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
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 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 21, 2014
Only God can change a heart and make it receptive. All we can do is obey Christ’s command pray for a good harvest!
September 14, 2014
Obedience to Christ does not mean we always avoid hardship, but it means we never walk alone. Paul was bold under fire, and God used him to deliver a powerful message. Part 1
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?
July 27, 2014
Christians should not be confused about where they are. We should never be perfectly comfortable in a corrupt society because as believers we are in enemy territory with an unpopular mission.
July 13, 2014
Part 1 Miracles were but a small and temporary part of apostolic ministry. The focus was always and still is the declaration of the message of the saving power of Jesus Christ.
June 29, 2014
The church is not a “safe place” to escape the world and find wholesome activities for the whole family. It is a staging center where we get our orders clear, get fitted out, and get sent out.