Spiritual Warfare (Acts 13:4-12)

“Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.” (Acts 13:7–8, AV) In World WarContinue reading “Spiritual Warfare (Acts 13:4-12)”

Direction (Acts 13:1-3)

“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.” (Acts 13:2, AV) I knew a preacher who was between ministries. He was quite frustrated. This went on for some time, over a year. I experienced this same thing whenContinue reading “Direction (Acts 13:1-3)”

Prayer of Faith (Acts 12:12-17)

“And when she knew Peter’s voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel. But Peter continued knocking: and when theyContinue reading “Prayer of Faith (Acts 12:12-17)”

Power of Prayer (Acts 12:1-12)

Power of Prayer (Acts 12:1-12) “Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.” (Acts 12:5, AV) One winter evening in the Chicago area, our small church had a Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer meeting. Unbeknownst to us inside the building, it began snowing.Continue reading “Power of Prayer (Acts 12:1-12)”

Body United (Acts 11:28-30)

“Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.” (Acts 11:29–30, AV) When I worked for a company located in Zurich Switzerland, I would need to travelContinue reading “Body United (Acts 11:28-30)”

Joining In (Acts 11:19-26)

“Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.” (Acts 11:22, AV) I was raised surf-fishing on the New Jersey shore. Every weekend my dad would pack us up in the jeep on Saturday morningContinue reading “Joining In (Acts 11:19-26)”

Determination (Acts 11:1-18)

“So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, ‘You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.’” (Acts 11:2-3, ESV) When I worked in manufacturing management, I discovered that it was very easy to point the finger at someone based upon the circumstances. Often, I would come into the plantContinue reading “Determination (Acts 11:1-18)”

Signs of Change (Acts 10:44-11:18)

“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. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.” (Acts 10:45–46, AV) One evening while I was serving in the Army, I was inContinue reading “Signs of Change (Acts 10:44-11:18)”

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)”