Month: December 2018

Church

In chapter ten of the Book of Acts, the apostle Peter discovered that God wanted all people to hear the Gospel and receive salvation through Jesus Christ – not just the Jews as Peter believed.  At this point, the church began to expand in…

All Are Welcome

More than two thousand years have gone by since Jesus walked the earth.  Things have changed.  Today’s culture here in the United States is vastly different to that of the early Christian church in Jerusalem.  It is also critically important to consider the fact…

The Awesome Power of God

The awesome power of God seems to get overlooked by most people.  The miracles performed by Jesus and His apostles are so long ago we tend to discount them as something of the past – something unavailable to us today.  While there are some…

Transformed

When the disciple Stephan was stoned to death in Jerusalem, a man named Saul stood and watched with approval.  Saul was given authority by the Jewish religious leaders to hunt down and imprison all followers of Jesus.  Saul left Jerusalem to travel to Damascus…

Spread the Word

The eighth chapter of The Book of Acts begins with the turmoil in Jerusalem caused by the stoning death of the disciple Stephan.  The followers of Jesus no longer felt safe in Jerusalem since Stephan was stoned to death for telling the Jewish religious…

The New Temple

There are some people who are so set in their ways you cannot change their perspective no matter what you try.  Some personal philosophies take over like an addiction.  Many of those who have rejected the gospel do so with a compulsive nature that…

The Right Hand of God

Chapter 5 of the Book of Acts begins with a disturbing story of a man named Ananias and his wife Sapphira.  They sold some land in order to give the money to the apostles; but rather than give them all the money, they kept…

Search the Word of God

I’m not pointing fingers at anyone.  It often seems to me if any finger pointed started, it would just go in a circle until it came right back to the first finger pointer.  I’ll simply make a general statement that I think is hard…

Silver and Gold

There is something more valuable than silver and gold.  In the third chapter of the Book of Acts, Peter and John are out spreading the gospel, bringing people to an understanding of what recently happened – the death and resurrection of Jesus.  When confronted…

The Remarkable Ordinary: How to Stop, Look, and Listen to Life

Where is God?  That is a question believers and unbelievers alike ask every day.  Believers wonder why God is not showing up when they need him, and unbelievers are quick to point out God is doing little to solve the world’s problems.  Those who…