Go Your Way

A disciple named Ananias was in Damascus. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.”He said, “Here I am, Lord.”Acts 9:10 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Here I am. There is no other way to answer the Lord when He calls, at least for those who love Him. …

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First

God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to you first, to bless you in turning every one of you from your iniquities.”Acts 3:26 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Peter... Peter... Sometimes the things you are recorded as saying surprise me. Especially when given your actions that ensure …

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Preached through Jesus the Resurrection of the Dead

As they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, being greatly troubled because they taught the people and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they seized them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. But …

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It Was Not Possible That He Should be Held by Death

You have taken Him, who was handed over to you by the ordained counsel and foreknowledge of God, and by lawless hands have crucified and killed Him, whom God raised up by loosening the pull of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it.Acts 2:23–24 — Modern English Version (Thinline …

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Did Jesus Already Return?

When He had spoken these things, while they looked, He was taken up. And a cloud received Him from their sight.While they looked intently toward heaven as He ascended, suddenly two men stood by them in white garments. They said, “Men of Galilee, why stand looking toward heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up …

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In Dependence Day

I have been giving some thought to the significance of this day. In the United States, 4 July is the day we commemorate independence from the tyranny of the crown. One of the major themes of the day is freedom! It is in that light, we ought to point this day to Jesus. Acts 17:22–31 …

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