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Grace Upon Grace

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I was reading about Paul and Barnabas in Acts 14 today. Here's how the account begins: "Now at Iconium they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed." Acts 14:1 The phrase "spoke in such a way" stood out to me. What was this "way?" Whatever it was, it was effective because allot of Jews and Gr...

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A Change in Our Plans

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Acts 20: 1-4 "After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia. When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece. There he spent three months, and when a plot was made against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return...

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The Predetermined Plan

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What an amazing weekend as we celebrated the very intentional, planned, purposeful and even predestined life, death, and resurrection of our King, Jesus! Most people who follow Him don’t have much problem with the “predestined” will of God as it relates to the Cross; in fact, we truly find great comfort and joy in His saving grace represented at the Cross...

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Should I Give to the Beggars of the World?

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Jesus said, "Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you. "(Matthew 5:42 NASB) Does this verse give you heartburn? It does me. I mean, really, that guy standing on the corner with his cardboard sign that says, "Viet Nam Veteran. Homeless. Need money for gas." I'm supposed to give him some of my hard earned money? Is this an iso...

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Pray With And For The Church (Body Of Believers)

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"Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them. And he had James the brother of John put to death with a sword. When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. Now it was during the days of Unleavened Bread. When he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four squads of so...

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Word of the Day: Acts 26: 1, 29

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Agrippa said to Paul, "You are permitted to speak for yourself." Then Paul stretched out his hand and proceeded to make his defense: ………. And Paul said, "I would wish to God, that whether in a short or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these chains." Acts 26: 1, 29 The scene in Acts 26 is...

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Word of the Day: Acts 18: 9-10

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And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, "do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city." Acts 18: 9-10 Paul was in the synagogue in Corinth testifying about Jesus. He had just previously been in Athens and had come away a little depre...

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Up to You or Up to Him? Part 2

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Do you know God? Really know Him? We have all heard the stories of men or women that “know” Scripture but “know” nothing of the God whose word they quote. I am sure that there are religious groups that come to mind that fit that bill as well, maybe even members of your own family. Those that would say they know God, say they are Christians but have ...

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Heart of a Child

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I was freshly reminded of the purity of a child’s love and thirst for Jesus. I was able to spend several days with my nephew. One night on the way home from dinner he asked me, with the innocence of a child; if I would go back up north with him and baptize him in a lake near his home. With that a discussion ensued about salvation, Jesus, His life, death, and resurre...

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Beer Me, For Jesus of Course.

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At wvBc we have all kinds of slogans and sayings, one of them is CPR Cultivate, Plant, Reap which really is a farming analogy (in the Bible as well) of cultivating/tilling the soil, planting the seed, and reaping the crop. Now this doesn't always have to be a linear thing, we can call people to repentance the moment we meet them, it all really is a led by the Spirit thing....

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God, Where Is My Eunuch?

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We all know the Matthew 28 passage (make disciples) and the Matthew 22 passage (love the Lord with all your heart....and your neighbor as yourself) and so when I am in my right frame of mind I pray for opportunities to love people, to tell them about Jesus. Well many times I find my self frustrated at not getting the results that I wanted, whether its a conversation that n...

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Thank You, May I Have Another?

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A few days ago I wrote about the passage from Luke 9:24 For whoever wishes to save his [n]life will lose it, but whoever loses his [o]life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. Talking about the cost of being a follower of Jesus, which is tough enough to swallow, then today I read Acts 5:40-4240 They [a]took his advice; and after calling the apostles in, they flogg...

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Word of the Day: Acts 16:30

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"And after he brought them out, he said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"Acts 16:30 We never know how our actions and words will be used by the Lord. I wonder if Paul or Silas thought that the jailer, who had no feeling toward prisoners, would be the one God would cause to be effected by them. The jailer threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the s...

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Word of the Day: Acts 13:52

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"And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit."Acts 13:52 Many of us have experienced rejection of one kind or another. Whether it's being rejected by a fellow employee, a friend, a relative or even a spouse it can be very difficult to handle. Sometimes it can even cause bitterness to develop in our heart. In Acts chapter 13, Paul and Barna...

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Word of the Day: Acts 9:43

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"And Peter stayed many days in Joppa with a tanner named Simon."Acts 9:43 On the surface this verse doesn't seem very significant, does it? That's what I thought too until I began to look into who Simon was. Simon was a tanner, which meant he dealt with the skins of dead animals. The Jewish culture of the day would strictly forbid anyone to associate with someone with thi...

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Word of the Day: Acts 6:14

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"for we have heard him say that this Nazarene, Jesus, will destroy this place and alter the customs which Moses handed down to us."Acts 6:14 The Bible says that Steven was "full of the Spirit and of wisdom" and "performed great wonders and signs among the people" (Acts 6:8). The men from what was called the Synagogue were interested in arguing with Steven to try and prove...

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