Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Power of God’s Word

How do you pick out the really important people in a group—the movers and shakers, those whose influence may be felt throughout the world? The man who, during a storm, struggled ashore onto a beach on Malta, possibly suffering from … Continue reading

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God’s Gracious Gift in a Storm

Acts 27 is a magnificent sea story (and it stands in a good tradition of Greek literature), but it is far more than just a sea story. The setting and the event push you to trust God’s gracious gift of … Continue reading

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Proclaim Light!

Imagine the pomp and circumstance that Luke describes as royalty and officials enter the audience room for, not a trial, but a hearing concerning a prisoner. The the prisoner enters in chains. His “defense,” however, is an evangelistic message calling … Continue reading

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An Appeal to Caesar

How do we as Christians relate to the government? How different is that relationship in North America from some other countries? That issue is not a new one, as you see in Acts 2510-12. Seek justice. In appealing to Caesar, … Continue reading

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An Uncomfortable Gospel

Isn’t going to church supposed to make you feel good? Paul’s message to the Roman governor, Felix and his Jewish wife, Drusilla, made them so uncomfortable that Felix dismissed Paul, Acts. 24:24-25. Claudius Lysias, the Roman commander in Jerusalem, had … Continue reading

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