Month: March 2018

Encountering the Gospel, Acts 8:2-9, 13

Encountering the Gospel, Acts 8:2-9, 13

Week 4, Day 2 READ: Acts 8:2-9, 13 WRITE: 8:4 THINK: Do you remember your first encounter with the gospel? How did you feel about what was being shared? How did it impact your thinking? My Reflection: Honestly, I grew up in a Christ-centered home. […]

Accepting Death, Acts 7:51-8:1

Accepting Death, Acts 7:51-8:1

Week 4, Day 1 READ: Acts 7:51-8:1 WRITE: Acts 7:55 “But he, filled with the holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God” THINK: Jesus appeared to Stephen before his death. […]

Testimony, Acts 6:8-15

Testimony, Acts 6:8-15

Week 3, Day 5

READ: Acts 6:8-15

WRITE: Acts 6:8

“Now Stephen, filled with grace and power, was working great wonders and signs among the people.”

THINK:

Have you ever known people who seem to want to start an argument with you, as these men did with Stephen? What is your natural inclination to such persons? What should your testimony be?

My Reflection

I am certainly challenged these days with one *official* teenager and three who are up-and-comers (i.e., pre-teens).  Although my Irish tongue seldom resists a verbal challenge, I am getting better at letting things go and walking away when necessary.  I think if you are setting an example that reflects your faith, then walking away and [or] not engaging in an argument *can* be a testimony in itself.  It might not be readily apparent to the person, but over time will help develop a more positive engagement with that person.

Serving the Lord, Acts 6:1-7

Serving the Lord, Acts 6:1-7

Week 3, Day 4 READ: Acts 6:1-7 WRITE: Acts 6:7, “The word of god continued to spread, and the number of the disciples n Jerusalem increased greatly: even a large group of priests were becoming obedient to the faith.” THINK: The apostles asked the disciples […]