Verse of the Day

1 John 4:10In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.

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Numbers 3-4
Acts 25

ACTS (3)

Varying Responses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ The book of Acts records various responses to the gospel of Jesus Christ. When the Apostles of Jesus Christ preached the gospel some illustrated a genuine interest (see Acts 2:12-13; 13:42-43). Many heard the gospel and "believed' (see Acts 4:4; 8:12; 13:48; 16:30-33; 17:34 and 18:8). The same gospel that brought joy to some caused others to be sore troubled (Acts 4:2) and jealous (Acts 13:45). When Felix and Drusilla heard the gospel they replied to Paul saying, "Go your way for this time and when I have a convenient season I will call for you" (Acts 24:24-25). Festus, after hearing the gospel message of Christ being resurrected from the dead and man's responsibilities to obey him said that Paul's much learning had driven him mad (Acts 26:24-25). King Agrippa heard Paul's sermon on Christ and said, "Almost you persuade me to...
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ACTS (2)

Preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ After the church was established men and women went throughout the world preaching the gospel message. The book of Acts records a uniform message that was preached. Starting on the Day of Pentecost we find a foundation sermon delivered by the Apostle Peter. Peter preached about Jesus Christ and man's sins. Those who believed that Jesus was the Christ and were willing to repent and be baptized for the remission of their sins would be forgiven (see Acts 2:37-38). Every sermon preached after Peter's was a carbon copy of Peter's words. Whether the preacher was Peter, Philip, Paul, or Luke the message was the same. Those who heard the gospel preached, believed the message, confessed that Jesus was the Christ, repented of their sins, baptized for the remission of their sins, and purposed to live faithfully all the days of their lives were added to the...
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ACTS

The book of Acts is an introduction to Christianity. There are three simple subjects examined in the book. First, Acts reveals the day that Christ's kingdom, the church, was established. Secondly, we find the beginnings of preachers, apostles, and prophets teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. Thirdly, we find varying responses to the gospel message. Some people believed some people disbelieved. Those who believed were added to the Lord's church and it grew exponentially during these early days. Though the object of the book is very simple its effects upon man's history is profound. Two thousand plus years have passed since the church was established. The gospel message continues to be preached and people continue to have varying responses to truth. The Establishment of the Church The Old Testament spoke of a future kingdom that would be governed by the seed of David (see...
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Where is God?

Zion had grown despondent while in their seventy years of Babylonian captivity. Judah had been crushed by Babylon. The people of God that were not slain by the sword, pestilence, or famine were taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar. Years and years go by with the remnant in a foreign land having lost many family members and their possessions. The people, at the height of their despair, cry "God has forsaken me and the Lord has forgotten me." Where was God? Sometimes people today wonder where God is. Why would God permit over 20,000 people in Japan to die in an earthquake and tsunami? Where was God when the terrorist flew the airplanes into the World Trade Center towers? Why does God permit human sex trafficking of girls twelve, thirteen, fourteen, and fifteen years old right here in America? Where is God as millions upon millions of unborn babies are being aborted?...
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"Be of the same mind in the Lord"

"Be of the same mind in the Lord" Philippians 4:2 The Apostle Paul writes, t'/ exhort Euodia, and I exhort Syntyche, to be of the same mind in the Lord" (Philippians 4:2). Paul admonished an unnamed "yokefellow" to help these two women work out their differences (Philippians 4:3). We are not told what Euodia and Syntyche's differences were but they nonetheless told to work it out. Why was it so important for Euodia and Syntyche to be of the same mind? Why is it important for brethren today to be of the same mind? First, it was important for these women to be of one mind because God's truth is one not many. The Apostle Paul writes, "Giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond ofpeace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as also ye were called in one hope of your calling; one...
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