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A Tribute to Hope

Today is my wife Hope's 44th Birthday; & as a part of our families celebration of the gift of her life, love & faith, I am re-posting this blog: "NO SAM'S MOM!!!" It was one of the proudest moments of my life. It ranks up there...

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HEROES

Andrea: "Unhappy is the land that breeds no hero."Galileo: "No, Andrea...Unhappy is the land that needs a hero!"--Bertolt Brecht, Galileo"The fate of the hero is linked to the secularization and disenchantment of the modern world. Ours is said to be an age without...

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“Paul’s Ministry in Thessalonica” -Acts 17:1-9

Acts 17:1 – Amphipolis was the capital of the eastern province of Macedonia which was (30 miles) southwest of Philippi, almost surrounded by a bend in the River Strymon. Apollonia (place of Apollo, the Greek sun-god) was a Greek city on the Egnatian Way of Macedonia...

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“Paul at Philippi” -Acts 16:11-40

This is the beginning of the history of all that resulted from the strange circumstances that allowed Paul to discern the Spirit’s preventing their progress as a means of Divine guidance for re-directing the team to Troas. Immediately following the supernatural vision...

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“The Macedonian Call” -Acts 15:36-16:11

"In the pursuit of one’s life purpose, there providentially occurs defining moments in the form of refining crises, freeing us from confining limitations, and enabling us to grow in godliness…and perhaps even empowering us to step into greatness!” –Chip Buhler"Faith...

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“The Pattern Life of Paul the Apostle”

Paul is to be an inspirational example for all who are believers (1Tim.1:16). He tells us that Christ made him a pattern for Christians, and he frequently challenges leaders and churches to follow his example. Paul was a man like us…and what Christ has done for him,...

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“The Jerusalem Council” -Acts 15

Following the 1st missionary journey, Antioch became the scene of an important dispute. Certain men from Judea taught that Gentile converts must be circumcised and follow other rules for converts to Judaism before becoming Christians (Acts 15:1-2); this theological...

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“Paul’s 1st Missionary Journey” -Acts 13-14

“Acts is a selection of events showing the tendencies, passion and patterns of early Christians, and “every story reveals principles and laws, operating with undeviating regularity, and contributing the secrets of the amazing spread of Christianity in the world”...

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“Early Church Tragedies & Triumphs” -Acts 12

In the sequence that Luke is following in the unfolding drama of Acts, Gentile Christianity is beginning to take center stage. In the middle of this growing emphasis, a series of startling stories are recorded that show God is Sovereign, and HE is still active in the...

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