Acts 25:13-26:32 Has anyone ever asked you as a Christian, “What makes you so different?” Peter challenges believers to, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). But honestly, many of us, probably most of us, aren’t that prepared. In contrast, […]
Acts 25:1-12 Life doesn’t always pan out the way we think it should – the way we want it to. Often our hopes and plans are tripped up with unexpected and undesired delays and disappointments. There are those comparatively minor delays and disappointments that most of us have encountered along the way: the traffic jam […]
Acts 24 Join Pastor Nate McLaurin in Acts 24, where Paul defends himself before Felix.
Hebrews 10:19-22 Have you gone through periods of your life as a Christian in which you would honestly describe your relationship with God as “distant”? Why is that? Is it guilt over past sin? Is it just plain old apathy? Or maybe you’ve gradually been distracted by lesser things. Hebrews 10:19-22 gives us gospel hope in […]
Acts 22:30-23:35 Join Pastor Nate McLaurin in Acts 23 as we see the Lord encourage Paul, even as men devise a plot to take his life.
Acts 21:37-22:29 It would seem that our society is becoming increasingly hostile to Christians who profess to believe biblical truths. Letting others know our convictions about Christ and His gospel often invites mockery and isolation. How far down the road is open persecution for us North American Christians? What should be our response to this threat? […]
Acts 21:15-36 Have you ever made the hard decision to do the right thing, only to have the results “go south”? You’re faced with a decision: you could do what you would actually prefer, maybe what would be easiest for you personally. Or, you could sacrifice your personal preferences, your time, your resources (or whatever) […]
Acts 21:1-14 The story of Mariem Ibrahim has been making headlines this week. She’s the Sudanese lady sentenced to die by hanging because of her refusal to renounce Christ. Thankfully, her story is gaining the attention of others around the world. She is a physician, married to a Christian man from South Sudan who is also […]
Acts 20:2-38 As we approach the end of Acts, Paul’s missionary journey takes a significant turn. In the footsteps of Jesus, he will set his face toward Jerusalem and not look back! He is intent to fulfill his calling and complete the mission he has been given by the Sovereign King of Creation. As a result, […]
Acts 19:21-20:1 Throughout history, there have been all sorts of riots—times where groups of people been riled up and rallied together to show their anger or frustration (often in rather violent ways). As we keep rolling along in our journey through Acts, we read about one such riot. Although the end result was rather tame […]