Acts 4:32-5:16 Encouragement

October 4, 2013Pastor's Blog

Acts 4:36-37 Joseph, who the apostles called Barnabas (which means Son of Encouragement), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet. This was at least one of the acts that earned Barnabas his name, He sold a property that belonged to him and gave the money to … Read More

Acts 4:32-5:16

October 4, 2013Daily Reading

The Believers Share Their Possessions 32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all 34 that there were … Read More

Acts 4:23-31 Encouragement

October 3, 2013Pastor's Blog

After Peter and John reported all that had happened to them with the church in Jerusalem, they called the believers together for prayer. First, they recognized God as sovereign (4:24/see Neh 9:6), meaning they understood only He could do this miraculous work. Second, they petitioned the Lord based on the inspired, unchangeable Word of God, … Read More

Acts 4:23-31

October 3, 2013Daily Reading

The Believers Pray 23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them.24 When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and … Read More

Acts 4:1-22

October 2, 2013Daily Reading

Peter and John Before the Sanhedrin 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.2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 3 They seized Peter and John and, because it … Read More

Acts 4:1-22 Encouragement

October 2, 2013Pastor's Blog

After the first miraculous healing by Holy-Spirit-baptized followers of Jesus, came another opportunity to reach the multitudes. The Holy Spirit empowered their actions with the healing of the crippled man. Here, the Spirit empowered the disciple’s words. Remember the last time Peter was questioned in this same courtyard of Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin (Read Matthew … Read More

Acts 3:11-26

October 1, 2013Daily Reading

Peter Speaks to the Onlookers 11 While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power … Read More

Acts 3:11-26 Encouragement

October 1, 2013Pastor's Blog

Acts 3:19 reads, “Repent then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Repent – meaning a change of mind, or a commitment to personal change. A turning to God allows us to experience times of refreshing from the presence of God. … Read More