Monthly Archives: August 2014

Are Your Neighbors Athenian Suburbanites?

Even in ruins the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens is magnificent. Luke, in Acts 17:16-34, describes Paul viewing the city. It seems distant in time as well as geography from the splendor of Oregon’s Cascades and forested hills. Yet, … Continue reading

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Turning the World Upside Down

“These men have turned the world upside down” (paraphrased as “These men have caused trouble all over the world”) was the false charge brought against Paul by rabble-rousers in Thessalonica. The charge was false, but it unwittingly described the impact … Continue reading

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Believe in the Lord Jesus

First century Europe was a continent enslaved in the darkness of paganism. In the Macedonian city of Philippi, the power of the good news began to shine. As Luke describes that in Acts 16:11-10, think of the places in your … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Jesus Builds His Church

Would you like to have accompanied Paul on one of his missionary journeys? Could you have passed his scrutiny? Your situation is different today, yet, you, the church, are called to do something very similar to what Paul was doing. … Continue reading

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A People for Himself

What should the church, the body and bride of Christ, look like? How should it be distinguishable from the world around her? The question is not new, as Acts 15 indicates. The issue was, do you live by faith? The … Continue reading

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