Posts by Paul Queen

Posts by Paul Queen

Acts 13 | We All Want A King

My blog today is from Acts 13: 13-33. Let me begin by saying how instrumental this book has been not only to me but virtually to believers through the entire history of modern man. If you were trapped on a deserted island and only had one book from the Bible, Acts would serve you well. I will concentrate on the latter verses, but I will point out verse 18 which surprised me: “And for about forty years he put up…

Luke 19:28-48 | The Love Of Our Savior

Our blog today is from The Gospel of Luke, chapter 19:28-48. I titled this blog The Love of our Savior because of the emotion I feel when reading through it. It opens with what seems at the time to be an incredibly joyous occasion with Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem where his followers cover the very ground his colt will walk on as they shout praises (vs. 38) “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord.”…

Luke 7 | Love and Wisdom

I cannot read through Luke’s seventh chapter without tears streaming down my face. It is an intersection of wisdom, mercy, love, and truth. It contains one of my all-time favorite verses to ponder. Verse 35 says: “Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.” It is a relatively short verse that contains both deep philosophical truth and straight forward common sense; this one sentence is better than Shakespeare could ever hope to espouse. In our own words, we might say:…

II Cor. 2 | Forgiveness Is God’s Plan

Today, as I write about Paul’s divine thoughts in II Corinthians chapter 2, two verses stand out to me. They are: verse 7, “so you should rather turn to forgive him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow” and verse 8, “So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him.” Here Paul is desperately trying to offer Godly advice to not only bring brothers together but to strengthen the church as well. In my 40 plus years of…

1 Cor. 3 | To God Be The Glory As We Are Changed

Thank you for joining me as we look at chapter 3 in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. Corinth was at the heart of an important trade route of the day and like many cities then had its fair share of sexual immorality corruption and diverse religious beliefs. The church Paul had planted was floundering and needed a good dose of his loving yet firm hand. Perhaps, I should say pen? Paul sets the tone immediately with the first three verses. “But…

Romans 4 | An Open Door to Truth

Today I am writing from the 4th chapter of Romans, but I will focus on two verses, two very important verses. Not that the others are less important but sometimes we only need a few words to open an entire realm of truth, these two verses do just that. Verses 7-8 say: “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds have been forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” First…

1 Peter 2 | An Undeniable Hope

The second chapter of 1st Peter is so rich with information about who we are and who this God we serve is; a mere blog could never do it justice. It covers a handful of major doctrines in a way that is so encouraging and at the same time is overwhelming. The letter is timely in that Peter is writing to an audience that is both confused and persecuted. They need answers! The good news is Peter literally serves as…

Mark 6:7-13 | A Blueprint To Follow

This passage is a blueprint that the church still uses to this very day. It deals with Jesus experiment to send out his 12 apostles and his instructions to follow. When I say “experiment”, I am not referring to Jesus trying an idea to see if it works but more along the lines of “for their benefit”. Jesus had a limited amount of time to transform a rag tag group into the genesis of what would become the first century…

I Tim. 5 | It’s More Than Advice; It’s God’s Will For Us

This chapter reminds me very much of The Sermon on the Mount. Dealt to us from an aging Apostle Paul to Timothy who was to carry on the work Paul began. What a friend he must have been, what a mentor, what a wealth of information mixed with experience. In this chapter, he leaves some very detailed scripture guiding the path of the first century church. In this blog, I will discuss the things that stand out to me; here…

1 John | Powerful Words for Self-Reflection

The second chapter of 1st John opens with this: “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 1-2). These are not just powerful words from a convincing orator, or a seasoned preacher, but…
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