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Acceptable--Not Acceptable

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

Paul said: “I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors. I was just as zealous for God as any of you are today. Acts 22:3 Paul was given opportunity to speak to the mob that wanted to...

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Tags: emotion, god's word, truth

Stand Firm

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

Paul answered, “. . . . Please let me speak to the people.” Acts 21:39 The Roman soldiers arrested Paul that day to save him from the mob that was trying to kill him. Yet, as they led him away to their barracks, Paul wanted to address the mob (See Acts 22). I admire that, but could I...

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Tags: commitment, love, strength

Logic Not a Solution to Hatred

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

The next day Paul took the men and purified himself. Acts 21:26 St. Paul had come to Jerusalem and many wanted to kill him because of their feeling that he was ruining the Jewish faith. His friends suggested he go through a ritual of purification (shaving head was part of ritual) where all...

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Tags: forgiveness, hatred, logic, love

The Christ Connection

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters received us warmly. Acts 21:17 I always find joy to talk with someone who is a Christian and to share what God has been doing in our lives. For me the joy is greater when it is someone I have not spoken to before. I believe it is the...

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Tags: fellowship, jesus, jesús, joy

More to Life

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” Acts 21:4 Many people live small lives. It is easy to do. You work to meet your needs, You buy things to make yourself...

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Tags: jesus, jesús, people, purpose

More Important Than Safety

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

They urged Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. Acts 21:4 Paul and his team were sailing to Jerusalem. Everywhere they stopped the people urged him not to go. One might wonder why he did not listen to them (especially as you read ahead in chapter 21 and see that he is arrested and almost killed when...

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Tags: ministry, purpose, safety, salvation

More Than Friends

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down with all of them and prayed. They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him. What grieved them most was his statement that they would never see his face again. Acts 20:36-38 When Jesus is the common bond, friendships go to another level. I find...

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Tags: friendship, jesus, jesús, meaning

Trade in My Life?

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24 I know what it is like to trade in a car. I always try to trade up—even though it...

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Tags: christian life, life, surrender

Ministry is Personal

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. Acts 20:20 It was my first year of seminary (long time ago) and a professor who was not very dynamic, but I can remember Professor Harm speaking of this text...

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Tags: jesus, jesús, ministry, relationships

Your Legacy

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

You know how I lived the whole time I was with you . . . Acts 20:18 St. Paul and his companions are travelling in Acts 20. They are trying to get to Jerusalem in time for Pentecost. Paul also knows there are people who want to kill him when we arrives. He knew this might be the last time he...

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Tags: legacy, life choices

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