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October 20, 2013

Portrait of a Martyr, part 1

Portrait of a Martyr, part 1

Great men are not those who receive honor by dignitaries or who accomplish historical feats in life. Truly great people are humble servants who do not count their lives dear unto themselves.

October 13, 2013

Eliminating Distractions

Eliminating Distractions

A church moves forward as each member sees their opportunity to serve Christ and does so with a humble faithfulness. Taking care of the widows was not unimportant, but it could be used by the enemy to pull the apostles away from what they were told to do— “be my witnesses in all Judea and […]

October 6, 2013

Answered Prayer

Answered Prayer

After the first sign of persecution, the believers met to pray as one to the one true Ruler (4:24). The thing they prayed for was not God’s vengeance, but for the opportunity to “continue to speak.” God delivers and protects not so that we can go silent, but so that we can proclaim widely (5:30–32).  

September 29, 2013

Glorying in Goodness

Glorying in Goodness
September 27, 2013

Christ’s Plan for Changing the World

Christ's Plan for Changing the World

When asked about his kingdom, Jesus responded by promising his disciples that power would come with his Spirit and that they would become witnesses.

September 25, 2013

Worship-Driven Disciplemaking

Worship-Driven Disciplemaking

Jesus approached his disciples, some of whom were worshipping while others doubted, and reminded them that all authority had been given to him. Based on that authority, he commanded them to make disciples.

September 22, 2013

Faith Proclaimed in All the World

Faith Proclaimed in All the World

What God provides must be received by faith. What is received by faith must be announced in faithfulness. Only as this gospel is proclaimed and the Lord opens the eyes of the lost are people converted. The power is not in our presentation, but in our Savior.

September 15, 2013

The Real Deal

The Real Deal

Satan not only tried to attack with threats from outside the church, but from corruption from within. Persecution could scatter a community of believers, but wrong teaching or values could fracture an assembly. The purity of the church is important to God.

September 8, 2013

Right Response to Wrong Treatment

Right Response to Wrong Treatment

When persecuted, the church gathers with the company of saints (v. 23) and gives thanks to the God who is working through it all (vv. 24–31).

August 25, 2013

The Exuberant Witness

The Exuberant Witness

The same Jesus the Jews delivered to die was raised by the Almighty and must be believed by every sinner.

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