Our Weapons of Mass Destruction

If you’ve been around church very long and you’ve heard about “spiritual warfare”, you’ll find one of the key passages on the subject in today’s Bible reading*. Paul says, “For although we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh, since the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh,…

Surprised by God

In today’s Bible reading in Acts 12, we see that Herod kills James. Because the Jewish leaders respond favorably, Herod imprisons Peter, presumably to be executed. Knowing how badly things have turned out in the past with Jesus and His followers, Herod assigns four squads of soldiers to guard Peter. This seems like overkill since there were…

Seven Chosen to Serve

In today’s Bible reading*, the Apostles come to a point where they realize they can’t do it all. They couldn’t even serve tables on their own. People began accusing the Apostles of overlooking the Hellenistic (Gentile) widows and giving preference to Jewish widows. That may or may not have been the case, but the accusation…

Devote Yourself to Prayer

In today’s Bible reading* tells us that Jesus’ Disciples devoted themselves to … prayer. (Acts 2:42) So what does it mean to devote yourself to prayer? As a pastor, I receive emails from time to time asking me to complete a survey in exchange for an ebook. I completed one of those surveys three years…