Posts Tagged With: division

Oh, To Have Been a Fly on That Wall

In this PODCAST, courtesy of our old friend—this historian Luke—we actually can be a fly on that wall.

And oh, what sights we will see; and what sounds we will hear.

Sounds that continue to reverberate throughout the Millennia of Church History, all the way to our day and into our souls.

Thank you for listening, and for sharing this message!!!

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One Fruitful Discussion

One fruitful discussion—as you will hear in this PODCAST—for just such a time as this.

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Safe, Certain, and Secure

There isn’t a whole lot in this troubled world of ours about which we can be certain.

But as you will hear in this PODCAST, you can be certain of THIS!

And thank you for listening, and for sharing this message!!!

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The Bright and Beautiful Body of Christ

Remember the song, “With a Little Help From My Friends”?

In this PODCAST, your number of friends is going to grow by two.

Two remarkable individuals who are about to enrich your life greatly, as they have mine.

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Glorious Scenes and Grand Sensations

Father’s Day with my lovely little Ashley Anne.

I am so ADHD that honestly, I don’t know what to entitle this PODCAST. I’ve got, like, 10 different titles coursing through the frontal lobe of my mind.

“You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” would work.

How about “A Bride Adorned for Her Husband”?

Or “God’s Best Kept Secret”?

Maybe “There’s a New Day Coming” would capture it.

I almost called it “Moving Day.”

But I’ll stick with “Glorious Scenes and Grand Sensations.”

If a rose by any other name smells just as sweet, I hope you’ll find much sweetness as you listen in.

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How Shall We Now Live?

May I make a prediction?

My prediction is this: As you listen to the PODCAST, you will be awash in waves of encouragement.

As you’ll hear, it was a crazy night to be sure. Here we sat in the midst of a citywide blackout. Yet, Peter’s message of hope and healing shined through bright and beautiful.

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The Passage That Peter NEVER Should Have Had to Pen.

So why DID Peter have to write this?

As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, why do we need to read and heed this?

We’ve hit a milestone in our 1 Peter in HD series. This marks the halfway point. 2 1/2 chapters down; 2 1/2 chapters to go!

Four times in 2 1/2 chapters, Peter makes this heartfelt plea. He does so for a very good reason.

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Identity Crisis

God’s timing is perfect!!!

As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, this passage for me (and I have no doubt for some of you) has come at just the right time. Let me explain.

Simply put, for some time I have been experiencing something of identity crisis. I have been haunted by this one question:

“Where do I fit?”

When it comes to this whole Christian scene, our contemporary Christian culture, at the risk of sounding overly maudlin—a great word that means self-pitying, tearfully sentimental—I honestly don’t know where I fit anymore.

Well, thanks to Peter, that’s not true any more!!!

I now know exactly where I fit. And soon, so shall you!!!

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Mending a Mother’s Broken Heart

As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, last week as I was rushing at the end to complete on time our discussion of Peter’s release from prison—an effort at which I failed miserably, BTW—we mentioned-in-passing two noteworthy individuals, each of whom deserve far more than passing-mention.

Mary, a generous homeowner and gracious hostess who opened her home for going on-fourteen years by the time of this story to the earliest, first generation followers of Jesus, our ancestors in the faith.

Mary also happened to be the aunt to our old friend Barnabas, and a very close and personal friend of our even older friend, Peter.

And then there is Mary’s son and Barnabas’ cousin (Colossians 4:10)—as well as Peter’s protege—John Mark.

With glistening credentials such as these, they both do indeed deserve our special attention. Especially given the fact that immediately upon his miraculous release from prison, instinctively Peter made his very first stop to announce his release at Mary’s home.

Even more especially given that this is Mother’s Day weekend.

For this is in every sense of the word this is a Mother’s tale.

Specifically, how God in His matchless, infinite, and eternal grace melted and mended a mother’s broken heart.

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Divide and Conquer

Spoiler Alert: As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, one of the disadvantages of words on a page is that we cannot hear tone; we do not see body language nor facial expression.

In this message, I am attempting tonight to place myself in Peter’s sandals, sit myself at Luke’s writing table, and to teach tonight’s passage—one of most important in NT—in the tone and with the emotions with which Peter confronted a potentially explosive situation; with which Luke recorded this nearly-catastrophic confrontation.

I do not think it a stretch that Peter was caught completely off guard, taken totally aback, disheartened and likely exasperated by the severe reaction he received upon his return to his beloved Jerusalem.

So on the one hand, I speak to you from a broken heart, as I believe Peter’s was broken too.

On other hand, this story in Acts 11 has a glorious ending; and so shall we! God will bring beauty for these ashes! As He always does. As He ALWAYS does.

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