Who Helped in the Making of You?
There are days when "thank you" seems appropriate. Whose hand was on the shaping of you? I'd love to hear the names of the unknown and unheralded who made you what you are.
The Power of Questions!
Inquisitive people win the day and show the way. Inventions happen when someone questions what others perceive as certain. Jesus and Questions Jesus asked 307 questions and was asked over 180 questions. Interesting the one who knew the most asked...
Steps to Powerful Preaching
What is powerful preaching? Is it preaching that brings people to their feet? Is it preaching that hits the “hot buttons” an audience will heartily respond to? Is it loud? Does the preacher need to seem as though he just...
Are We Scoring Points or Just Tossing the Ball Around?
Are you effective with growing a church, winning the lost, and turning converts into disciples? If so, your effectiveness on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ did not happen by accident. You made some intentional decisions.  The concepts presented here are...
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 15-26 - Ready for Pentecost?
We do not see the Holy Ghost giving these men dictatorial authority. They served the church and the lost. These men did not dominate.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 15-16 - Pray On!
In the days after Jesus ascension and here in deciding on someone to take Judas’ place, they instinctively turned to God in prayer 
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 15-26 - Judas
Somewhere along the way, Satan began to work on Judas, as he had tempted Jesus and desired Peter “that he might sift you as wheat.” (Luke 22:31b). Judas allowed himself to be enticed away. He “fell.”
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 15-26 - The Church's First Business Meeting
Peter and apparently his peers felt it was important to have twelve ordained workers. This was about staffing the mission.
Begin your 2021 Ministry Planning NOW
We have talked a little bit about the holiday season, and the challenges of them. One of the things I've noticed in the last few days, is my inbox is just full of emails, with people who are challenging me...
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 12-14 - One Accord -- Ten Times in the Book of Acts
It is not enough for Christians to have faith in the Lord; they must also have faith in one another.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 12-14 - The First Deed
They continued daily in prayer and supplication. The use of two words which speak of much the same activity adds weight to what those in the upper room were doing.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 12-14 - People in the Upper Room
The eleven had received direct instruction. They were to “wait and then go.” In obedience they came to this place to “wait.” Their waiting was not sitting quietly and folding their hands. Instead they took spiritual action. They prayed.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 12-14 - Return to Jerusalem
The apostles carried out Jesus’ instructions. They did not scatter, but went at once to the upper room where they abode. It seems this was a temporary residence that had been used when Jesus and His closest followers were in Jerusalem.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 9-11 - Cloud of Witnesses
He departed visibly. He shall return visibly. He went to heaven; He will return from heaven. He went away bodily; He shall return bodily.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 9-11 - Jesus' Ascension
The disciples already had His promise of a SPIRITUAL return to be IN them, but this was different.  The angels speak of another PHYSICAL return of the Lord.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 6-8 - Pentecostal Power
Ordinary people were able to do extraordinary things because the Spirit of God was at work in their lives.  The ministry of the Holy Spirit is not a luxury; it is an absolute necessity 
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 6-8 - Missionary Intent
That the residents of Samaria hear the gospel was more important to Jesus than the restoration of the kingdom to Israel would have been beyond the disciples’ imagination. 
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 6-8 - The Remedy for Self Interest
Pentecost changed the entire outlook of these men.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 6-8 - Are You in the Same Business God is in?
The light that shines the farthest shines the brightest at home.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 6-8 - Wilt Thou Restore the Kingdom?
Imagine them thinking and talking among themselves, ”You know that resurrection was a pretty neat trick, but I wonder when He is going to take care of the ‘main’ thing, the business of restoring the kingdom to Israel?”
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 3-5 - Tarrying at a Promise
The main difference between John and the book of Acts disciples was that the disciples had experienced a personal Pentecost – they had been filled with the Holy Ghost.  Empowered by the Holy Ghost, the disciples could exclaim, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).