Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13  “This, then, is how you should pray: “’Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’”
 
One of the most important parts of our spiritual walk is prayer. In Acts 2 we see that the early church was devoted to prayer. Which meant they prayed first before acting, that prayer unified them, was based in scriptu
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Devoted: Life Together

Acts: 2:44 “And all who believed were together and had all things in common.” 
 
Have you noticed that it’s increasingly difficult to find “common ground” with others? The world today seems more fragmented than ever and more and more we have become focused on our differences. However, when one is changed by Jesus they have a core commonality with every other follower of Jesus in the world! 
 
In Acts 2 this bond was so strong that the early followers of Jesus began to call each other “brother” or “si
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Devoted

Acts 2:42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
 
I heard the incredible story this week of Robert McQuilken. Robert was the president of Columbia International University and under his leadership the school doubled its enrollment. While he was beginning to enjoy the fruits of his success, tragically his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As it progressed, she was terrified to be without Robert.
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Devoted

Acts 2:42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
 
I heard the incredible story this week of Robert McQuilken. Robert was the president of Columbia International University and under his leadership the school doubled its enrollment. While he was beginning to enjoy the fruits of his success, tragically his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As it progressed, she was terrified to be without Robert.
Tags:  Devoted, Acts

An Unexplainable God

Acts 2:46-47  “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.  They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.  And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” 

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Switching Tracks

Acts 9:5-6  “Who are you Lord?  “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,” he replied.  Now get up and go to the city, and you will be told what you must do.” 

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Wait For It!

Acts 1:4 “On one occasion, while eating with them he gave them this command: ‘Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised.’”
 
A number of years ago I served as a Chaplin for a Division 1 football program. In many ways this was a perfect union of two of my greatest loves - God and Sports! One of my favorite memories of this ministry was standing in the locker room just before a game. I never missed this moment. The energy was palpable and the anticipation was high. The coach would call the team together to give them a talk that w
Tags:  Patience, Waiting, Anticipation, Disciples, Acts, Luke