Category: Acts

Read any good books lately?
June 12th, 2011

Acts 17:10-15 What are the top five best-selling books of all time? According to Wikipedia, in order of sales, the top selling book of all time is A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens written in 1859. Second comes The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien written in 1954–1955. Third comes […]

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What about the gospel don’t you like?
June 5th, 2011

Acts 17:1-9 My oldest sister is four years older than I am. When she went to university, I was a freshman in high school. She came home at Christmas to tell us she had become a Christian which was news to us because we thought we were Christians. We went to Sunday School and church […]

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Paul’s team
May 1st, 2011

Acts 16:1-5 The book of Acts is part two of a two-part book written by Luke, a Greek physician. This was common in the ancient world, to organize a longer piece of writing into several shorter books. Luke’s contemporary, Josephus, wrote an apology for the Jews divided into two books, the second of which begins […]

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Sharp Disagreements
May 30th, 2010

Acts 15:36-41 You have probably noticed that I am a big Paul Simon fan. In my first years as a Christian, a speaker at our church suggested we pick someone famous and pray for them. So over the years, I have prayed for Paul Simon, some years more than others. Whenever he comes out with […]

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Counting your assets
June 21st, 2009

Acts 12:1-19 I read all the William Goldman novels I could when I was in university and The Princess Bride was one of these. So when a movie was made of The Princess Bride in 1987, it was with eagerness that I  took my daughters to the movie theater and then a couple years later […]

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