DANGERS CLOSE BY

READ ACTS 20:17,25–32 One of the mistakes new drivers make is to limit their field of vision. They may neglect to scan the road several hundred feet ahead. It’s important to know if another driver is pulling onto the road you are taking so you may slow down or switch lanes in time. However, it’s

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GODLY LEADERSHIP

READ ACTS 14:19–23 Jordan, thirty-seven, looked back to the night when he was appointed to be an elder in his church. He didn’t feel one bit ready for the task, but his pastor’s encouragement gave him the confidence he needed. Further, the church attempted to honor God every step of the way, from carefully choosing

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AMAZING GRACE

READ ACTS 11:19–26 From the time visitors walk into a sanctuary on a Sunday morning, until the time they leave, what should overwhelmingly form that crucial first and lasting impression? When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord

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A FORGIVING CHURCH

READ ACTS 9:26–31 After a miraculous conversion to the gospel, Paul, then called Saul, switched from persecuting Christians to preaching. Later, he headed to Jerusalem where he tried to join the disciples there, but they were understandably leery of him. How could they trust this man who, previously, was hunting and persecuting Christians? They were

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A PERSECUTED CHURCH

READ ACTS 8:1–8 Twelve-year-old Rajib poked his head outside the door, his eyes straining in the dusk. Were the evil men gone? Only two weeks earlier, government officials had come in the night, arresting Rajib’s father and dragging him off to prison. Just yesterday had come the dreaded news that his father, a local pastor,

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A WISE CHURCH

READ ACTS 6:1–7 The explosive growth of the early Christian church inevitably produced growing pains. Different factions within the body began murmuring against one another over how their widows were being treated. In response to this issue, the Twelve wisely gathered together the entire congregation to deal with the matter. The Twelve quickly realized that

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A JOY-FILLED CHURCH

READ ACTS 2:41–47 Is your church marked by joyfulness? The life of the Early Church, as described in Acts, sounds more like a party than a duty. More like a family than an organization. More like a celebration than a commandment. The early believers learned, worshipped, ate, and prayed together, all the while rejoicing at

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AN EMPOWERED CHURCH

READ MARK 16:14–18 In today’s passage, Jesus met with His disciples after His death and resurrection. Sadly, He had to rebuke them for their unbelief before He could share with them His last instructions for the Church. Jesus had an important task for them, and He needed them to be fully on board. In His

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REVIVAL NEEDED

READ EZEKIEL 37:24–28 Many believers experience periods when their spiritual lives become dry and lack vitality. It may be because they neglect to spend adequate time in God’s Word and prayer or they forsake gathering with other Christians. However, sometimes it seems these desert episodes happen in spite of efforts to draw close to the

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TIME TO CELEBRATE!

READ 2 CHRONICLES 5:2–9 The priests then brought the ark of the Lord’s covenant to its place in the inner sanctuary of the temple, the Most Holy Place, and put it beneath the wings of the cherubim (2 Chronicles 5:7closeERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key

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