Monthly Archives: February 2011

Quarreling Missionaries

Paul and Barnabas had a fight.  We are not told who was in the right or who was in the wrong, but their disagreement was so sharp that they went their own ways.  God used this foul up.  He actually … Continue reading

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It Ain’t What You Do

We used to sing a song that said: Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me, and that thou bidst me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. There … Continue reading

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Evangelism and Discipleship

When Jesus sends the apostles into the world he sends them to make disciples.  It is my opinion that evangelism is the first step on a longer journey.  The Chapel (www.chapel.org) just had some success with 150 people claiming to … Continue reading

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History as His Story

Paul preaches in a way that he shows history to be the unfolding of God’s story.  We should look at the years that have passed and not see Biblical years and years that the Bible does not speak to.  It … Continue reading

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How Many Blacks Should My Church Have?

It is Black History Month in the United States.  I was pastor at a black church called Hi Praz in Bellwood for about two years.  I loved the experience.  I loved the spirit and the soul-food.  However, the argument still … Continue reading

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Philippians 4: Grace Under Pressure

I was just about to turn 14 and I was at the end of a phase. On April 12th 1984, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart had just released their latest album. The trio are known as Rush and … Continue reading

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James Dies and Peter Lives

The passage below gives two accounts of answered prayer.  For some reason God allows James to be beheaded for the gospel.  Then God allows Peter to be saved by an angel from the same fate.  Both stories are part of … Continue reading

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Another Significant Step

In this passage Luke reports another significant step in the progress of the gospel to the ends of the earth.  As he does so, he lets us observe some keys to vibrant community life that enabled the church to flourish.  … Continue reading

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God Does Not Show Favouritism

The fundamental emphasis of the Cornelius story is that, since God does not make distinctions in his new society, we have no liberty to make them either.  Yet, tragic as it is, the church has never learned irrevocably the truth … Continue reading

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Prejudice in Caesarea

In the Christian faith there is really no room for prejudice.  Of course it exists.  Northern Ireland is famous for people who claim Christ being at war with each other.  Over here in America, a family that would claim racial neutrality … Continue reading

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