November 2, 2014
The Jews were up to their same plots, the officials were up to their same tricks, Paul was committed to the same gospel, and Christ is still advancing his Word through his servants.
October 19, 2014
Communion aids us in our perseverance. It keeps our testimony vibrant and our eyes fixed on the Founder and Perfecter of our faith. It connects us to all who looked faithfully for his return!
October 12, 2014
Behind all these plots to kill and attempts to save, God is working out his purpose in and through Paul as he does through us today.
October 5, 2014
Paul could say, “I am ready…to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus” (21:13). Can we say with the same resolve that we are ready to live for him? Part 1
September 28, 2014
How can we rightly evaluate a ministry? What is the correct measure of a ministry? We must minister a cross-centered message in a cross-centered way. The Wisdom of God (vv. 6–12) Spiritual wisdom is from God (vv. 6, 8, 9). Spiritual wisdom is a mystery (v. 7). Spiritual wisdom is imparted by the Holy Spirit (vv. 10–12). […]
September 28, 2014
Our faith must rest in Christ alone (v. 5). Neither eloquence (v. 1), competence (v. 2), nor compelling reasoning (v. 4) are able to save.
September 25, 2014
What should we do? All people should honor the Son as they honor the Father (John 5:23). If God is infinite, and He is, one sin on our part against Him is an infinite sin, and that infinite sin demands an infinite payment. An angel cannot give an infinite payment. A mere man cannot give […]
September 24, 2014
When we seek human power in ministry, we ape the world. But in the message of the cross, we are humbled and God’s work is exalted. The Problem: Divisions in the Church, Following Human Leaders (vv. 10–17) The Answer: God’s Method in Ministry (vv. 18–31) The Message of the Cross Befuddles Human Attempts to Know […]
September 7, 2014
Paul would soon be assaulted and arrested. This was not evidence that he ignored the Spirit, but that he was at the Lord’s disposal. Success was not to measured by how many in the city embraced his message, but in how faithful he remained to his Lord.
August 31, 2014
The more danger that awaited Jesus and then Paul, the more they were set on going to their destination. Along the way, God’s Spirit spoke through God’s vessels about the impending hardships that Paul would face. Was The Lord sending the apostle mixed signals, or thoroughly preparing him for difficulties ahead?