For Our Nation

War, politics, lies, betrayal, the murdering of innocents, our young men and women in uniform dying on a battle field via men of power; takeovers of nations, riots and lawlessness, sin abounding, the church asleep or complacent for the most part; the gospel diluted, and do we even notice? Through all that is going on … Continue reading For Our Nation

Majority Versus Minority

I am still reading in the book of Acts. And Paul had just finished giving his defense to King Agrippa. Then the king rose, and the governor and Bernice and those who were sitting with them. And when they had withdrawn, they said to one another, “This man is doing nothing to deserve death or … Continue reading Majority Versus Minority

Crazy for Jesus

Video Talk Acts 26:24-29 ESV And as he was saying these things in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind; your great learning is driving you out of your mind.” But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking … Continue reading Crazy for Jesus

Now Faithful to the Calling

I am still reading in the book of Acts. Recap: Paul was on the road to Damascus to persecute and perhaps to put to death even more Christians (followers of Jesus Christ) when Jesus met him in a vision while he was on his way. Jesus spoke to him audibly, though not visibly, and there … Continue reading Now Faithful to the Calling

Turn from Darkness to Light

I am continuing with the book of Acts, and I will be quoting from chapter 26 in just a few minutes. But to get us up to speed, where I left off last is when Paul appealed to Caesar (chapter 25, vs. 11). What happened next is that King Agrippa arrived in Caesarea, and to … Continue reading Turn from Darkness to Light

Hear My Case

I am now reading in Acts 25. The Apostle Paul was being held in custody under the authority of the governor Felix. And during this time, Felix would visit him on occasion and would listen to Paul sharing about his faith. And this went on for two years, and then Felix was succeeded by Porcius … Continue reading Hear My Case

We’re Not All the Same

Acts 21,22,23 and Acts 24:1-23 Summary The apostle Paul was now in Jerusalem, and he was being accused by some Jews of things he did not do. And so the tribune arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. And he was placed in some barracks. But before that, he was given … Continue reading We’re Not All the Same

Be Aware

Video Talk Acts 23:12-21 ESV “When it was day, the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. There were more than forty who made this conspiracy. They went to the chief priests and elders and said, ‘We have strictly bound ourselves by … Continue reading Be Aware

Don’t Take Time for Granted

Acts 20:28-32 ESV “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from … Continue reading Don’t Take Time for Granted

When Opposed and Reviled

Video Talk Acts 18:5-11 ESV “When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was occupied with the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus. And when they opposed and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, ‘Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now … Continue reading When Opposed and Reviled

So They Remained

Acts 14:1-3 ESV “Now at Iconium they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for the … Continue reading So They Remained