Tag Archives: Acts

Fear of the unknown

Uncertainty is unsettling. We do not know what lies in the future, or what happens beyond death. It is probably not surprising that so many people read horoscopes; we feel so much more comfortable if we know (or think we … Continue reading

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The gifts of the Spirit: tongues and interpretation

The gift of tongues is surely the ‘ultimate’ spiritual gift, the one that shows beyond all doubt that the speaker is filled with the Holy Spirit. Wasn’t it the gift of tongues that evidenced the coming of the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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The gifts of the Spirit: discernment

The gift of discernment enables us to distinguish between what is the work of the Spirit and what is a product of the flesh (or maybe of an evil spirit). This is especially important in conjunction with some of the … Continue reading

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The gifts of the Spirit: the gift of faith

This is not to be confused with the faith in Jesus by which we are saved. The gift of faith is an inspired confidence that God will act in a particular way at a particular time (e.g. to heal), leading … Continue reading

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Reactions to the Gospel (Acts 26:24-29)

In chapter 21 of Acts, Luke describes how some Jews from Ephesus tried to kill Paul in the Temple. And in chapter 25, even after two years of imprisonment, the Jewish leaders are still hounding him and doing their utmost … Continue reading

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Paul’s message (Acts 26:19,20)

Paul says to Agrippa, “I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven.” If Jesus is Lord, then we must do what He tells us. “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I say?” (Luke 6:46) … Continue reading

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The two kingdoms

“I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are … Continue reading

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