Saturday, May 18/31, 2003: Acts 15:35-41, John 10:27-38
- passage: Acts 15:35-15:41
Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching
the word of the Lord, with many others also. And some days after Paul
said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every
city where we have preached the word of the LORD, and see how they do.
And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.
But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them
from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. And the contention
was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other:
and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; And Paul chose Silas,
and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.
passage: John 10:27-10:38
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I
give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither
shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them
me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of
my Father's hand. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up
stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have
I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but
for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture
cannot be broken; Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and
sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son
of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if
I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know,
and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.