Monthly Archives: October 2012

Should I Stay or Should I Go

RE Verse reading–Acts 13:1-52 (day three) The song by the Clash has become an indispensible part of classic rock radio.  Unfortunately, the question that the title asks has become a familiar part of our life with God.  Our faith frequently … Continue reading

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Journey to Joy

RE Verse reading–Acts 13:1-52 (day two) The journey from prayer to joy sometimes takes unexpected turns. It will always begin with intently seeking the face of God not just the hand of God, seeking Him not just what He can … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Harvest

RE Verse reading–Acts 13:1-52 (day one)  “While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ ” (vs2)  It may be the … Continue reading

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The dividing wall broken

RE Verse reading–Acts11:1-26 (day seven)  “If God gave them the same gift that He gave us. . .who was I to hinder God?”  (vs 17)  “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”  Perhaps you remember President Reagan’s famous words at the … Continue reading

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Does God change?

RE Verse reading–Acts 11:1-26 (day six)  “What God has made clean, you must not call profane”  (vs 9)  Does God change?  At one level the answer is easy.  “He is the same yesterday, today and forever”  (Hebrews 13:8)  At another … Continue reading

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Great is thy Faithfulness

RE Verse reading – Acts 11:1-26 (day five) Acts11:1  The apostles and the brothers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. 2 So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him … Continue reading

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Used of God

RE Verse reading – Acts 11:1-26 (day four) There is a transition taking place!  The gospel has been resident with the Jews, but the Gentiles are slowly becoming the recipients of the repentance that leads to salvation.  First, it was … Continue reading

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Listen

RE Verse reading–Acts 11:1-26 (day three)  The beginning of the meeting: “The circumcised believers criticized [Peter] and said, ‘You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.’” (v. 3)  The end of the meeting: “They had no further objections … Continue reading

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Praying and Hearing

RE Verse reading–Acts 11:1-26 (day two)  “I was in the town of Joppa praying…” Peter begins his “orderly” explanation of his dramatic and controversial decision by noting his first activity. There is no hint of bragging or absolutizing his decision simply … Continue reading

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Convincing our critics

RE Verse reading–Acts 11:1-26 (day one)  “When Peter went up to Jersualem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, ‘Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?’ ”  (vs2)  Predictable.  New things are hard.  People’s first reaction will be resistance … Continue reading

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