The arrest and interrogation of Stephen results in his death by stoning in ACTS 7. Was it something he said? Absolutely. ◊ Many people have been killed as martyrs for their cause, be it religion, politics, or something they hold… Read More ›
The Deacons in ACTS 6
The new Christ-following Church formed the first ministry support team. (Interesting how the structure got so complicated over the years.) But outside opposition began early as well. ◊ As the early Christian church was growing and blossoming in those first… Read More ›
The Discipline in ACTS 5
There’s a shocking event that occurs in the 5th chapter of the Book of ACTS. Is this how God works? Doesn’t sound very nice and loving to most people. What’s really going on here? ◊ Here’s a nice little story… Read More ›
Christianity and America – July 4, 1776
We seem to be a nation that now pays lip service to God and Christian principles. We have certainly strayed quite far from our humble origins. Should we even care? Absolutely. ◊ John Quincy Adams, the 6th president of the… Read More ›
The Opposition in ACTS 4
Roadblocks and opposition often come up just when it seems that things are going well. Sometimes life goes off the rails. What do you do when you’re faced with strong opposition to what you believe is so good? ◊ Just… Read More ›
The Healing in ACTS 3
The momentum keeps building as the new Christian Way is taking root in Jerusalem months after Jesus was killed and resurrected. Now another amazing miracle occurs with a strong word of explanation. ◊ The Apostle Peter continues to be moved… Read More ›
The Spirit of ACTS 2
Jesus spoke of a coming promise. The promise shows up in the 2nd chapter of ACTS when the Spirit of God becomes manifestly available to all people. As we know now, this changed the world. ◊ We read in the… Read More ›
The Implications of ACTS 1
Jesus founded the real first Christian Church in Jerusalem with repercussions for Jews and Gentiles. Even today the profound implications of ACTS 1 in the New Testament are for all people to consider. ♦ After the four Gospel accounts of… Read More ›
The Kingdom of God is Now?
Yes, actually it is. Surprising how much confusion there is over the what, when, and where of the kingdom of God. The Bible is pretty clear on this. ♦ Have you ever heard a Christian say that they’re tired of… Read More ›
The Book of Revelation and Jesus
There is a lot of confusion about the Book of Revelation. Interpretations run the gamut. As with most things in the Bible, a straight-forward reading in context makes more sense. Here’s a simple breakdown addressing 5 high-level key questions. ◊ A… Read More ›
End Times Debate, Again?
Twenty years ago I was asked to teach a church Bible study curriculum on the Book of Revelation. I had an aligned common viewpoint about End Times prophecy. Half-way through the course I concluded that I could not teach the… Read More ›
What Wins God’s Favor?
What does God want from us? Our time, our money, our good and just actions? Is it just our faith or belief or acknowledgment? What do we need to do to win God’s favor? ◊ There’s a commonly debated topic… Read More ›