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Day 7, Acts 7

Okay, I admit it. Acts 7 is my LEAST favorite chapter of the whole book. Almost the whole thing is a recital of Stephen’s first – and last – sermon. It’s not even an exciting sermon. Instead, he starts with Moses and the exodus and paints a sketchy history of Israel through the reign of […]Read more »

Day 6, Acts 6

Acts 6:3 “… Choose seven from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom.” This is one of my very favorite Early Church Leadership passages. It is the embodiment of Ephesians 4:11–13 “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people […]Read more »

Day 5, Acts 5

The top reason unchurched people say they want nothing to do with the church is because “The church is full of hypocrites!” That’s not one of the top reasons, the is the top reason. That’s one of the main reasons I’ve always been so committed to leaders who are committed to their own personal ongoing […]Read more »

Day 4, Acts 4

Though there is much to be intriguing here, my eye was captured by 4:33–34 “And God’s grace was to powerfully at work in them all that there were no needy persons among them.” Talk about a compelling picture of the church! First, I noticed God’s grace wasn’t just at work within the church’s leadership, although […]Read more »

Day 3, Acts 3

Chapter 3 is in many ways like Chapter 2. There’s a pattern we see emerging: Something happens that draws a crowd. There is powerful preaching of the gospel. There is a powerful response by the crowd. Unless you read ahead just a bit, you might miss the “moral of the story” because the story of […]Read more »
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