Author Archives: Chris Johnson

Cheerful Giver

Re:Verse reading–Acts 20:17-38 (day seven) “remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35b We say this very same thing to our kids during the Christmas season, … Continue reading

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Deep Questions

Re:Verse reading–Acts 17:10-12, 16-34 (day seven) People around you are looking for answers just like the Athenians.  You might not realize it if you listen to the loud voices of our culture, but people are searching for truth.  They want … Continue reading

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Profit

Re:Verse reading–Acts 16:11-34 (day seven)  Paul and the early Christians missionaries in Acts made many people angry.  Most often we see them challenging the religious status quo, and the religious leaders chase them out of town.  This week is different.  … 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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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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Riffraff

Re:Verse reading–Acts 11:1-26 (day seven) Jesus regularly got into trouble with religious folks.  One of the constant accusations against Him was eating with tax collectors and sinners.  Jesus made it a habit to eat with people no one else would … Continue reading

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Enemies

Re:Verse reading–Acts 9:1-22, 26-31 (day seven) It makes no sense for Paul to come to Christ, and it makes no sense for Christ to forgive Paul.  Paul’s hatred burned white hot towards Christians.  His heart’s passion was to prove Jesus … Continue reading

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Bold Servant

Re:Verse reading–Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-58, 8:1-5, 26-38 (day seven)  We first run into Stephen and Philip in the paragraph preceding our text for today.  It is a famous passage, often used to describe the work of deacons, about the disciples deciding … 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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Who Am I?

Re: Verse reading–Acts 3:1-20  (day seven) When I read a passage of Scripture I typically picture myself as one of the characters in the text.  Pridefully, I tend to gravitate toward the hero.  In this text, I like to think … Continue reading

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