As we near the end of the year, there is the news that many vaccines are soon to be available. Many companies have been working on these vaccines. And the front runner is the Pfizer vaccine produced by BioNTech. Some other front runners are: Moderna, University of Oxford with Astrazeneca, and Johnson. Should we take the vaccine? And if so, which one?
What is Biblical leadership? And how are we to treat those in leadership?
In a recent article (https://gertjr.com/?p=257) I mentioned the reasons I had for leaving the church I attended. It is a church in the Netherlands called Evangelie Gemeente de Deur (Gospel Church the Door). It is part of the Christian Fellowship Ministries (CFM), who have churches around the world, also called Potter’s House, and Victory Chapel … Read More
After spending the last few months, I’ve drawn my conclusions on what a church should be based purely on the book of Acts. I’ve summarized those conclusions in the following video.
This week I read Acts 24. Ananias, the High Priest, with some elders and a spokesman go to see Felix about getting Paul into their custody. They accused him of starting riots. Paul provides a defence against their accusations (24:1-21). Paul is kept in custody for 2 years, often conversing with Felix (24:22-27). A new … Read More
This week I read Acts 20, 21, 22, and 23. Chapter 19 ends with the riot in Ephesus. We start by reading Paul departing and traveling to Greece and then Macedonia and ending in Troas (20:1-6). While there Paul preaches all night, and Eutycus falls asleep at the window falls out, 3 stories, and dies. … Read More
This week I read Acts 17, 18 and 19. We start with Paul and Silas coming to Thessalonica. There they preach and some are saved. Some Jews cause an uproar is and start accusing a man named Jason who had helped them (17:1-9). Paul and Silas are sent to Berea, where they again preach, and … Read More
What is a church? Part 11 This week I read Acts 16. We start with Paul and Silas coming to Derbe and Lystra. They pick up Timothy there and take him with them (v1-5). They try and preach in many areas but are restricted by the Holy Spirit and Jesus. But are then called to … Read More
This week I read Acts 15. In this piece of scripture, we see that some believers from Jerusalem went to Antioch and started preaching that salvation had to be achieved by circumcision. This was troubling to Paul and Barnabas, and after debating these men, they went to Jerusalem to discuss it there. After hearing all … Read More