Romans 14:8-9

We all search for Identity in someone or something.  As I grew up (no comments here please) I wanted to be known as an athlete.  The buffet of manliness you see in me today may not reflect this desire, but it was.  I did too much to make my identity be in sports.  When my […]

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Romans 1:21-23

Romans is a book used as foundational teaching about the Gospel.  Paul clarifies the truth of what Jesus taught as the “Good News” in the gospels.  This truth is vital.  Eternity hangs on our decision to accept or reject it. If we do not accept God’s truth, we will replace it with our own. Truth […]

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Week 43 Reading Questions

Whole Story Questions: Acts 4: When persecuted, the early followers of Christ responded with joy and prayers for even more boldness to keep speaking. Why did they go on the “offensive” instead of praying for their safety and freedom? Acts 5: We’re really not sure of Gamaliel’s motives, but God used him to quiet an […]

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Week 42 Reading Questions Acts 14-28

Whole Story Questions: Sunday: Poverty is more than just an economic status. What does the widow’s generosity show about her view of God? What does a lack of generosity show about how we view God? Do you live with a poverty or abundance mindset? (Do you see what you have or only what you want?) […]

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Acts 28

The Book of Acts seems to end in an awkward sort of cliff-hanger fashion. Paul is in prison, awaiting trial and sentencing…what happens??!!? Is he found guilty? Is he set free? Will he be put to death? I, and many scholars who know a lot more than me, believe that Luke actually very purposefully leaves […]

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Acts 17

Paul’s message to the people of Athens in Acts 17 is probably one of the most closely examined sermons in the Scriptures. Paul uses the shear number of gods to act as an inroad in sharing about Christ. He references the ‘unknown god’ as a way to access the mystery of a creator. This sermon […]

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Acts 7-8

Stephen and the happily ever after gospel Christ’s command was for His disciples to carry the good news of the gospel to the far reaches of the earth (Acts 1:8). From all appearances, the first 6 chapters see the church growing and deepening, but not going beyond Jerusalem. In chapter 8, we see the church […]

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Acts 1-13

The book of Acts moves along at such a dizzying pace that it’s hard to know where to start! Fortunately, Luke gives us a wonderful framework to follow. He begins the book with where he left off-the resurrected Christ promising power to carry on His mission. He also gives a framework for how that mission […]

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