Piper: God is calling us out of our cocoons of emotional isolation and invisible, inaudible, unshared responsiveness

John Piper explains: Now here comes Paul into Greek-speaking Corinth, and he teaches them about this word “Amen,” – just as if he were to come to us today with a new Hebrew word we didn’t know. What did he teach them? Well, we can see behind 1 Corinthians 14. Paul is concerned that the … More Piper: God is calling us out of our cocoons of emotional isolation and invisible, inaudible, unshared responsiveness

When God does the impossible, no man can lay claim to any part of the glory that belongs only to Him

Bob Deffinbaugh (Bible.org) comments on Paul and the shipwreck of Acts 27: Two full weeks had passed, and the storm showed no sign of weakening. No one had seen the sun, the moon, or the stars for many days (verse 20). Since ancient sailors navigated by the heavens, this meant they had no idea where … More When God does the impossible, no man can lay claim to any part of the glory that belongs only to Him

February 23 Acts 27:27-44

February 23 Acts 27:27-44 (ESV) 27 When the fourteenth night had come, as we were being driven across the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were nearing land. 28 So they took a sounding and found twenty fathoms. [1] A little farther on they took a sounding again and found fifteen fathoms. [2] 29 And fearing that we might run on … More February 23 Acts 27:27-44

Unlikely converts

The apostle Paul was actively opposing the church when Jesus stopped him dead in his tracks and turned him around. He was on a war against Christianity. He was not seeking after the truth. He was convinced that he knew the truth. But Jesus met him on the road to Damascus. Paul described his conversion … More Unlikely converts

February 21 Acts 26:19-32

February 21 Acts 26:19-32 (ESV) 19 “Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. 21 For this reason … More February 21 Acts 26:19-32