Posts Tagged ‘The Holy Spirit’

Acts 19:1-10 Taking the Next Step

God met the new believer’s needs through Paul

Before we get into our reading today I want to apologize AGAIN for being lax in posting. I have been enjoying my family overnight visitors and being lazy. That is my honest answer. I also took a couple nights off to simply re read the Christmas stories in the gospels. Please forgive me AGAIN. I will try and be more faithful in the future. I can also promise that there will be times when I’m not. For those times, I beg your indulgence and forgiveness in advance. I am human and VERY fallible too.

Down to business now. We join Paul again in our reading today. He has come back to Ephesus after his visit home. He arrived after our new acquaintance Apollos had left for Corinth. Read more »

Acts 2:14-41 Hear These Words

The “Fisher of men’s” first catch

We are bearing witness to Peter’s first sermon to the new church. Happy Birthday to the church!

We read the last time how those around the newly empowered disciples of Jesus were blown away with what they were hearing. They were hearing the gospel spoken in their own tongue by men unfamiliar with their language. They either marveled at this feat or mocked them as drunk. We also thought about why the difference in the hearer. My theory is that those who weren’t open to the Spirit’s message didn’t hear it like the others did. They only heard gibberish. So now Peter gets up and speaks in the common tongue to set the record straight. Read more »