Famous Last Words: Acts 6:8-8:3

Last Words are fascinating to study. We can learn a lot of profound wisdom from the final utterances of a person before they breathe their last here on this earth. We can also learn a lot about what the character of the person and what they valued in life… here are a few examples: Some last words make the person … Read More

Growing Pains: Acts 6:1-7

The sitcom Growing Pains covered the life of the Seaver family in the 80s and early 90s. The father was a psychologist, mom was a journalist, and their two sons and daughter were constantly finding themselves in trouble. The series illustrates some of the common challenges of growing up. All of us adults can relate to the struggles of maturing- … Read More

The Great Escape: Acts 5:17-42

The classic movie the Great Escape tells the story of a massive prison break from Nazi Germany on March 24, 1944. The movie is based on a true-life story of 200 English airmen who risked their lives to tunnel their way to freedom and cause a diversion of enemy personnel and resources from the front lines. An incredible amount of … Read More

Christ Centered Community: Acts 4:32-5:16

Yesterday American WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 and a half years in Russian prison and ordered to pay a fine of over $16,000.  She pleaded guilty to smuggling drugs for having less than a gram of cannabis oil in her luggage as when she arrived at the Moscow airport. Think about that- that’s less than a sugar … Read More

Marks of Empty Religion: Acts 4:1-31

Only 37% of Christian pastors have a biblical worldview according to a recent survey. Let me repeat. Of 1,000 Christian pastors polled, only 37% of them (just over 1/3) had worldviews consistent with what we find in scripture. This was a thorough study from a couple months ago led by veteran researcher George Barna in conjunction with Arizona Christian University. … Read More

The Leaping Lame Man: Acts 3

How often do you feel “passed over” in life? You know the feeling, right? When others get the promotion that very well could’ve (or should’ve) been ours. When we are rejected in relationships and the person becomes friends with somebody else instead. Classmates go on to careers full of success and fame, while we are just stuck in humble circumstances. … Read More