Posts Tagged 'the Apostle Paul'

Dealing with Demons Is Serious

August 2nd, 2017

Dealing with Demons Is Serious

Acts 19:13-16 (KJB)   Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.  14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.  15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?  16 ...

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Selfless Serving Honors God

November 18th, 2016

Selfless Serving Honors God

Acts 20:35 (KJB)   I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Paul knew all about working hard in tranquil times as well as in the middle of tough circumstances.  He never looked at a situation through the lens of his own needs or safety but always had ...

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Troubling Times are an Opportunity to Elevate God

June 30th, 2016

Troubling Times are an Opportunity to Elevate God

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made ...

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Paul Was Pressing Forward!

June 21st, 2016

Paul Was Pressing Forward!

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14 KJV)

Are you stuck observing your past in the rear view mirror?  Rather than looking on the road ahead, as Paul, to things of God?  God is always ...

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How is Your Spiritual Confidence?

May 1st  2016

How is Your Spiritual Confidence?

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39 KJV)

The Apostle Paul was spiritually confident knowing nothing could come between himself and the love of the Lord.  Paul understood that he was indeed ...

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Take Up Your Cross August 8th 2015

God’s own live with a glorious eternal future clearly in focus.

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: (Philippians 1:21-23 KJV)

Paul did not lose focus upon Christ while imprisoned.  In ...

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Lydia a Seller of Purple

Lydia was met by Paul and Luke as she was in a place of prayer along the river bank near Thyatira.  Lydia and other woman were found here praying on the Sabbath in the outskirts of a city that was filled with darkness and evil about them.  It is thought that Lydia was a Gentile woman who was a proselyte, or one who had converted to a belief in Judaism, and she was gathered along with other devout Jewish woman ...

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Take Up Your Cross February 12th 2015

Jesus Christ accounted for all sin debt so you can be set free from the burden of sin.

Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. (1 Corinthians 7:23 KJV)

I hope you spend time contemplating the staggering debt of sin.  Have you pondered the substantial cost to God in sending His only begotten Son to die on the cross for the debt of sin?  Could you send your only child on this earth to ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 8th 2014

Do you have a worldly wedge or a heart shaped love for with things of God?

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, (Philippians 3:8 KJV)

What do you hold nearest and dearest to your heart?  Is it a college education, life changing career advancement you ...

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