Chosen to Know, See and Hear

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Chosen to know, see and hear

“Then he said, “The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth.” Acts 22:14 You could say this verse is the summary of Paul the Apostles life but it is also just as true of the Christian life. There are three items listed here that I would like … Read More

The Real Christian

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The Real Christian

“Therefore, of these men who have accompanied us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning with the baptism of John to that day when He was taken up from us, one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.” – Acts 1:21,22 As the disciples realized the need for the replacement of the betrayer of … Read More

Wait for the Promise of the Father

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wait for the promise of the Father

“Wait for the promise of the Father….the Holy Spirit.” – Acts 1:6 In one sense the big picture of the Book of Acts is to show us how the life of Jesus goes on in the life of His Church. Here in our passage, we learn of the power that will enable these early believers along with believers like you and me today to live … Read More

All That Jesus Began

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All That Jesus Began

“All the things that Jesus began to do and to teach.” – Acts 1:1 In Lukes gospel, the author of this book the book of ACTS told the story of the life of Jesus upon the earth and now as he writes the book called Acts he goes on to tell the story of the Christian Chruch. The gospel of Luke was only the story … Read More

Live In The New You

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Live in the new you

Live In The New You “What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT You’ve been declared “Not Guilty” by the highest court in the universe. What an amazing promise. And yet there are Christians as hard as they may … Read More

One Mission

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One Mission

One Mission “You shall be witnesses to Me.” – ACTS 1:8 Focus is a very helpful thing when it comes to getting things accomplished. When we know our objective or goals we can measure our success or our effectiveness if you prefer. We can also eliminate the activity that accomplishes little or worse the activity that leads us away from our main purpose. Here in … Read More

Directed by The Holy Spirit

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Directed By The Holy Spirit

Directed By The Holy Spirit “..the Holy Spirit said, Dedicate Barnabas and Saul for the special work I have for them.” So after more fasting and prayer, the men laid their hands on them and sent them on their way.” ACTS 13:2,3 The Christian Church at this point is ready to take the gospel to the whole world. As we look into this passage we … Read More