Category Archives: Acts

November 9 – Prison Letters – Your Story

Read Acts 9:1-31 I suppose it is the ultimate irony.  The one, who, for some time, hated anything and anyone having to do with Christ, would himself embrace Jesus as his own Messiah.  The one, who was antagonistic towards any and … Continue reading

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November 8 – Prison Letters – The Name of Jesus

Read Acts 3:1-4:31 In anticipation of President Obama’s first inauguration, there were perhaps more questions about the inaugural prayer than any other aspect of the milestone event.  President Obama, you see, had asked evangelical pastor Rick Warren to offer the prayer.  … Continue reading

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October 23 – Prison Letters – Parental Concern

Read Acts 20:13-38 Though Paul wasn’t their biological parent, he was, in many ways, a spiritual father to believers in Ephesus.  For more than two years, he had provided positive, on-site spiritual impulses.  But he had to leave them.  Some time … Continue reading

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October 22 – Prison Letters – Making a Strong Church

Read Acts 19:1-20:1 In our current devotional series, we are looking at the “prison epistles” of Paul.  These are letters written in the early 60’s a.d. by Paul while he was in prison in Rome.  During that time, he wrote letters … Continue reading

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October 14 – Prison Letters – Philippi, the First Visit

Read Acts 16:1-40 Yesterday, we visited Rome and spoke of Paul’s incarceration there in the early 60’s a.d.  It was from this important city that Paul penned some of his most important communiqués, the “Prison Epistles” of the New Testament:  Philippians, … Continue reading

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October 13 – Prison Letters – Prison Faithfulness

Read Acts 28:1-30 The final chapter of Acts may seem like an unusual place to begin a new segment of your Bible reading plan.  This likely appears to be a better chapter to end something than to start it.  Indeed, not … Continue reading

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October 12 – Our Values – Multiplication

Read Acts 2:41-47; 4:1-4; 5:14; 6:7 If you have been around Pastor Nick much at all, you have likely heard him talk about his passion that our church ministry be characterized as a “multiplying movement.” We aspire to be “one … Continue reading

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