July 2019

I Saw the Light

To a member of the church in the first century, there would be no more unlikely person to become a brother in Christ than Saul. Saul believed his purpose in life was to rid the world of Christianity. When he encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus, all that changed. God truly can use anyone. […]



Do You Understand?

In Acts 8, Philip teaches the Ethiopian about Jesus, and it leads to his baptism. This story emphasizes the importance of sharing the story of Jesus and how the response of followers throughout the book of Acts includes baptism.  



June 2019

Much Joy

In Acts 8 we find two people who handle notoriety in very different ways. Simon the magician uses the attention his magic brings to let people know how great he is. Philip uses the attention he gets from healing to point people toward Jesus. It’s another opportunity to be the witness that Jesus told His […]



Full of Grace and Power

In Acts 7, Stephen begins his defense of Jesus with Abraham. It is a great reminder that the many individual stories in scripture are connected by the story of God.  



Don’t Give Up!

As our nation celebrates fathers this weekend, we look at what the apostles teach us in Acts 5 about being better men of God.   A



Testing God

In Acts 5, we find one of the first negative stories in the early church. In a church that is unified and selfless, dishonesty could be a threat that would change all that. God takes that very seriously, and the church learns about the importance of truth.  



Dedicated

After healing the lame man in Acts 3, Peter and John find themselves in the custody of some of the same people that were involved in the crucifixion of Jesus. The Peter who denied Jesus at that time is a distant memory in Acts 4. The power of the Holy Spirit provides a boldness that […]



May 2019

What Are You Looking At?

The lame man by the Beautiful Gate in Acts 3 thought he knew exactly what he needed. He had no idea that the power of the name of Jesus would change his life forever that day. We should refocus on Him every day instead of looking for fulfillment in the wrong places.  



Devoted

At the end of Acts 2 we find one of the best descriptions of what the church was like in the New Testament. In a word, they were devoted. If we devoted ourselves to the things they were devoted to, our world will see Jesus in us.  



Women In Acts

Women play a significant role as followers of Jesus throughout the book of Acts.  This Mother’s Day we talk about Tabitha, Mary (mother of John Mark), Rhoda and Priscilla; and we learn how having some of their characteristics can help us in our walk with God.