The choosing of an Apostle – Acts 1:12-26

The study of Scripture may at times be confusing. In the case of Acts 1:12-26, there are several different views. It is important that as we study such difficult passages that we compare scripture with scripture and that we rely upon the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The main issue here is the choosing of…

The Ascension of Jesus – Acts 1:6-11

Jesus has been to the cross, He has rose from the grave; now we find Him giving some final instructions and words of encouragement to the disciples as He ascends into Heaven. This passage is very relevant for us today and provides great encouragement for us just as it did the disciples. The Great Question…

Don’t Worry

  There is a television commercial where a man is standing at his front door trying to keep the mailman from putting another bill in the mail slot. He is then seen sitting in the shower with his arms around his legs sobbing and crying. This comical commercial gives a picture of real life. Paying…

IT WORKS!

Our local association newsletter had a section recently that listed six secrets of a turnaround church. Thom Rainer, president of Lifeway Christian Resources, conducted a survey of churches that were in decline and experienced a great turnaround. From that survey these six things were evident in every church that made a turnaround: They became highly…

What goes around comes around – Genesis 29:1-30

It is true that “what you reap is what you sow.” What goes around comes around. Even though we are forgiven for our sins and we received the wonderful grace of Jesus; there are still consequences for our sin in this life. I am a firm believer that ‘decisions determine destiny.’ The things we do…

Infallible Proofs – Acts 1:3

It has been noted that the book of Acts is an apologetic work. It provides evidence for the Christian faith. Luke’s focal point of his apologetic is the resurrection of Jesus. In Acts 1:3, it mentions that there are many infallible proofs pertaining to the resurrection of Jesus. The evidence for the resurrection sets the…

Acts: An Introduction

  The coming of the Holy Spirit, the birth of the church, the preaching of the Gospel, the expansion of the church, the missionary journeys of Paul; these are just a few of the events recording in the book of Acts. It is a very exciting book to read. It has a way of drawing…