Acts 11

(Acts 11) - Coming full circle In the major accounts of this chapter, God's sovereignty is put mightily on display. It shows how God brings things together. Peter is called upon to give account for why he went to spend time with Gentiles and fellowship with them. Him following God made some people nervous. What …

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Acts 10:23-48

(Acts 10:23-48) - "God has shown me that I should not longer think of anyone as impure or unclean." The good news of the Gospel is that no one is left out. The invitation is for all. It doesn't matter what your socio-economic class is. It doesn't matter what your age is. It doesn't matter …

Acts 10:1-22

(Acts 10:1-22) - A true GOD thing. Most times, we don't get to see the things that God does behind the scenes to bring situations together, but this account shows that He is always working towards His mission, even when we don't see it. Couple things I notice from this passage... - God knows whose …

Acts 9:32-43

(Acts 9:32-43) - The miracle of miracles Luke continues to chronicle the incredible works being done through the Apostles. God wanted people to pay attention to what was happening. The purpose of these miracles was to point to the validity of the words in their message. The end of the miracles was supposed to be …

Acts 9:23-31

(Acts 9:23-31) - A friend like Barnabas You can imagine the position Paul found himself in, how badly he must've felt. You spend so much time trying to wipe a group of people out of existence, and now you ARE one of those people. How does that look to them? Will they believe what I'm …

Acts 9:10-22

(Acts 9:10-22) - obeying even when it doesn't make sense. Ananias knew Paul's history, and was reluctant to interact with him at first. But God reiterated His plan for Saul to Ananias. He gave him the context of what was happening. And even when Ananias didn't have all the pieces, he chose to trust God …

Acts 9:1-9

(Acts 9:1-9) - I saw the Light! So often I read Acts 9 like a movie where I know the plot too well. Peter Parker's transformation to Spider-Man doesn't surprise you when you watch it unfold. The same is true for Anakin Skywalker becoming Darth Vader or Harvey Dent to Two-face.  Sometimes knowing the whole …