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Contributed on Oct 12, 2018
The prayer in Acts 4:23-31 is encouraging for five reasons.
Scripture Our Adult Bible Fellowships are studying the Lord’s Prayer. And so I thought I would look at encouragements for prayer in the word of God. In Acts 4:23-31, after the Sanhedrin released the apostles Peter and John, they went back to the rest of the believers and reported what had ...read more
Contributed on Oct 12, 2018
The concept of imitating God in Ephesians 5:8-14 teaches us to walk in light.
Scripture Last week I began a sermon series in Ephesians 5:1-21 that I am calling, “Be Imitators of God.” In his letter to the Ephesian Christians, the Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:1a, “Therefore be imitators of God.” That is Paul’s overall command for this section of Scripture. He then gave ...read more
Contributed on Oct 5, 2018
The analysis of the concept of imitating God in Ephesians 5:1-7 teaches us to walk in love.
Scripture Today I am beginning a new sermon series in Ephesians 5:1-21 that I am calling, “Be Imitators of God.” In his letter to the Ephesian Christians, the Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:1a, “Therefore be imitators of God.” Commentator James Montgomery Boice says that this is “one of the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 27, 2018
In 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Paul motivated the Corinthian Church to give by way of encouragement.
Scripture Four weeks ago I began a series of messages that I am calling, “Lay Up Treasures in Heaven.” Today, I want to conclude this series of messages by looking at an encouragement to giving. The Scriptures teach that when we give to God we are enriched in every way. Paul wrote to the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 21, 2018
The sin of covetousness in Luke 12:13-21 warns us against the danger of greed.
Scripture Three weeks ago I began a series of messages that I am calling, “Lay Up Treasures in Heaven.” Today, I want to examine the parable of the rich fool in Luke 12:13-21. During Jesus’ final few months of life he journeyed from Galilee to Jerusalem, where he would be crucified. While ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 19, 2009
Receiving confirmation for a significant event or activity is often important. When I was in the South African Air Force serving as an Air Traffic Controller, I used to tease the permanent force guys mercilessly. At a certain time each year they would receive news of promotions and new assignments. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2009
JOY IS BLACK I recently read the following letter that was sent to Dr. Michael Youssef, pastor of The Church of the Apostles in Atlanta. The letter was sent by Mrs. Lane, who has been a primary school teacher for 38 years: Dear Michael, One day I was trying to teach my students the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 22, 2005
When I was in the South African Air Force I had the opportunity to march in a military tattoo. There were about 120 Air Force marchers lined up in rows of three. We drilled several hours a day for many weeks. Finally, we got to the military tattoo. It was marvelous to watch 120 Airmen dressed in ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2005
I remember a speaker at one of the chapel services at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where I went to seminary. Having being introduced as our main Missions Conference speaker for the week, he asked us to pray with him. We all bowed in prayer and, after a pregnant pause, John Stensether ...read more