Monthly Archives: June 2012

Friends again

RE Verse reading–Acts 4:36-37, 11:19-26, 15:36-40 (day six)  “Pick up Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service” (2 Timothy 4:11)  It is possible to have a positive end to a difficult chapter.  Sometimes … Continue reading

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Brothers divided

RE Verse reading–Acts 4:36-37, 11:19-26, 15:36-40 (day five)  “And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another and Barnabus took Mark with him and sailed to Cyprus.  But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by … Continue reading

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God’s gift to us

RE Verse reading–Acts 4:36-37, 11:19-26, 15:36-40 (day four)  “He (Barnabus) rejoiced and began to encourage (parakaleo) them”  (11:23)  “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (parakaleo) (John 14:16)  “Repent and be baptized in the name … Continue reading

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Full of the Holy Spirit

RE Verse reading–Acts 4:36-37, 11:19-26, 15:36-40 (day three)  “For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith” (11:24)  The Greek word pleres meant “full”.  It described a vessel filled to the top, a surface … Continue reading

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A call to courage

RE Verse reading–Acts 4:36-37, 11:19-26, 15:36-40 (day two)  “He rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord”  (11:23)  I sometimes think that encouragement should be written enCOURAGEment.  Most moderns miss the heroic … Continue reading

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Son of encouragement

RE Verse reading–Acts 4:36-37, 11:19-26, 15:36-40 (day one)  “Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabus by the apostles (which translated means Son of Encouragement). . .sold it (his land) and brought the money and laid … Continue reading

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When church is awe full

RE Verse reading–Acts 2:41-47, 4:32-35 (day seven)  “Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles”  (2:43)  Occasionally, I hear people say that awe means “respect or reverence”.  Maybe so, but the Greek … Continue reading

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Walk by the Spirit

RE Verse reading–Acts 2:41-47, 4:32-35  “For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. . .If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit”  (Galatians 5:22-23, 25)  It can … Continue reading

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Pack strength

RE Verse reading–Acts 2:41-47, 4:32-35 (day five)  “And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own.” (4:32)  “Now is the law of … Continue reading

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The fruit of the Spirit

RE Verse reading–Acts 2:41-47, 4:32-35 (day four)  “And all those who had believed were together and had all things in common”  (2:44)  I am at Youth Camp this week.  Thank you for your prayers.  Our evening sessions are focused on the fruit … Continue reading

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