• blog: Scattering the Believers, Strengthening the Church

    Acts 8:1 – ... And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.

    Stephen … more

  • Acts 2: Praising God

    The first chapter of Acts, the people were all in Jerusalem to celebrate God with offerings of their first fruits.  The apostles and followers of Christ were also there.  They had been meeting in a … more

  • The Birth of the Church

    "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."  —Acts 1:8

    This passage in … more

  • The Last Words of Jesus: The High Priestly Prayer

    Last Words of Jesus:  The High Priestly Prayer


    After Jesus told his apostles that he would be leaving them, he prayed to the Father.  Read all of John 17.  In verses 1-5, Jesus prayed for himself, … more

  • The Last Words of Jesus: Sorrow Turned Into Joy

    Last Words of Jesus:  Sorrow Turned Into Joy


    "So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you."  John 16:22 (ESV)

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  • The Last Words of Jesus: The Work of the Spirit

    The Work of the Spirit

    "Nevertheless, I tell you the truth:  it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you.  But if I go, I will send him to you."  … more

  • Haters

    Last Words of Jesus



    Reading from the Book of John, chapter 15, verse 9:

    "If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own, but because you are not

     of the world, … more