A Prayer for Boldness – Acts 4:23-31

After Peter and John were threatened and told not to speak in the name of Jesus, they went back to the church and reported to them all that occurred. With the threat of persecution, the church did what the church is best at: they prayed. As we examine this prayer, there are several things we…

Judah and Tamar – Genesis 38

  Genesis 38 is one of those passages of scripture that leaves us scratching our heads and wondering why it is even in the Bible. However, we must understand that all scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for us. The best way to approach this passage is to consider the purpose of the…

Making Jesus Known

Luke 2:16-17 says, “And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.” After the shepherds had the amazing encounter with the angels, they went to see Jesus for…

Facing the Truth – Acts 3:11-26

Facing the Truth – Acts 3:11-26 What is truth? Truth is reality. Truth is raw. Truth shows no partiality. There are two ideas concerning truth that people have. Some say that truth is relative, others say that truth is absolute. I believe the issue here has to do with properly defining what truth is. You…

Here comes a miracle – Acts 3:1-10

Do you need a miracle in your life? Are you at a place where there is nothing more you can do, and you need God to act? Sometimes we just simply need a miracle. Here in Acts 3, we have the account of the miraculous healing of a lame man. There are several things we…

God’s Grace in the Midst of Wickedness – Genesis 34

  Genesis 34 is probably one of the most disturbing chapters in all the Bible. It shows how far mankind can go in their sin. However, it also shows God’s grace in the midst of such wickedness. As the New American Commentary states: “In the context of the Joseph narrative (chaps. 37–50), chap. 34 provides…