9 “I too was convinced that I ought to do all that was possible to oppose the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And that is just what I did in Jerusalem. On the authority of the chief priests I put many of the Lord’s people in prison, and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them. 11 Many a time I went from one synagogue to another to have them punished, and I tried to force them to blaspheme. Continue reading
1 Corinthians 12:12-31
12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
“And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life He promised us.” – 1 John 2:25
Growth groups can be loads of fun! Those of us who have been in growth groups know that while there is a great deal of seriousness in getting together to study God’s word, there’s also excitement in having opportunities to just relax and enjoy recreational activities with those whom we have close fellowship with in the body we call the church.
“About noon the following day as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray.” – Acts 10:9
The apostle Peter chose the most unlikely place at the most uncomfortable time of the day to pray – it was hot, and he was very hungry. He was tired and exhausted from travelling yet in the least ideal of circumstances he chose to come before the Lord.