Jesus teaches his disciples to love one another (John 13:34-35). This “one another” phrase appears repeatedly in the writings of the apostles. The body of Christ functions well only when it works together in love.
In his address to Agrippa and the other dignitaries in the audience hall, Paul gave a clear and meaningful definition of repentance (Acts 26:16-18).
The Philistines defeated Israel in battle on the Plain of Sharon (1 Sam. 4:1-2). The Hebrews seemed to think that bringing the ark of the covenant to the battlefield would give them victory. The plan didn’t work. The ark itself was captured. Why?
In the presence of Felix and Drusilla, Paul reasoned about “justice and self-control and future judgment” (Acts 24:25). Are we really following Christ if we are too timid to speak the truth in awkward circumstances?
Charlie Daniels’ 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” is a musical masterpiece. But the song’s theology is all mixed up (John 8:44).
he final section of Acts presents Paul as a prisoner for Jesus. But he is no victim of painful circumstances. On the contrary, he seems the master of the events unfolding around him. What is the secret of his confidence (Acts 23:6)?
My Good Conscience Ephesians 4:17-24 17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of[d] the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because…
Dealing With Difficult People Psalm 52:1-9 1 Why do you boast in evil, O mighty man? The goodness of God endures continually. 2 Your tongue devises destruction, Like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. 3 You love evil more than good, Lying rather than speaking righteousness. Selah 4 You love all devouring words, You deceitful tongue.…
Dust in the Air John 16:1-4 These things I have spoken to you, that you should not be made to stumble. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. 3 And these things they will do to you[a]…
In The Temple November 15, 2015 (a.m. service)