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a sovereign plan

The spread of the gospel for the building of the Church was in no way accidental or coincidental, but was perfectly planned by God.  If we step back from the story contained in the book of Acts, we can catch glimpses of the sovereignty of the Planner. I cannot help but consider how foreign His… Continue reading a sovereign plan

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what weighs more?

God spoke to the church at Antioch and told them, "Set apart for Me Barnabus and Saul for the work to which I have called them." (Acts 13:2) So off they went on their mission trip.  ~ In Paphos, "Elymas the sorcerer opposed them..." (13:8) ~ At Pisidian Antioch, they were asked to preach two weeks in a… Continue reading what weighs more?

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isn’t she lovely?

Holy Spirit discernment and a message that both offends and invites.  These are the characteristics of the early Church that were highlighted for me this morning as I read chapters 7 and 8 of Acts.  Discernment ~ Go back with me to chapter 5 and the story of Ananias and Sapphira. Peter said to Ananias,… Continue reading isn’t she lovely?