Posts with the tag “god-s-will”
Monday, July 17, 2023
July 17th, 2023
In Acts 12, we find that Peter has been imprisoned. James was “put to death with the sword” (Acts 12:2). The reaction of the Jewish leadership to James’ death was so favorable and supporti...
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
July 11th, 2023
In Acts 11, Peter was called on to defend or explain his actions at Cornelius’ house in Acts 10. News quickly reached the apostles and believers in Judea that some nearby Gentiles had receive...
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
July 11th, 2023
Through the first dozen chapters of Acts, we can observe Peter’s growth as an apostle and a follower of Christ. He came a long way from his days as a fisherman and an impulsive and often d...
Wednesday, July 5, 2023
July 5th, 2023
Dreams and visions can be enlightening and frightening. There are plenty of examples in the Bible of God speaking through both. In Acts 10, Peter was in Joppa when the Lord gave him a vis...
Thursday, June 8, 2023
June 8th, 2023
The story of Jesus’ transfiguration can be found in three of the four gospels. Matthew, Mark and Luke record this seminal moment in Jesus’ life. You may recall that Jesus invited Peter, Ja...
Monday, May 1, 2023
May 1st, 2023
We find a one-of-a-kind encounter in Numbers 22. I will bet you have never had a conversation with a donkey. You may have thought some people you have talked with acted like donkeys or may...
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
April 26th, 2023
The book of Deuteronomy comes from two different Greek words. “Deuteros” means second. “Nomos” means law. So, putting those words together, we have the second law of Moses. One key word...
Monday, April 24, 2023
April 24th, 2023
God’s promises are found throughout the Bible. Some promises are to specific people in specific situations. Other promises are for a specific time. Some promises were intended for Israel ...
Monday, March 13, 2023
March 13th, 2023
We have been focusing on the book of Revelation on Sunday mornings as we work our way, chapter by chapter, through this last prophecy in the Bible. One thing that is immediately clear in ...
Monday, March 6, 2023
March 6th, 2023
In Ephesians, Paul gives some extremely valuable lessons on how to live as a follower of Christ. He wrote about matters like marriage, parenting, the full armor of God and holiness. This ...
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
March 1st, 2023
Psalm 130 is often called a Psalm or a song of ascent. This grouping of special Psalms spans the chapters between Psalm 120 and Psalm 134. These verses were often sung on the way up to Je...
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
February 21st, 2023
About a third of the way into Genesis, God spoke to Abram (who would later be called Abraham). At the time, the Bible says that Abram was ninety-nine years old. He had lived a long time. ...
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
February 1st, 2023
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet and theologian. His writings were heavily influenced by various Old Testament books. One such book was Ezekiel. Coleridge once famously noted ...
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
October 5th, 2022
In Romans 12, Paul wrote about a “surrendered life.” As followers of Christ, we surrender ourselves to Him in faith, trust and discipleship. To live a “surrendered life” means that we s...
Monday, April 25, 2022
April 25th, 2022
Things left undone can be bothersome and worrisome. They can haunt us and follow us. Deadlines, appointments, work and obligations can linger and cast a huge shadow. In Luke 18, Jesus ...
Thursday, March 31, 2022
March 31st, 2022
It has been said that we can enjoy as much of God as we wish. Think of these words in terms of a relationship with a spouse or child. You may have some casual contact and a few perfuncto...
Monday, March 28, 2022
March 28th, 2022
Have you ever felt a passion to do something? Jesus did. He knew exactly what He had to do. As He was preparing to begin his three-year public work and ministry, he made the following s...
Monday, February 7, 2022
February 7th, 2022
Depending upon your perspective, a ringing doorbell can be either a cause for excitement or a cause for anxiety. There is a moment mixed with uncertainty and exhilaration as you anticip...
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
December 15th, 2021
We all know from the Christmas story that Joseph was chosen by God to be the earthly father of Jesus. Imagine being that man! Joseph was bewildered, overwhelmed even, by what God was askin...
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