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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

May 25, 2014

Acts 16:16-40

Sometimes forgiving yourself is the last necessary action in living holistically for Christ. The jailer was ready to kill himself rather than live with the shame of not doing his job. Luke gives us another 'interruption' as Paul and Silas are on their way to the house of Prayer. This time the interruptions...


May 18, 2014

Acts 16:1-15

There is more going on in this text than we can even begin to explain. For example, just after the big argument about circumcision not being necessary, Paul pulls Timothy aside and very casually, CIRCUMCISES him! What the what?? Next,  Paul and Silas are trying to do mission in Asia but are mysteriously...


May 11, 2014

Acts 15:1-11; 22-29

Every church has its fights but what if we understood that fighting was an essential part of how a church grows in Christlikeness? The issue is not the argument but rather how we argue. The church in Acts was put to the test when a section of Jewish disciples tried to heap unnecessary burdens on...


May 4, 2014

Acts 14:8-23

Now anytime you use the word Pagan you need to explain it. For Paul and Barnabas this simply meant 'The Greeks' - those who worshiped the 'gods' and didn't adhere to a monotheistic worldview. So basically, we are talking about Virginia. How do you share the good news with those who do not have a biblical...