Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 10: Paul and Barnabas at Lystra

Paul & Barnabas at Lystra, (Lystra sacrifice), Casare Mariani Acts 14:5 - 18, Ovid, 190-193, Philemon & Baucis

Paul & Barnabas at Lystra, (Lystra sacrifice), Casare Mariani, Acts 14:5 – 18, Ovid, 190-193, Philemon & Baucis

Acts 14:5 – 18

There was a plot afoot amoung the Gentiles and Jews (of Iconium, 13:51), together with their leaders, to mistreat them and stone them.  But, they found out about it and fled to the Lycoaonian cities of Lystra and Derbe and to the surrounding country, where they continued to preach the good news.

In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked.  He listened to Paul as he was speaking.  Paul looked directly at him, and saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, “Stand up on your feet!”  At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.

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The High Sierra, Wildflower Color, Red

Crimson Paintbrush

Crimson Paintbrush

We came upon these red to pink colored wildflowers in June. We were hiking in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains at Rock Creek Lake, Devil’s Postpile to Rainbow Falls, Bodie State Historic Park, Panum Crater and Mono Lake, and over Tioga Pass. Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 9: Conversion of Sergius at Paphos

Conversion of Sergius at Paphos(Bar-Jesus blinded), Cesare Mariani Acts 13:4 - 12

Conversion of Sergius at Paphos(Bar-Jesus blinded), Cesare Mariani, Acts 13:4 – 12

Acts 13:4 – 12

The two of them (Saul and Barnabas), sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, wen down to Seleucia and saild fromt heir to Cyprus. When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God to the Jewish synagogues.  John was with them as their helper. Continue reading

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The High Sierra, Wildflower Color, Yellow

P1040819We came upon these yellow colored wildflowers in June.  We were hiking in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains at Rock Creek Lake, Devil’s Postpile to Rainbow Falls, Bodie State Historic Park, Panum Crater, Mono Lake, and over Tioga Pass.

 

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 8: Commission of Saul and Barnabas

Commission of Saul & Barnabas, Cesare Mariani Acts 12:25 - 13:3

Commission of Saul & Barnabas, Cesare Mariani, Acts 12:25 – 13:3

Acts 12:25 – 13:3

Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there a while.  He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him.  Having secured the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace because they depended on the king’s country for their food supply.

On the appointed day Herod, wearing his royal robes, sat on his throne and delivered a public address to the people.  They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not a man.”  Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angle of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.
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The High Sierra, Wildflower Color

P1040823Along our various walks, we joked that we would not get tired, for every 10 paces there was some stunning vista or dazzling wildflower to enjoy and photograph.  The guide book would estimate a one mile hike around Rock Creek Lake would take one hour; We took two.  Bodie State Historic Park could be strolled through in two hours; We took four.  Over a series of blog posts, I will provide some of those colorful wildflowers which we came upon on our walks in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains. Continue reading

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Frescoes of Paul’s Ministry, Part 7: Counsil of Jerusalem

Counsil of Jerusalem, Nicola Consoni Acts 9:26 - 28

Counsil of Jerusalem, Nicola Consoni, Acts 9:26 – 28

Acts 9: 26 – 28

When he came to Jerusalem, he tried to  join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he really was a disciple.  But Barnabas took him and brought him to the Apostles.  He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he has preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.  So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord. Continue reading

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