Sufficient Grace (1 Pet 1:2b)

May grace and peace be multiplied to you.” (1 Peter 1:2, ESV) In 1974 several huge events happened in my life. I graduated college with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, I was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army, and I married my wife, Chris. Following my training in Fort Knox, IContinue reading “Sufficient Grace (1 Pet 1:2b)”

Legacy (Acts 28:30-31)

“He lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.” (Acts 28:30–31, ESV) It has been my style to share a little about myself in my preaching and writing. TheContinue reading “Legacy (Acts 28:30-31)”

Mixed Reception (Acts 28:23-27)

“And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.” (Acts 28:24, AV) Years ago, my wife and I were invited to a company Christmas party at a place called “The Dry Gulch.” I guess you can imagine from the name that it was not the kind of place in which we wouldContinue reading “Mixed Reception (Acts 28:23-27)”

Inquiring Minds (Acts 28:17-23)

“And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee. But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.” (Acts 28:21–22, AV)Continue reading “Inquiring Minds (Acts 28:17-23)”

A Reception (Acts 28:15-16)

“And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.” (Acts 28:15, AV) In 2019, after ten-years of ministry in Portsmouth, I retired from the full-time pastorate. It honestly was a difficultContinue reading “A Reception (Acts 28:15-16)”

Hospitality (Acts 28:11-16)

“Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome.” (Acts 28:14, AV) Six months after the Lord saved me, the pastor of our church spoke to me about going to Omaha Nebraska to attend an Evangelism Explosion teacher training conference. I had never been toContinue reading “Hospitality (Acts 28:11-16)”

Great Physician – (Acts 28:1-6)

“And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hathContinue reading “Great Physician – (Acts 28:1-6)”

Change of Command (Acts 27-38)

“Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off. And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth dayContinue reading “Change of Command (Acts 27-38)”