Monthly Archives: October 2017

Let’s Sing

Re:Verse reading–Acts 16:11-34 (day two)  And suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened. vs. 26 It’s hard to imagine, but … Continue reading

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The power of “We”

Re:Verse reading–Acts 16:11-34 (day one) “So putting out to sea from Troas, WE ran a straight course to Samothrace.”–v 1. Important sentence in Acts.  Easy to miss.  In Acts 16:8, Luke says , “THEY came down to Troas.”  By v … Continue reading

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Still Joyful

Re:Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day seven) I am amazed at the resiliency of the early church, and the resiliency of Paul.  They went through trial after trial, but joy remained.  From the outside, they were ran out of most every town … Continue reading

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High Stakes

Re:Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day six)  The stakes were incredibly high. For some Jewish believers it may had more to do with self-preservation than salvation (gentile believers would soon outnumber them). But for Paul the stakes couldn’t have been higher; the … Continue reading

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The Goal

Re:Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day five)  Acts 15:11 “But we believe that we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way as they also are.” In verse 11, Peter changes the focus group in the work … Continue reading

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An Outward Sign

Re:Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day four) V. 8 – “And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us; When a covenant or promise is made, it is often accompanied by … Continue reading

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Heart

Re:Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day three)   “Unless you are circumcised, according to the custom taught by Moses, you cannot be saved.”  Ours is a sentimental society, that is, sentiment—feelings—have a cachet of authority.  If one is sincere, nothing else matters.  Paul … Continue reading

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Let It Go

Re:Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day two)   But some of the sect of the Pharisees who had believed stood up, saying, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses.” vs. 5 Every morning when I … Continue reading

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Fair fighting

Re:Verse reading–Acts 15:1-29 (day one)   “If you cannot go back to your mother’s womb, you better learn to be a good fighter.”–Anchee Min. “I have fought the good fight”–the Apostle Paul (2 Timothy 4:7) It happened in the early church.  … Continue reading

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Specific Model

Re:Verse reading–Acts 13:1-52 (day seven) Paul witnessed with surgical precision.  He left Antioch with a specific model to reach devout Jewish men in their natural synagogue setting.  It made sense to Paul because they were his tribe, he knew them as … Continue reading

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