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”

The first revival (and could revival happen again?) – Acts 2, Part 3

Revival. What is it? We sometimes talk about a revival of a old musical production. Or a person that stops breathing, but is revived through CPR. Revival is the breathing of new life into something that is dead or dying. And while there is physical revival, as we continue studying Acts 2, we’ve come toContinue reading “The first revival (and could revival happen again?) – Acts 2, Part 3”

The moment that changed everything (also the Spirit as wind, fire…and speaking in tongues)- Acts 2, Part 2

This is the moment everything changed. Have you experienced one of those in your life? A 9/11 moment where you say, “Before that day life was one way, and now after that day, everything seems different.” It could be a job loss, a death of a loved one, a serious illness, or very positive events,Continue reading “The moment that changed everything (also the Spirit as wind, fire…and speaking in tongues)- Acts 2, Part 2”

An attempt to explain the Apostle’s Creed phrase “he descended into hell” and why it matters

“He descended into hell”? Jesus did what? Remember that phrase from the Apostle’s Creed? As I said in my first post on 1 Peter 3:18-22, could this be the passage from which the Apostle’s Creed bases its phrase, “he descended into hell”? That’s what I thought when I read 1 Peter 3:18-22.  See for yourself. Continue reading “An attempt to explain the Apostle’s Creed phrase “he descended into hell” and why it matters”