Tag Archives: Acts

Mercy, Not Sacrifice – Matthew 9:13

Matthew 9:13 – But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. When I was a boy in school, I remember asking my teacher what a certain word meant. She gave me a most annoying direction, […]

A Righteous Branch- Jeremiah 23:5

Jeremiah 23:5 – Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. Who’s in charge?  Is it you?  Is it me?  Government?  Corporations?  Honestly, I am not in control, and I doubt […]

Jesus of Nazareth – Acts 26:9

I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. – Acts 26:9 Have you ever sinned on purpose? I mean, have you decided to do something you know is wrong? Probably so. Even if you did not know the right of wrong of a […]

Now I Stand – Acts 26:6

Acts 26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: The greatest accusation against a Christian is that their hope in the salvation of God does not waver or yield to the temptations and follies of this world.  Like the Apostles and great saints […]

Ever of Old – Psalm 25:6

Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old. – Psalm 25:6 Meditation: When were you saved? I mean, when were you eternally saved from the ultimate judgement and condemnation of God? Do you know the date? Was it when you were baptized? Was it when you took […]

​The Prevailing Word of God – Acts 19:20

So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. – ​Acts 19:20 Meditation: One of the oddest accounts in the Book of Acts concerns not the reaction of people following a failed exorcism in Ephesus (Acts 19:13-20).  Following these events, many people in the city were convicted of their idolatry and burned their books of […]

Finishing My Course With Joy – Acts 20:22-24

And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:  Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.  But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might […]