Acts of the Apostles

“Calm in the Storm” – Acts 27

Sunday, September 23, 2012 Watch the people who ride roller coasters.  Some are anxious, others calm and yet others are convinced they are going to die.  Now, put yourself on a sailboat in the midst of a raging storm.  Paul remained calm.  Jesus remained calm.  What’s the secret and how can we have it for … Read more

“What Will They Say?” – Acts 24

Sunday, September 9, 2012 On a day when we focus upon the beginning of Sunday School, we take a moment to reflect upon the goal of teaching Jesus to our children.  We want them to grow up to be godly men and women, the next generation of Christian leaders.  So, when the temptations come, what … Read more

“The Same… Yet Different” – Acts 22

Sunday, September 2, 2012 Yes… and no.  Now… and not yet.  The same… yet different.  It’s so confusing to hear someone talk about something that is complex and seemingly paradoxical.  Which is it?  Both!  The Christian life is filled with paradox.  So, are you a sinner or a saint?  The answer is… yes. Readings: Acts … Read more

“What I’m Trying to Say is…” – Acts 21

Sunday, August 26, 2012 God’s truth is meant to be communicated.  As followers of Jesus, we make it our business to communicate the truths of God.  But how?  How do we get the message of truth from one point to another?  We can take a few hints from Paul… and Abbot and Costello! Readings: Acts … Read more

“Displacing the gods of men” – Acts 19

Sunday, August 12, 2012 Paul ran into some serious trouble when an idol-making silversmith from Ephesus thought the Christians were cutting into his business!  After all, it was his life!  Do Christians today live in such a way that the outside world notices?  What happens to us and to others when our gods are displaced by … Read more

“Confessions of a God-Made Man” – Acts 18

Sunday, August 5, 2012 Paul was a really talented man.  He was smart, passionate and able to read a situation and bring just the right words.  He had just accomplished all of that in Athens, where he had the opportunity to speak to the gathering of philosophers, many of whom wanted to know more.  How … Read more