The First Sermon

                “These men are not drunk, as you suppose.  It is only nine in the morning!  No this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:  “In the last days, God says, I will pour out My Spirit on all people.  Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old… Continue reading The First Sermon

For The Glory Of Christ

                “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.  And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in… Continue reading For The Glory Of Christ

It Is All About Jesus

                “From this time many of His disciples turned back and no longer followed Him.  “You do not want to leave too, do you?”  Jesus asked the twelve.  Simon Peter answered Him, “LORD, to whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life.  We believe and know that you are the Holy One… Continue reading It Is All About Jesus

At The Door

                “Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful.  Mercy triumphs over judgment.”                                                                                                                                                                 James 2:12-13                 It is astounding how often the Scriptures assume that we will be intimately aware of… Continue reading At The Door

Beginning

“The beginning of the Gospel about Jesus the Christ, the Son of God.”                                                                                                                                                 Mark 1:1                 My desire is to look at the Gospel of Mark in a careful but devotional way.  For me this will mean to work through the text of the Gospel as carefully as I can, writing down thoughts and… Continue reading Beginning

A Summary Of Real Life

                “The Apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people.  And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.  No one else dared to join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people.  Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their… Continue reading A Summary Of Real Life

His Great Plan

                “In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.  So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of… Continue reading His Great Plan