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.
November 24, 2013
Stephen’s death did not mean he failed in his mission, but that God was about to use another servant to further gospel work.
November 10, 2013
Instead of being weakened by corrupting influences around it, the local church should be “strengthened by grace.”
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.
September 27, 2013
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
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
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
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.