Paul’s first journey

Paul’s first journey

We are continuing our study of Paul and his journeys by turning our attention now to Paul’s first journey. In our last post, we saw that following his conversion Paul spend around 4 years in Tarsus before Barnabas came to find him and take him to Antioch. We can imagine that Paul’s time in Tarsus was lonely and difficult. His family were devout Jews and perhaps they excluded him from family life. He must surely have been overjoyed...

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In the steps of Paul

In the steps of Paul

For many years, I’ve been fascinated by the travels of Paul and I dream of visiting some of the cities and places he visited. So, when Annette and I were looking for a new theme, the idea of looking at the life and travels of Paul took root in our minds. As we discussed the idea, a project began to emerge but now we are beginning to wonder if we have perhaps taken on too much! Paul is such an important person in the early history of...

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Unnamed women of the Bible

Unnamed women of the Bible

As part of our rather eclectic look at the women of the Bible, we have decided to look at some of the unnamed women in the Bible. This thought came to me when I recently looked again at the story of the bleeding woman. There are many unnamed women in the Bible with important roles to play and lessons to teach us. We will look at two Old Testament women and two New Testament women. Pharaohs daughter Her part in the story of Moses is told in...

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Women in the life of Jesus

Women in the life of Jesus

Before we look at the specific women it’s interesting to remember that at the time of Jesus women had a very low status. However, Jesus treated women with dignity and respect. He had a number of women who surrounded Him and these women are mentioned in all four Gospels. These women supported and served Jesus and are, of course, role models for women of today. Very significantly, the first people to see Jesus after the Resurrection were...

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Evil women of the Bible

Evil women of the Bible

We all have unattractive qualities which we try to hide from others – and even sometimes from God- but He knows what they are! So why does God allow these qualities to develop in us? I’m thinking about dishonesty, selfishness, superiority and greed for example. Annette and I thought that we’d look at three less attractive women in the Bible and see what we could learn from their lives and see how God responds to their negative...

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