Category Archives: Acts

His Possession with A Promise

If you think about it, if Paul’s identity had been found in Paul’s occupation or position of influence, Paul’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth should have been taking a major hit. Maybe the transition from being a Hebrew among Hebrews … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Meetings

The juxtaposition of the two meetings in Acts 15 hits me like a ton of bricks. The first meeting (15:1-35) involved Paul and Barnabas along with the apostles, the elders, and, it would seem, the whole church at Jerusalem–many of … Continue reading

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He Knows the Heart. He Cleanses the Heart.

I recently had the chance to help a sister in our church with the latter parts of a move she was making from a home that she had lived in for years. In this case, “latter parts” means “dump run.” … Continue reading

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A Door of Faith

Gospel momentum was increasing. Paul’s Damascus Road encounter was a game changer. No longer could Christ proclaimers be written off as just uneducated, blue-collar men. Take the Holy Spirit power that was so powerfully upon those “mere fishermen” of Galilee … Continue reading

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The Acts of the Holy Spirit (A 2009 Rerun)

While my heart is full this morning after a very, very busy week and a truly God blessed Sunday, my head feels kind of empty. So, I went back into the archives and read some thoughts I captured back in … Continue reading

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A Great Recipe

Okay, I’m not really into spiritual recipes. You know, take so much of this, add so much of that, sprinkle with a pinch of this other thing, let bake for so long, and, voila, you’ll have a winning outcome every … Continue reading

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The Turning

The word is used only once in the New Testament. And this morning it jumped off the page as I read it in Acts. A term I recall hearing more frequently 30 or 40 years ago, when I was a … Continue reading

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