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Erlo Stegen

Stay in God´s Safehavens

Erlo StegenActs 27 (whole chapter) `Stay in God's Safehavens' Paul was a prisoner, not for evil but because of Christ. He had fearlessly proclaimed the Gospel before Festus and Agrippa. It was now the ordained time for him to do the same in Rome. This chapter gives wonderful details of this eventful trip and w... Read More
K.P. Yohannan


K.P. YohannanIf Jesus showed His disciples how to walk in love, in humility, in submission and in the power of the Holy Spirit through the events of life, He desires to show each of us the same lessons through the events of our lives. Think about certain situations you are dealing with right now. What can you le... Read More
K.P. Yohannan

Seven Marks of Service

K.P. YohannanI want to point out seven things we can be sure of when we do the Lord’s work in His way. What God initiates, He will stand by. Whatever the Lord gave you to do, when you do it His way you can be sure that He will be faithful to you in it until the end. Whether your ministry is administration, givin... Read More
Thomas Brooks

Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod -Part 3

Thomas Brooks"Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod" or, "The Silent Soul with Sovereign Antidotes" by Thomas Brooks, 1659, London. "I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for You are the one who has done this!" Psalm 39:9 I shall now address myself to answer those OBJECTIONS, and to remove those impediments w... Read More
John Chrysostom

Homily 53 on the Acts of the Apostles

John ChrysostomActs XXVI. 30-32 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them: and when they had gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man does nothing worthy of death or of bonds. Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been... Read More
John Nelson Darby

The Acts of the Apostles - Part 1

John Nelson DarbyActs 1 We shall find that "The Acts" follows Luke's Gospel: it speaks of a "former treatise," which is the Gospel, but it follows it in its tone and character. Is the style of the Greek the same? Yes, there is no question with anyone that it came from Luke's pen. The only thing, and an astonishing t... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More
Tom Macartney

Stormy wind fulfilling His word

Tom MacartneyActs 27 must be one of the most encouraging chapters in the Bible – read it again! It is good for a Christian’s morale, telling as it does the triumphant outcome of Paul’s perilous journey to Rome as a prisoner, through storm and shipwreck. Now the Holy Spirit would hardly guide Luke to use precious... Read More
David Wilkerson

The Ministry Of Refreshing

David WilkersonIn Acts 27, Paul was on a ship headed for Rome when the vessel came to a stop at Sidon. Paul asked the centurion in charge for permission to visit some friends in the city, and “Julius…gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself” (Acts 27:3). Here is yet another instance of God using ... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Able (can, could) (2480) ischuo

Can do (2480) (ischuo from ischus = might) means to be strong in body or in resources. Ischuo can speak of physical power (Mk 2:17, 5:4, 9:12). It can speak of having the required personal resources to accomplish some objective as here in Php 4:13 or conversely with the negative speaks of that which... Read More

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