THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (29) – ACTS 19:8-20- 1/27/12

Warfare against the world, the devil, and the FLESH – part 2 Last Friday we shared how and why our Lord calls us to change and grow more and more into the likeness of Christ and here are some of … Continue reading

THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (28) – ACTS 19:8-20- 1/20/12

Warfare against the world, the devil, and the flesh – Part 1 "And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God. 9 But when some were becoming … Continue reading

THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (27) – ACTS 18:18-19:1-7 – 1/13/12

from judaism to jesus – a diffucult transition for jews; doctrinal questions in the book of acts   This is not a verse by verse exposition on Acts 18 and 19 but an overview of the difficult transition from Judaism … Continue reading

KISS THE SON, LEST HE BE ANGRY AND YOU BE DESTROYED IN YOUR WAY, FOR HIS WRATH CAN FLARE UP IN A MOMENT. BLESSED ARE ALL WHO TAKE REFUGE IN HIM.”

January 2012 Dear Friends,             From fortune cookies to horoscopes to hot tips about the stock market people want to know what the future holds for them. The book of Revelation tells us about the only future that is sure … Continue reading

THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (26) – ACTS 18:1-17-1/6/12

 “we have been greatly encouraged in the midst of our troubles and suffering” 1 Thess. 3:7   Seemingly a weary and discouraged Paul arrives alone in Corinth. He wrote his first letter to the new believers in Thessalonica (Acts 16 … Continue reading

HOW DO WE RESPOND TO THE FIRST COMING OF CHRIST AS WE ANTICIPATE HIS SECOND COMING IN GLORY? -12/23/11

AND HE CALLED HIS NAME JESUS "Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place under these circumstances: When His mother Mary had been promised in marriage to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be pregnant [through the … Continue reading

ACTS 17 – HOW TO KNOW THE UNKNOWN GOD AND HAVE THE ETERNAL KIND OF LIFE (ZOE) NOW AND FOREVER

The Acts of christ through the apostles by the power of the holy spirit (25) –  12/16/11                                                Jesus tells us in one verse the essence of life: "This is eternal life, … Continue reading

ACTS 16 – GODS LOVE FOR THE LOST AND FOR HIS BODY (THE CHURCH) (24)

  The Acts of christ through the apostles by the power of the holy spirit (24) –  12/2/11                                  Vv. 1-5 – In these verses we see Paul and his three companions' (Silas, Timothy, and Luke, who joins them later) … Continue reading

REVELATION 13:11-18 – THE BEAST OUT OF THE EARTH- THE FALSE PROPHET

  December 2011 Dear Friends,    Beware; the devil is in the religion business: "For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It … Continue reading

ACTS 15 – THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (23)

acts 15  – essential versus cultural – christ’s  law of love                                                                                                                           "For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love." Last week we saw that … Continue reading

ACTS 14 PART II-THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (22)

                    EIGHT QUALITIES NEEDED TO BE ON MISSION WITH GOD Last week we saw that intimacy with God leads to a vision from God to carry out with God. If we … Continue reading

REVELATION 13:1-10 ANTICHRIST THE BEAST OUT OF THE SEA

   November 2011   Dear Friends, I am using an outline from John MacArthur's message on Revelation 13 to describe the ancestry, authority, acclaim, and adoration of the Antichrist. The material here in chapter 13 is parenthetical but fits the … Continue reading

ACTS 14 THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (21)

Last week we saw that intimacy with God leads to a vision from God to carry out with God. If we try to carry out the vision God has given us without ongoing intimacy with Him we lose the power … Continue reading

ACTS 13 THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (20)

intimacy with god leads to missions with god  "While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, (a picture of worship/intimacy with God the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I … Continue reading

ACTS 12 THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (19)

WHAT TO DO WHEN IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE LOSING THE BATTLE? "Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them. 2 And he had James the brother of … Continue reading

STATE OF THE MINISTRY

Dear Friends, The State of the Ministry gives an overall view of the ministry and the various venues of ministry the Lord has called us into. ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING                                              "I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

ACTS 11 THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (18)

  "When he (Barnabas) arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced."                    BE OPEN TO CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE (TO SEE GOD'S PERSPECTIVE) – "When Peter came up to Jerusalem, those who were circumcised took issue with him, 3 … Continue reading

ACTS 10:34-48 THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (17)

“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes… He will glorify Me.” (John 16:14) "While Peter was still speaking these words (exalting Jesus) the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message."  Here we see that … Continue reading

ACTS 10 THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (16)

GOD IN NOT ONE TO SHOW PARTIALITY – ALL SAINTS IN ONE FAMILY (THE CHURCH) – GOD IS NOT PREJUDICED – BUT PRIDEFUL MAN IS  From Adam and Eve, to all who lived before Abraham and the Jewish nation, even … Continue reading

ACTS 9:32-10:48 THE ACTS OF CHRIST THROUGH THE APOSTLES BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (15)

SIX PRINCIPLES MODELED BY PETER FOR EFFECTIVE PERSONAL MINISTRY I am following an outline used by John MacArthur and adding my own comments on Acts 9:32-43 which includes a very brief overview of chapter 10. We will study Acts 10 … Continue reading