January 10, 2014
The key to effective gospel ministry today is not a total church “makeover” or a new marketing strategy, but evangelistic action of true disciples of Jesus Christ. A true disciple is involved in active personal evangelism: the continuous effort of pursuing opportunities to tell others of Jesus Christ.
January 5, 2014
We start off this year with a great reason to remember that God is all-powerful and merciful and worthy of our praise! David sang, “As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my deliverer; do not delay, O my God” (Ps 40:13). God the Son helps the […]
December 29, 2013
Saul, on his way to arrest followers of Jesus Christ, was arrested by Jesus Christ and became His follower.
December 8, 2013
The work in Samaria was thriving. The gospel was being given to and received in several villages. But in his sovereign will, the Lord gave orders to leave all this.
December 1, 2013
As one of the men the church had appointed to service (6:5) passes off the scene, another steps in to take his place and the work goes on. The plan (1:8) was still in effect.
October 20, 2013
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
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
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
In his final session, Mark Vowels describes where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going in missions.