Posts tagged with ‘Paul’

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Cool, Calm Effective Ministers

by Pastor Dave

In his Second Letter to Timothy, Paul describes the condition of the world. Worldly people pursue youthful evil desires. They engage in foolish stupid arguments that lead to quarrels. They are caught in the devil’s trap, doing the devil’s will, while seeking teachers that will tickle their ears. Paul instructs Timothy and the church to […]

Christ Jesus Took Hold of Me

by Pastor Dave

In Philippians 3, Paul says, “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (Philippians 3:12 NIV) I cannot help but ask, “How does that grab you?” Some resist being held or […]

Submission to God’s Will

by Pastor Dave

I wonder if the Apostle Paul ever got frustrated in the will of God? Acts 21-28 tell all about his life as a prisoner on the way to Rome in the custody of a Roman centurion. The Jews were ready to tear him limb from limb, and so he refused to go to Jerusalem and, […]

The Power of the Holy Spirit

by Pastor Dave

In Acts 19, Paul introduces twelve Ephesians to the Holy Spirit. For two years, Paul teaches in Ephesus. God’s word is confirmed by the miracles that occur in Paul’s ministry.  The power of God changes many lives in Ephesus thanks to Paul’s accurate scriptural teaching about the Holy Spirit. Seven sons of Sceva, the Jewish […]

Disagreeing Disciples

by Pastor Dave

In Acts 15:36-41, “The son of encouragement” and the greatest writer in the New Testament, “Had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company.”(Acts 15:39 NIV) Barnabas and Paul, one of the New Testament’s dynamic duos, parted company and resumed ministry with new companions. Even spiritual giants disagree sometimes. This week we will explore why […]