The Gospel of John acts as something of a love letter from God to His people, a book that has changed more lives than possibly any other book written. It presents Jesus as a man with personal warmth, intimacy, human emotions and relating to people. Continue reading Gospel of John: What Is It?
God has a habit of meeting us within the storm, rather than sweeping the storm aside… Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 27, Shipwreck!
There are times when we absolutely know the voice of God has spoken, but…we’re not sure what to do about it. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 21, Last Leg of the Journey
God sometimes allows something to happen, to put us in the position to be ready for the next step. Paul’s willingness to trust and accept even the really hard steps God took him through, the church at Philippi was establish—the only church Paul consistently received help from throughout his career. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 16, Demons and Jail
One thing I am getting to learn about Paul, he loved powerful women, and he included them whenever he could in God’s great work. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 16, Lydia
ya gotta hand it to Paul and his crew. They did not skip a beat. Puzzled looks changed to pleased smiles instantly, and they sat right down to worship with these God-fearing women. The women, apparently, didn’t skip a beat, either. They welcome these four men into their gathering Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 16, The Women of Philippi
even with a vision from God, to not exactly know what’s going to come next. I may think I have every detail of the plan nailed down; but, with the Lord, that is rarely going to be the case. Where would faith fit in, in a scheme like that? Typically, God is going to give us enough to go on, and at each step—if we’re willing to take those steps of faith—God will give us more. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 16, Paul and the Macedonian Man
Expect trouble,” I would say to them, “Once you make a commitment to lead in the cause of Christ, you will be opposed. Now that you have taken up God’s call you have put yourself into the sights of God’s enemy. Do not resent it. The Bible teaches that successful work for God may involve suffering and hardships. Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 13, Paul and Barnabas Commissioned
So, why did Peter choose Joel’s prophecy to explain what was happening? Yes, yes, he was saying what the Spirit was giving him to say. But, why Joel, in particular? Because of who were in that upper room, praying and waiting. Because of who were pouring out into the streets of Jerusalem, publicly prophesying and evangelizing in foreign languages. Women Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 2, The Holy Spirit
One of my favorite books opens with the true story of an attempted murder case against a guy named James Dixon. Dixon was arguing with his girlfriend through the front door, so someone called the cops to break it up. When the police officer … Continue reading Acts Wednesday: Chapter 1, Proof of Truth