Category: Book of Acts

God’s Grand Plan

Tragedy, calamity, betrayal, struggle, slander, and all the other difficulties we face in our lives are an important part of the complex tapestry that is God’s grand plan for our existence here in this world.  The life of the Apostle Paul is characterized by…

God is in Control

If we stay in the Word of God, pray, remain committed to our faith, and listen carefully to the nudging of the Holy Spirit, whatever comes our way is very likely God’s desire for our life.  Sometimes it’s not until we arrive at our…

The Way

If you’ve ever had the experience of building something from pages of very complicated instructions, you know that in the beginning it’s often impossible to see how the finished product will come to life.  As a result, you may feel the need to stray…

A Difficult Journey

When we look at the life of the apostle Paul, we have to conclude that being a follower of Jesus Christ is not a ticket to an easy life.  Paul was anointed by God to spread the gospel and he was empowered by the…

Idol Worship

When believers share the gospel with today’s world, they have to overcome the idols of this generation.  Many people today worship money.  Some worship personal freedom and express that devotion through substance abuse of various kinds.  Others use their personal freedom to exercise their…

A Meandering Road

God’s path for your life is never a straight line.  It is a meandering road with a complex mixture of struggle and joy.  Our mission in this life is to grow in the wisdom and knowledge of the Lord.  That instruction is delivered to…

Automatic Transmission

Prior to the 1950’s, most automobiles had manual transmissions.  In order to start the car, you needed to push the clutch in or have the car shifted into neutral.  Once the car was started, with the clutch held in by your left foot, you…

Mountaineering

I don’t know about your life, but mine has been a collection of highs and lows.  Some days I feel like I’ve been greatly blessed, and other days I feel like God has left me to flounder on my own.  I make every attempt…

Don’t Get Distracted

The Bible is silent on the Internet.  There isn’t one verse in the Old Testament or the New Testament that makes reference to the World Wide Web.  Yet here we are in a time when communication over the Internet is a dominate force in…

Love Like a Freight Train

When I was a kid we lived near the train tracks.  On my way home from school, if I heard a train coming, I’d stop and place a penny on the train tracks.  I had a collection of flattened pennies and nickels as a…