Category Archives: Faith > Fear

Impossible people

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:1-22 (day seven) “When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them)”–v 21. Os Guinness has a new book out.  It is called Impossible People: Christian Courage and the … Continue reading

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Change

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:1-22 (day six) Can we change? I mean really change; not just cosmetic, superficial changes, but deep-down-to-the-core change. That’s the kind of change that happened in Peter. What a difference between that night in the courtyard where he … Continue reading

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God’s Promises

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:1-22 (day five) “But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. For it is not … Continue reading

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Follow Truth

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:1-22 (day four) Politics have always been the same, I guess.  It makes little difference what the truth is…only what the desired outcome of the power brokers happens to be.  The rulers and elders recognized that a miracle … Continue reading

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Speak

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:1-22 (day three) “We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”  When Jesus would instruct people to say nothing about the healing they received from him, he did so because he knew how such things … Continue reading

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Cannot Remain Silent

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:1-22 (day two) “For we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” vs. 20 “But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:33 Peter and John had so many … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:1-22 (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 You are … Continue reading

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Not in vain

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 15 (day seven)  “the gospel. . .by which you are saved, if you hold fast. . .unless you believed in vain.”–v 1-2. Paul is concerned.  The Corinthian church is a mess.  Early on, they made a great … Continue reading

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Hold On

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 15 (day six)  Paul’s argument is clear, our bodily resurrection is certain because Jesus’ resurrection was certain. The Gospel is not mythology or fairytale, it is a spiritual and historical reality, and the resurrection is its cornerstone. … Continue reading

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Lost and Found

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 15 (day five)  Have you ever left something at church? Keys? Phone? Purse? Pen? Bible? Actually, we have a large collection of Bibles in our “Lost and Found Closet”. Matt Chandler often “razzes” his congregation, “If you … Continue reading

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