Riley Driver

Riley Driver

Acts

Acts 5:1-4

1 Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 2 With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet. 3 Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land?…
Acts

Acts 4:32, Part 2

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. Acts 4:32 NIV And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. Acts 4:32 NASB ADDENDUM to Yesterday’s Comments First I want to share a few comments from…
Acts

Acts 4:32, Part 1

All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. Acts 4:32 NIV And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. Acts 4:32 NASB I imagine for many Christians, if not most, this is a very difficult…
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Acts 2:46-47

46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:46-47 NIV 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food together with gladness and singleness…
Acts

Acts 2:26

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope* Acts 2:26, *from Psalm 16:8 Here we have the Apostle Peter quoting four verses (8-11) from Psalm 16 25 David said about Him: “‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. 26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope, 27 because you will not…
Acts

Acts 1:24-25

24 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen 25 to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs. Acts 1:24-25 First a little background on the book of Acts as we head into the weekend. The book of Acts was initially appended to the Gospel of Luke as Luke-Acts. The book of Acts begins where Luke ends – with the ascension of Jesus the Christ…
John

John 16:33

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 This is a real turn of events as in the two most recent Verses of the Day (John 14:1 and John 14:27) Jesus said Do not let your hearts be troubled while here He says In this world you will have trouble. Then He says But take heart! Why?…
John

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 Once again, in the same chapter as it comes to a close, we have Do not let your hearts be troubled. This time He adds and do not be afraid. However, He prefaces that with Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I…
John

John 14:1

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in Me. John 14:1 I have to tell you I really like this verse, but to look at it alone somewhat confuses me. After all, when I read Do not let your hearts be troubled I have to ask is this a message for me or any reader or is it about something specific? Turns out I am not the only one and the problem is caused (somewhat)…
John

John 12:40

He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts, so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts, nor turn—and I would heal them. John 12:40 If you look at this verse in your Bible it will likely have a footnote symbol at the end of it. When you look at the footnote it will tell you it is from Isaiah 6:10. Now I don’t know about you, but I am curious enough to want to see…
John

John 5:41-44

41 I do not accept glory from human beings, 42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts. 43 I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not accept Me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. 44 How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? John…
Luke

Luke 24:30-32

30 When He was at the table with them, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him, and He disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:30-32 At the beginning of this chapter Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of…