Scattered and Faithful

Key Text: Acts 8:4-8 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.  Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there.  When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said.  For with shrieks, impure spirits came out… Continue reading Scattered and Faithful

Who Is A God Like You?

Who Is A God Like You? Key Text: Micah 7:18 Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? I love the question, don’t you? “Who is a God like you…?” That brief question offered up long ago speaks to me of several things. It… Continue reading Who Is A God Like You?

Every Single Tear

Every Single Tear Key Texts: Revelation 7:13-17 Then one of the elders asked me, “These in white robes—who are they, and where did they come from?”   I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in… Continue reading Every Single Tear

Nothing To Say

Key Texts: Acts 4:13-14 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus.  When they saw the man who had been cured standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition.   Imagine: the… Continue reading Nothing To Say

More Than Words

“More Than Words” Key Text: 1 John 3:18 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.   There’s a popular song that speaks about love this way:   Sayin’ I love you Is not the words I want to hear from you It’s not that I want you… Continue reading More Than Words

Tireless Love

“Tireless Love” Key Texts: Mark 6:30-34 The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.  Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get… Continue reading Tireless Love

But Many Who Heard

“But Many Who Heard” Key Texts: Acts 4:1-4 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people.   They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.  They seized Peter… Continue reading But Many Who Heard

Whoever Believes

Key Texts:  Mark 16:9-18 When Jesus rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had driven seven demons.  She went and told those who had been with him and who were mourning and weeping.  When they heard that Jesus was alive and that she… Continue reading Whoever Believes

Love Isn’t Optional

Key Text:  2 John 1-6 The elder, To the lady chosen by God and to her children, whom I love in the truth—and not I only, but also all who know the truth—  because of the truth, which lives in us and will be with us forever:  Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father… Continue reading Love Isn’t Optional