“Understandest Thou What Thou Readest?”

God’s Second Law of Pardon

Jesus said, “The poor ye have always with you” (Matthew 26:11). He could have as easily said, “Sin you have always with you”. Man is inclined to sin. John wrote, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the word is not in us” (1 John 1:8). Every responsible...
“Understandest Thou What Thou Readest?”

“Who Made Thee a Ruler and Judge?”

Acts 6-7 records a controversy between Stephen and those in the synagogue of the Libertines (Acts 6:9-10). The controversy concluded with Stephen being taken and tried before the Jewish council. There he was charged with speaking against both the temple and law for...
“Understandest Thou What Thou Readest?”

A Human Problem and a Divine Solution

Acts 6:1-6 records the account of a problem that threatened the peace and harmony of the Jerusalem church. From the very beginning of the church on Pentecost, brethren had been taught to love their brethren, and early Christians demonstrated their love for their...

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