Acts 4:13-31 The Prayer for Boldness with the Gospel

Verse 29 contains the prayer of the petition. It expresses what the petitioners require – what they would be at, if they had their will. It is most interesting and instructive to mark what they really crave. Not a word of vengeance upon their enemies. In the recital they have clearly described the cruel injustice […]

Posted on: June 27, 2013 - 9:03PM

Acts 4:1-22 Peter and John’s Boldness to Share the Gospel

For there is an idea in the world that persons ought to be very religious on a Sunday, but it does not matter what they are on a Monday. How many pious preachers are there on a Sabbath-day, who are very impious preachers during the rest of the week! How many are there who come […]

Posted on: June 20, 2013 - 7:35PM

Acts 3 – Healing a Beggar and Peter’s 2nd Sermon

Peter gave to the cripple a gift more valuable than money. “Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk” (3:6). Peter did not mean to intimate to the man who asked for alms that he had something […]

Posted on: June 13, 2013 - 10:57PM

Acts 2:42-47 The Effects of the Spirit on the Life of the Church

Let’s sum up some the elements of this early church life. ·  They focused a lot on the teaching of the apostles (which we have in the New Testament). ·  They experienced wonders and signs (which are still valid for the church today, I argued last spring, especially through the means of spiritual gifts). · […]

Posted on: June 6, 2013 - 9:05PM

Like Nathan

I’ve been wanting to write a post for a while on the necessity of vulnerability and authenticity in our accountability relationships as a part of the body at CLC.  I haven’t had time, but I came across this recently in my personal reading.  I think it is a good place to start – looking to […]

Posted on: June 4, 2013 - 4:11PM