disciple of Jesus

Are You Known as a Disciple of Jesus? – Acts 19:15

How are you known by the people you encounter? Are you just a nameless face? One of the guys? Or a disciple of Jesus? Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” Then the man who had …

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God's Plan and Human Choice

God’s Plan and Human Choice – Acts 2:23

God has a plan for your life. A plan that takes into account all of the choices you make. Some choices for good, and some for evil. But God knew them from creation, and uses your choices to accomplish his purpose for your life. God is sovereign, and his purpose for his creation, and each of us, will be accomplished. Yet at the same time he gives us the freedom to make our own choices, and to live with the consequences of those choices.

answer to prayer

A Gracious Answer to Prayer – Acts 27:23-24

Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ – Acts 27:23-24 NIV What do you do when you find yourself a prisoner because of your faith, being transported under armed guard for your trial, and a massive storm strikes? I suspect that most believers would spend at least some time in prayer. Praying for safety in the storm; for you and your friends. …

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