Before the Lord Jesus ascended to heaven after his resurrection, he told his disciples, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). When the apostles chose a replacement for Judas, they
One of the most helpful books I have read is called People Pleasing: How Not to be an Approval Junkie by Lou Priolo. Priolo helps us to see that ultimately we have a choice between two options: pleasing people or pleasing God. Of course, the
In this study, I want to make a seemingly ambitious attempt to deal with two entire chapters, comprising some 59 verses. Clearly, we will not go into great detail, and we will return for some detailed exposition in future studies. For now, however, my goal
Recently, a young man asked me how I decide my approach to preaching from a book like Acts, a book that is narrative rather than didactic. In other words, how do I decide what the theme of the sermon should be from the narrative account?