January 9 Acts 5:17-42

January 9 Acts 5:17-42 (ESV) The Apostles Arrested and Freed 17 But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy 18 they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and … More January 9 Acts 5:17-42

The Costs and Blessings of Frontier Missons…John Piper on Matthew 10

As someone passionately active in missions (vvmi.org), I am still NOT on the frontlines.  I experience the joys of being involved and seeing God at work, but I do not yet personally suffer any of the costs of frontier missions.  John Piper explains the COSTS and the BLESSINGS of frontier missions, in his sermon, “I … More The Costs and Blessings of Frontier Missons…John Piper on Matthew 10

If You Oppose Jesus, You Lose-John Piper on Acts 12 (Part 1)

In a sermon on Acts 12, “Execution, Escape and Eaten by Worms,” John Piper states: This chapter is about God and Herod. This Herod is Herod Agrippa I, the grandson of Herod the Great who was king when Jesus was born and ordered the infants killed in Bethlehem. He was brought up in Rome and … More If You Oppose Jesus, You Lose-John Piper on Acts 12 (Part 1)

Parallels Between the Acts 8 Church and Today’s Persecuted Church

In Acts 8, we see God using suffering and persecution for the advancement of the Gospel…….look at  verse 4, “Therefore”—that is, because of the persecution, “those who had been scattered went about preaching the Word.” Bible commentators point out that there are different words for “scattered” in Greek. One means dispersed so that the item is … More Parallels Between the Acts 8 Church and Today’s Persecuted Church