Conversations and Conduct

My youth Sunday School class is studying Paul’s letter to the Philippians, and we have a theme verse for the book that we return to each week. Philippians 1:27 says, “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may…
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November 22, 2022 0

Oh, to be like Stephen!

“Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God ” (Acts 7:56). One of my favorite passages in all scripture is the story of Stephen in Acts, chapter 7. I want to be like Stephen. I pray that God would grow me into a disciple like Stephen.…
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August 11, 2016 0

Full of Faith and Power

Some of my favorite stories in all the Bible are those about Steven (Acts 6-8). I’d like to tell you one of those stories. We start in Acts 6.  It’s the beginning of the chapter and the Greeks are complaining because the physical needs of their widows were not being met (6:1). So the disciples…
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November 4, 2012 0

A Lame Man Healed

There’s a lot to learn from the story about the lame man being healed – from the lame man himself, to Peter and John, to all the people who witnessed this miracle. The faith these apostles showed speaks volumes of their personal relationships with God. Not only their faith, but their witnesses were undeniable. We…
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October 9, 2005 0

The All Important Question

Sirs, what must I do to be saved? In the book of Acts and the 16 th chapter we read the account of the Philippian Jailer who came face to face with this question. Paul and Silas had been thrown into prison for serving the Lord. Along about midnight there was an earthquake and the…
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September 5, 2005 0

Blinded By the Spirit

“And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he…
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July 17, 2005 0

A Faith Unfeigned …

1Timothy 1:5 “Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.” When I read the phrase “the end of the commandment”, it makes me think of the phrase “the fulfillment of the law”. Who was “the fulfillment of the law”? Jesus Christ…
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November 30, 2003 0