Acting Out: Day 7 — Power Despite Problems

Read Acts 5:1-20 Key Verse: Acts 5:20 “Go to the Temple and give the people this message of life.” (NLT) The early church had it’s share of problems. Everything was not perfect for them. They were being persecuted by the Jews and the Romans, and even within the church there were problems. Annanias and Sapphira … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 7 — Power Despite Problems

Acting Out: Day 6 — Threat or No Threat

Read Acts 4:21-37 Key Verse: Acts 4:29 “And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give your servants great boldness in their preaching.” (NLT) When the believers knew that Peter and John were free they praised God and prayed together. It seemed to them that everyone was against Jesus. The government was against Him. The … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 6 — Threat or No Threat

Acting Out: Day 5 — Will You Be Recognized?

Read Acts 4:1-20 Key Verse: Acts 4:20 “We cannot stop telling about the wonderful things we have seen and heard.” (NLT) Jesus became a real obstacle for many people. They didn't understand Him and they refused to believe in Him. This caused people to get upset when the disciples preached about Jesus and even did … Continue reading Acting Out: Day 5 — Will You Be Recognized?

The Master’s Plan #2: God’s Plan is Meant For His Own Pleasure

Read: Ephesians 1:9-14 God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure.  Ephesians 1:9 NLT Despite what some people might think, God is not all that concerned about pleasing us. Sure we have every reason to feel pleased when we think about Him and all He … Continue reading The Master’s Plan #2: God’s Plan is Meant For His Own Pleasure