Daily Devotionals

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(Oct. 21st): My Christian Life—Vitality or Apathy?

Reading: “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” Acts 2:46-47 In the course [...]

(Oct. 21st): My Christian Life—Vitality or Apathy? 2017-10-21T06:23:11+00:00

(Oct.20th): A New Man

Reading: “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42 It has often been said, “Socialism will put a new coat on a man, but salvation puts a new man in the coat.” I like that phrase because it summarizes the radical transformation that [...]

(Oct.20th): A New Man 2017-10-20T12:31:02+00:00

(Oct. 19th): Perseverance of the Saints

Reading: “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42 As a younger Christian I was troubled with the question, can I be saved one day but lost the next? I knew I was saved, but then I would sin and would be plagued [...]

(Oct. 19th): Perseverance of the Saints 2017-10-19T03:50:00+00:00

(Oct. 18th) Fickle Christians

Reading: “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42 Fickle! According to one dictionary the word means “indecisive or changeable.” It conjures up the idea of being unreliable or inconsistent. Unstable is another good way of describing a person who is fickle. And [...]

(Oct. 18th) Fickle Christians 2017-10-18T04:23:45+00:00

(Oct. 17th): The Glad Reception of the Word

Reading: “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” Acts 2:41 Part of my seminary training involved reading Hamilton’s History of Presbyterianism in Ireland. In that book Hamilton recalls the details of the Ulster Plantation and the arrival of many godly [...]

(Oct. 17th): The Glad Reception of the Word 2017-10-17T04:18:57+00:00

(Oct. 16th) Convicting Preaching

Reading: “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.” Acts 2:36 The Jews were a self-righteous people. They prided themselves in having Abraham as their father, boasted of their special relationship to God, and reveled in ceremony and customs. [...]

(Oct. 16th) Convicting Preaching 2017-10-16T03:52:57+00:00

(Oct. 12th) The Holy Ghost: Our Great Need and the Only Answer

Reading: “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:4 Professional recruiting agencies are big business. Multi-million-dollar companies want executives with top academic qualifications, vast experience, drive, energy, and proven track records. No company wants fearful, timid, and untested leaders. But the church of Christ is refreshingly different. The disciples of Christ who [...]

(Oct. 12th) The Holy Ghost: Our Great Need and the Only Answer 2017-10-12T03:44:09+00:00

(Oct. 11th): The Support of the Church

Reading: “And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all [men], shew whether of these two thou hast chosen.” Acts 1:24 Last year America was gripped with election fever. The prize at stake was the Oval Office—a prestigious position by any standard. However, Acts 1 records an election that involved something [...]

(Oct. 11th): The Support of the Church 2017-10-11T05:01:14+00:00

(Oct. 10th) One of the Saints or Just Among the Saints?

Reading: “For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.” Acts 1:17 There are certain characters in Scripture that are shocking examples of wickedness, duplicity, and hypocrisy. At the forefront of that infamous group stands Judas Iscariot. His name has become synonymous with betrayal and treachery. He is known the world [...]

(Oct. 10th) One of the Saints or Just Among the Saints? 2017-10-10T05:24:23+00:00

(Oct. 9th): “With One Accord in Prayer”

Reading: “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication.” Acts 1:14 A key characteristic of the early disciples was that they were “with one accord in prayer.” The word accord comes from two Greek words, which mean to “rush along” or to be “in unison.” There is in this word the idea of [...]

(Oct. 9th): “With One Accord in Prayer” 2017-10-02T08:28:40+00:00
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