Category Archives: Acts

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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They Went Back

They caught up with Paul at Lystra. They were able to do there what they had wanted to do when he was at Iconium. At Lystra they had Paul stoned. The unbelieving Jews and Gentiles from Iconium incited those in … Continue reading

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This Life

The church was on a roll! The gospel was being preached, and the gospel was being practiced. Those who believed were of “one heart and soul,” demonstrated as everyone of them held loose to their material possessions and were readily … Continue reading

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Next Time

Started in on my reading plan for 2018–always like to be a few days ahead . . . creates a bit of buffer and reduces the risk of getting behind. Feels good to crack open a new Bible, ready myself … Continue reading

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My People

If I had lived back then, and known then what I know now, I probably would have distanced myself from them. If they were the only church in town back then, I’d probably have either started my own church with … Continue reading

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Looking in All the Wrong Places

Paul was nothing if not bold. It was one thing to proclaim the kingdom in a synagogue. Another to take it to the streets and engage people in discussion in the marketplace. But to stand in front of a crowd … Continue reading

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The Bereans

In the circles I traveled as a young believer they were lifted up as the gold standard for sermon follow-up. Though their time in Scripture’s spotlight was pretty brief, they’ve had a long lasting impact when it comes to being … Continue reading

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