Every Day in the Holy Spirit

September 30, 2013Weekly Devotional

When it comes to writing about the Holy Spirit, I sympathize with Job when he said, ‘surely I have spoken of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.’ But we can take comfort in the fact that we live on the resurrection side of the cross and that we have … Read More

Acts 3:1-10

September 30, 2013Daily Reading

Peter Heals a Lame Beggar 3 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.3 When he saw Peter and … Read More

Acts 3:1-10 Encouragement

September 30, 2013Pastor's Blog

Are You Gazing? As we continue to read through the book of Acts, you will see an “overflow” of the Holy Spirit filling God’s people in Acts 2. This story of the lame beggar being healed is just that. One particular phrase that stood out to me was in Acts 3:4 “Peter directed his gaze … Read More

Acts 2:42-47 Encouragement

September 28, 2013Pastor's Blog

When your church grows you grow!  God designed your life to grow as you join together with other believers to love Him and share Him.  Verse 46-47 says that as people made church part of their everyday relationship with God two things happened.  1) the church grew daily,  2) people’s needs for purpose, provision and … Read More

Acts 2:42-47

September 28, 2013Daily Reading

The Fellowship of the Believers 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every … Read More

Acts 2:14-41

September 27, 2013Daily Reading

Peter Addresses the Crowd 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is … Read More

Acts 2:14-41 Encouragement

September 27, 2013Pastor's Blog

Peter is giving us instructions on how to teach and how to learn. The first example Peter gives us is to stand up and raise his voice. He did this to get everyone’s attention and then he focused on the Word; while making sure to eliminate distractions. Next, he focused on understanding and application of … Read More

Acts 2:1-13

September 26, 2013Daily Reading

The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost 2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of … Read More

Acts 2:1-13 Encouragement

September 26, 2013Pastor's Blog

Scripture captures the moment when God enables believers to be filled with the everyday promise of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Read Acts 1:4-5. Jesus told the believers in Jerusalem to wait for the gift of the Holy Spirit. After days of praying together in unison, the Holy Spirit came down and enabled the … Read More

Acts 1:12-26

September 25, 2013Daily Reading

Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas 12 Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. 13 When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the … Read More