Category Archives: Acts

The Name of Jesus

The name of Jesus is more than just a nametag to identify who He is.  Throughout Scripture –even beginning in the Old Testament — we note the call to worship His name. I love how  Steve Hawthorne describes the “name … Continue reading

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Embracing Divine Interruptions

Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. Acts 3:2 In the first century there was … Continue reading

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Peter: Coward to Courageous

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 This is essentially the message preached by Peter at Pentecost. It was used by … Continue reading

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A Job To Do and the Power To Do It

How extraordinary to receive the assignment to evangelize the world.  But how even more extraordinary to receive the power to do the job. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my … Continue reading

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Last Words: Wait and Go

This daddy whispers into his daughter’s ear before walking her down the aisle.  We may not know what he said to her, but I’m confident the words this father spoke to his daughter are remembered by her and treasured for … Continue reading

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What Jesus Began, We Get to Continue

In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven… Acts 1:1-2a   Luke’s former book is the gospel of Luke. The book of … Continue reading

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Barnabas: Son of Encouragement

“…Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet.” Acts 4:36a-37 Barnabas is one of what I like to call “B” characters in the Bible.  (His name … Continue reading

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Acts 4:29 – Praying for Boldness, not Protection

Peter and John were hauled before the powerful Sanhedrin religious authority.  They were threatened and then commanded to stop speaking of Jesus before being released.  The power wielded by this religious body would lead many of us to pray for … Continue reading

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Acts 4: If You’ve Been with Jesus, It Shows!

Our Heart Life Ministry will be going back to Alaska this summer to serve on our second mission trip.  I’ve asked my fellow team members to be reading through the book of Acts to prepare our hearts for this trip.  … Continue reading

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