The Danger of Division

March 8, 2018 - Luke/Acts

Reading Acts 14-18 this week. Here is a reflection from Acts 15!   Should Christians be circumcised or not? Hmm…I have an idea…Let’s fight about it!!!   By the time we get to Acts 15, the gospel was spreading among all world. The gentiles (non-jews)…

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Acts 1 Reflection

February 20, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

In our staff meeting today, we studied Acts 1 & 2 together.  Acts 1:8 says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends…

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“Father, forgive them…”

February 16, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” It’s crazy to me how even in the darkest hour of Jesus’ life, he was still offering forgiveness for the lost. Although the pain and heartache was unbearable and death was right…

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The Poor Widow

February 8, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

1While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. 2Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. 3“I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all…

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The Cost Of Salvation

January 31, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Here are some thoughts from Luke 14:25-35 #1 – Salvation is free but it costs you your life. This is not a contradiction. If I wanted to hike the Appalachian trail, it would take me nearly 7 months to hike the 2200 miles. After paying…

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No space for fake

January 26, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

I hate fake plants. Let me say this again…Fake plants…I hate them. LOL For real though, nothing bugs me more than a church, or a home, or any place full of fake plants!! But don’t let my personal preferences sway you…If you like fake plants,…

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Teach Me To Pray

January 24, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

What if someone asked you, “Hey friend, can you teach me to pray?” What would you say? If you’re like me, you’d probably try to come up with the best, most clever answer on the spot (depending on who was asking and why they were asking)….

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Luke 8: An Overview

January 19, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Here is a quick overview of Luke 8. Let me remind you of one of the themes of Luke that I mentioned in a previous post. The theme is “The Reversal Of Fortune,” and it shows up here with women in the beginning of the…

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People matter more than religious principles.

January 15, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Luke 8:40-56 The Crowds Who Followed Jesus were filled with imperfect people. You would think that the people who crowded around Jesus were perfect people. You would think the people Jesus made accommodations for always had their lives together…perfect marriage, perfect family, straight “A” kids,…

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you can’t teach an old dog new tricks

January 13, 2018 - Blog, Luke/Acts

Someone asked a question: “What’s your take on the parable of the Old/New Wineskins in Luke 5? Here’s my take! This parable illustrates the stark CONTRAST between the Old Covenant (the Law of Moses, which demanded 100% performance in order to achieve right standing with God)…

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