Monthly Archives: March 2015

Acts 8:1-8 The Power of a Dark Past

And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 Devout men buried Stephen and … Continue reading

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Acts 7:54-60 The Stoning of Stephen

54 Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. 55 But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of … Continue reading

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1 Kings 3 Solomon Makes a Choice as a Young Man

I am preaching tomorrow on Solomon’s choice of wisdom.  I was interested to see in the text that the two women whose baby he threatened to cut in half were hookers.  They left that detail out in Sunday School.  I … Continue reading

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Acts 7:1-53 Meta-narrative

 Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these charges true?” 2 To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of gloryappeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran. 3 ‘Leave … Continue reading

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Acts 6:8-15 An Angel in Hell

8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, … Continue reading

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Acts 6:1-7 Church Admin

Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. 2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and … Continue reading

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Acts 5:17-42 The Security of God’s Plan

But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy 18 they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. 19 But during the night an angel … Continue reading

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