Archive - February 1, 2020

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The Master “One-Upper”
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Power to Forgive
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The Light

The Master “One-Upper”

“So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus.”  Act 8:36 The Gospel was starting to spread like wildfire, but it wasn’t necessarily by choice. The early Church was coming under great persecution by the religious leaders, so they began to spread out, leaving Jerusalem. But everywhere they went, they took the Gospel with them. Judea, Samaria, and towns along the way were hearing the Good News for the first time, and “Great Joy” was filling the cities and villages.  You would think that after a while our adversary would finally get it. You would think[…]

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Power to Forgive

He fell to his knees, shouting, “Lord, don’t charge them with this sin!” And with that, he died. Acts 7:60 Forgiveness is given to those least deserving, which is what can make it so hard. It’s not easy to forgive, especially the one who isn’t seeking or asking for forgiveness. When someone isn’t sorrowful for what they have done, it makes it so much harder to forgive that person, especially when it’s personal. When you’ve been personally wronged, mistreated, or misrepresented it makes forgiveness a lot more difficult.  As Stephen was being stoned by his accusers, his last words were, “Lord,[…]

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The Light

“At this point everyone in the high council stared at Stephen, because his face became as bright as an angel’s.”  Acts 6:15 Electric light is one of the all-time greatest inventions, but who does the credit actually go to; Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Edison? Certainly, Thomas Edison could not have invented the light bulb had it not been for Ben Franklin’s discovery of the fact that electrical power could be transferred through current.  Regardless of who should get the credit, one thing is for sure, light has been a game changer. Can you imagine what your life would be like without[…]

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