Shipwreck (Acts 27)

MOTIVATE Life interruptions can be irritating or infuriating, but there is often a reason behind every disruption. Interruptions do not have to be viewed as thieves stealing happiness from our life. If we have the right focus, then we can view delays as divine appointments for how God is working in our life. Interruptions (or…

Trial & Testimony (Acts 21-26)

MOTIVATE What makes a great team: offense or defense? Thus far in Acts, the gospel has been on offense. The apostles preach in the open air and people get saved. The church sends missionaries into cities and homes with new disciples being made and new churches started. The Holy Spirit guides Peter, Philip, and Paul…

Waiting

Yesterday my wife had a procedure. She’s been waiting multiple months, and in some sense years to get this done. Women, especially mothers, often wait to take care of their own needs because they’re focused on helping others. My wife is a selfless example of this attitude. Her surgery took about ninety minutes and thankfully…

Gospel Goodbyes (Acts 20)

MOTIVATE They say, “It’s so hard to say goodbye.” (Boyz II Men) Goodbyes are hard because… The last message in our study was the apostle Paul spending 3-years, the longest of any place in his ministry, in Ephesus. Today’s passage describes Paul’s farewell report to the church and its leadership. *Voelp: Bill & Brooke EXAMINE      …