God Bless You

When we say to someone, 'God bless you' as they leave or sneeze, are we really saying to them, "God turn you from your wicked ways"? Acts 3.11-26 Reference:  v.26  "When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways." (NIV…

Ordinary People

Ordinary People

Jesus chose ordinary people as His disciples to work with Him.  I believe He does the same today. Acts 3.1-10 Reference: v. 4 Peterlooked straight at him, as did John.  Then Peter said, "Look at us!" Explore:  I am a very ordinary person.  On the outside I certainly look ordinary (less-than-ordinary most days!) as I'm…

Both/And

Both/And

We are often quick to separate people into specific groups, especially when it comes to church.  It's important to start encouraging a both/and mentality.  Acts 2.42-47 Reference:  v.46  Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.  They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts… (NIV Bible)…

Crazy Christians

Crazy Christians

The disciples were considered crazy and drunk when they were filled with the Holy Spirit. Do disciples today come across in the same way? Acts 2.14-41 Reference: v.15 "These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning!" (NIV Bible)   Explore: Have you ever been to a new place and…

Speaking the Language

Speaking the Language

The Holy Spirit gave the gift of speaking other languages to the disciples.  We need a similar gift when speaking to people who have experienced different situations.  Acts 2.1-13 Reference:  v.8 "… Then how is it that each of us hears them in his own native language?" (NIV Bible) Explore:  I'm fairly hopeless in learning…

All in a Sabbath day`s walk

The disciples were able to explain a particular distance through their spiritual disciplines.  What priority do we place on our faith journey?  Acts 1.12-26 Reference:  v. 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day's walk from the city. (NIV Bible) Explore:  I was interested to read…

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