How bamboo can help you understand your role in the mission of God – Acts 13, Part 5

Right about this time every year in my family’s backyard, we have bamboo that grows like mad.  In a matter of just a few days, a stalk can grow a couple feet.  It’s so fast, I sometimes wonder if I stare at it if I’ll see the motion of the growth!  Bamboo is also persistentContinue reading “How bamboo can help you understand your role in the mission of God – Acts 13, Part 5”

Two correct ways (and one wrong way) to respond to preaching – Acts 13, Part 4

Do you do a good job in how you respond to preaching and teaching? If you are a Christian, you likely hear preachers and teachers from time to time. Maybe you are a part of a church family, and you attend worship services which include sermons. Maybe you participate in classes or small groups withContinue reading “Two correct ways (and one wrong way) to respond to preaching – Acts 13, Part 4”

How to have victory over darkness – Acts 13, Part 3

Do you ever sense the battle of light versus dark, good versus evil? Do sense that there might be a spiritual war going on? Do you ever feel defeated? It is possible to have victory over darkness. In our study through Acts we’ve see that battle numerous times. In chapter 8 Philip faced off againstContinue reading “How to have victory over darkness – Acts 13, Part 3”

You are needed on the team! – Acts 13, Part 2

How do you feel about group projects? Do they excite you, or do they frustrate you? Do you think, “These people energize me, and our connection is producing something creative and innovative,” or do you think, “These people are slowing me down. My work is suffering because of them”? I was assigned a group projectContinue reading “You are needed on the team! – Acts 13, Part 2”

How God wants to change the world (& one practice that can help you hear the Spirit speak) – Acts 13, Part 1

Are you a gardener? Maybe you have some potted plants bringing life to your home. Maybe you have a flower bed? A vegetable garden? We have a vegetable garden with a berry patch, and a few weeks ago that berry patch was in serious need of weeding.  So a couple weeks ago, I weeded it,Continue reading “How God wants to change the world (& one practice that can help you hear the Spirit speak) – Acts 13, Part 1”