Posts from August 2016

Posts from August 2016

Finishing What We Start | Acts 14

“…and from there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had fulfilled.” Paul and Barnabus began their first missionary journey from the city of Antioch. Chapter 14 describes their effectiveness in several places – time and again they were run out of town. Arriving back in Antioch at the end of their journey, we might think such a trip would have left them worn out, disappointed, discouraged and…

Looking Beyond the Iron Gate

By: Laura Kinder Picture this: Peter is chained between two guards; one on his right and one on his left. In the morning, he will stand before King Herod to be tried and executed; yet Peter is so surrounded by perfect peace, he’s found sleeping! He is faced with death itself, yet remains unmoved. I believe Peter’s confidence was rooted in something other than his circumstances. He was now so firmly secure in the goodness of God and so confident…

GPS – God’s Positioning System

Do you remember when you first used a GPS? I have had several jobs throughout the years where it was important to know where you were going and how to get there in the fastest way possible. I have delivered pizzas and the mail, as well as worked in real estate. In all of these jobs, when it came to beginning to use the GPS, the hardest thing for me to overcome was my mindset; I thought I already knew…

Power Came from These House Churches | Acts 4

Supernatural things happen when believers meet together in homes. The gatherings that the early believers experienced in their homes and in public meetings were not just to make them feel good. From these humble meetings came a power that changed the community. The fellowship, teaching, breaking of bread and prayer that built these believers up would also burst forth from their lives into the lives of others around them. This was so true that “the Lord added to their number…

God at Work | Acts 2

Chapter 2 of the book of Acts begins by describing the coming of the Holy Spirit. There is a suggestion here, that the Spirit’s activity is most evident (filling the entire house) when believers gather in Jesus’ name. People from every ethnic group (every nation) “hear” the sound of the Spirit and are thus able to hear those same believers communicate the “mighty works of God”. This is truly a reversal of Babel (Gen. 10.1-11.25) when languages were confused due…

Justice in the Injustice | Luke 23

By: Garner Fritts It’s a sad but true fact that injustice goes on in our world all the time. Corrupt leaders pervert Biblical principles of fairness when they practice extortion, bribery and a myriad of other unlawful deeds. Far too often the innocent is punished while the corrupt go free and clear. There is no greater example of this than when our blessed Redeemer stood trial and was thereafter crucified at the hands of merciless sinners. The beloved physician Luke…

How to Prepare for a Zombie Apocalypse

Some of the most popular movies and TV shows of all times have been about the end of time and the catastrophic destruction of the world as we know it. No doubt some of you would say Mad Max was your go to post-apocalyptic movie. Others would choose a more contemporary version like “The Walking Dead. My favorite happens to be WALL-E, but then again I do have 2 little boys at home. Since the beginning of time, people have…