Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 15-26 - Ready for Pentecost?
It Takes So Little to Be Above Average—This Christmasby Carlton Coon
For those who pastor or are in a church leadership role – Christmas is a time to make a memorable and influential ministry impact. Yes, Christmas is a time of “good tidings and joy to all people.” The beginning of the incarnation happened at Bethlehem.
At the same time, while your kids or grandkids are having a wonderful time, there are others who can benefit from a simple ministering word from their shepherd. Let me give you four suggestions.
- Charismatic movement
- Christian Devotion
- church behavior
- Covid 19
- distancing depression
- good church
- life lessons
- Overcoming despair
- pandemic depression
- pastoral resources
- pursuing God
- social distancing
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 15-26 - Judasby Carlton CoonSomewhere 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
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 12-14 - One Accord -- Ten Times in the Book of Acts
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 12-14 - The First Deedby Carlton CoonThey 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 Roomby Carlton CoonThe 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 Jerusalemby Carlton CoonThe 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
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 - Missionary Intent
Book of Acts, Chapter 1, Verses 6-8 - Wilt Thou Restore the Kingdom?by Carlton CoonImagine 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?”
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