Category: Book of Acts

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…

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…