Category Archives: Acts

Withholding from God

Today we look at two contrasting stories of Biblical characters who deal with the temptation to withhold from God in their relationships with him.  Abraham relies on God to provide, while Ananias and Sapphira rely on themselves to look after … Continue reading

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Looking Through the Holes

We have a hard time when bad things happen to good people.  It goes against what we think should happen in our world, and we sometimes ask, “why would a loving God allow that?”  It turns out that the life … Continue reading

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Our Need Faith

Pastor Brent caught my attention on Sunday.  “If you don’t think you need Jesus, then you will never find faith in him…”  You can believe in him as a teacher or a good man or a prophet, yet it’s our … Continue reading

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Baptism – 23 Years Later

There are few days in our lives we always remember when they roll around each year.  Birthdays, anniversaries, or the passing of loved ones.  On August 13, I realized that the 13th is one of those days for me – … Continue reading

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Guarded Witness

When the Apostle Paul gets to Rome he becomes a guarded witness.  That doesn’t sound like Paul, does it?  I don’t think of Paul’s personality as guarded at all.  Turns out he wasn’t guarded about his witness.  He was guarded.  … Continue reading

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Maltese Mission Up

When Paul winds up with a snake dangling from his hand, the locals think he is a goner.  And they think that he must be a murderer because the goddess Justice shipwrecked him and now has him in the jaws … Continue reading

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Running Aground

Has God ever let your ship run aground?  You think you’re doing the right thing.  You know where he is taking you and you are willing to go in full submission to his plan.  And then he shipwrecks you on … Continue reading

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