Weekly Worship Meditation

January 2015

Sharing the gospel even when we are not recieved

January 25, 2015 Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I have a convenient time I will call for you.” —Acts 24:25 Paul stood for trial before the Roman Governor of Judea, Felix.  As always, Paul seized even his trial as an opportunity to proclaim Christ.  The result in Felix’s heart was fear, followed by postponement.  The gospel troubled him, but...

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Fair-minded hearers of the Word of God

January 18, 2015 These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. —Acts 17:11 Paul and company, fresh from a quick stop in Thessalonica where they met with passionate resistance to the preaching of the gospel, left hurriedly traveling fifty miles to the southwest, to Berea.  The Bereans were comparatively (and dramatically) more receptive to...

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A church of prayer and evangelism

January 11, 2015 As they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, “Now separate to Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, having fasted and prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them away. —Acts 13:2-3 The church in Antioch was becoming the center of action for the early church.  Two things stand out to me about what made that church a great church. First, they were a church of prayer.  When Jesus...

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It's the Word, not the miracles!

January 4, 2015 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” —Acts 2:37  However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand. —Acts 4:4  I pray many of you are joining in with the congregational reading plan in 2015.  If you haven’t started, there is no time like now to jump in! Find...

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