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Jan
20
2017

Acts 20 There is a lot going on in this chapter of Acts.  There are a lot of travel plans included, as well as a list of companions who traveled with Paul, a weird story about a young man that Paul preached to death, literally, and some more travel plans.  Then in the final section we have Paul’s speech to the Ephesian elders. Let me suggest a few things that we can glean from a “forest level” reading of this passage. 1.  Obey, even when things aren’t going your way. Keep...keep reading»»


Jan
18
2017

Acts 18 In Acts 18 Paul travels to Corinth and there he meets Aquila and Priscilla. God used persecution in Rome to bring them to Corinth. These fellow Jewish believers, fellow tentmakers and fellow teachers (Acts 18:26) would risk their lives for Paul (Romans 16:3-4) and assist him in Gospel work in Ephesus (Acts 18:18-28). Clearly, ministry is not easy. The enemy of our soul seeks to oppose our living for Christ (1 Peter 5:8). We can’t do it alone! The great evangelist was successful in his...keep reading»»


Jan
16
2017

Nehemiah 6 Nehemiah 6 is a wonderful reminder that the devil tends to deal in rumour and exaggeration.  He is rather like a noisy dog on a chain.  He tries to make us afraid and he encourages us to abandon our post but he is not to be listened to.  Keep calm and carry on.  Perseverance and courage is a form of witness in an uncertain and hostile world.   The growth of the church against all odds and all prediction has a humbling effect on overconfident and godless...keep reading»»


Jan
13
2017

Nehemiah 3 For being a cupbearer, it becomes evident that God has gifted Nehemiah with the ability to be a great organizer. The number of the sections that were built and repaired are overwhelming and this is obviously not intended to be a comprehensive list. The task before Nehemiah was massive but God equipped him both with the competence and community to carry it out. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Jan
11
2017

Nehemiah 1 Nehemiah held the honored position of cupbearer for the king of Persia. He was a Jewish man but he most likely had no experience with life outside of the Persian Empire. In today’s chapter, Nehemiah’s brother Hanani has just returned from Judah and he reports that the situation back home is dire. The Jewish remnant in the land is facing fierce opposition and the walls of Jerusalem are lying in a heap of rubble. Nehemiah’s response to this news is fascinating. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Jan
09
2017

Acts 9 The story of Saul’s conversion is told three times in The Acts of the Apostles.  It is told here in chapter 9, again in chapter 22 and a third time in chapter 26.  Obviously Luke thought the story was important for us to consider.  It is probably intended as a pattern of conversion.  Saul was a man of violence and hatred, he was stubborn and proud, he was not seeking Christ, rather he was bent on persecuting the church when all of the sudden - BAM! - God...keep reading»»


Jan
09
2017

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FAQ: What Is Baptism With The Holy Spirit And Why Didn't The Samaritans In Acts 8 Receive It? From time to time I will attempt to answer some of the more frequently asked questions from Into The Word readers and listeners. If they are short I will post the responses on the Facebook page. If they are longer, as here, I will address them via a special post. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Jan
08
2017

Acts 8 In Acts 8 we are introduced to Saul, whom we know better as the Apostle Paul – the greatest missionary in the history of the church. But here we encounter a Saul that is quite unlike the mighty minister who spread the gospel across the Near East. Instead we see a man who is so passionately opposed to the gospel that he is actively seeking out and persecuting Christ’s church. Keep reading...keep reading»»


Jan
07
2017

Acts 7 Stephen’s speech in Acts 7 is one of the longest discourses in the New Testament.  In it he argues that God had repeatedly sent the Jews prophets whom they rejected.  He is making the case that it is not Jesus who wavered from the true path - it is them!  They have been rebelling against God since the beginning; and now, to top it all off, they have rejected and murdered their Messiah - unless they repent they can expect nothing but judgment from Almighty God!  As...keep reading»»


Jan
06
2017

Ezra 6 In chapter 6 we witness the completion of the temple.  The Scripture says: 14 They finished their building by decree of the God of Israel and by decree of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes king of Persia; 15 and this house was finished on the third day of the month of Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.16 And the people of Israel, the priests and the Levites, and the rest of the returned exiles, celebrated the dedication of this house of God...keep reading»»


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Daily Reflections August 16

Wednesday August 16, 2017

Psalm 20-21 In popular music there are love songs, anthems, and ballads. The ancient Hebrew people...

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Daily Reflections August 11

Friday August 11, 2017

Jeremiah 39 Jerusalem finally fell to the Babylonians after one and a half years of siege. The...

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Daily Reflections August 9

Wednesday August 09, 2017

Psalm 10 Psalm 10 is a lament that also affirms great confidence in God’s judgments. It can be...

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Daily Reflections August 4

Friday August 04, 2017

Psalm 1 Psalm one opens with the words, “blessed is the man.” These words should immediately grab...

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Daily Reflections August 2

Wednesday August 02, 2017

Mark 15 The words of the prophet hang over Mark 15 - the darkest day of human history. On that...

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Daily Reflections July 26

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Jeremiah 22 In a modern-day court hearing, an offender is brought before the judge and the laws he...

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Daily Reflections July 21

Friday July 21, 2017

Jeremiah 17 No serious reader of Scripture can utter, “people are generally good”. The repeated...

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