Monthly Archives: October 2006

Acts 6:1-15

Read: Acts 6:1-15  Even in the early church there were problems. Already we’ve seen at least the potential for trouble in the selfish act of Ananias and Sapphria. There will always be people who love the spotlight and will do … Continue reading

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Acts 5:1-42

Read: Acts 5:1-42 Notice at the end of chapter four, Barnabas gives money he made off the sale of his property to the apostles. We aren’t told the motives behind Barnabas’ action, but contrast his action to what happens at the … Continue reading

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maintenance vs. mission

Found this article on William Willimon’s blog. He has some good thoughts about maintenance vs. mission thinking. MAINTENANCE OR MISSION? 1. In measuring the effectiveness, the maintenance congregation asks, “How many pastoral visits are being made? The mission congregation asks, … Continue reading

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Acts 4:32-37

Daily Devotional Read Acts 4:32-37   Look at the world we live in. What do you see? I see rampant consumerism. I see people believing the lie that life is all about them. I see a world that loves to … Continue reading

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Acts 4:23-31

Read Acts 4:23-31   How often do you pray? Are there times in your life when you seem to pray more regularly? By now, one thing you should have stuck in your mind is that the early church was a … Continue reading

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Acts 4:13-22

Read Acts 4:13-22   Have you ever wondered if God could use someone like you? Maybe you’ve even doubted that God loves you too? Think for a moment about those people in Scripture whom God has used…Abraham was prone to … Continue reading

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Beyond the gimmicks

I live in an area with a multitude of church choices. We have almost every variety. We are a rural/city smack dab in the middle of the Bible Belt. I think we could pass sometimes as the belt buckle. Our … Continue reading

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