1. More Blessed to Give Than to Receive
    15 Nov, 2016
    More Blessed to Give Than to Receive
    In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35 I'm not a big fan of bumper stickers (although I have to admit that I can't help but look at them . . . even when I know they will get on my nerves.  Yes, I have issues). I'm even less of a fan of bumper sticker theology. Recently, I've seen some bumper stickers that say "Too Blessed to be
  2. Devotion
    23 May, 2016
    Devotion
    And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42 What do you devote yourself to?  (yes, I just stranded that preposition at the end of the sentence.  It's ok.  That particular preposition is an introvert, and he likes being alone and having some personal space.) Ok, what was I saying? What do you devote yourself to? Many of us devote ourselves to various kinds of things. A particular football team. Exercise. A
  3. Refreshing Repentance
    08 Apr, 2016
    Refreshing Repentance
    Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.   Acts 3:19-21 Ever been working outside on a really hot day?  And then you grab a glass of ice cold water?  Refreshing, isn't it? Well, let me tell you something else