Posts with the tag “acts”

Not Understanding Is Not a Sin
by Patrick Swayne on January 21st, 2023
Sometimes the journey to understanding can be filled with frustration. Sometimes that frustration becomes guilt when understanding just isn't reached. How did people discover God's truth in the first century, and what can we learn from it?   Read More
Don't Despise Small Things
by Patrick Swayne on February 22nd, 2022
Christians frequently feel as though the efforts of others in the past or the present but elsewhere cause their own contributions in the here and now to pale in comparison. Through the prophet Zechariah, God offered the Jews building the second temple who felt similarly to these Christians a word of encouragement. We'd all do well to consider it.   Read More
Chaining Your Faith
by Patrick Swayne on January 29th, 2022
Before the first Christian was martyred, he gave a defense for His faith in Jesus. But why did he start by talking about Abraham? And what can we learn from the way he and other first century Christians engaged the Old Testament?  Read More
How Saul Became Paul
by Patrick Swayne on January 15th, 2022
If the Bible were a comic book, the Apostle Paul would definitely be a superhero. He lived a truly amazing life, as he followed closely the example of Jesus. Like comic book superheroes, Paul has an amazing origin story. As well known as that story is, there's a detail that's occasionally overlooked. Click through to hear more!   Read More
Giving Yourself into Poverty (and Riches)
by Patrick Swayne on November 29th, 2021
Can Christians give themselves into poverty? Or, is giving actually an avenue God uses to protect us against poverty? Let's consider the amazing story of how God provided for the church in Jerusalem.  Read More