Wherever He leads I’ll go – Genesis 31:1-16

Here in the first sixteen verses of Genesis thirty-one, we learn a very valuable lesson concerning following the Lord’s plan. As we begin, it is important that we distinguish between the will of God and the plan of God. The will of God is that which God desires for everyone. For example: it is God’s…

The Preaching of Pentecost – Acts 2:14-36

After the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost, those that observed what was happening began to question what was going on. Some even mocked those who were filled with Spirit and made fun of them and claimed that they must be drunk with wine. In response to the mocking and questions, Peter stands up and begins…

Building Blocks of a Family – Genesis 29:1-30:43

What makes a family? There is a great emphasis put on family relationships in the scriptures. But, what exactly is a family and what makes a family? As we study the life of Jacob in the book of Genesis we see several building blocks of a family. Marriage (29:1-30). All families must begin with a…

The Power of Pentecost – Acts 2:1-13

  The Jewish people had four annual feasts. There was the feast of Passover, the feast of unleavened bread, the feast of first fruits, and the feast of Pentecost. The feast of Pentecost came fifty days after the feast of first fruits. Each of these feasts were prophetic in nature. Throughout the years before Christ…

One Place – Acts 2:1

On the day of Pentecost, on the day when the Holy Ghost came down; they were all with one accord and in one place. In this one verse of scripture we see a testimony to the importance of the local church. The local church is a body of baptized believers in the Lord Jesus who…

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…

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…