, on this passage: Paul’s Skillful Use of Language Acts 21:37—22:2 As Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the commanding officer, “May I say something to you?” The officer … More Paul got everyone’s attention- in their own heart language

God works through human weakness so that He receives the honor and the praise.

Bob Deffinbaugh wrote an article on Acts 18:1-7 at Bible.org: It took a while to realize this, but it is noteworthy that Paul’s first significant success evangelizing among the Gentiles came at this point in time, a time when Paul was at his lowest. He was fearful, both of his safety, and of the results … More God works through human weakness so that He receives the honor and the praise.