Friend or Leader?by Carlton CoonWould you rather be "loved" or "respected"? A comedian is liked. People laugh. Is he respected? Respect is earned by loving people AND treating them with merciful and kind respect.
Christmas During Our Pandemic, Does It Have to be a Bad Thing?by Carlton Coon2020 has been difficult for the entire world. Celebrations, weddings, graduations, work, birthdays; were either postponed, or downsized.But does Christmas and the holiday season have to be a bad one? Absolutely not!
No Root, No Fruit! The Importance of Stabilizing Converts Before Putting Them in Key Rolesby Carlton CoonDo Christian leaders occasionally make the mistake of trying to bring people to a place of participation they are not ready for. People should be rooted in the church as well as rooted in the Word of God to be productive.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 6-8 - Pentecostal Powerby Carlton CoonOrdinary 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 - Are You in the Same Business God is in?
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 3-5 (continued) - Infallible Proofs
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 1-2 (continued)by Carlton CoonWith Jesus there was action and doctrine. A bird must have two wings in order to fly. The church must also have the two wings of “action” and “instruction.” Seek balance – “to do and teach.” Both are necessary. To be over-balanced toward one or the other leaves the church weak.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 1-2 (continued)by Carlton CoonBegan . . . a word that calls for a continuation. Luke was volume one of a saga that could not be contained in one writing,. God's approach is different, the tools being employed are different, but what He started has not concluded.
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 1-2by Carlton CoonChristianity is a point of departure as well as a point of arrival. The acts and words of Jesus are a beginning, a center from which to journey.
For Better Understanding of Acts Blog #8by Carlton Coon
The book of Acts covers approximately thirty years. Understanding the time involved gives a sense of the time in Paul becoming a convert, a disciple, and then a student of the scripture. It helps see the development of Peter as the apostle preaching the first gospel message to the Jews and nine years later to a Gentile.
- Acts of the Apostles
- Charismatic movement
- chasing God
- Christian Devotion
- church growth
- Daily Devotion
- Holy Spirit
- knowing God
- life lessons
- personal devotion
- quiet time
- seeking God
- study of the Bible
Various Ways of Looking at Acts (Continued) Blog #7by Carlton Coon
Acts contains an experiential theology of salvation whether dealing with those who conspired to commit murder (Acts 2); a prayerful and honest-hearted Roman military official (Acts 10), or an Ethiopian who had traveled to Jerusalem to worship (Acts 8). How to be saved is found in the book of Acts!
Various Ways of Looking at Acts (Continued (Blog #6)by Carlton CoonStep by step the gospel message moves from Jerusalem to Rome. The missionary effort was not easy. Persecution, personal disagreements among leaders, and people backsliding did not stop the missionary effort.
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