Posts from September 2017 (Page 2)

Posts from September 2017 (Page 2)

September 13, 2017

Acts 11:1-18   In this book, we see for the first time that Gentiles are accepted into the faith. While we all know this today, it was a huge revelation to them at that time. They had understood that for the most part, the people who were called by God were the Jewish people. Now, everyone was welcome to the grace and love of God.   There is a lot in the paper…

September 12, 2017

Acts 10:44-48   Just as big as God speaking and using Gentiles, we see another amazing miracle of God take place in the early growth of the church.   The Holy Spirit, God himself, falls on these Gentiles who have accepted Jesus the same way he fell on the apostles. He comes to them and empowers them to supernatural things for a time to testify of the truth of…

September 11, 2017

Acts 10:9-43   When we read this passage we see a man who was told by God to go get this guy named Peter. Then, we see this guy Peter who had this vision and God tells him to go with the guys and see what this is all about. He gets there, and when he does God has a group full of people looking, ready and eager to hear the gospel. Peter didn’t pass out flyers, he…

September 8, 2017

Acts 10:1-8   This passage is huge. It is huge because as we see, Peter’s heart slowly changing to look at an “unclean” man and live with him, we transition to a man outside the people of God.   Cornelius was a Gentile. Gentiles were outside of God’s covenant. He didn’t speak to them before, and he definitely didn’t give them a calling. In this case,…

September 7, 2017

Acts 9:36-43   The writer of the book of Acts has a funny way of putting things in the stories to show subtle changes in the people he was around. This story is another example of the gifting given to the apostles and the people are believing because of it, but at the very end of this story is a small comment that shows a little change in Peter. He was staying with a…

September 6, 2017

Acts 9: 32-35   As Peter was traveling, he comes across a bedridden man and gives him his health back. What’s so great about this isn’t the miracle, but the response. People see the work of God and they believe because of it. They saw God doing something real, undeniable, and they had to respond.   We may not walk around healing people now. God still heals. But…

September 5, 2017

Acts 9: 26-31 Saul has been changed. God had called him to preach and teach and he was living up to this. He was ready and he was on fire for what God has given him to do. One problem though, no one thought it was real. Saul had spent so much time chasing and hurting those in the church that when they heard he was converted they didn’t believe it. They didn’t want to meet…

September 4, 2017

Acts 9: 23-25   Paul was one of the well known Jewish leaders. He was younger, but he had made an impact. They knew who he was and all of a sudden he had converted. He went from being the future poster boy for the religious sect to now representing the movement he once tried so hard to stomp out. He stood among them all and spoke of a risen Jesus. Some loved it. Some…

September 1, 2017

  Acts 9:19-22   One of the hardest things to do is start following Jesus where you’ve maybe made a habit of not doing so. It’s hard to go to the place where your mouth has been foul and start to clean it up. It’s hard to go back to the guys you used to do things with and not join in with the crowd. It’s hard to take those first few steps of…
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