Jesus Still Turns Things Around…John Piper on Acts 9:20-43

  A Sudden and Remarkable Reversal So suddenly, out of the blue, he takes the key player in the persecution of his people and turns him totally around on the Damascus road. The Saul who was breathing out threats and murders against Christians doesn’t just drop dead—which would have been a big enough reversal for … More Jesus Still Turns Things Around…John Piper on Acts 9:20-43

Are you “worthy to suffer dishonor for the name?” Acts 5:41

Many, many believers around our world suffer persecution for the sake of their belief in Jesus, for “there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” Acts 4:12  This is a radical message in our pluralistic world.  In a follow-up post after … More Are you “worthy to suffer dishonor for the name?” Acts 5:41

Four observations on Ananias & Sapphira

In “For the Love of God,” (Vol 1, July 18)  Dr. D.A. Carson writes: The account of Ananias and Sapphira, whose names are recorded in the earliest Christian records because of their deceit (Acts 5:1-11)), is disturbing on several grounds.  Certainly the early church thought so (5:5, 11).  Four observations focus the issues: First, revival does … More Four observations on Ananias & Sapphira

Knowing to Experiencing…The Power of Pentecost in Acts 2

In his sermon on Acts 2:1-13, John Piper states: From Knowing to Experiencing This is what happened, it seems, to the disciples in Acts 2 when they saw tongues of fire and heard the violent wind. It filled them with an overwhelming sense of the presence of God. Until that moment we can imagine them … More Knowing to Experiencing…The Power of Pentecost in Acts 2