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Contributed on Jul 13, 2020
In this brief picture of life in the Early Church three distinguishing dimensions emerge that enabled them to become a flourishing assembly.
ACTS 2: 42-47 THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE BELIEVERS After the birth of the church at Pentecost Luke describes the church by telling us what distinguished those who were saved by believing in who Jesus is and what He has done for their salvation from sin. The Spirit now brings believers together to ...read more
Contributed on Jul 6, 2020
In our passage Peter gives the correct answer to the questions how to be saved and how to receive the Holy Spirit, for both have the same answer.
ACTS 2: 36-41 PETER'S SERMON AT PENTECOST [Part 3] THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT [John 16:8-11] A Sunday School teacher had just finished teaching a lesson on the Prodical Son. “Now Billy,” she asked, “tell me what we must do before we can expect to be forgiven for our sin?” Without ...read more
Contributed on Jun 15, 2020
Peter’s Pentecost message turns here to the main theme: the proclamation that Jesus is Lord & Messiah. He bases his case on Jesus’ life, death, resurrection & exaltation.
ACTS 2:21-36 PETER'S SERMON AT PENTECOST [Part 2] [Luke 24:45-48] Peter’s Pentecost [50th day after 2nd day of Passover; Jewish Feast of Weeks-Shavuoth] message turns here to the main theme: the proclamation that Jesus is Lord and Messiah (CIT). He bases his case on Jesus’ life, death, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 1, 2020
This miraculous gushing forth of the Spirit was designed to awaken them all to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ, and to join themselves in faith to Him and His church.
ACTS 2:14-18 PETER'S SERMON AT PENTECOST [1 Peter 1:10-20 / Matthew 24:29-30] Careless, scoffing comments prompted the first Christian sermon. Some of the people who heard the exuberant praise of the Spirit-filled believers asked, “What does this mean?” But not all. Others mocked, saying, ...read more
Contributed on Apr 13, 2020
Their hope seemed lost, but a new dawn, the dawn of a new day was coming and renewal and hope was in the wings of this new sun rise. The Light of new age, the hope of a new covenant was rising with this new day.
MARK 16:1-8-9 THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD OF THE HUMBLE KING What we find in Mark as in the other gospels, though all have different details, an account of women finding that Jesus’ tomb was empty and receiving a message that he had risen. All other evidence that Mark has recounted to ...read more
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Contributed on Jul 8, 2012
STOOP AS YOU GO THROUGH THE WORLD BENJAMIN FRANKLIN once described a visit he made as a young man to see the Puritan preacher Cotton Mather. Franklin recalled: "He was showing me out of the house, and there was a very low beam near the doorway. I was still talking when Mather began shouting, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2012
ECKERD: ON THE HOOK WITH GOD JACK ECKERD founded the chain of drug stores that bear his name. Eckerd gave his employees Eckerd's shares from his personal stock. By taking advantage of the stock option program offered by Eckerd, his employees benefitted financially in the success of the new ...read more
Contributed on Dec 8, 2011
SPIRITUAL "GLORY HOLE" On a wall in our home hangs a picture of the GHOST-TOWN of Bodie, Nevada. While out west visiting family my wife stopped by and became intrigued with the place. It became an abandoned town after the gold rush gave out. In its hey-day, it was all anyone could have ...read more
Contributed on Aug 11, 2011
MORE ACCUSTOMED TO ACTION THAN TALK All great enterprises begin at a critical moment--a moment when a decision is made and someone launches himself into a never-to-be-forgotten enterprise. PIZARRO, the noted Spanish explorer, faced such a moment. He languished with his men on a small island ...read more
Contributed on Jul 10, 2011
WHEN MULLER PRAYED During GEORGE MULLER'S life, he received more than 1,000,000 pounds from the Lord, without advertising - every penny came as an answered prayer. The following story is told by the captain of a ship on which he was traveling. "We had George Muller of Bristol, England on ...read more