Acts 2:14-21

(Acts 2:14-21) - Always be ready Because Peter had studied the Scripture, because he'd become acquainted with the story of God, because he was controlled by the Spirit of God...he spoke up. Peter had several moments where his mouth got him in trouble, but this time he allowed himself to be used by God. It …

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Acts 2:1-13

(Acts 2:1-13) - The Day of Pentecost The word "Pentecost" means "fiftieth" and was celebrated 50 days after the sabbath preceding the feast of first fruits. The first day of feast of first fruits was also the day that Jesus rose from the dead (Easter). So 50 days after Jesus rises from the dead, all …

Acts 1:12-26

(Acts 1:12-26) - What do I do while I'm waiting on the Lord? Seems like a silly question because "waiting" is technically the thing that you should be doing...but what does waiting on the Lord look like? The Apostles knew their next move: go to Jerusalem and wait for God to act on the promise …

Acts 1:1-11

(Acts 1:1-11) - The Acts of the Apostles. I'm really excited to journey through this book. It's an incredible set of accounts regarding the early history of the New Testament Church. Written by Doctor Luke, this is the second part in a set of writings given to a man named Theophilus. The first part was …

1 Timothy 6:17-21

(1 Timothy 6:17-21) - Instructions to the wealthy. God just gave the admonition to be wary of seeking after riches. He knows that love for money leads to many problems. But money is not inherently evil. God doesn't think it's bad for us to have wealth and possessions. Many of the Lord's followers over history …

1 Timothy 6:9-16

(1 Timothy 6:9-16) - The pursuit of true riches.  Verse 10 is one of the most frequently misquoted and misunderstood verses in the New Testament. Here's a couple things that it's NOT saying. It's not saying that MONEY is the root of ALL evil. Money is an inanimate object with no soul, no feelings, and …

1 Timothy 6:1-8

(1 Timothy 6:1-8) - Godliness and my masters. Grace profoundly changes the way that I fundamentally interact with others. Whether it's an unbeliever or a brother, God's transformative work should shape how I see them. The slaves that Paul is referencing are more like modern-day employees. Half of the population in the Roman Empire consisted …