God’s Blessings Not For Sale

Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! (Acts …

Work Is Worship

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men (Colossians 3:23) One of the first lessons we learn about God in the Bible is that he is a working God. The creation story in Genesis 1 & 2 records a God who works. Jesus said “My Father is working until now, and I am working.” (John 5:17). In creation his creation, …

Stephen And The Sovereignty Of God

In Acts 7, the record is given us of Stephen’s sermon and his defence of wrong accussations brought against him. From Acts 6, a situation arose over the distribution of food to which the apostles charged that leaders be appointed over this particular “mercy ministry” so to speak of the first century church. The criteria was given as “seven men of good repute, full of …

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