Author Archives: Pastor Don

Unhindered

Re:Verse reading–Acts 23:11, 25:12, 28:16-31 (day one) “He stayed two full years. . . preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.”–28: 30-31. Strange ending.  Abrupt.  Unsatisfying.  We wish Luke would tell … Continue reading

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Next Assignment

Re:Verse reading–Acts 20:17-38 (day one) “And now, behold, bound by the Spirit, I am on my way to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there, except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me. . .that bonds and … Continue reading

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Some girls do

Re:Verse reading–Acts 17:10-12, 16-34 (day one) “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness”–v 11 “Well, I ain’t first class, but I ain’t white trash, I’m wild and a little crazy … 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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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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The work to which He has called you

Re:Verse reading–Acts 13:1-52 (day one) “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”–v 2. It will be a great day for you.  Among the best.  In His own way and time, the … Continue reading

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Audible

Re:Verse reading–Acts 11:1-26 (day one) “I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Get up, Peter; kill and eat.’  But I said, ‘By no means,Lord’ “–v 7-8. God never changes.  However, circumstances do.  Often. Like a quarterback who comes to the … Continue reading

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Angry man

Re:Verse reading–Acts 9:1-22, 26-31 (day one) “Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord”–v 1 It is a memory Paul carried for the rest of his life.  Shameful.  Cruel.  Convicting.  Obsessive. (“I was formerly a … 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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Christ confidence

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day one) “Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John, and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus.”–v 13 As a … Continue reading

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