February, 2019


THE BOOK OF ACTS – DAVID IS DEAD

DAVID IS DEAD “‘Dear friends, let me be completely frank with you. Our ancestor David is dead and buried – his tomb is in plain sight today. But being also a prophet and knowing that God had solemnly sworn that a descendant of his would rule his kingdom, seeing far ahead, he talked of the resurrection of the Messiah — …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – BETRAYED – KILLED – RAISED UP

BETRAYED – KILLED – RAISED UP  “‘Fellow Israelites, listen carefully to these words. Jesus the Nazarene, a man thoroughly accredited by God to you — the miracles and wonders and signs that God did through Him are common knowledge — this Jesus, following the deliberate and well-thought-out plan of God, was betrayed by men who took the law into their …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – EVERY KIND OF PEOPLE

EVERY KIND OF PEOPLE “That’s when Peter stood up and, backed up by the other eleven spoke out with bold urgency. ’Fellow Jews, all of you who are visiting Jerusalem, listen carefully and get this story straight. These people are not drunk as some of you suspect. They haven’t had time to get drunk – it’s only nine o’clock in …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – DRUNK….ON THE HOLY SPIRIT

DRUNK…ON THE HOLY SPIRIT “Parthians, Medes…..even Cretans and Arabs! “‘They’re speaking our languages, describing God’s mighty works.’ “Their heads were spinning. They couldn’t make head or tail of any of it. They talked back and forth, confused. ‘What’s going on here?’ “‘Others joked, ‘They’re drunk on cheap wine.’” Acts 2:9-13 (The Message). Confusion again! But the disciples were not confused …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME

WHEN THE HOLY SPIRIT CAME “There were many Jews staying in Jerusalem just then, devout pilgrims from all over the world. When they heard the sound, they came on the run. Then, when they heard, one after another, their own mother tongue being spoken, they were thunderstruck. They couldn’t for the life of them figure out what was going on, …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – A SECOND CHANCE

A SECOND CHANCE “When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound of a strong wind — gale force — no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – MURDER MEADOW

MURDER MEADOW “During this time Peter stood up in the company — there were about one hundred and twenty in the room at that time — and said, “Friends, long ago the Holy Spirit spoke through David regarding Judas, who became the guide of those arresting Jesus. That Scripture had to be fulfilled and now has been. Judas was one …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – IN THIS FOR GOOD

IN THIS FOR GOOD  “So they left the mountain called Olives and returned to Jerusalem. It was a little over a half a mile. They went to the upper room they had been using as a meeting place: Peter, James, John, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James, son of Alpheus, Simon the Zealot, Judas, son of James. “They agreed they …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – HIS LAST WORDS

HIS LAST WORDS “These were His last words. As they watched, He was taken up and disappeared in a cloud. They stood there staring into the empty sky. Suddenly two men appeared — in white robes! They said, ‘You Galileans! — why do you just stand here looking up to an empty sky? This very Jesus who was taken up …Continue reading →

THE BOOK OF ACTS – TIMING IS THE FATHER’S BUSINESS

TIMING IS THE FATHER’S BUSINESS “When they were together for the last time, they asked, ‘Master, are you going to restore the kingdom to Israel now? Is this the time?’ “He told them, ‘You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit.  And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, …Continue reading →