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Church is Community

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

Ananias went down to Caesarea with some of the elders and a lawyer named Tertullus, and they brought their charges against Paul before the governor. Acts 24:1 The sad thing in Acts 24 is that the Romans did not care about Paul. It was people of the church who wanted to destroy him. The people...

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Tags: church, community, family, support

Everyone Has an Angle

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

(Felix, the governor, said,) “When I find it convenient, I will send for you.” At the same time he was hoping that Paul would offer him a bribe, so he sent for him frequently and talked with him. Acts 24:25-26 Paul sat in that jail cell for two years because Felix was hoping he...

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Tags: evangelism, human nature

Jesus is Inviting & Threatening

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

Several days later Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish. He sent for Paul and listened to him as he spoke about faith in Christ Jesus. As Paul talked about righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix was afraid and said, “That’s enough for now! Acts...

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Tags: conversion, jesus, jesús, surrender

I Believe Jesus

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets. Acts 24:14 Paul was accused of abandoning the church and trying to create division. He was attacked...

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Tags: confession, conviction, jesus, jesús

Lies & the Truth

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

When Paul was called in, Tertullus presented his case before Felix: “We have enjoyed a long period of peace under you, and your foresight has brought about reforms in this nation. Everywhere and in every way, most excellent Felix, we acknowledge this with profound gratitude. Acts...

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Tags: goal, manipulation, truth

In God's Hands

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” Acts 23:11 No one knew what was going to happen. One group wanted to kill Paul the government rulers had no idea what to do with him...

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Tags: comfort, purpose

Grateful For . . .

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. . . .He remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever.and freed us from our enemies. His love endures forever.He gives food to every creature. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1,23-25 As I begin this Thanksgiving...

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Tags: god's love, gratitude

Invisible Thank You List

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

When the son of Paul’s sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul. Acts 23:16 There was a large group of people plotting to ambush Paul on the way to his court hearing. They really wanted to kill him. Why did they fail? Because God put Paul’s nephew in the...

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Tags: god, gratitude, protection

Thanksgiving--Start Now

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

(God said to Paul) “Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.” Acts 23:11 Things did not look so good for St. Paul. He had just been arrested to protect him from a mob that wanted to kill him. God’s response is to tell him to...

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Tags: gratitude, purpose

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

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