Acts 8: 1b-5 A perfect example

1bA great wave of persecution began that day, sweeping over the church in Jerusalem; and all the believers except the apostles were scattered through the regions of Judea and Samaria. 2 (Some devout men came and buried Stephen with great mourning.) 3 But Saul was going everywhere to destroy the church. He went from house to house,... Continue Reading →

We work to be fruitful not to “win”

Salvation is free.  This is an undisputed fact.  Yet time after time, I find myself placing importance on works.  Jesus was the sacrificial lamb.  John 4:10 (to the woman at the well)Jesus answered her, "If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked... Continue Reading →

1 Peter 5:6-7: Giving it to God

This morning I woke feeling extremely grumpy.  It is never a good place when you don't sleep very well.  Last night was the worst.  I was up till almost midnight with pain in my legs.  The doctor does not have a good explanation for the pain, it is in the middle of the thigh.  As... Continue Reading →

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Why do I feel so akward?

Do you feel as if you are out of place, a square peg in a round hole? All the time.  I walk into a store and feel as if I do not belong here, normal people belong here. But there is one place that I can go where I feel as if I belong, that... Continue Reading →

Salvation is free. HOW do you share it?

Romans 10:11-13:   11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame."  12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  Whoever calls on God's... Continue Reading →

Are we seekers of Wisdom?

Lately, I have been hearing the song "Courageous" by Casting Crowns on the radio.  In the background you can hear someone singing seek wisdom, seek justice... It all starts with wisdom and love of God.  Men and women of courage seek wisdom.  It is not easy in this world full of corruption. We are constantly faced... Continue Reading →

The Gift of the Holy Spirit

In Acts chapter 2, the disciples were gathered together on the day of Pentecost and the day took a new meaning.  Originally, Exodus 23:16: “Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field. “Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your... Continue Reading →

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