Monthly Archives: September 2017

Stephen

Re:Verse reading–Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-58, 8:1-5, 26-38 (day six)  Did Stephen really have to die? It is such a tragedy. Young man, filled with the wisdom and Spirit of God. Doing great work, working wonders, preaching the Kingdom of God, and … Continue reading

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Heart Check

Re:Verse reading–Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-58, 8:1-5, 26-38 (day five) Acts 6:54 “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the quick,” God’s Word had done its task. It had accomplished its purpose. It had resonated deep with the human soul. … Continue reading

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Convenience vs. Obedience

Re:Verse reading–Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-58, 8:1-5, 26-38 (day four)  When we face difficult situations, often our first response is to pray and ask God to deliver us from the hardship.  When things are going really great, we often ask God to … Continue reading

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Prep

Re:Verse reading–Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-58, 8:1-5, 26-38 (day three)  “Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power…”  By grace we are saved.  The mighty acts of power were necessary to push back the rot of a decaying universe through the … Continue reading

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Run

Re:Verse reading–Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-58, 8:1-5, 26-38 (day two)  Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.”  Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet… 8:29-30a Philip knew that he would not be on this journey … Continue reading

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Seeker sensitive

Re:Verse reading–Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-58, 8:1-5, 26-38 (day one) “Do you understand what you are reading? “–8:30 In 1975, Bill Hybels started Willow Creek Community Church in a west-side suburb of Chicago.  A church designed to be “seeker sensitive”–aware of the … Continue reading

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Naysayers

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day seven) There is a story in Luke 16 that puzzles me.  Two men die.  One goes to heaven, the other goes to hell.  The man in hell begs for a drop of water to touch his … Continue reading

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Extravagance

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day five) “…whom you crucified,” Acts 4:10 Peter does not mince words with his interrogators, or the two previous times he said the exact same thing. At first glance, this words would not appear to be the … Continue reading

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Faithful

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day five) When they had placed them in the center, they began to inquire, “By what power, or in what name, have you done this?”   It was a new circumstance and experience- the first persecution of … Continue reading

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Truth vs. Outcome

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day four) We see it so often today…leaders, or at least perceived leaders, promote their own agenda, regardless of the facts.  Facts have no bearing on their pre-conceived plan of action.  ‘Truth’ is what they decide is … Continue reading

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