Monthly Archives: October 2020

Missions; October 25, 2020


Acts 14:26-27 From Attalia they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had … Continue reading

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Opposition; October 24, 2020


Acts 14:2-3 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace … Continue reading

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Jealousy; October 23, 2020


Acts 13:45 When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying. The Japanese describes the actions of the Jews here a little more graphically than the NIV: “They cursed him … Continue reading

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Barnabas; October 22. 2020


Acts 11:25-26 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The … Continue reading

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Speaking the Truth; October 21, 2020


Acts 6:10 They could not stand up against his wisdom or the Spirit by whom he spoke. No argument can stand against the wisdom and power of the Holy Spirit. Failing in that, those in opposition to Stephen turned to … Continue reading

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Being Filled with the Holy Spirit; October 20, 2020


Acts 4:31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. This is a famous and vitally important incident in the life … Continue reading

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Grace and Truth; October 19, 2020


John 1:16-17 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. I get happy every time I read John 1! It’s … Continue reading

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Entitlement; October 18, 2020


Luke 4:28 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. This whole story is one I have loved for a long time, particularly where Jesus reads Isaiah 61:1-2 and says He is its fulfillment, but it … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; October 17, 2020


Luke 2:40 And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. I was struck just now by the fact that Luke used the word, grace, in relation to the … Continue reading

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Respecting God; October 16, 2020


Malachi 1:14 “Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the Lord Almighty, “and my … Continue reading

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