Monthly Archives: May 2016

Photo of the Week: May 25, 2016

This is the photo I would have used on the 25th had the internet been working 🙂

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Stephen Makes a Statement and the Sanhedrin Goes Berserk

Acts 7 The narrative of chapter six continues into chapter seven without interruption despite the chapter break: Stephen stands falsely accused before the Sanhedrin, and these false accusations have been made against him, probably at the prompting of his judges. … Continue reading

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There are times in the life of a writer…

…when the words simply do not come, and your humble correspondent is no different from anyone else. Most of the time, we just write any old thing; gibberish if necessary, and then the words begin to flow, yet even that … Continue reading

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Love-speak

Speaking in Love: What is that exactly? About 20 years ago, I heard a man say to his brother, “F*** you! And I mean that in love!”  It struck me at the time that his definition of love might be … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: May 18, 2016

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Disrepair

When things are going along well, we are able to take of routine maintenance and keep up with the necessary repairs, but in rough times these things can get away from us.  When it comes to a house, we might … Continue reading

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False Testimony before the Sanhedrin

Acts 6:8-15 Having mentioned his name for the first time in the previous section as one of the seven to be placed over the widows’ ministry, Luke now turns to the story of Stephen. It would appear that Stephen had … Continue reading

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Widows’ Needs and Ministry Teams

Acts 6:1-7 As the early church grew rapidly, conditions required that steps be taken to meet the needs that arose in the congregation; in this text we see needs, responses to needs, and two all-time firsts. The main problem that … Continue reading

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God is our Refuge

I think we all have times when it seems that our world has been turned topsy-turvy.  I think we all have times when we aren’t quite sure which way to go or how best to proceed… We might cry out … Continue reading

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God’s Next Move

Acts 5:34-42 With the apostles standing before the Sanhedrin, having just infuriated everyone to the point of murder, something happens that is surprising to say the least. The greatest of the Pharisees in those days was a man named Gamaliel. … Continue reading

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