God’s Inextinguishable Fire

In the first half of Acts 17, there were Jews and pagans in Thessalonica who thought they could use their power, influence, and violent riots to stop the gospel preached by Paul and Silas. But for all the time and energy they put into their efforts, the result ended up being quite the opposite of... Continue Reading →

A Confident Conclusion With an Ebullient Benediction

When reading the apostles' letters to those of us who are the saints of God, you can tell they took great care with their words. Not only did their epistles open with powerful words, the main bodies of their letters maintained or even increased in power and their closings were equally as powerful. Take, for... Continue Reading →

We Are Ultimately Responsible For Our Own Relationship With God

It's great to have Christian leaders available to us to help us as we try to grow in our relationship with Christ. But there is something vital that we can easily forget if we become too dependent on other believers for our spiritual growth. Our salvation is our one-on-one direct relationship with the Lord. In... Continue Reading →

Just when you think you have someone figured out …

Life's challenges, including in ministry, have a way of revealing the true character of people. It's human nature to make assumptions about people based on how we see them behave in certain situations. Then there can be times our assumptions about people have to be reevaluated when they pleasantly surprise us or unexpectedly disappoint us just... Continue Reading →

Steadfast faith of saints in darkest times can serve to uplift unbelievers

Acts 27 can serve as a real life example of what happens when believers remain steadfast in clinging to the leadership of the Holy Spirit along with God's prophetic word. In that chapter, Paul, accompanied by a handful of fellow Christians, was being shipped to Rome as a prisoner by Roman guards on a ship from... Continue Reading →

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