• Eternal Appointment by

    The Reformed doctrine of election finds much opposition in the American church today. That is strange since the scriptures explicitly say that God has chosen, predestined, and appointed His elect. Does God merely provide opportunities to believe the gospel or …

  • The Gospel to Samaria by

    At the time of Jesus, five major roads existed, which connected the Roman Empire, and millions of people spoke the common Greek language. This enhanced the ability of the Apostles to spread the gospel. But it wasn’t the Apostles …

  • Paul’s Defense by

    Perhaps you have sat in church under the preaching of an evangelical preacher. Perhaps you tune in to Christian radio every now and again to hear something positive and uplifting. And perhaps, woefully, you have not trusted in Christ for …

  • Message to the Elders by

    As shepherds of the church of God, elders are entrusted with the responsibility of protecting the sheep. The Apostle Paul gave detailed instructions on how to carry that out. Before Paul departed to Jerusalem, he also gave the elders a …

  • Peter’s Vision by

    Usually in a good mystery novel, the mystery is revealed at the end of the story. But the book of Acts doesn’t take that approach. In fact, the mystery revealed in the tenth chapter marks the beginning of a …

  • The Raising of Dorcas by

    Necromancy, or communicating with the dead, is a form of sorcery strictly forbidden in the law of God. But there is no law against speaking life into a corpse, which is exactly what Jesus did when He called Lazarus from …

  • Paul’s Conversion by

    Without question, the Apostle Paul was the greatest evangelist, preacher, and missionary. He traveled all over the Roman empire with the good news of the gospel.  But it wasn’t always that way. How did this former enemy of the …

  • Paul’s Arrest in Jerusalem by

    When the Apostle Paul arrived in Jerusalem his last time, he received a mixed reception. The Christians warmly received him, while others wanted to kill him. The result was an angry mob, ensuing riot, and hasty arrest. Why was the …

  • A Basket Case by

    It is true that the Apostle Paul compared our personal righteousness to filthy rags, but Paul’s commonality to dirty laundry has nothing to do with that metaphor. It has everything to do with his obedience to the Lord Jesus …

  • Cornelius’ Household by

    You can tell your unbelieving friends how God changed your life for the better. You can tell them about the mercy ministry of Jesus and how He helps those who are poor, downcast, and sick. But is that enough? What …

  • Peter’s Second Speech by

    When Peter and John told the crippled beggar to get up and walk, people marveled at the miraculous sight. Peter used that occasion to tell them the real reason they should be marveling. Continuing through the book of Acts, Dr …

  • Zeus and Hermes by

    During the Apostle Paul’s first missionary journey, there was a serious case of mistaken identity. The people of Lystra thought Paul was the Greek god Hermes and Barnabas was Zeus. We might expect that from ancient people outside the …

  • Riot at Ephesus by

    As fallen sinners, we are predisposed to idolatry. Every people group in every time in every place has had its own idols. What is the church’s responsibility in our modern culture? How should we address the idols of today …

  • Epilogue by

    Without question, the Apostle Paul was a man sold-out for the gospel. To his dying day, he preached the Word every opportunity that was given him regardless of the consequence. Not all of us are called to be preachers, but …

  • Entering the Kingdom by

    What is the relationship between the church and state? Does the church have the right to criticize the state’s performance as the civil magistrate? Has the church gagged herself out of fear of the government? In this weekend edition …