Acts 6:8-8:3 Faithfulness to the Point of Death

Stephen saw an opportunity to witness for Jesus Christ and he jumped on it! Even after being dragged away by the Jewish mob, Stephen continued his bold witness for Christ. You can notice in the text that his witness was filled with Scripture and that he was not in the least apologetic to confront his […]

Posted on: July 25, 2013 - 9:01PM

Acts 6:1-7 Centrality of God’s Word

A spiritual person builds his life on God’s Word, in dependence on God through prayer. In the words of Proverbs 3:4-5, he trusts in the Lord with all his heart and does not lean on his own understanding. Rather, in all his ways he acknowledges the Lord. God’s Word permeates all of his thinking and […]

Posted on: July 18, 2013 - 9:40PM

Acts 5:17-42 Counted Worthy to Suffer for the Name

“We ought to obey God rather than men.”  What they are talking about is what is logically the requirement of people who are the creatures of the Lord God and who recognize His sovereignty in the affairs of men.  We must obey God rather than men.  They didn’t ask questions like, is this the wise […]

Posted on: July 11, 2013 - 7:46PM

Acts 4:32-5:16 The Danger of Dishonesty and A Healthy Fear of God

First of all, [this passage teaches us about] the seriousness of sin. You know, we live in a day and age even in the church – even in the church! – where we make light of sin. We joke about it, we dismiss it. You know, we’re Christians, we’re forgiven, we’re covered by the blood…. […]

Posted on: July 4, 2013 - 3:17PM