Category Archives: Acts

Considering a Conversation with the Felixes

For two years Felix often sent for Paul to talk with him. Not because he was seeking the truth, but because he was hoping for a bribe (Acts 24:26-27). And I imagine the repeated conversations weren’t a lot unlike that … Continue reading

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The Downside of Flannel Graph and CGI

Not gonna lie, I’m kind of hooked on Marvel movies. Not that I run to a movie theater whenever a new film is released, or that I watch them all the time, but I have been a bit driven to … Continue reading

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Turn, Turn, Turn

Don’t really know why the word popped off the page this morning (though I have my suspicions . . . an encounter of the divine kind, perhaps?). But it did. A word that I’m thinking doesn’t really play all that … Continue reading

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A Door of Faith

I grew up in a non-religious home. If we ever went to church it was to marry or bury. My theology was founded on a god after my own making with the understanding that if He’d leave me alone, I’d … Continue reading

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Solid Advice for Believers, New and Old — Part II

Yesterday, while reading in Acts, I took note of how Barnabas started to disciple new believers in Antioch. Not by giving them a list of prescribed actions, but by exhorting them to a lifelong principle: “Remain faithful to the Lord … Continue reading

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Remain Faithful with Steadfast Purpose

According to the inspired revelation of Acts 11, he was a “good man.” He was a man “full of the Holy Spirit.” He was a man “of faith.” And they? Well they were brand spankin’ new believers. Having heard Jesus … Continue reading

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A Formula for Flourishing

Throughout the book of Acts you find church “report cards.” Brief summaries of how the body of believers in Christ, born of the gospel, was growing and advancing as the Word was preached and the disciples testified of a new … Continue reading

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