Sinner’s Prayer (Acts 10:44-48)

“While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 10:44–45, AV) Years ago, I was theContinue reading “Sinner’s Prayer (Acts 10:44-48)”

Forgiven (Acts 10:34-43)

“To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”” (Acts 10:43, ESV) Several times, I have met people who were convinced that they had sinned in a way that they considered so grievous that they could not be forgiven by God. A woman cameContinue reading “Forgiven (Acts 10:34-43)”

A New Viewpoint (Acts 10:9-16)

“And the voice came to him again a second time, “What God has made clean, do not call common.”” (Acts 10:15, ESV) My last pastoral ministry was in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The church ran a soup-kitchen where they would feed a hot lunch to about a hundred people every Tuesday. Many of these people livedContinue reading “A New Viewpoint (Acts 10:9-16)”

Being Missed (Acts 9:36-39)

“Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.” (Acts 9:39, AV) A movie titled “Get Low” was released in 2009 that featured aContinue reading “Being Missed (Acts 9:36-39)”

Jehovah-Rapha (Acts 9:32-35)

“And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you; rise and make your bed.” And immediately he rose.” (Acts 9:34, ESV) Years ago, while serving as an elder in a small church. A young couple brought their infant child to me and asked for prayer. The child was a bit cranky and they askedContinue reading “Jehovah-Rapha (Acts 9:32-35)”

Turmoil and Peace (Acts 9:28-31)

“And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him. Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus. Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified;Continue reading “Turmoil and Peace (Acts 9:28-31)”

Seeing Is Believing (Acts 9:26-29)

“But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.Continue reading “Seeing Is Believing (Acts 9:26-29)”